Rediscovering forgotten toys with PocketPowerToys.com
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Pixel Dan
Thanks to a plug by my friend Poe Ghostal, I found this incredibly cool site that I felt I also needed to share. PocketPowerToys.com is a site dedicated completely to the Sega Pocket Power toyline that was released by Tyco in the late 80’s /early 90’s.
I remember always wanting many of these as a kid. Especially that Glo-Bones. Unfortunately, I never had him or most of the toys in this unique toy line. However, it turns out that I did have one, and I never even knew it was part of this line. At least, I didn’t remember that it was part of this line.
I have memories of this cool little Bowling game that could come apart and fold into a pocket-sized compact. When opened up, you had a small silver marble that acted as a bowling ball. You used a little chute to roll the ball down the lane at little plastic pins that were attached to the lane by a little swivel joint that allowed them to be able to be knocked down. I loved this thing as a kid, and remember carrying it everywhere, mostly just because I could.
I’m not sure what ever happened to it. Like many of the toys I had as a kid, I’m sure it was sold in a yard sale, given to Goodwill, or passed on to friends or younger family members as I was growing up.
In my collecting years, I have often had memories of this cool bowling toy pop into my head. I’ve had the urge to find this simple toy that apparently had enough impact on my childhood to make me still remember what it looks like vividly. Yet searches online had never turned up anything, and asking about it on message boards never seemed to yield any results.
It turns out that this is one of the more rare of the Pocket Power toys. Go figure. But at least now I know what it is, and what toy line it comes from. I now have a mission. I must find this Bowling Game! It’s now one of my “grails.”
PocketPowerToys.com is an incredibly well put togther site with a lot of information, photos, and video on many of the cool pieces from the Sega Pocket Power toyline. Check it out for a cool stroll down memory lane!