Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Silent Night, Deadly Night, "Ira's Toys", world's sketchiest toy store

Keeping with the Christmas spirit, I decided this would be a good time to post some screencaps of Ira's Toys from Silent Night, Deadly Night.

I have no clue if this was an actual toy store, or if it was a merely set dressing. It's hard to find any behind the scenes info on the movie and the credits are like snuff movie credits. Nothing saying where it was shot. No "special thanks to", etc.

Anyway, Ira's Toys is a creepy, 3 aisle, understocked hole in the wall. It looks like a closeout toy outlet store run by meth addicts. But it has some cool, now-vintage toys from the early to mid 80s.


Ira's Toy


Check out the cool Halloween costumes


Star Wars Dewback and a pile of Jabba the Hut toys


Poochie! The Rockin' Dog!


Matchbox Super Garage, Stomper, Mr. Potato Head


Wider shot of the Sat Wars toys. Below them you can see a couple of Manglors hanging on the shelf and the KRULL board game. Sweet.


Close-up of Star Wars toys. See the Luke figure card peaking out?


Another aisle with some various Smurf items and dolls.


Look behind the manager on the top shelf: A Masters of the Universe standee and Castle Greyskull. Also a couple of He-Man kites below them.


That's it. A Wide shot of the store to close us out.
There was some GI Joe stuff, but nothing I could get a decent grab of.
-Dr.G

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