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80'S BARGAINS OF THE DAY


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NERF
NERFULS
NOSY BEARS
OMNIBOT 2000
PEANUTS
PEE WEE HERMAN
PENNY RACERS
PILLOW PEOPLE
PLAY-DOH PLAY SETS
POCKET CARS
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POGO BALL
POLICE ACADEMY
POLLY POCKETS
POOCHIE
POPOIDS
POPPLES
POUND PUPPIES
POUND PURRIES
POWER LORDS
POWER RANGERS
PUFFALUMPS
PULSAR ACTION FIGURE
PRECIOUS PLACES
PUNKY BREWSTER


PENNY RACERS


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The Penny Racers were little coil-spring powered cars manufactured by a Japanese company called Takara.  In Japan, they were known as Choro-Q, and they were first released in 1978.  The Japanese versions were more detailed and collectible, whereby the US version was more comical and not as exacting in replication.  They came with rubber tires and would do wheelies if you put a penny in the back. 

Each model was meant to be an approximate representation of a real world vehicle.  For example, you could get a Back to the Future type Delorean Penny Racer in the USA (and you can imagine what would happen if that baby hit 88 mph).  In the late 1980ís, the Tonka company re-branded the Penny Racers as as Tonka Turbo Tricksters.  At the time of this writing, a company called Funrise still produced a cheaper version of the original Penny Racer.  Big fans of this toy probably also know that a number of Penny Racer based video games have been released over the years.     

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