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Thread: Am I Correct in Assuming the Date is Wrong on this Photo?

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    Am I Correct in Assuming the Date is Wrong on this Photo?

    This Long Island Newsday article says this is from a Toys R Us in 1985-



    I know some Mego products stayed on the shelves into the 80's, but this seems unlikely. Given the stack of Marx Comanche Pass playsets in the background, maybe its 1975? And is that a POTA Treehouse I see, too?

    The article, BTW, is called "Historic Photos of Kid's Favorite Toys Through the Years."
    https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/fa...ars-1.11077896
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    I would agree it is more likely 1975

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    yeah that's most definitely '75, you can see stacks of Treehouses behind the kid.

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    Yeah if it was '85 that kid would be holding a Transformer or a 3 3/4" GI Joe or a MOTU figure.

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    Agreed with what everyone else has said. No way it could be 1985.

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    Thank you for sharing this article! In addition to the Mego goodness, there is so much to love here.

    Photos of the Jem dolls in toy stores are so rare. Really, there seem to be like 2 in existence. So now there are 3! Outrageous!

    I remember Olmec, Sun Man, and Pig Head. Knockoffs of Masters of the Universe. How neat to see the family behind the company that sold them. Not sure how long they lasted, as I suspect Mattel said "Uhhh, no..."

    Dino Riders, Cabbage Patch Kids (the look of awe on that child's face!), Dungeons & Dragons, and my beloved Kay Bee Toys!

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    Yep. Definitely 1975. Thatís the year Santa delivered that playset and all the crew members on Christmas morning. Great days.

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