If there was a single toy/ cartoon that defined my childhood it was He-Man. Obsession would barely scratch the surface of how into it I was. I had the big wheel. Countless toys and of course Castle Grayskull. The ultimate in He-Man over indulgence. My mind is shaken of early 80s christmas’s but I’m fairly sure I complained about not getting it only to open it after. I was a jerk kid. Anyway the remaining pieces still rest in my garage and might be worth pulling out just to see what is left.
Lost In The Movies has a great video up if you love Back To The Future. You get a fun look at the various versions of Hill Valley we see across all three movies. That dang clock tower just really stands out no matter what time you are in.
Screw this kid. Really you couldn’t be more entitled. He’s clearly broken his mother down with years of trash behavior. The smug look. The grating voice. This is the kid that will be going to high school parties 3 years after he graduates asking girls if they wanna see his basement room. Actually he will grow up to be this:
What if your child is really into things like “interaction, attention, and stories?” Well in 1986 the world found a cure for that in the form of Teddy Ruxpin and best friend Grubby (get it?). From what I can remember Teddy is the first toy I had that I guess you would call ” interactive”. Really you just put a cassette in his back and he would tell you the story on the cassette. His mouth and eyes all moved. Now I was a jerk spoiled kid and had Grubby too. So I could attach a cable between the two and they would kind of act out the story together. To this day I have a tote of the books and tapes in the basement. It really was a win-win. Parents got to get out of reading time and I got a cool toy that I still have and really loved.
Teddy is also getting a 2017 reboot. And it might eat your soul