This Super Van City Micro Machines Ad Is Weapons-Grade Nostalgia

What are you doing? Where are you going? Where is your life headed? I’ll tell you: to Super Van City.


Take it all in, the great and unattainable wonderland that lies behind the TV screen glass. Your parents will never buy it. You will never have enough dimes and quarters to buy it. Super Van City is a place beyond reach. Look at how vast it is in that unfolding van. A helicopter can fly around in there.

Truly this is a level of grandeur past my comprehension. I fear it. I admire it. I feel halfway thankful it was never mine.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.


Peter Leung

Yeah. Super Van City was expensive back in the day. So I got Toolbox City instead.

Also, Micro Machines are still awesome.