• 7 years 6 months ago
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    does anyone remember the old hills store christmas commercials with the elves or elfs whatever they are if anyone has any recorded please let me know "According to legend, little folk know, Hills is where the toys are."
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      • 7 years 6 months ago
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      I don't, but I'd just thought I'd point out that both elves and elfs are correct.
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        • 7 years 6 months ago
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        I don't recall that one, but on Thanksgiving they used to air one (circa late 1990s) where the turkey, cooked, would jump off the table and walk out to Hills.

        I liked that store. Good sort of general store where you could pick up all your school supplies (pencils, paper, lunch box), household stuff, etc.
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          • 7 years 6 months ago
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          http://www.hillsstores.com/Hills1.htm here's a link i just found for anyone that's never been to a Hills store
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            • 7 years 5 months ago
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            I read in one of the stickys that dead threads take up bandwith so you guys can close this one
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              • 7 years 5 months ago
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              Sorry for bumping an old-ish/dead thread, but are there any Hills Department Stores still around? (Did they all close up? Or did they move somewhere else?) There used to be one down the street from me..
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                • 7 years 5 months ago
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                I remember seeing a Hills X-mas commercial on The World's Funniest Videos (sort of an AFV clone) where one man was asking for toy trains at another department store, but he said they only had cabooses. The man then asked if they had tracks, but they only had curved ones. The next shot showed a caboose running around a round track!
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                  • 7 years 5 months ago
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                  I miss Hills.Always had the best video games in the lobby/entrance and was the best place to find Star Wars figures.
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                    • 7 years 5 months ago
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                    Hills no longer exists... if you click the link above from Ray8286, it gives a history on Hills. They were bought out by Ames, which were then eventually ran bankrupt and closed down all locations. The bigger-box stores of Wal-Mart, Target, & K-Mart basically chewed them up & spit them out.

                    Hills I have fond memories of 'cause it was a department store that was close enough to me where I could bike to. They had cheap popcorn & cotton-candy in the lobby, which the smell was always intoxicating. It was also where they had a couple of coin-op games... of which I still remember to this date that its where I got my first taste of Rampage.
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                      • 7 years 5 months ago
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                      Best thing about HILLS was the set-ups they would have at the end of the toy aisles! Seeing new GI Joe toys protected only by a clear plastic display always made me want to shop-lift :D

                      Hills is where I got some of my toys in the 80's and then Aames had to come along and ruin everything! But my #1 source for toys was CHILDRENS PALACE baby!
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                        • 7 years 5 months ago
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                        Yes... almost forgot about that. Gotta have a drink to go along with the popcorn & cotton candy.

                        Slurpee's always were red or blue flavored (cherry or blue-raspberry, I think). Also at a reasonable rate. I remember the slush-puppy as the mascot as the big red & blue cup swirled around.
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                          I always remember the popcorn tasting stale.They had the old school soda machines that would drop a paper cup down,fill it with ice,and dispense flat soda.Sounds like i'm complaining but i miss that stuff!
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                            • 7 years 5 months ago
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                            if all you guys miss the hill's food slurpee's ect. i found something really cool walmart just made this little place inside the store right next to subway called the "Snack Shack". it has all the hill's food and nothing else i just spent about 20 bucks buying stuff from there. tastes the same to:D
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                              • 7 years 25 days ago
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                              Hills was great. I loved shopping there for christmas stuff. They had sooo many more toys than anywhere eles. Back when our Hills store was still open we still didn't have any just regular toy stores yet. No toys r us, no Kb(which is closed now too) we didnt even have walmart yet. I loved all the stuff at hills. It was cheap too. Not to mention it was one of the few stores that still had layaway. Anticipation of picking up the layaway....priceless...hehe haha!
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                                • 7 years 25 days ago
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                                I remember getting my Lazer Tag set with my birthday money at Hills in Elyria, OH in 1986. I always wanted to get food from their food operation in the front of the store.
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                                  • 7 years 23 days ago
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                                  TVZeek96 wrote:
                                  I remember getting my Lazer Tag set with my birthday money at Hills in Elyria, OH in 1986. I always wanted to get food from their food operation in the front of the store.

                                  Heh, I had it all the time (but never a Laser Tag set). It was OK for the on-the-go attitude they had, though I wish you could sit-down still.
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                                    • 7 years 14 days ago
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                                    Man Hills was the greatest department store ever.

                                    My mom would do all of our Christmas shopping at Hills and when she would come home with a big brown box with Hills stickers on them, I knew she had brought home our Christmas presents.
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                                      • 7 years 14 days ago
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                                      I found a commercial for Hills.http://youtube.com/watch?v=YXWr2PCo1A4&mode=related&search=
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                                        • 7 years 14 days ago
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                                        Hills is where the toys are!! i remember that jingle!! i don't think i ever went to Hills though
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                                          • 7 years 8 days ago
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                                          lorax wrote:
                                          Hills is where the toys are!! i remember that jingle!!


                                          One of my favorite ad campaings ever.
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