I’ve talked about Hills department store in the past, but if you’ve missed those ramblings, let me sum up all you need to know about Hills: It was awesome! The entire time they were in business, and ever since they went out of business, it’s been my favorite department store.
There’s a lot that can be said about why Hills was so great. For one, they had an awesome snack bar, and you couldn’t walk in the place without getting an instant whiff of hot dogs, popcorn, and red slushies. Another big reason, and the one most people cite, was their amazing toy section. Hills’ main slogan was always, “Hills is where the toys are!”, and that wasn’t just hyperbole.
As my memory goes, they always maintained a larger and more varied selection of toys than any other department store at the time. And they knew how to highlight the best of what they had to offer, as this video will prove.
It’s a commercial for Hills’ Dukes of Hazzard shop. It would appear that they had everything a Dukes fan would need. From t-shirts to logo-emblazoned jeans, underwear, and the best Dukes of Hazzard toys on the market. I would be very surprised if all of my Dukes of Hazzard merchandise didn’t come from Hills during this period. While I could go on about how great Hills was, I’m just going to let the following commercial take over and give you a little taste of their awesomeness…
I never visited a Hills but man did I love that commercial. All that classic Dukes merch!!
Oh man, Hills. Hills is a place that I’m so nostalgic for that it hurts. I can still smell the lobby. I can see WWF Wrestlefest sitting there beside the Cluckin’ Chicken “game.” My mom bought me pretty much all my toys there. Countless He-Man figures and G.I. Joes.
I wish I could go back and walk around for an hour or two. Maybe grab a pretzel and a slushie.
Yeah, I know a lot of my GI Joe and MOTU toys came from there as well. When time travel is invented, I’m going back to Hills.
I never shopped at a Hills store and I do not remember the Dukes of Hazzard clothes, but wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a Big Wheel race, all the participants gets an iron-on patch for their jeans and the winner gets one of those Dukes of Hazzard truckers cap. Paul with https://80sradioforus.com/.