Monday, July 8, 2013

Yesterday's Fun Toy Store - Vintage and New Toys and Video Games in Ocean View, DE

Yesterday's Fun
Toys, Games, & More
117 Atlantic Ave
Ocean View DE,
If you find yourself in the popular vacation area known as Delmarva that includes Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Rehobeth Beach, DE as well as Ocean City, MD, and you have similar interests as me (why else would you be reading this blog?) then you should check out Yesterday's Fun in Ocean View, DE.

Board games, action figures, Legos, Star Wars, super heroes, Playmobile, Tonka, Ninja Turtles, this store has it all.  It is spread out and you really have to spend a lot of time inside to see it all.

Transformers, WWE, Batman, He-Man, GI Joe, Ghostbusters, Pokemon, and Power Rangers.  There is enough to keep a toy fan busy for a long time.

These Evel Knievel figures and vehicles are really cool.  I've never seen them before.  I'm sure some collector out there is looking for them.

In the rafters of the store, there are quite a few large vintage toys, games, playsets, pedal cars and advertising pieces.  I was hoping to find a Dukes pedal car up there, but didn't have the luck.

And do you like video games?  The back room of the store is full of so many vintage video games it  makes your head spin.  Original Nintendo games are very popular right now.  Yesterday's Fun has got you covered.  They also sell new reproduction consoles that play the old games. As well as Atari, Colecovision, Sega, SNES, and basically everything else.

I talked to Brendan at the store for quite a while.  They close at 8 pm; I got there around 7 and didn't leave until around 8:30.  He is definitely our kind of guy.  We had a lot of fun talking toys.  He told me that Matt and Everton also work very hard at the store.   They have been open now for five years and I've probably visited each year.  They have grown and get better each time I visit.  Everyone who is ever in the area should check out Yestersay's Fun, and you won't be disappointed.

And I got a couple Dukes items.

I can't pass up a vintage Ertl Dukes 1/64.  Especially at a great price.

Surprising that it has the Boss Hogg decal on only one side.  I don't think it is rubbed off.

I have never seen this particular knock-off Charger America before.

It has the similar Charger America logo that we've seen on Yatming cars, but this car has nothing written on the bottom except "made in Hong Kong."  The other Charger America cars I've seen also have opening doors.  It's like a knock off of a knock off.

There is no question that it is a General Lee wannabe.  The push bar gives it away.  

These are nice little additions to the collection.  I'm glad I stopped by Yesterday's Fun in Ocean View, DE and will be back for sure.  

1 comment:

  1. That is an awesome store! I have been crazy busy lately and have missed quite a bit here! The Boss Hogg's Caddys only came with the wording on the driver's side (as far as I know) and came in about as many variations as the Generals! There is an USA version, Hong Kong version, newer China version, clear windshield, tinted windshield, BOSS HOGG text on a sticker, text as a "painted" on tampo -- I even have a version that has a non-chrome black base with no HOGG sticker :/ I swear Ertl's quality control was on vacation in 1980-81 LOL I have that knock-off Lee too, but mine is green and blue. It's funny that you mention that it's a knock-off of a knock-off because it kind of is! From what I have gathered collecting the Asian cars like Tomica and Yatming, they farmed their molds out/reshot them in even cheaper versions that had similar bodies/paint, but lacked metal bases and opening doors. I have the "real" knock-off general and a knock-off S&TB Trans Am and the knock-offs of those are much, much cheaper.....even though the Yatming/knock-off Yatming General has a killer front end and push bar. I might have to find them and post some pictures of them side by side.