I love going through old catalogs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s to reminisce on the fashion trends, gadgets of the time, and especially the toys. The Sears Christmas Wish Book is the jackpot of catalogs as far as all that is concerned. They almost act as time capsules, taking you back in time for a look at how things were each year.
Today I’ve got a heck of a page from the 1982 Sears Wish Book, as it features almost all of the original toys from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line! This G.I Joe line is my favorite toy line of all time, so it has been a lot of fun looking back at this page. Let’s take a tour of it.
As you can see, this page has all the heavy hitters…with the exception of the HAL. There are a couple of the larger action vehicles at the top, along with the exclusive Cobra Command Missile HQ, sets of different figures, the smaller vehicles and action sets, and a sweet G.I. Joe tent! Let’s go in for a closer look.
So here is a closer look at the Cobra Missile Command HQ, and from reading the description at the bottom of the page, it comes with the three Cobra figures in the box above, which means you get Cobra Commander, a Cobra Officer, and a Cobra trooper! Seems like an absolute bargain for just $10.99 even for 1982