Christmas Catalog Miscellany
I remember this time of year as a kid being filled with excitement and possibility. Fall meant a return to school, as well as the arrival of a new round of Christmas catalogs. In the days before collectors’ magazines and the internet, they were the best source from which to get a sampling of the year’s top toy lines. The catalogs were also a treasure trove of the miscellaneous licensed product that accompanied the most popular brands. Such was the case with GI Joe at the height of its 1980s popularity.