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November 10, 2016 (Thursday) 03:50 pm [2016, disney-carriage, humor, kids, money, november-2016, toys]
I just saw this commercial on TV a few minutes ago...

A darling little girl is using a toy wand to strike a big pumpkin. The third time it turns into a really darling, plastic coach (think Cinderella's coach here). Oh, yeah. They call it a Princess Carriage.

The cost? It's only $398.

Wait. ONLY $398??? Are you kidding me? We just ordered oil to heat our entire house that will last us until a year from now, and it cost us $466 dollars.

Does this coach turn into a bike when the girl girl grows into a pre-teen? And a car when she's old enough to drive? No, because it's PLASTIC, and it probably broke three weeks after she got it.

I'm trying to picture who has enough money to buy their little girl this coach. And even if they do have the do-re-me, is it WISE to spend it on something like this?

Yeah, I remember as a kid having elaborate daydreams about those little cars they made that you sat in and they actually had an engine driven by a battery. And I mean daydreamed. I knew damn good and well I was never getting one (nor did I ever ask for one, of course). God, I still remember how much I wanted that toy car. Hahaha. Right.

Four HUNDRED dollars (almost) for a toy coach made of plastic.

Okay! I looked it up online (of course). According to all I read, it takes two people more than two hours to put this together (and can take much longer). Doing the curtains is supposedly very hard. It needs charging for 18 hours the first time it's going to be used -- then it runs for around 45 minutes. It does drive like a little car! And I need to admit, it's really DARLING. But I did see people complaining that it was breaking within the first month of use...

Still, it seems crazy to me. But I'm not a parent. Some of you ARE, though. What is the most expensive toy you've ever bought your kids(s)? Just curious! (Maybe I've lost touch with what is spent on kids currently...)
November 11, 2016 (Friday) 02:07 am (UTC)
Well, plastic is made of oil.
So, it makes sense it costs the same as your oil, right?
November 11, 2016 (Friday) 03:54 pm (UTC)
My girls are both grown up and when they were little I don't think toys that expensive existed for the most part. Not in our world anyway. I did spend about $100. on a very nice activity cube for my granddaughter earlier this year. But I think that's about my limit.
November 19, 2016 (Saturday) 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'd probably have played more with the box it came in when I was a kid.

Of course, I was a weird kid.