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Old 09-02-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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It might not be the toy for everyone, but the Slip and Slide has actually been around for quite a while. It first came on the market back in the '60's (introduced by Whamo). I had one when I was a kid and loved it. Now my kids have one and have about worn theirs out.

I don't think I would have enjoyed Cube World (those little hand held blocks with the electronic images that move between them) very much. My son enjoys playing with his every now and then. But I think they're kind of boring.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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I don't think anything today can beat the Golden Age of Toys from the 1950's, and early 60's. I love quality plastics, and some of the old plastics from that era are not only fun, they are worth a small fortune to collectors. So many "now" toys end up on shelves at thrift shops. They are basically junk in the box, and out. Had my mother been able to buy me a Bratz doll, I would have thrown it under the nearest train and celebrated the instant death of such an ugly creature. Modern toys, for the most part, are low quality, as well as overpriced. Some of the dolls have such tacky hair and dead looking eyes. The materials do not endure. Synthetic clothing deteriorates.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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I HAD a Slip & Slide when I was a kid. Apparently, time erased all negative memories of it, so I bought my son one when he was 7 or 8. "Mom, that's horrible!!"

Ooops. Sorry kiddo. I'd honestly forgotten and gotten nostalgic about the thing. I don't remember it being painful. Maybe I had a better lawn back then?

I agree with the battery operated toys. I didn't have many at all and I'm glad. My mom would have probably never replaced the batteries anyway, back in the day!

Of course that's EXACTLY what she buys for my kids. Go figure.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: CA
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I was scared to do my neighbor's Slip N Slide when I was a kid too.

I would have hated Bratz Dolls too. I didn't like Barbies. To me, there was no point in a doll that wasn't a baby doll. Never had an interest in doll whose purpose was not to take care of it.

I was all about My Little Ponies and Pound Puppies. Legos and Lincoln Logs were neat too.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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My daughter loves her Slip N Slide!

I second the vote for tossing the Bratz in the barrel!
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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My daughter loves her Slip N Slide!

I second the vote for tossing the Bratz in the barrel!
In 4th grade if I remember right, my youngest boy came home and repeated what another boy (a friend of his) who had nothing but sisters had said to him:

"You know, they really should get those Bratz dolls off the market. They teach young girls that to be beautiful, they have to have impossibly large heads."
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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I'll put in another vote for legos as the best toy ever. When I was young it was always legos for birthdays and christmases and I ended up getting quite the collection. Sometimes I still wish I could play with them.

I'd also like to say how much I HATE heelies. Every time I'm somewhere kids are skidding around on them I just want to trip them, pull them off and throw them at the parent.
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