Friday, April 1, 2011

Flashback Friday...I'm Jealous!

I will spare you all from an April Fool's Day post.  Last year I pretended to be pregnant...which wasn't really that fun since only 3 people read my blog and none of them really knew me.

Instead, I shall share a fun little flashback with you!  ENJOY!

Last year, I created an eBay account for the sole reason of purchasing Electronic Dream Phone and Mall Madness.  We spent "Ladies Christmas" 2009 huddled around a battery operated pink Zack Morris phone - it was glorious.

Why did I get an itch to purchase 20 year old electronic board games?  YouTube made me do it.  I dare you to watch this commercial and NOT get an itch to answer your phone by saying, "Hi Hunk!" whenever someone calls you this weekend!


After singing, "Who, who, who has a crush on you?" to myself approximately 83 times, I happened upon this little gem of 80s/90s nostalgia.... The Barbie Corvette Power Wheel!!

I remember wanting one of these more than a fat kid wants cake, but Power Wheels were for rich families.  While I didn't grow up in poverty - we were NOT one of those families.  If it wasn't sold at Goodwill or a Flea Market, I didn't get it.  This is no sob story though; I found a rad red corvette Barbie Car and a 4 story cardboard Barbie mansion (with an elevator) at the flea market in almost new condition.  The masking tape price tags left some residue, but other than that they were pristine!  However, the Flea Market NEVER had a Power Wheel.  Especially not one as beautiful as the one below. (the fact that someone video taped this from an old VHS only makes it more adorable!)



Not only did those bitches have human size BARBIE CARS (jealous!) they also had perfect hair and CELL PHONES! Did you see them chatting on the phone while riding around their yards? I didn't get my first cell phone until I was 18! Sheesh! Rich bitches had it all in those days.

Happy Weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Highway10revisitedApril 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    YOU'RE PREGNANT!!?!?!?!

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  2. I always wanted those things too when I saw them in the commericals, but it was never meant to be. The closest I had to Power Wheels was my bicycle or my miniature Barbie car. I love that you bought Dream Phone. Remember Mall Madness? My friend had that and I loved that we got our own "credit" cards!

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  3. With a food baby perhaps... :)

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  4. Absolutely I do! I actually bought Mall Madness as well...and I still kind of think the clothing is expensive! You know what game I really really want, but it won't be the same if not attending a slumber party?? Girl Talk! Do you remember the zit stickers?

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  5. AH! I remember the commercials, but that was another game that was too expensive. Yes, you should have a slumber party and invite me. We'll play Girl Talk!

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  6. theboyfrienddramaApril 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    I remember that game, i really wanted one, alas it was never meant to be. Sad times.

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  7. Oh - it's ON! There are few things in life that I love more than pranking boys at 11pm!

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  8. It's never too late!!

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  9. I so so so remember "who who who has a crush on you"

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  10. I wanted all of these items SO bad when I was a kid. Never got them. This post made me a bit nostalgic for my childhood.

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  11. I want my very own theme song just like that!

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  12. Perhaps it built character for us to go without such toys...but it sure feels good owning them now!! Thank goodness for eBay. :)

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  13. OMG! Totally having flashbacks to my childhood in the 80's! I so wanted those toys but also never got them. I do remember asking my parents for the Power Wheel Barbie Corvette... Thanks for the flashback!

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