I was raised the last of several kids, in a house with lots of stuff my brothers and sisters left behind. My brother left a forbidden bin of comics(mostly marvel), my sisters left Barbies and accoutrements. And my parents collected Depression Era Glass.
Every Saturday morning, I would watch some cartoons, and then we would go out to the DAV and the Salvation Army stores as well as antique stores they liked. and they would find pieces they wanted, and I would find books or toys, and once a fencing foil
My toys during these years were the Mego Worlds Greatest Superhero Collection, an amazing collection of both DC and Marvel characters- I remember having Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, and many others. I would play alone or with school friends, and I recall creating a submarine for Aquaman out of a plastic trash can and two hangers
I was a spoiled kid on many levels- I remember I used to get a mego hero when I went to the doctor for instance, and I got Strep Throat a lot as a kid- at least twice a year. I had no idea then what possibilities the future would hold for toys...
To Be Continued...seriously, that's what part 1 means!