I do not know who daniel85r is, but I think he would have been very cool to be friends with in the 1980s. Above you see him at some point in the late 1980s, sitting in his awesome Transformers Tent with buddy ALF and some Popples. He is better than all of us. Why? Because he was cool enough to unapologetically bring together these three amazing toys. Plus his parents were better than ours, because they snapped this photo.
That is of course unless young Daniel set this photo up himself. If that was the case, he was way ahead of the curve on taking photos of oneself. That would not surprise me thought. This is Daniel we are taking about here.
According to Daniel:
I know, I know– playing with Popples seems incongruous with being a Transformers fan. Still, were Popples really a girls’ toy? I always thought they straddled the boundary between girls’/boys’ toys. I guess it doesn’t help my case that the purple one in my lap is called ‘Pretty Bit Popple’.
While doing this blog and podcast, I spend a lot of time just trying to remember things. My family did not have a camera for a very long time. Photos like this would be a huge help in doing what I do. So if you have vintage photos of yourself. Say in a Transformers Tent while hugging ALF and a Popple? Make sure you scan that. Memories can be fragile and these are moments worth preserving.