At least twice a week, every week I pass those shops in the airport that sell everything at jacked up prices.  Prominently displayed in the front windows one can find the same assortment of crap; subpar travel pillows and blankets, colorful yet flimsy travel cases, t-shirts/mugs/glasses/magnets of the host city complete with cheesy logos (Ski Whistler!  Wisconsin: Nothing Tips Like A Cow), crappy ass electronics, etc.  And one other item is always to be found, the ubiquitous Webkinz.

Now, I actually never bothered to learn what exactly a Webkinz was seeing as how they just look like damn Beanie Babies to me, but recently Myrtlebeachbum informed me that she had spent a small fortune on these stuffed thingys for her bebes.  Turns out when you buy one it comes with a code that you plug in to the Webkinz site which then gives you access to the virtual Webkinz world.  Okay, so they’re virtual Beanie Babies then?  Alrightwhatever.  Well, just in time for Christmas the Webkinz have some competition.  Behold the variety of crap you will be able to spend your coin on!

BuildABearVille

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Disney Cars Online (2009)

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The Littlest Pet Shop - where you buy things with 'Kibble'

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Barbie Girls - where the princesses wear tiaras and you don't

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Pixie Hollow - Tinkerbells' eJewelry unlocks stuff

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Damn, y’all.  Whatever happened to Silly Putty and a LiteBright?  A Speak-n-Spell and some Legos?  Skip-It?  Big Wheel?  Tetherball?  Guess Who?

I feel old.

What are your favorite toys from your younger days?

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