Wonderful Toys

May 15, 2008

I was in Kmart yesterday looking for a present for Emily (decided on JJJ Hottest 100 CD) and while waiting for Kate to call me to confirm that this was cool I hung around the store. Security seemed a bit jittery about this hoodie wearing, nonchalantly wandering, stock examining young bloke…

Anyway, with a few moments spent in Kitchenware, Electronics, Car Accessories and Sporting I spent most of my time in the Toys section. There are cool options for the young and young at heart these days! A few highlights were:
– Nerf air powered rapid fire dart guns (not that new) and a blow dart tube.
– Super soaker with a refill port big enough for ice cubes (that’s just mean)
– plush Star Wars figurines

I reminisced about cool toys we used to have:
– Bandit crossbow with suction cup tipped darts that we modified with thumbtacks (Heathrow Customs didn’t confiscate these)
– Cap guns especially some very realistic ones we bought in the UK (Customs did take these)
– Super soakers of all shapes and sizes
– GI Joe – I still have these in a box under the house (and they’re making a GI Joe movie)
– Lego – lots and lots of Lego

What were your favourite toys?

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