Friday, April 11, 2008

Impossible Toys

Not a lot of pictures of Ben this week (strange!) so here's some of the toys he will grow up with.

If you're a child from the 70's and 80's this is an incredible time for toys (it's a bad time for the economy and plastic prices but that's besides
the point). We were the generation that never grew out of sci-fi (I blame George Lucas) and I, like many of my friends, have gone into the toy industry and tried to improve some of the toys we had.

For example, here's the Indiana Jones figure I had at 10:

And here's the one that's coming:

This is the Millennium Falcon. I got one in 1979 and it's been in production ever since:

Until now. This is the one that just leaked on the internet:

It's three feet long, two feet wide and no kid will be able to lift it. Hasbro denied this was coming at Toy Fair but let's see what they say at the New York Convention next weekend.

Ben's going to grow up in a world where these toys are the norm. Where electronics do things designers can't even imagine. Where there's a Democrat in the White House.

You're welcome.


dave said...

Thats a sweet looking Millennium Falcon. They finally built something worthy enough to represent the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.

Renee said...

Ben looks a little overwhelmed with all his new "favorite" toys looming overhead....just wait baby, you will get to brake them soon enough, soon enough!