A few days ago, I did a post highlighting several different pieces of Dukes of Hazzard merchandise I had when I was younger. (Dukes of Hazzard Merchandise Part 1) So here we are again as promised for Part 2 of looking back at some cool Dukes of Hazzard Merchandise from the 80’s.
Dukes of Hazzard Bowl, Plate, and Cup
I don’t think this set came with the TV tray, but who knows. I remember sitting around before school, and more mornings than not, my breakfast was served on these fine pieces of plastic. And it was a hard plastic.
Each piece featured scenes from the show, and I would sit and stare at those pictures morning after morning.
Dukes of Hazzard Etch-a-Sketch Scenes
Etch-a-Sketch was such a brilliant toy, and is still a big hit with kids today. As much fun as it was trying to create a masterpiece work of art, you could ramp up the fun even more by adding a fun sheet over the Etch-a-Sketch itself. These were things like mazes, race courses and other things that would test your knob turning ability.
There was a Dukes set that featured several games you could play on your Etch-a-Sketch, but my personal favorite was the maze. There was a Hide and Seek style game, a Boss and Roscoe roadblock game, and a Cooter to the Rescue game.
Dukes of Hazzard Power Cycle
My cousin Tim and I lived next to each other, on top of a big hill. We loved to spend out summer days cruising down that hill on our Big Wheels, and usually wore one out every year, meaning that we each needed a new on at Christmas time.
One Christmas, we both received Dukes of Hazzard Power Cycles. Those things looked so cool, and we both swore that they went faster than any other we’d ever had. With all the cool decals, the streamers on the handles, and the Confederate Flag flying off the back, those things were beautiful.
I’m not sure if they lasted through that first summer season or not (doubt it), but I’m sure when they finally broke down we were sad to see them go. Our days of him being Bo and me being Luke are great memories though.
Dukes of Hazzard 3 3/4 Mego action figures
Being a huge fan of G.I. Joe and having a lot of those figures, coupled with my love of Dukes of Hazzard made owning these things a foregone conclusion. I had both Bo and Luke, and the General Lee pictured above. When a job was just a little too tough for the Joes to handle, they called in the special forces….the Duke cousins!
Watch the commercial for this set on our site here.
You may think it’s preposterous, but I can distinctly remember a time that G.I. Joe was raiding the Cobra Terrordrome, but the tide of battle was against them. Cobra was launching their deadly Firebat from the center of their base, but the day was saved when Bo & Luke in the General Lee jumped off a cliff and knocked the Firebat out of the air during it’s launch to save the day!
Dukes of Hazzard Colorforms
Now this one I didn’t own, but I had a few opportunities to play with it. My grandmother used to babysit my older cousin Stevie a lot, and these colorforms belonged to him and he used to leave them at her house. When we would visit on Sunday afternoons, I’d occupy myself by moving all the colorful pieces around on the background mat.
But I could only do this when Stevie wasn’t around. Stevie was a control freak, and if he was there, you could only touch his toys, (or cereal, or books, or cookies) if he gave you explicit permission, and if you followed his rules regarding them to the letter. Stevie was a butt hole. I need to write an article about all the potential fun times that were ruined by his attitude.
Dukes of Hazzard Cassette Tape
Man, when I got my first Walkman knockoff, this bad boy had a new home. I kept it in that tape player forever and would just listen to this thing on loop. I wore the cassette out in short order somehow, and my Dad ended up buying me another copy.
It had the iconic theme song on it, albeit sung by a choir and not Waylon, plus several other really good songs. Now that I think about it, I need to pick up a digital copy of this.
Until recently, most of these items had escaped my memory. But once I started talking about that old TV tray and started searching out pictures of it, so many memories came flooding back, and I’m glad they did. I’ve enjoyed reliving and sharing these memories with you, and I hope you had a little fun reading it.
We’ve almost wrapped up our Dukes of Hazzard Week here on Retro Ramblings, but we’ve got one more day left, so come back tomorrow when we’ll be reflecting on the animated cartoon, The Dukes!