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Old 11-18-2009, 03:31 AM
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Don't get me started on the hot toy fads.
Remember when those Fur Real pets first came out? My little cousin HAD to have one. My aunt searched forever for one and finally ended up getting one off ebay. For $125.00. At a time when she, her husband, and my cousin were living with my Mom and myself rent free because they couldn't afford a place to live. My cousin played with that toy for ohhh... about four minutes and then pretty much forgot about it until it started making weird and random noises 'cause the batteries were getting ready to die.
As far as I can remember, my mom only gave into the toy fad once when the Teacher Barbie came out. Grandma ended up getting one that some lady brought back to the store because it didn't have underwear.
I remeber getting a few toys like a stuffed animal and a model horse, clothes, books, and the occasional Disney movie on VHS. Christmas at our house was more about spending time with family and friends than getting stuff when I was younger.

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:34 AM
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Want to know what is ironic? The fact that (at least last time I looked) Cabbage Patch Kids cost the exact same amount on ebay now that they did in stores when they were a craze.

Which means they are worth less.

I met that guy, Xavier Roberts, who started the things. He used to do craft shows here in town, and I had friends who did too, so I would hang out at the shows and help out in my friend's booth. Real nice guy. I wonder if his original soft sculpture dolls are worth a lot nowadays?

Knowing how cool his original concept was, it made me
1. kind of sad seeing how commercialized such a cool, folksie toy became and
2. Happy for him that at least he's probably made a hell of a good living off his idea.

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:51 AM
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My sister got attacked by some woman over a shipment of beanie babies; both were going for the same one and the woman pulled my sister's hair back to get to it first. Ugh!

You know, that woman could get her kids a REAL hamster and teach them the responsibility of caring for another life. Nah, sounds too responsible...

No, no, no no, you never buy an animal as a present unless the person recieving it wants a pet. Alot of people give pets as preseant to those who don't want it and aren't willing to take the time to properly take care of it.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:10 AM
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I'm a major Star Wars fan. I used to have a bunch of the original Star Wars figures from the 70's (even the blue Snaggletooth until Sparky found it). Then Kenner ended that line sometime in the mid 80's. In 1995, they started an updated version of the Star Wars figure line. They were pretty cool and all and damn near impossible to find for about the first year. I remember driving all over southern Michigan for them. When I'd go to visit a vendor, after I was done with my business, I'd stop at the Toys 'R Us. Even did the Midnight Phantom Menace thing...sigh....I however refused to pay comic book store prices.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:35 AM
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I don't think I ever asked for huge fad toys. I remember begging for toys I wanted, but nothing like Furby's or Tickle me Elmo.

I think the only time i really begged for the "hot new thing" was when the GameBoy Advanced game out in Summer 2001. I did not get it. Mostly because I got my first Gameboy Color for Christmas 2000. So my dad didn't want to waste money.

I have a lot of little cousins though. It is PAINFUL in more than one way to hear them screaming for the craze of the year. Especially if I'm at the store with them.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:42 AM
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Ah, the Zhu Zhu pets. We have a post-it by the phone at the operator's desk that says something like, "If anyone calls for zhu zhu pets, we are sold out. We don't know when we'l get any in. When we do, it will be an unspecified amount. We will not hold them for anyone at all." It's like reading the operator's half of the conversation with the SC, and you know the conversation will go just like that every time.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:44 AM
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As far as I can remember, my mom only gave into the toy fad once when the Teacher Barbie came out. Grandma ended up getting one that some lady brought back to the store because it didn't have underwear.
And now Van Halen is going through my mind (if I remember my 80's music correctly). I guess I'm glad that I'm at the age that the only thing I want for Christmas is porn.

Er... I mean socks. Yeah. Socks.

I don't recall ever falling for any of the fads, unless one might consider Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I was very surprised to get a model 2 SEGA Genesis (when I would've been happy with just the Tiger Electronics version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2), and I still don't know why my mom ever bought me a Furby (I was, what, in my early teens? Ended up as a bookend).
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Combining it with a "special event" for this year's mega-fad toy is just going to make it even more insane than last year - and given that people actually died last year, that's not a good thing.
Yes, we remember it well.

I'm afraid it may happen again this year. The suits don't care. Who gives a damn how many peons die as long as they can sell millions of dollars of crap and get their bonuses this year?! Let's put them on the front lines, holding back the buckling front doors and frantic mobs and see how quickly they change their tunes.
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Yes, we remember it well.

I'm afraid it may happen again this year. The suits don't care. Who gives a damn how many peons die as long as they can sell millions of dollars of crap and get their bonuses this year?! Let's put them on the front lines, holding back the buckling front doors and frantic mobs and see how quickly they change their tunes.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:20 PM
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And now Van Halen is going through my mind (if I remember my 80's music correctly). I guess I'm glad that I'm at the age that the only thing I want for Christmas is porn.

Er... I mean socks. Yeah. Socks.

I don't recall ever falling for any of the fads, unless one might consider Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I was very surprised to get a model 2 SEGA Genesis (when I would've been happy with just the Tiger Electronics version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2), and I still don't know why my mom ever bought me a Furby (I was, what, in my early teens? Ended up as a bookend).

I was all about Ninjas Turtles as well, but I'm told I was asking for them before they actually became a big hit.
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