There was no piece of mail more exciting than the Sears Wish Book. Each year, it would arrive wrapped in plastic, almost like a gift itself. We would carefully rip into the package and reveal the best resource for all of our Christmas wishlists.
We would carefully flip through the pages, and jot down the page numbers and product numbers that we wanted all before we would pass off the Wish Book to our parents. They were always patient with us when we would continuously reference things they had never heard of, probably because they had that super easy guide to go check.
Do you still remember how you felt while you were searching through the glossy pages of toys? Well, check out the images below, which are all taken from the Wish Book from 1990, and see if it rings and bells.
Beetlejuice, Ninja Turtles and Robocop were always a favorite
Remember when the fact that a computer had a "color monitor" was a big deal?
Or when a two page spread of Walkmans was necessary
We may not have cared about clothes, but our moms we already excited to see the new styles of 'mom jeans'
It was like getting a TV and a table in one
Who's ready to take some embarrassing family photos?
This must have been up so high on everyone's wish lists
All of the boys in school would wear outfits like this
Every year that Garfield phone would make an appearance on my Christmas list
But now onto the stuff we all REALLY wanted: TOYS...
The dream of every kid, reality to so very few...
Or if you weren't a Nintendo fan, you could also get the revolutionary 16-bit Sega Genesis
Or the awesome and wonderful Atari system
If you weren't into video games, maybe board games were more your thing?
Some people liked to do crafts
And obviously, the most important toys of all: Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice!
Do you remember looking through the Wish Book when you were a kid?
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