Sears Wishbook 1992: Turtle Power Edition

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1992 Sears wish book, chock full of turtle goodness.

Born before 2009? Then you probably know all about wish books whether it was from JC Penney, Sears, or Toys R Us. They were spectacular. These were the go-to for your master Christmas gift list, red marker for circling and all.

1992 was a hell of a year especially if you were a TMNT fan. How do I know? Read on:

The first Item on the list, jammies! Whether you are in the market for a totally rad onesie (with feet) or a two-piece set you are all set. Love the illustrations on these.
Prefer the Raph variety? This “boots to asses” red beret Raph is sure to please.
This is THE set. If you’re having a sleep over you damn well better be prepared. Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Duffel bag? Check.
What are you going to do at that sleep over? Video games dude. Just pray you got to play the Gameboy and not those wretched handheld games. What would be better you ask…
Nintendo or Super Nintendo of course! Whether it was TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project or the greatest game of all time Turtles in Time it was co-op game time.
Turtle croquet! Turtle Pool! Turtle Rock em Sock em! I want to play them all. I personally did have the Rock em Sock em game and it was rad…until my brother busted Shredder. I still remind him of that from time to time. Stupid siblings.
Here we get to the good stuff. The action figures! Not only did we get some shape changing baddies and turtles but the storage shell turtles and a slew of new vehicles. Also up in the corner you can see the 5th anniversary golden turtle. Who still has one?

Skate or die but only with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles skateboard. Seriously look at this thing it is magnificent.

Lastly we have a…Turtles Snowmobile? Yeah well kind of. This was more of a sled but damn if it isn’t cool! I feel like I needed this being from the frigid northeast as a kid but never got it. Honestly never have seen one of these at all. Some lucky kid somewhere thrashed down a big hill on one of these I know it.

There you have it, 1992.

I know I would have circled (and probably did) all of the mentioned items being turtle power was at an all time high in the early 90’s.

Did you get any of these Christmas day back in ’92? Let me know in the comments!

  • I have no interest in skateboards whatsoever, but I would totally hang that one up on my wall.

  • Eddie Narvaez

    Yeah, I hear that these used to be filled with numerous amounts of stuff in order to get itself out for the holidays.

    The 5th anniversary turtle looks rad, would totally spruce up my small but still growing collection. The Game Light Plus was also just a bad way to garner revenue. TMNT onesies and jammies still remain cool. The Snowmobile is just way off the charts of epicness.

    Nice, overall. Really showed how this franchise in the past was huge in the toy and other merchandise business.

  • The new series is getting a huge merchandise push as well. TMNT beds!

  • I am with you on that 100% Tommy.

  • Vanessa Alvarado

    Aaah a trip down memory lane this be 😉 I do believe my older bros and I had some of those plastic toys.

  • The Sewer Den

    21 years later, and I still want all of these.

  • Same here.

  • If I could shimmy into any of those pajamas (especially the Mario ones!) I’d snag them so fast… damn 1992 for being so far away!