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Steve Austin Christmas: 1977

Steve Austin Christmas: 1977

Indianapolis, 1977. My youngest Brother Jim had a $6 Million Dollar Christmas. Here he has Steve Austin, the 6 Million Dollar Man, stored in the Bionic Transport and Repair Station.

I expected to embarrass him with this image at our family gathering this summer but instead I found Steve Austin and and his repair station in my niece's playroom! Jim had gotten these toys out of storage just months ago.

35mm B&W taken with my Yashica SLR and processed at home. View full size.

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My son still has my old $6 Million Man figure in a toychest at the foot of his bed.

I loved that thing almost as much as my old Evil Knievel Motorcycle set. Steve Austin often was able to outrun Evil back in the day!

Re: Toys

And you can be sure that Slinky is a metal coil, not plastic!

With five children in the house we learned that Santa needed a system to deliver the correct gifts to each child. On the love seat and the table in the background are Thank You placeholder notes to Santa indicating where a specific child's gifts were to be placed.


Never mind Bionic Man, I want that Slinky!

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