The 1985 JCPenney Christmas Catalog Is a Great Nostalgia Trip

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When it comes time to decide what they want for Christmas, today's kids have it easy. A few hours on the internet can result in thousands of links to toys, electronics, and video games. But if you grew up in the '80s, your holiday hunt relied solely on department store catalogs. And over on Dinosaur Dracula they've highlighted some of the best toys from JCPenney's 1985 Christmas catalog.

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If words like Gobots and Popoids are as foreign as ancient Greek to you, you're probably not going to get much out of this except maybe some added appreciation for the internet. But it you're a child of the '80s, you'll probably remember circling many of these to make sure mom and dad got the hint. And if you're looking for more, there's a whole other collection of toy scans from the same catalog just waiting to distract you. [Dinosaur Dracula]

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Illustration for article titled The 1985 JCPenney Christmas Catalog Is a Great Nostalgia Trip
Illustration for article titled The 1985 JCPenney Christmas Catalog Is a Great Nostalgia Trip

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The GIJOE:A Real American Hero USS Flagg aircraft carrier is presently sitting in my parents basement. Probably home to a crew full of mice.

I can still recall carrying it out of the Clover department store with my grandmothers, who chipped in on it together. $89.99 on sale.