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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Seen in a place called Ollie's, which buys up merchandise stores like Walmart can't unload. I didn't think it was worth the ten bucks. Ugly, ugly toys.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

These are lovely and something a child might actually play with.

Not everything should or needs to be for collectors.

On the other hand, making preschool toys for show that was in the air more than a half century ago is bizarre. I would have loved these as a small child in the 1960s but the the toys should reflect a show kids would actually be watching now.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Meanwhile, small children in the 60s got this

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

At least it's not as bad as that other star based franchise's choices:

Snuck in a little JCVD for... comparison purposes. Yeah, that's the ticket.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago
[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 week ago

I don't see a problem. Kids should be educated in Federation values from an early age.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Excuse me, I think you meant to say the Rules of Acquisition. Gotta give them a competitive advantage by teaching them early.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Too late. Sold the kids for some latinum.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

I got a RuPaul’s Drag Race set of these for my bestie.

This set is currently sitting in my Amazon “Save for later” cart.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 week ago

Ok, I seriously need to get this for my kid.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

(I know orcas aren’t whales. The comedy demands flexibility).

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago

My four year old niece has some little toys like this...I wish I had an Ollie's; I'd snatch this up for her in an attempt to get her into Trek. Right now it's all Disney princesses.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I guarantee you can get them on eBay cheaper than you can get them at Ollie's.

Edit: I take that back, no you can't.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 week ago

Eh. Little People is a toy line for toddlers with a long history, that kids from the 50s through at least the 80s are going to have some core memories around. This seems like a bit of a no-brainer limited licensing deal.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

Especially considering all the other licensing deals they have. I've seen at least marvel, DC, and Seinfeld. Probably many others.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

Little people were pegs with heads on top. This is some weird shit.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I know what they looked like. I had a tub of them.

But they stopped being that in the '90s. They didn't stop being for toddlers, though. And parents are strongly influenced by their own childhood when buying things for their kids.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

If you're trying to appeal to people from the 50s to the 80s with your toy line, but it doesn't look like the toy line they remember, it's not really going to appeal to them.

There's a reason it's in the discount store.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

Idk, they may have just made too many of them. We have some of these but lord of the rings that we got for our kids a few years ago, but at this point they've both aged out of Little People.

Give me some proper trek lego already

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Give me some proper trek lego already

That would be awesome. The Mega Bloks versions were not good. I'm actually surprised there hasn't been more Star Trek toy licensing lately.

this post was submitted on 15 May 2024
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