Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good

Lurking in the dusty halls of nostalgia with The Real Ghostbusters today, I not only had the sudden memory of, but also managed to find.....


Weren't we just talking about colorforms yesterday? I used to love playing with this set, and can't say I hated the experience messing around with it today. It was the only non-girl toy I really had all my own. I had the token Barbies, tea sets and a couple Care Bears, but The Brother (as I sort of fondly call him behind his back) had ALL the toys I wanted- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, GI Joe stuff from the cartoon. He was constantly complaining that I was taking them or he was breaking them... cause he was a boy and they like to eviscerate their stuff, which is why I stole his toys cause he didn't appreciate them. For some reason though I got the Ghostbusters colorform!

Luckily, I was a pretty fastidious kid, so as far as I know everything's still in the set. I do have a feeling however there's supposed to be a couple more slime green footprints....

(Egons proton pack seems to have misfired...)

This background is just too cool. All those little details really make it.

(this guy was always my favorite)


venus. said...

colorforms!!!! this slapped me into childhood... wow, hadn't thought of this in forever!

Daddy's Little Corpse said...

You and me both. Isn't it funny how you don't think of something in forever and then all of a sudden it's everywhere? I just watched "Toy Hunter" on travel channel and he found a whole bunch of them in some dudes shed: Mork & Mindy, Welcome Back Kotter. Cool, but nowhere near as cool as The Real Ghostbusters. I also found the remnants of The Brother's "Burt & Ernie" set. :)