Christmas Morning, 1982: G.I. Joe and Tron

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Compulsive Collector (see lots more Christmas toy cheer at the link) patrols the living room on his G.I. Joe Laser Defense Patrol Power Cycle. Coleco released a number of Joe trikes and ride-on vehicles starting in 1982, some of which you can see here.

There’s an empty Tron Light Cycle box on the ground to his right. The Light Cycle (orange) is on his left. In the second photo, he’s holding the Tron action figure and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Read-Along record. You can also see The Pac-Man Album (1980), a two-sided picture disc, playing on a Smurfs record player.

As toy and game vintages go, 1982 was extraordinary.

1 Response to “Christmas Morning, 1982: G.I. Joe and <em>Tron</em>”


  1. 1 Don Gates December 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    “Raiders” is one of my most beloved films, and it prepped me for writing pulp. But I missed the chance to see it in theaters because it kept selling out. So for years the only way I knew the tale was that read-along record and book, which I played into the ground.


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