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    12-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Bratz freak me out. Some girls in my grade wear really short skirts have boyfreinds wear makup and text all the time this one girl wears color contacts and has a streached ear lobe. I did not have dolls I only had breyers and the only doll I had was a american girl doll givin to me by my aunt
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    12-09-2012, 08:30 PM
I played with paper dolls when I was little, for crying out loud. I still remember my grandma giving me a book full of them, with perforated dolls and clothes that you had to punch out.

I also had LiteBrite, Skydancers, Polly Pocket, Fantasy Fillies, Paddock Ponies, Doodle Bear... most of the awesome 90's toys. I actually still have all my Betty Spaghetti dolls.

I don't understand toys these days. Companies are running out of ideas.

Y'know what else baffles me? Kids' TV shows and movies. Nothing is classic anymore. Poor kids today are stuck with Hannah Montana and crappy computer animated sitcoms on Nick Junior.
    12-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Originally Posted by Jessabel    
Y'know what else baffles me? Kids' TV shows and movies. Nothing is classic anymore. Poor kids today are stuck with Hannah Montana and crappy computer animated sitcoms on Nick Junior.
My biggest peave is the cartoons that are nothing more than crap...literally. You know, we didn't have the very best cartoons when I was a kid, but they were still educational tools to either teach moral ideas or math/reading/etc. Now, we've got our young kids being educated by the likes of Spongebob and Adventure Time and Regular Show. Stuff that is nothing more than candied pig poo...light on the candy. And we wonder why each generation is dumber than the last .
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    12-09-2012, 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by LadyDreamer    
I just hate that all of my childhood favorites have been heinously destroyed and mangled to the point where only the name is the same. Littlest Pet Shop makes me SOOO sad to see now. Polly Pocket is huge. Furby has lost almost all of the "Wtf? It is so creepy!" factor. Plus you can no longer find Grand Champion horses or other neat, lifelike toys.
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I love the Grand Champions....won't touch a Breyer.
    12-09-2012, 11:47 PM
I still have all of my breyers. Traditionals are very hard to come by where I live so I will hopefully be keeping them for a long time.

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