My OLDER brother had much of those kind of sets when i wasn't even born. Y'know, he is almost 10 years older.
The LEGO of the early 90's was just awesome. Especially because of the System sets, with the small vehicles and stuff...now they all disappeared. I mean, not ALL of them, but now they are just from town services, like Coast Guard, Police, Firemen, etc. And back in the 90's, they were almsot all civil vehicles.
I have a drawer in my bedroom filled with those little boys.