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Friday, September 21, 2007

So I got my new Fisher Price catalog...

Here's one for my friend Christine: I bet you didn't know that I: was a tester for Fisher Price toys when I was a child! There, something probably none of you knew! I grew up close to Fisher Price headquarters and they apparently used to use local kids as a kiddie focus group to see how the toys played in real life, and I did it. But I digress...

Let me say I LOVE Little People (the Fisher Price kind, although I'm sure I'd love the real kind too if I knew any). In fact, I think Amy (from Little People, Big World) and I would be good friends! But I digress again...
Every year they seem to come out with new LP toys, and this year the front cover of the catalog is a LP, totally NOT "PC", version of the the Mayflower. Too cute, but so historically inaccurate. Of course if your child's foundational truths in American History are coming from toddler toys or Disney movies, you've got bigger problems than I can address here anyway.
And then they have a Santa and sleigh, again very not PC with the conservative Christian crowd. But while I wouldn't own either, I do totally think they are CUTE!. Oh, and these new "Snap n' Style" dolls that are like chunky polly pockets for little kids. Sari is already saying, "I want to get this baby." But that's a whole 'nother consumerism blog entirely. My kids can desire all they want, but very little ever comes in the door. But I still digress...
Okay, here's the not-cute part. If you have $120, you can buy your very own, exceedingly creepy, "life sized" DORA. At 34", it's taller than Sari. And it TALKS. This is the stuff nightmares are made of. It's like the clown in The Exorcist. Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night to find life size DORA staring at you? And she says things like, "I'm your best friend". If Friendship Adventure Dora is your child's best friend, well, then historically inaccurate toys are REALLY the least of your worries!
And she's not even a very good likeness of her anyway.
Just sharing a random thought!
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2 comments:

Clunn Family said...

Reminds me of Chucky!

EC said...

Ewww...scary Dora! I wonder what she says...