Thursday, October 7

Retro Toys

Back on the subject of toys, most of the stuff on the hot Xmas toy list look really familiar. If I was a kid, I wouldn't be too happy about having to play with the same toys that I had (and broke to pieces within a week) several years ago or toys that even my parents played with.


Tamagotchi Connection
First released in late 1996, the evil murderous keyrings have returned with vengeance and are packed with more features. Somehow they can now visit other Tamagotchis, make friends with them, play games and *shudder* breed. I can't imagine the horror of trying to look after a kid trying to look after a Tamagotchi. You know it's time to disown them when they want to sync their bedtimes with their tamagotchi's bedtimes. There are better things to get dangerously addicted to, like Sims 2.


E-L-M-O Dancing Plush
Tickle Me Elmo was one of the hottest selling toys of 1996/7. I never bought into the popularity of Elmo, one of the blandest characters who ever bobbed along on Sesame Street. He is just Grover without the angst. This new Elmo toy spells out the letters of his name to the tune of YMCA.
It's fun to play with the E-L-M-O
It's fun to play with the E-L-M-O
He has everything for young men to enjoy
He likes to hang out with all the boys



Ms Pacman and other TV Games
This brings back memories of when arcades were actually dimly lit, smoke-filled and somewhat seedy places where serious gaming took place instead of those embarrassing dance-offs. There would always be a bunch of menacing gangsters crowded around the popular games getting their asses kicked by a six year old kid.
But what were Jakks Pacific thinking when they put this game pack together? How could they have left out Tetris? Blasphemy!!


Cabbage Patch Kids
Why anyone would want a doll that looks like Minnie Driver is beyond me. So what if they come with their own birth and adoption certificates? I bet there are heaps of bloggers out there who can prove that they were forged.

Not surprisingly the all singing and dancing suicide bomber doll didn't make it on the hot list. Even though the manufacturers of Warfare Puppetry put so much effort into crafting the mini binoculars, walkie talkies, grenades and knives. That's not right. That's not even wrong!

5 Comments:

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Nick James said...

Holy crap, they brought back the cabbage patch kids. All those years of therapy wasted.

 
At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if it was a blow-up version of Minnie Driver, that would be worth having.

fumier

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Jon said...

The Cabbage Patch Kids are evil- they should ahve been called' Children of the Corn Kids'

I saw a TV ad for dancing Elmo the other day- and what makes it funnier is that they use the GAYEST song ever to promote it. Of all the Sesame Street characers to be in special education, Elmos is the one.

Tomogotchis were popular when I was a senior in high school. All the girls had them- and if they couldn't keep an electronic rodent alive, they should NEVER ever have children.

 
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