|Me, Christmas 1975 - Action Man helicopter, Batman, Six Million Dollar Man, Planet Of The Apes annual and a gun that shot darts with rubber tips! Seriously, how much more excited could a 6-year-old kid look?
So here's a nostalgic look back to catalogues of days past - did you want any of these? I know I did...
Argos - Autumn 1976
|I had the Six Million Dollar Man action figure (though not the repair station) and Ricochet Racers (which I loved, though it never shot as well in real life as it did on the advert)
|Fairly slim pickings for my sister TJ, though she loved Sindy.
|Ah, Star Wars. From this line-up, I got Han Solo, the Death Star Commander (both of whom still stand on my book shelf today) and Luke. Since then, I've picked up the droids, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Princess Leia and a LOT of Stormtroopers...
|Ah, the joy of board games. Give or take a few exceptions (the Jaws game is still around, it just goes under a different title now), re-designs and upgrades, these aren't too dissimilar to what you'd find in an Argos catalogue today, 37 years later.
|The girls section - TJ loved Sindy and had a Girls World but never really got into Barbie, as I recall.
Thanks to Retrosmash for the Argos scans. Action Man and Corgi catalogue scans from my own collection.