Yesterday, I braved the downpours to head out to Wal-Mart to pick up some lunch supplies for the week. Hoping that if I spent more time in Wal-Mart it might stop raining, I decided to spend some time wandering the store (always dangerous).
My wanderings took me to the toy section, which is one of my favorite sections of the store. Being Uncle Michael to BB, GG, Gracelyn and Davis means I am always on the alert, looking for new and exciting toys on the off chance that a birthday, Christmas, holiday, day that ends in Y is coming up. (I'd spent most of Saturday afternoon on the mission to find BB a b'day present (the flu set me behind a week) which I did find and can't wait to send it to him).
So, I was wandering the aisle with toys for the toddlers when I saw without a doubt some of the coolest toys EVER!
Growing up, I had a ton of Star Wars
toys. I also had some Battlestar Galactica
toys. In fact, many an epic battle took place in the back yard between a mixed universe of Star Wars
and Battlestar Galactica
toys and characters. I had so much fun playing with them that I want to share that with BB and Davis. Over the years, I've given BB a vareity of Star Wars
related stuff from Legos to a 3-D puzzle of R2-D2. But, I've yet to be able to get Davis any Star Wars
toys, namely because he's only just turned one and most of the Star Wars
toys are too small for him.
PlaySkool has answered my fondest wishes. They've made a line of Star Wars
toys that are for the smaller children. Larger action figures with big pieces that won't be easily swallowed, big toys that make lots of cool sounds when you press a button. One of them is Luke's X-Wing Fighter
, which I stood in Wal-Mart drooling over for a long, long time. One of the coolest features is a button that you push and it plays the Star Wars
theme! How cool is that?!?
And they've got a whole line of action figures from Darth Vader to R2-D2 and C3PO
(who come as a set...as they should!) to Chewbacca. It was all I could do to not put every toy in the cart, rush to the front of the store, buy it all and head over to visit Davis so that
I could play
he could play with them.
Needless to say, I didn't buy any of these toys because the labels on the box said they are for children three and up. Which I am hopeful by his b'day and Christmas (he'll be two) that we can fudge a bit and I can get these toys for him. I did tell my family about these toys, which they all responded in the same way. "Does Davis need these or does Uncle Michael need them?"
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/21/2005 08:14:00 AM