Toy Aisle Zen (1984): Krull, Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, Stompers







Some of you will remember a controversial film from 1984 called Silent Night, Deadly Night (the working title was “Slayride”), in which a traumatized teenager goes nuts, puts on a Santa suit, and starts killing folks. Well, right before he loses it, Billy (that’s his name) works at Ira’s Toys, and that’s what you see here.

Toys of note include Jabba the Hut and Luke Skywalker, Hot Wheels Wipe-Out, Stomper: Badlands Trail, Matchbox Super Garage, Castle Grayskull, and, best of all, the psychedelic Krull board game. Get in my closet! Also, in the very last shot, you can see a massive, nondescript AT-AT box behind Grayskull.

Thanks goes to Geektarded for spying the goodness and grabbing the screenshots. Special thanks to Transformer World 2005 for the heads up (and the mention).

7 Responses to “Toy Aisle Zen (1984): <em>Krull</em>, Masters of the Universe, <em>Star Wars</em>, Stompers”

  1. 1 leftylimbo April 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Dood, this had to be one of the first VHS horror movies I rented from the Wherehouse back then, probably right after Humongous” or Happy Birthday To Me.

    Excellent screencaps, totally forgot about that whole thing. Epic feature toys as noted, but I’m also digging on the Team America Super Stunt Dirt Buggy and Super Stunt Chopper by Ideal (pics 1 & 4)!

    And dood, I had that #$(*@#$ battleship shown loose on the shelf in pic 1 (on top of the Wipe Out box)!! It was my favorite tub toy for a long time.

  2. 2 2W2N April 23, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Happy Birthday to Me, with Mary from Little House on the Prairie! I had a little crush on her.

    You talking about the Strombecker Battleship?

  3. 3 leftylimbo April 23, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Whoa, how the heck did you find that?! Thanks for the link. I wrote a big ol’ entry in his comments, lol. You know I never would’ve known what the hell that ship was called. Keerazy!

  4. 4 2W2N April 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Vaguely remembered it. No luck finding the box, though.

  5. 5 Darin February 10, 2014 at 2:38 am

    It’s odd that there’s a Star Wars logo boxed dewback with all the Jedi box logo toys

    • 6 2W2N February 10, 2014 at 3:32 am

      Good catch. The Dewback was re-released in 1984 as part of a collector’s edition of original SW toys (sticker on top right of box). Silent Night, Deadly Night was in fact shot and released in 1984. Date changed in title. Thanks!

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