1988 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog

1988 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog

The 1988 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog promoted the company’s latest exciting action figures and other products. With its roots tracing back to the 1920s, Tyco had a long history of creating beloved toys. Still, they required publications and other promotional materials to excite vendors about their products. So, dealers, retailers, and vendors looked forward to browsing their promotional publications, like the 1988 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog.

This Tyco Toy Fair Catalog dedicated several pages to the Dino-Riders, a toy line that combined the excitement of dinosaurs with futuristic armor. The company aimed to create detailed, realistic dinosaur action figures, with the larger ones featuring electronic sounds and motion. They also designed a fanciful war between the evil Rulons and the heroic Valorians who fought with these prehistoric creatures.

This toy fair catalog also advertised Tyco’s line of Ghostbusters action figures. These action figures brought the action of the Filmation cartoon series to the toy aisle. Beyond the basic figures, Tyco created toy vehicles for this line.

The Stompers was another great toy line in the 1988 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog. While the 4×4 motorized toy line began with Schafer Toys, Tyco took over production in 1987. Thus, fans looked forward to the expanded vehicle line-up.

Wheeljack’s Lab proudly presents high-definition scans of the 1988 Tyco Toy Fair Catalog featuring Dino-Riders and more.

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Tyco handed out catalogs to attendees of toy fairs and other events, such as dealers and retailers, to promote their upcoming slate of products. Each catalog contained information about the company’s newest toys, even ones still in development. Thus, companies often included first looks at action figures, playsets, vehicles, etc. Therefore, they have become valuable and rare collector’s items.

These Tyco Toy Fair Catalogs featured toys from their beloved lines. For instance, Tyco introduced the world to a fanciful prehistoric world with the Dino-Riders. They also provided motorized 4×4 fun with the Stompers vehicles. Another of Tyco’s beloved toy lines was the Incredible Crash Dummies.

Tyco used in-production prototypes in their images as these catalogs were prepared before the lines were released. This meant that the featured toys often differed from the retail releases. Moreover, toys sometimes appeared only on these catalog pages, as they were canceled or never hit retail store shelves.

While Tyco only handed these booklets to trade professionals, we have now made them available to all. You can explore the toys featured in these catalogs with our Tyco Toy Fair Catalog Scans. This is a rare treat since catalogs like these have become increasingly difficult to locate with each passing year.

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