Matt at X-Entertainment reviews toys from the 1985 Sears Wish Book, including Pound Puppies, an Optimus Prime tent, and a Clowny the Crayon set.
He also wanted a metal detector, which, hey, so did I! We lived next to a beach and I guess I thought I could rake in the cash that drunken bathers lost out of their purses and pockets. Says Matt: "It seemed like a foolproof get-rich-quick scheme, and I never understood why my parents wouldn't buy me one. Sure, they were expensive, but it was obvious that I'd make back whatever they spent within minutes of arriving at the nearest beach."
Matt also discovered some wack holiday foods, including Pomegranate 7Up and gingerbread Pop-Tarts. So awesome. I haven't seen either in my local stores, but you can bet I'll be looking now.