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(Boston Globe)   List of toys expected to be the hottest this holiday season. Harry Potter broomstick strangely absent   ( divider line
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2002-10-28 05:27:57 PM  
What's the buzz about the broomstick? (snicker)
2002-10-28 05:28:10 PM  
Star Wars Lightsabers (Hasbro, $29.99)

This weapon, with an extendable plastic blade that lights up, gives the illusion of shooting a beam of light.

What is this, hottest toys 1984?
2002-10-28 05:28:13 PM  
personally, Im asking Santa for an AR-15 .223(NATO) sniper rifle :D
2002-10-28 05:28:41 PM  
Geez, how complex. In my day all we asked for was a pony.
2002-10-28 05:30:22 PM  
And the San Fernando Valley area, the most popular toy for the children this Christmas Season will be Ben-Wa balls and buttplugs. (For those of you who know what the main, um, industry is in that town.)
2002-10-28 05:30:39 PM  
About the broomstick, someone recently posted a picture of one of these, but this appears to be fit for halloween too... nsfw
2002-10-28 05:31:15 PM  
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2002-10-28 05:32:00 PM  
I am so buying myself a pair of those web-shooters when they hit the market.
2002-10-28 05:32:31 PM  
''We Did It'' Dancing Dora the Explorer doll (Mattel's Fisher-Price,$30)

This Hispanic doll is based on a Nickelodeon show called ''Dora the Explorer.'' Dora moves her hat and says phrases in English and Spanish. She also sings the theme song from the show ''We Did It.''

Ages 2 and up.

Talk about marketing to the pedophile market...
2002-10-28 05:32:35 PM  
Let me tell you where you can cram that broomstick...
2002-10-28 05:33:29 PM  
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2002-10-28 05:34:28 PM  
Veterinarians are action heros? Wow! All that paper work really sticks it to the action villians!
2002-10-28 05:34:56 PM  
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2002-10-28 05:34:59 PM  
Dattaway..that is fuggin' wroooooong. You rock!!
2002-10-28 05:35:43 PM  
guess i better get to saving.
2002-10-28 05:35:47 PM  
Bratz Funk 'N' Glow

That sounds like the mung that's left over after you boil up a big load of brats in beer.
2002-10-28 05:35:51 PM  
2002-10-28 05:36:56 PM  
micro RC is gonna be the hot one
2002-10-28 05:38:19 PM  
Zeusgod - Been able to get DHCP to work through that thing yet? I've tried it on both DSL with a working DHCP server, and on cable internet using the cable companies DHCP server, neither works.
2002-10-28 05:38:56 PM  
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2002-10-28 05:40:03 PM  
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Ignore the fact that this is a turbo and imagine that it is a supercharger for a 95 Mustang GT
2002-10-28 05:40:04 PM  
i just want a hula hoop.
2002-10-28 05:45:27 PM  
Ignore the fact that the turbo previously displayed is for a 95 Mustang GT. It shall be installed in a 375 lb motorcycle.
2002-10-28 05:47:04 PM  
mmmk Zeus, but it looks so much like th eturbo kit
i need for my Jetta
2002-10-28 05:47:10 PM  
Good call with the asian realdoll!
2002-10-28 05:48:59 PM  
In my day, we got a bag of rocks ... and we loved it

</crotchety old geezer voice>
2002-10-28 05:52:38 PM  
<- Child of the Star Wars/Transformers/Zoids/Starriors/Sectaurs era, our toys will always rate as the best ever.
2002-10-28 05:53:21 PM  
Okay what do all of these toys have in common?

That's right- THEY ALL SUCK!

What happened to the cool toys of my youth? Like (good and cheap) Star Wars sets, GI Joe, masters Of The Universe, Transformers?????
Oh that's right, they still are making those but for "collectors"- meaning a kid is going to have to pay triple what we paid for them 15 years ago for the exact same toy. What happened to the toy industry? It's so atrophied and full of over-priced junk.
2002-10-28 05:53:28 PM  
such a shame, i was so looking forwarding to owning one of those Vibrating Broom sticks.

2002-10-28 06:07:25 PM

what a perfect gift! Zeusgod knows his stuff. bid and be merry
2002-10-28 06:23:51 PM  
PS2 network adaptor + Timesplitters 2 = No sunlight for 40 days and 40 nights.
2002-10-28 06:31:05 PM  
My girlfriend's getting me the new Optimus Prime for either Xmas or my birthday next month.

And in case you didn't know, Hasbro is re-issuing vintage Transformers exclusively at Toys R Us. The first wave consisted of Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus and Hot Rod. All in 80's packaging with the original back-of-the-box art with the tech-specs and everything. Unfortunately they can't release Megatron because of the laws that have come out since the 80's prohibiting toys that look like real guns (and Megatron looks very real).
2002-10-28 06:32:37 PM  
except when the damn ps2 decides it doesn't want to work anymore because they are pieces of shiat
2002-10-28 06:33:38 PM  
Those tiny remote control cars from Radio Shack (Micro RC)are gonna be huuuuuuuge, because they're only $20 (US). Got one two weeks ago and use it all the time. No good on carpet though.
2002-10-28 06:37:13 PM  
They don't make 'em like they used to. (I just love sounding like an old fart) Kids need to go to X-Entertainment and hear Matt tell them what real toys are all about. GI Joe, He Man, TMNT, Transformers--the old stuff I mean. And what's up with all the crappy Lego sets? If I have kids he's going to learn how to build a castle blindfolded.
2002-10-28 06:41:17 PM  
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2002-10-28 06:43:11 PM  
anyone want to hear me biatch more about my playstation2 breaking on me? No? too bad

the farking credits for kingdom hearts were rolling, and it just stops, i figure ok, whatever, i'd been playing maybe 6 hours or so, mebby just give it a break, play again tomorrow. heh, anytime i put a disc in the thing now it whines like a little biatch for 20 seconds and gives up

it really pisses me off, now i have no way of playing vice city, i mean jeez, what else is there to live for?
2002-10-28 06:44:18 PM  
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"I never get what I really want for Christmas. Every year, it's clothes or a bunch of stupid toys."

"What do you really want?"

"Real Estate"
2002-10-28 06:46:21 PM  
All junk. When I want to buy a toy for my nephew, the first place I go to parent watchdog group websites and check out the latest list of toys they're trying to ban.

Lawn darts are NOT too dangerous for a 4-year-old.
2002-10-28 06:51:01 PM  
"Like, the Nimbus 2000 is SOOOO last year..."
2002-10-28 06:52:01 PM  

You sure about that law prohibiting toys that look like guns? I used to, and still do for costumes and such, buy toy guns. You can get pretty realistic AR-15s and Colt .45s at the stores near my house. Of course they have that wussy high-vis orange paint on them, but all you need to change that is some matte black enamel paint.
2002-10-28 06:53:05 PM  
HellsBelle: if that was an alvin and the chipmunks reference i believe it goes, "meeee I waaaant a hooola hooop!"
2002-10-28 06:57:05 PM  
All I want is a Mister Disc!

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I've been watching wayyy too many Starcade reruns on G4... maybe I could get an RB5X as well...
2002-10-28 11:33:12 PM  

Gotta get me some o' that!
2002-10-28 11:33:51 PM  
amigajoe Thank you SO much for that pic. Megatron was one of the bestest toys EVER!! And hey....lookit me! I somehow managed to play with that toy ALL the time, and still not grow up to be some sort of killer. The Transformers OWNED! And still do, IMHO.
2002-10-28 11:36:08 PM  
Wow...methinks the Grammar Police will be stuffing a plunger up my @$$ in the near future. I KNOW I didnt word that right....but I'm not sure what I did wrong. Damn beer.
2002-10-28 11:39:06 PM  
see what happens, i biatch about losing the use of my playstation, then i lose fark for the night

you did it on purpose didn't you?

*shakes fist at noone in particular*
2002-10-29 10:46:08 AM  
greatest toy ever--Megatron--it was robot that turned into a gun, what more could a kid want
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