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Pony Toy at the 1982 San Diego Comic Con

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Not very much considering

Not very much considering Pony's large selection back then. Probably due to the fact that anime and manga were all but unknown in 1982 in the US. Hell Voltron wasn't even on yet.

1982 was a very different time, the only way to find stuff was to look up places to order via mail, or actually go to conventions hoping to find what you're looking for. It's not uncommon to not even know something existed since magazines and word of mouth were the only way to hear about stuff. It just goes to show how much the web has changed the world.

Pony Toy-Go-Round will forever be my Mecca of Japanese toys. The few times I went there are some of my fondest childhood memories. All that diecast and plastic in one place. So much to buy, yet being 8 years old, made even a $30 toy seem like it was $3000. I only got to go on my birthday and Christmas to pick out a couple things each visit.

The last thing I bought there was the magnetic Dougram that shot missiles at rubber enemies.

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Posted by duke togo on 28 August, 2007 - 13:48
For X-mas many moons ago, my

For X-mas many moons ago (think I was eight then), my parents got me an original 1/55-scale VF-1S Super Valkyrie toy (ABS/Die-cast) through Pony Toy-Go-Round, as I had just discovered "Robotech" at the end of the Macross section run. In fact, I found out about it from a then-new issue of Animag magazine, and the VF-1S was advertised for $66.00 plus S&H on the back of it. (In fact, my Dad still has that specific issue- #11, printed in 1990- intact!)

That Valkyrie saw many miles (literally) and battles (not-so-literally), but today it stands proudly (with dust, worn decals, and some tabs broken) as one of the oldest & treasured pieces of my collection. I really should review that thing some day...
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 30 August, 2007 - 17:08