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While cleaning in the red barn this week was surprised to find a copy of a Mattel catalog from 1996. This book has over 200 pages full of all the toys offered by Mattel for the 1996 season. In addition to the obvious one to catch my eye – Hot Wheels – you’ll also find the following toy categories covered
- Barbie ‘stuff’
- Cabbage Patch
- Disney Classics
- See ‘n Say
- Street Sharks
- and more
I’ve taken a shot of the page with the ’96 New Car Assortment to show how well the information is presented.
The best part of finding this catalog is it gives complete information on the toy(s) and sets including:
- UPC Codes
- Contents (Items, parts, etc.)
- Set up of toy
- Recommended Age
- and more
Some times the hardest part of collecting – particularly if there are parts – is to know if something is missing. Finding this catalog will at least help in identifying toys from the 1996 period as to parts, colors, etc.. I’ll be posting other pages from the catalog throughout the next months. If you have a Mattel toy from this period – other than Hot Wheels – and would like for me to check to see if it is included . . . drop me a comment or email.