Jon Salisbury takes a look at the Argos catalogue from his inaugural year in the toy business.
1985. It seems like only yesterday to the more mature gentleman but it’s like viewing the Second World War from the distance of the 1970s. A lot can happen in 27 years and, boy, has a lot happened in toy terms.
I’d inherited the editorship of a toy magazine in March of the year, but I’d had plenty of time to familiarise myself with the key toys that would be vying for Christmas success.