Big kid in a toy store

On Jane’s birthday, we hit up Toys ‘R’ Us after the zoo so she could “pick out” a toy (with some guidance, of course). We wondered up and down every aisle to scope the place out before committing to a Sesame Street toy (of course). I think I probably had just as much fun as she did. At this age she’s still not fully aware of what’s available to her, so I get to pick out what I think she (I) would like. When’s the last time you walked through a full-on toy store? There’s some cool $h*t out these days!

But seriously, if buying toys for yourself as an adult wasn’t frivolous and ridiculous, I’d have come home with this little lady:

I didn’t even know these existed!! How groovy is that yellow outfit? And that awesome illustration of Ms. Barbie in the bottom left corner? If you look closely at the bottom of the photo, you can see that they also have more Barbies in this series from 1977 and 1986. What? Hello! I was born in ’77!!! They didn’t have either of these in stock, so I found them on Amazon. Here she is in all of her mid 70’s glory:

Yeah, I’d never heard of SuperStar Barbie either, but who cares. It’s 1977! And look at that Barbie logo!! It gives me childhood flashbacks. But if you want to talk flashbacks, check out Miss 1986:

It’s Barbie of Barbie and the Rockers fame! I totally had her and the red-headed one (Diva, perhaps?). Does anyone remember the song from the tape that came with the doll – “Born with a Mike in her Hands”? Ok, now I’m just embarrassing myself. On to the next toy I could have brought home…

What is this???!!! I want to live there!!! Oh my word. I just searched for Playmobil on Amazon. It’s a rabbit hole I might never climb out of. We (I) have already committed to Plan Toys, so this just can’t happen in good conscience. Ok, but if Jane discovers this on her own when she gets older, I will have no other choice than to support her. ;)

(I know I said I wasn’t going to spend any time “researching” dollhouse furniture that we [I] don’t need, but these two jumped out at me:

A cafeteria set!!

An RV!!!)

Man, having a little girl is fun!!!

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7 Responses to Big kid in a toy store

  1. Katie says:

    Cool toys! Have you been to the Barbie exhibit at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum? I’m on their Teacher Advisory Council, and I went through with a teacher friend a couple of months ago–it was lots of fun, and I even saw a couple of Barbie and the Rockers!

  2. mabel says:

    wow! I want a sofa like that!

  3. Carrie says:

    I loved Barbie. I have one still in the box that I got years ago as a gift..Eskimo Barbie. She is beautiful and wears fur around her face. When I am old and Kate is old(its a sharing thing) I will open her and play with her. The ones I remember having…Western Barbie, and of course Barbie and The Rockers. The Ken had HAIR!

    • jillbrowning says:

      I had Western Barbie. I remembered that she winked if you pressed her back. Then I pulled her winking eyelid out, and her eye just kind of caved in. Fun times!

  4. Jives says:

    Omg, I had the barbie and the rockers tape! I think I had the Derek doll, who came with a jumpsuit-type getup and highlighted hair. He was way better looking than Ken! :)

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