Triple T #2: Play With This Toys and Collectibles

What’s going on folks? In our second edition of Triple T, I’ll be focusing on Play With This Toys and Collectibles. Walking through the store, it was clear that this would be an excellent location for Triple T.

If you aren’t familiar with Triple T, it is short for Time Traveling Today and shows some of the original ads/photos of older toys you may find in a lot of shops today. With that in mind, let’s get started!

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Photo by Stephen Huff

First up we have the Robo Force Command Patroller. Check out this 1984 TV Ad or the command patroller uploaded by YouTube user D Heine

Next up we have Voltron Defenders of the Universe. With a reboot of the show currently on Netflix, it is interesting to look at the original ads for Voltron.

 

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Photo by Stephen Huff

In this ad uploaded by YouTube user Australian Television Archive, the skull tank and other figures are shown in the advertisement.

 

Lastly, we have this Batman “Surf’s Up Joker” Variant figure.

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Photo by Stephen Huff

Based off of the classic Batman show, it is one of the most ridiculous segments of TV. Rather than showing an advertisement for the toy, I think it would be best to just show the clip from the show uploaded by YouTube user IBatman1966I. If you’ve seen it already, you know that you could watch it for days. If you haven’t, please enjoy the clip.

Triple T #1 (Time Traveling Today)

Hello folks,

Considering a lot of what I’m covering involves looking at older toys and action figures, I figured that it would be fun to check out some advertisements for those products from back in the day. With that in mind, let’s go back in time!

Adventureland

Showcased in a post last week, Adventureland has a section of the store dedicated to older toys. While it may be a small part of the store, that section is home to a lot of history. In addition to the Cyclops visor toy that I enjoyed, the store also had some of The Uncanny X-Men action figures on display.

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Photo by Stephen Huff

YouTube user wtcvidman uploaded a video of an original advertisement for The Uncanny X-Men action figures.

Retro Station

Located next door to Frankenstein Comics, Retro Station is a treasure trove of classic goodies. In addition to franchises such as Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz, Retro Station also carries GI Joe toys. One example of these are the GI Joe Adventure Team toys seen in the background of the photo below.

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Photo by Stephen Huff

This ad, uploaded by YouTube user AllClassicVideo, highlights the “Kung Fu Grip,” that these toys have.

Plunder Palace

A relatively new store located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Plunder Palace is home to a bevy of older comics, toys, and records.  In addition to all of this, there is a Tekken Tag Tournament arcade machine within the store

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Photo by Stephen Huff

Here is an advertisement for the PS2 version of the game, uploaded by YouTube user rocbolt.