i was a pretty reserved kid when growing up, i had learned to despise Toy commercials because i had discovered at an early age how evil and treacherous they were. i despised toy commercials. on the same level adults did i always felt extremely embarassed by my peers who always upon seeing a toy commercial for some shitty movie or comic or pokemon tie in franchise would immediately bug their parents to buy it for them, shit like that spiderman wrist thing that shoots silly string, it was embarrassing like come on, got any dignity? I had Still have a playstation with a mod chip, which could play pirate games, and i envied NOBODY, i lived like a real kid was supposed to live, more interested in making guns out of random pieces of shit laying around which was cobbled together to make gun props, that me and my friends would take up and then play war games next door in the scrub, running around and having little death matches, it was fun shit, real spergin imagination shit right there, we would have many adventures. While the kids who needed the anticipation of chinese made plastic shit to constantly be coming their way to feel satisfied, if only for a short time would always end with the same way. A new toy commercial for saturday morning cartoons would come on, some COLLECT EM ALL SET of beyblades or pokemon, action man or spiderman, or some shit, and it was always.... OMG!!!! MOMMY DADDY I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT and then 50 dollars later and 2 weeks later the Toy is out in the backyard bleached by the sun cracking and missing pieces. I got tired of visiting those kids when i was young, because i would always be stepping on pieces of plastic shit, some shard of something, the backyards were always littered with pieces of die cast metal and razor sharp plastic shards, littered through out the soil like chocolate chips of pain.... And *I*?? well i rode a motorbike that is all young boys should have, is a mini dirt bike, and a videogame console, Everything else can be fun in just going the fuck outside and playing around. @Flu @Stormtrooper any of you have any opiniosn or insights into this? We all know what those kids turned into when they grew up, the ones who fell for the Pokemon and Digimon and cartoon based toy shit, like Mcdonalds happy meals, they became terrible self absorbed aspies with a huge sense of self entitlement. And more often than not.... BASEMENT DWELLERS. my only regret back then was not being able to build my own tree house. i tried, but there were no tree's big enough to support one.