Ghost Of Christmas Past

thingmaker-2I think I remember this toy. Two days before Christmas the Retroist posted a few pages from theĀ 1979 JCPenney Christmas catalog. Inside there were Shogun Warriors, the Millenium Falcon, and this! It seems like the lizard fell apart pretty quickly. I probably wasn’t too gentle with it. Thankfully the joy of Christmas didn’t primarily depend on how well a toy could hold my interest. The songs my family sang and the memories we made meant more to me. Oh don’t get me wrong, I still expected presents back then– but these days I’m content with what I have. I’m just happy for a few bright spots during the holiday season.

3 Responses to Ghost Of Christmas Past

  1. Much agreement from me on that statement. Oh,…I still want gifts too…

  2. I can still remember you reading from the bible, the story of Christmas. If you were in school you could have only been in kindergarten. I was sure I had a boy genius and I still am!

  3. Oh my gosh! I HAD Creepy Crawlers at some point when I was a kid in the 1960s. It was pretty fun, but you really had to be really careful you did not burn your fingers on the metal mold plates when removing the creepy crawlers. I had the original one that had a definite element of danger to it…….

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