What's the Toy You Just Couldn't Live Without?

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Earlier this week I wrote about Tinkerbell Cosmetics, my pink plastic childhood obsession. No doubt I begged, I pleaded, I whined. But everybody’s got some white whale from their early years. What was yours?


Were you enthralled by terrifying Teddy Ruxpin? Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse? Were you desperate for an American Girl doll? Was it—come on, you can tell me—a Furby? What’s the throwback toy you remember wanting most of all? What’re the toys you got and played with until they fell apart? ‘Fess up.


Contact the author at kelly@jezebel.com.

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I had one of these bad boys;

I think I inherited it from an older cousin. I used to bounce it so hard that I could achieve an inefficient but dramatic form of locomotion. I would put on my barbie underwear, my cowboy boots, and my little plastic fireman’s hat and lurch dangerously across the living room.