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 #25187  by MattG
 Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:47 am
I love seeing the old toy store photos that float around the internet, that show aisles of what were then brand new (but now "vintage") action figures on the pegs and shelves. Most are from US stores... found one today that happens to show Star Wars product in an NZ store... remember the old "Martin's Toy Stores" that were around NZ? Check out the pile of MPC kitsets at the front of this pic (from the Christchurch City Library archives):
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 #25189  by AaroKin
 Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:13 pm
I remember the old toy stores that were in my home town when I was growing up....I loved seeing the shelves packed with the original SW line. I still wake up in cold sweats thinking about the figures one of them had in a $1 bargain bin (I can still picture it) about a year or so after Jedi left the cinemas.....why didnt I buy the lot and tuck them away lol.
 #25191  by MattG
 Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:58 pm
AaroKin wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:13 pm
...I still wake up in cold sweats thinking about the figures one of them had in a $1 bargain bin (I can still picture it) about a year or so after Jedi left the cinemas...
Yeah, I have strong recollections of buying a couple of POTF figures with the coins, heavily discounted at the local Farmers store, as the hype was dwindling in the mid-'80s.
 #25192  by oota goota
 Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:22 am
yup same I can still picture a bookstore with last 17 figures on the pegs for next to nothing gah!!!
 #25193  by batmanreturns
 Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:25 am
martins toy store had a branch in hamilton,in victoria street when i was a lad.
i bought my hoth han there,remember it vividly.
also bought an empire coloring book later on. i still have both items today.

walls with pegs full of original star wars figures. buck rogers,battlestar galactica, pocket super hero's and the like.
i reckon these were the golden age of toys.
fond memories fer sure.