Weird stream of consciousness at about 7:30 this morning.Ã‚Â I was thinking about how much cooler toys used to seem back when I was in the target market.Ã‚Â Big Wheels, Star Wars action figures, slot cars, Stretch Armstrong, etc. - All these things would get me really excited when I was a kid. So then I started thinking about whether kids today would get excited about toys I had during the 1970s.Ã‚Â And I was thinking I'd do a little experiment: Get Kate a vintage 1970s toy and see if she spends as much time with it as she spends with her other stuff.
So then I was thinking Weebles, because they'd be too big for Kate to swallow and they don't have any moving parts.Ã‚Â I remember digging Weebles when I was, like, three.
So I logged on to eBay.Ã‚Â And there are a few vintage Weeble auctions going on.Ã‚Â I can't seem to win one to save my life.Ã‚Â I bid up a set of five or six of the little bastards to over $20, only to find out someone else wanted them more.Ã‚Â No way I'm paying more than $20 for a set of plastic eggs left over from 1973.
But I still want some vintage Weebles.Ã‚Â So I'm opportunistically bidding.
Tell me, what was the first toy you remember having?