Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Daily Mall Reader

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In All Seasons, Toys Are Us
Playthings that embody the myths of childhood

TIME Magazine - Monday, Dec. 22, 1986

(Excerpt) A brother and sister leave home to wander through a place where exotic figures have the power to enchant and destroy. But the siblings are protected by an even greater force: goodness. At the end of a winding and hazardous journey, the wicked are vanquished and the children are redeemed.

This Christmas the pair may be called He-Man and She-Ra, and their blond manes and mesomorphic torsos beckon from shelves in nearly every toy store in the nation. In other times the wandering children have been differently named and more modestly dressed.

Read the full article here.


Blogger Cora said...

Wow, this article certainly brings back memories of old childhood friends. I loved all the cartoons (watched on Sky Channel, a British satellite/cable network, as German TV would only show wholesome and educational stuff) and even had a few of the toys. I still have them, in fact. And those shiny new DVD boxsets of 1980s cartoons are mightily tempting.

It's sad that cartoon shows with matching action figure lines don't really seem to exist anymore. Today's kids don't know what they're missing.

Thu Nov 23, 06:41:00 PM  

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