Monday, February 19, 2007

Bigger, Fatter, NOT Better

It pains me to note that the Fisher Price Little People I played with as a child were a lot sexier than the ones my daughter plays with now. It seems that Fisher Price is currently crafting their toys to reflect a more realistic America: multi-cultural and fatter than ever. Fisher Price fashions the new Little People out of plastic instead of wood, and they have them wearing hideous outfits and carrying things like cell phones and backpacks.

Here are the Little People I played with:

Just look at the 1960's mama's figure: currrvey.

And the new ones that my daughter plays with:

I almost spent $144 on a huge lot of vintage Little People, including the house, the school, the barn and the garage, but then I stopped myself because what if my daughter LIKES the new ones?

My walk down memory lane on Ebay rustled up this baby: The Kenner Tree House, featuring the Tree Tots. Mem-OH-ries! I'd love to get one of these, but they're fetching the big bucks.


Powergirl said...

Oh how I loved that house and the bus! Did you have the bus? I did not just play with those toys; they became a part of me. I loved them. I wish I still had them. The new toys suck. Plastic toys suck balls.

Christa M. Forster said...

I had the bus, too, oh yes.

cake said...

what i dislike the most about the new ones is that they are too detailed-- too specific. i like the abstracted vagueness of the old ones--the ones i had. they allow the child's imagination to fill in the details, and to change them again and again.