If you were a boy growing up in the Fifties or Sixties, you ll surely remember these wonderful old Sears, Roebuck Co Christmas catalog pages from 1950 1969 Organized by year, these full sized authorized page reprints are jammed with classic toys like G.I Joe, Lionel trains, Marx playsets, 007 spy gadgetry, Erector sets, slot cars, Roy Rogers and Davy Crockett cowboy toys and , with their original prices Thousands of illustrations....
|Title||:||Boys' Toys of the Fifties and Sixties: Memorable Catalog Pages from the Legendary Sears Christmas Wishbooks 1950-1969|
|Publisher||:||Windmill Pr 1st edition June 1, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||190 pages|
|File Size||:||775 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Boys' Toys of the Fifties and Sixties: Memorable Catalog Pages from the Legendary Sears Christmas Wishbooks 1950-1969 Reviews
Boys Toys of the Fifties and Sixties is a terrific book for us boomers who grew up in that era. There's no color inside the book, but that may have made it too expensive to print. I found the b&w pages clear, no problem reading them.
Yes, it does show boy's toys from the '50s and '60s, but the images are grainy photocopies, and the book does not have the complete boys toys sections for each year, just a sampling. That said, it is still a must and I have enjoyed it. It has the G.I. Joe stuff, Matchbox cars and other good things that you remember. It could be great, if the pictures were in color. You can always do a search on eBay for color pictures of the things that you remember. Also do a search on Youtube for old commercials!
I would certainly give this book a 5-star recommendation for content, but unfortunately the smudgy, indecipherable details in many of the photos lets it down. This is strange, considering the comparatively excellent picture quality of the Girls' Toys of the Fifties and Sixties companion volume. I'm not sure why this difference exists, as the pictures for both volumes were all taken from the same original catalogs.
Great, great gift for the boy in every Baby Boomer. Lots of black and white only pictures. A tad fuzzy in the pics, but it didn't take away from the enjoyment of the toys and their prices of that year in the catalog. Toys were laid out by the catalog year starting with the oldest first. Mine is to be a gift and I would love to receive the girl toy book. Yes I would!
Uniquely interesting but perhaps a bit pricey. Cool none the less.
This is a catolog of some of my favorite toys that I had or wanted when I was a young lad. This is nice for a trip down memory lane.
Really a great trip back in time for those of us who grew up in the fifties and sixties.
Totally enjoyed looking through this catalog. With a Sears store nearby I was the recipient of many of these toys in the early to mid-fifties.