Sunday, October 6, 2013

Barbie Girl

One of my weird collections that I absolutely cannot give up is McDonald's Happy Meal toys. I won't pay crazy amounts of money for them, but I do snap up whatever I can find at yard sales and flea markets. Maybe they remind me of a simpler time in my life.. a time when I could eat at McDonald's and not feel completely ill afterwards. Anyone else get nostalgic because they would eat there at least once every week as a kid? Ah, memories.

Anyways, I found a basket of assorted toys still in their plastic bags at an antiques mall the other day. There was a Barbie one from 1991, and lo and behold there was a mini catalog included!

Let's see what you could put on your Christmas list and force your parents to go look for:

Sleeping bags, ruffled socks, cheap cosmetics and even an exercise tape! I remember begging my mom to buy me that aerobics Barbie from the grocery store. It came with a tutu that folded up into a gym bag.

Art smocks!

Never played the Game Boy game, but my husband has the Nintendo version. It is surprisingly difficult.

Yes, that's a Rollerblade Barbie! Is that the one where the wheels sparked as you pushed the doll along?

The comic book made me feel bad about my lame wardrobe when I was 8 years old. That was the only lasting impression it gave me. Speaking of bad clothes, is that really appropriate to wear while milking a cow?

Birthday parties at McDonald's!!! Could it get any better than that?

Did you know Barbie had fun adventure books? Neither did I. And oh man, I gotta cuff my jeans to show off these hot socks!!

Now go listen to the song by Aqua and think about how pop music has changed since then.


  1. hahaha. I can't bring myself to get rid of my McDonald's Barbie toys. Well, the plastic haired ones. I don't like the ones with non-plastic hair. And I recognize some of those Barbie items from the catalogue. We totally had the accessory holder and that roller blade Barbie did have light up skates AND wore a white pleather, midriff baring outfit.

    1. Agreed; the solid-plastic-haired ones are best!


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