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(Entertainment Weekly)   The ten hottest retro toys of 2012. Cabbage Patch Dolls are again all the rage   ( divider line
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2012-12-19 01:57:27 AM  
3 votes:
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Wonder when these will make a comeback?
2012-12-19 01:52:42 AM  
3 votes:
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2012-12-19 01:01:12 AM  
3 votes:
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The herd could use a little thinning...
2012-12-18 10:12:45 PM  
3 votes:
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Do I detect a slowing of gang activity?
2012-12-18 09:22:23 PM  
3 votes:
Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!
2012-12-19 12:43:27 AM  
2 votes:
Homemade Time Machine, circa 1987

Get yourself an Easy Bake Oven; the gamma radiation off the heat lamps creates an ideal superconductive state. Insert a Slinky, whose razor-sharp steel and helix shape are essential for centrifugal force. Lastly, put a Rubik's Cube under the Slinky: Their confusing nature reflects, and somehow triggers, the effects of time travel.

Voila. Your very own Flux Capacitor.

Wear Comic-Book X-Ray Specs to prevent radiation exposure; add plutonium to taste.
2012-12-19 12:36:58 AM  
2 votes:
I hate Cabbage Patch Kids.  They got me in trouble with my mom!
I snuck and got a tattoo of a bouquet of pansies when I was 17.  I wanted it right below my tan line, on my rear hip/butt ended up being smack in the middle of my butt cheek (yes, I am a pansy ass - thanks Sailor Moses).  My mom didn't know.  My 2 year old niece busted into the bathroom as I was about to shower and asked "Aunt Kimmy, what is that?" I told her "a birthmark" and hustled her out the door. 
A couple months later, her 3rd birthday party, she gets a Cabbage Patch doll.  Strips her clothes off and yells "my dolly has a tattoo just like Aunt Kimmy!" (They have a stamp on their asses).  Vinyl record screech - mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and dozens of others  do the drama hedgehog thing in my direction.  Busted. 
I guess there are worse ways - my mom was less pissed given my embarrassment than she'd been if she'd found out any other way.
2012-12-19 11:41:06 AM  
1 vote:
Had one of these in 1963. Used it to strafe the Kennedy motorcade.

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2012-12-19 09:35:23 AM  
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2012-12-19 05:00:35 AM  
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2012-12-19 03:09:16 AM  
1 vote:
It was the best Christmas ever...

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I was the happiest geeky kid in the world that Christmas... 

//GirderPanel cards made the best sound in my spokes ever.
2012-12-19 03:06:33 AM  
1 vote:

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/pinched fingers and tetanus shots ftw

That's like a rocket ship compared to my old Tonka Snorkel:

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Forget tetanus shots, the Snorkel was designed to sever fingers. Stick a digit into the hinge of the ladder arm, then sit down on top. Bye bye, Pinky, hello hospital!
2012-12-19 01:46:48 AM  
1 vote:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: They need to stop making toys that talk, play music, ask questions, or otherwise emit sonic waves of any sort, even if dropped from a balcony onto the concrete floors below. Or they need to package those toys with heavy adult sedatives.

Hrm. My wife has lots of friends with kids. Although I've never much cared for buying presents for other peoples children, my wife insists it's social protocol. Even with friends she doesn't especially like. Anyhow, we have more money by far than any of them. It's been expressed more than once that since we have said money, and no children, that the presents we buy their kids should be of the pricey variety. My response was fark off, while my wife's was even better. Now we always buy the loudest, most obnoxious things we can find. Extra points for things that need future purchases/upgrades. We bought one couple a terrier puppy for their brat. Good times.
2012-12-19 01:46:45 AM  
1 vote:
My girlfriend had a Furby the year they came out. We teased it with yes or no questions until it continually answered in the affirmative that it was sent by Satan to kill us in our sleep. We joked it off until 5am when it turned itself on and laughed hysterically about how bored it was. That was when I took out the batteries and stuffed it back in its box.

/Can't imagine plastic tinker toys smell right.
//Those ninja turtles look awesome tho and if you notice they have wrappings around their feet now. Which probably means they stand up a lot more easily.
2012-12-19 01:15:40 AM  
1 vote:

Sneakernets: What's next? Pogs?

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2012-12-19 12:59:08 AM  
1 vote:

JonZoidberg: I saw it the other day at Walmart. I guess it's back.


Shiat. And here's me six foot tall and change.

And almost 40.

/I'm still tempted
2012-12-19 12:47:12 AM  
1 vote:
I wish there were big wheels for adults.
2012-12-19 12:25:35 AM  
1 vote:

brap: Bring back, Dressy Bessy and Dapper Dan!

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2012-12-19 12:19:42 AM  
1 vote:
I think my old spirograph is still somewhere in mom's proverbial basement.

I kind of want a Furby, although the eyes on the new model remind me of:
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2012-12-18 09:41:25 PM  
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CruiserTwelve: Heh. Plastic TinkerToys. Next thing you know they'll have plastic Lincoln Logs.

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2012-12-18 09:15:34 PM  
1 vote:
I kinda want the Ninja Turtles. They look cooler than the ones I used to have.
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