1977 Lakeside Toys Catalog

Lakeside Catalog 1977

Lakeside Catalog 1977-7

Lakeside Catalog 1977-2

Lakeside Catalog 1977-3

Lakeside Catalog 1977-4

Lakeside Catalog 1977-5

Lakeside Catalog 1977-6

I would like to play these games. I’d also like to know how staged these photo shoots were. Did they just tell the kids to play and start taking pictures? The scene with the adults was obviously forced.

Lakeside published Crossbows and Catapults in 1983 and Immortals of Change in 1985.

(Images via Dadric’s Attic/eBay)

4 Responses to “1977 Lakeside Toys Catalog”


  1. 1 leftylimbo January 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Baahaa! I remember Aggravation. Oh this catalog is awesome. WOOD PANELS galore!! Oh, those glorious shades of golds and browns that we know so well.

    Having worked for a toy company and been involved with several photoshoots, I can say that it was pretty much that way—you’d tell the kids to play with the toy(s) and encourage them to act like “they’re having the most fun in the world!” Very interesting how some kids required very little direction and would get “into character” on a dime while others needed a lot more encouragement. It really made the difference clear between child models and child actors.

  2. 2 J January 24, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Heh. Almost looks my house. Yes, I have wood paneled walls in my living room and I’m not getting rid of them. I also tend to wear corduroy and ragg wool sweaters, so I guess I’m kind of stuck in the past. I’m not too familiar with these particular games, but I know Crossbows and Catapults very well.

  3. 3 Ed February 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Damn! Demolition Derby! Stop freaking me out by showing me toys I had as a kid and completely forget about. You know I was much happier believing I had a good memory. 🙂


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