15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again

Once upon a time, before the internet had even really been conceived of, advertisers decided to put their toy ads in the back of comic books and magazines, and kids had to physically send mail to them in the hopes of getting the next coolest toy. It was an imperfect system that often resulted in getting some pretty lame toys, but in the case of these 15 ads, it’s totally worth revisiting them for the nostalgia trip.

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I’m amazed this isn’t a euphemism for something…

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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All that Spider-Man stuff looks awesome!

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Because every kid was super excited about bicycle safety.

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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I’m not sure how badly I wanna learn from this guy…

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Because who doesn’t want a soup poster?

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Wait, an actual monkey? I seriously doubt it.

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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There’s way too much stuff to even go into detail here…

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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The ads just get weirder from here folks…

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We all fell for this one at least once…

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Okay for real though, Lego was always a wise investment.

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Seriously, Spider-Man was all about the ads apparently.

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Jaws 2 was gonna be the next great summer blockbuster, right guys?

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Guess Superman had to get in on the action too.

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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A REAL spaceship?! No way!

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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I definitely know a few people who had the official NFL football.

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Print your own monsters! Rad!

15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again
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Did you ever order anything from the back of a magazine? Were you pleased with what you got?

Emma C
Freelance Writer