Captain Power. Honestly my memory is not great on this toy. I had the spaceship and some sort of power pad captain would stand on. Mostly I remember my dad recording the show on Beta so I could play over and over. I see this commercial now and realize just how hokey but totally awesome it was. The production value reminds me of the Japanese produced side of the original power rangers. And clearly Star Trek ripped off lord dredd when creating the borg. My power pad is long gone and my rocket ship missing all the ejector parts but man this toy was way ahead of itself.
As a soon to be parent I am so excited to start buying toys for my son. Everyone loves getting something and when I browse the toys now they are just amazing at what is out there. So the toys will kinda be for both of us, for a while. So every tuesday I’m going to dip into my own childhood toybox of things I have saved, or things I remember playing with and kind of discuss them or at least fondly remember them.
Today is the Ecto – 1 from the 80’s Ghostbusters
I’m sure over time I will cover my Ghostbusters collection in great detail. movies, toys, all of it. But to kick things off its the car. The best accessory for the Ghostbusters. I remember trying to perfect that siren sound, even trying to record it off the movie and play it back when playing with the toys to really get a ” real life” feeling.” A few accessories have gone missing for it, the back door is long gone, but it still holds a place in my toy box and has held up great. More than once the ecto-1 become an airborne toy flying off rams and thrown through the air after ghosts, it also doubled as a water vehicle and occasional island refuge for some reason. All plastic I’m impressed it still stands and I guess my son will just have to love Ghostbusters as well, but I guess he can play with it either way.