“Sales of robot toys exceed predictions” in 1984

October 12, 1984. This Calgary Herald newspaper article by Barton Jaques helps to reinforce what we already know: transforming robot toys were the big hit of 1984. In this article — alongside that great photo of a kid with Soundwave — the narrative we have seen again and again plays out: Stores should have bought more Transformers and GoBots in 1984.

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