Bobby Marksteiner sends in some old photos

Attached are some photos I took with a disposable camera from a Toy demo in the early late 90s, I'm thinking around 98 or so. Brian Anderson, Elissa, Kerry Getz and Maldonado were still on the team. The demo took place in the parking lot of the Skate Shack in Lisle, Illinois. I believe that Josh Harmony rode for this shop at one point long before he was even a glimmer in the Sect's eye. Anyways I'd like to pass on these photos and thank Ed and the rest of the team at the time for putting on demos under such shitty circumstances (homemade ramps, sketchy parking lot pavement) before skateparks were prevalent.  It's 11 or so years later, I'm 28 years old now, still skating, and still a loyal pawn.

Bobby Marksteiner

(His blog:
Ed does a feeble on a ramp to spine...
BA talks with some kids.
Kid: "Dude, if you guys ever need sex, my moms a hooker..."
BA: "Is she one of those two moms behind me?"
Kid: "Yeah, the one with the 'mom shorts' on."
Caption 1: Ed, when he was much skinnier.
Caption 2: Ed attempts to get in the van before he is mobbed by adoring fans. It's tough to be a rock-star.
Elissa in the van shooting kids in the face with her squirt-gun.
The demo action. Kerry front boards, ed walks around bigfoot style, the rest of the team is in the shade drinking water.

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Posted September 24th, 2009 by Just a middle-man in this world
Posted By: Devin on September 24th, 2009 at 11:17AM PST
amazing. I was there. ed nb'd the spine, too.
Posted By: manatee on September 24th, 2009 at 11:33AM PST
The wave of mutilation..I believe thats what the article in Transworld called this tour. I loved that article to death. I wish I still had it. Long live TOY pawn for life.
Posted By: Robert Loyal PAWN on September 24th, 2009 at 12:08PM PST
Damn. So surreal... this is the shop I go to. There was another SkateShack in Westmont but closed down recently due to Zumiez Skate Whore... I didn't know Harmony used to be sponsored by them...
Posted By: VeganHector on September 24th, 2009 at 01:01PM PST
go to Yeah Boardshop. its Leget.
Posted By: manatee on September 24th, 2009 at 01:52PM PST
Golden post.
Ed,has anyone ever tricked the team to coming to their "skateshop" when it really was just a trap?
That Welcome Back to Hell tour must happen.
How to lose weight,quit eating. Plus you save win.
old gatorade bottle.
I was fuckin tiny when this demo went down
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 24th, 2009 at 02:46PM PST
Miranda July has some Olive Oyl steeze in that painting
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 24th, 2009 at 02:48PM PST
hey ed did josh already has realeasing his album ?

where i can buy it?
Posted By: aristocr on September 24th, 2009 at 07:57PM PST
what is it called?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 24th, 2009 at 08:33PM PST
Josh rode for RQ boardshop, not the shack, they sell boots and scoots.
Posted By: annonoononnoomus on September 24th, 2009 at 08:34PM PST
Kickers use to be the shit man...

I was about 7 or 8 when this demo happened.
This was when I stole Welcome to Hell from the older skater down the street from me. He ended up giving me his little rail & box when he moved... I felt like shit.

Speaking of shit,

& check this kid out. He's 16, & I skated with him once & was amazed.
Posted By: Jacob on September 24th, 2009 at 10:39PM PST
I\'m pretty sure he rode for Skate Shack before RQ I remember him skating in contests wearing a bright yellow Skate Shack shirt. At the time Adam Tobler was on RQ and Josh was on Skate Shack and they would always hash it out for first and second.
Posted By: Bobby on September 25th, 2009 at 08:15AM PST
good stuff im in the photo with steamer on the far left. i remember i ripped all the skin off my hand because that parking lot sucked. got my first board at skate shack in 1990 got my most recent board at yeah. good photos BA ripped that spine, thanks
Posted By: J G on December 20th, 2012 at 09:37PM PST
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