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Pure instant nostalgia for 70s kids
19 October 2008
If you were a kid in the 70s, and to some extent the 80s, then this is pure distilled nostalgia in an easy-to-read book format with lots of pictures.
At first glance it looks quite a quick read (only 200 pages) but it will take you quite a while- there's a lot of detail in there, especially if you keep skipping back and forth through all the footnotes (which you should), and by the time you've finished laughing out loud, you've cross-referenced one toy against another and you've gazed wistfully at the toy photos, wishing you were 8 years old again, this book will have kept you interested for many hours.
As a child of the 80s I'd say about half the toys were just a little bit before my time, but that didn't make it less interesting- it's still a fun read.
My personal 'those were the days' moments: Armatron, Big Trak, Connect 4, Downfall, Etch-a-Sketch... and that's just A to E.