Scan of 1979 Sears Wishbook

It’s amazing how vivid smell memory is. I remember the exact odor of the Sears Wishbook 1979 after seeing it on Flickr. I believe the Total Control Racing (TCR) track was the highlight of my Christmas that year. The TCR track was supposed to kick ass because the cars could change lanes, but as it turns out, it was No Control Racing. The cars would frequently jam up, or lose contact with the track (and thus, lose power), and centrifugal force would force the cars in the outside lane, despite your Total Control. I don’t believe the 30×40 Power Table Top Refractor Telescope was all that it was cracked up to be, either. But, boy howdy, did I want both of them when I saw them in the catalog. I think the Electronic Mastermind (which I don’t think was X-mas bounty) lived up to it’s promise as a product, and got much use by pretty much the whole family.
(via Boing Boing)

One thought on “Scan of 1979 Sears Wishbook

  1. How about “most rapidly neglected xmas gift ever” to describe the telescope?

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