February 25, 2010

Speak & Spell vs. Dolls with Wigs

I've noticed a few of my favorite blogs lately have been independently making references to nostalgic 1980s-era items from toys to television shows, discussing "321 Contact," friendship barrettes and a slew of old-school Fisher Price toys. So, it seemed apropos when I recently came across this electronic gem as I dropped Wavey off at preschool:

I'm not sure if it even works (I didn't have time to test it out), but I might go back and try it out. 
Wavey wasn't sure what to make of it.  I guess if it's not glitzy-glammy like today's toys, she's hardly interested.  I mean, this creepy-voiced oversized device can hardly compete with her latest obsession with these Barbie-esque dolls whose schtick is to trade wigs amongst one another.  THAT to me is creepy.

PS: Today is the last day to enter the Good Gravy! Giveaway.  Perhaps your comment-about-anything entry can be about how when you were a kid, you were scared of Mr. Speak & Spell's voice, too?


Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

LOVE the Speak & Spell. Riley enjoys it as well. My favorite old game is the hangman one but I have to admit the computerized "SAY IT" command always scared me a bit.

Two Little Tots said...

i wish they made toys like they did back then...the fisher price ones are the best...so simple and everything does not make noise!

Into Ablivia said...

Love it. There was a math one too called Speak & Math and then there was the Little Professor. Remember him? The yellow calculator dude with the mustache.

The Rodriguez Crew said...

OMG!! I completely forgot about the Speak & Spell!! I absolutely LOVED that when I was little!! Now I want to find one. I hope yours works!

Jen Schultz said...

OK - seriously! The Speak & Spell! I LOVED that toy! I can still hear the "Wa Wa Wa WA...spell ____" "Good! Now try ___!" OH MY GOSH! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Christina said...

Mine still works!