Sunday, January 17, 2010

Advertising Fail.

You've gone backwards a long way, baby.

Oy vey.

11 comments:

Fred said...

It's pretty sad... the amount of specialized pieces they're using in sets make them so much less interchangeable too. I miss the Legos of 20 years ago.

Andy said...

My girls are into Barbie themselves. By their choice, as it happens.

Of course, they also build things for their dolls out of blocks and the-legos-for-little-kids-blocks-that-I-can't-remember-the-name-for, and they create plenty with crayons and paints.

I worry not. Well, not for another 10 years, but I keep my ammo dry and my "Who do you think YOU'RE picking up?" face practiced.

w.v uratam: Ultimate Robot Action Tam!

Nathan said...

I have a friend who plans to simply hand the young swain his Glock, and say, "If you even think of doing anything you shouldn't, just shoot yourself and save me the trouble."

Matthew said...

Old school legos made for good, if blocky, spaceships, especially freeform stuff like the Space Academy asteroid/ship.

WV: policri - college major for post-HS emo kids

Lewis said...

I'd be a lot more optimistic if "ponies! and princesses!" meant jousting, and I:33 practice.

wv: stizept: wasn't that a German form of the estoc?

B Smith said...

+1 Fred. I quit playing with LEGOs because they got so damned specialized. If I wanted a model kit, I'd buy a model kit. And you can't even FIND a regular, blocks-only LEGO set anymore. They've made a "classic" everything-else, we need classic LEGOs.

staghounds said...

The expression on the little girl's face is just beautiful, everyone should get to feel like that.

My littermate, who lives in CPH, says that Legos are the perfect expression of the Danish ethos.

"Here's your Lego block. Want to play? Make some friends."

And the second picture DOES lack a pack of hounds...

My captcha is "flitties". Why didn't I get policri?

Joanna said...

I had a Tonka dump truck growing up.

I used it as a baby carriage for my Cabbage Patch doll, one Opal Dolores.

Joanna said...

Andy: They're called Duplo Blocks, and they're awesome.

B Smith: You can get blocks-only Lego sets, you just have to buy a bucket's worth at a time. Which doesn't really strike me as a problem ...

randy said...

I notice lots of anti-pink sentiment in that thread.

I understand the feelings against assuming all girls like pink, but my daughter has a pink stocked Cricket because she likes pink and always gravitates to anything with a pink stock or grips when we attend a gun show.

That and it matches the pink camo t-shirts and shorts she picked out for herself ;-)

Joanna said...

Nothing wrong with pink per se, as far as I'm concerned; it's more a reaction to "girls won't like guns/tools/etc. unless we make them pink."