No time for a proper Flashback Friday today, as I’m in the waning hours before I go back to work tonight, and I had a lot of things I wanted (and still need) to do today. But I figured I’d give a quick shoutout to a flashback a few people have requested before… the one and only My Buddy doll. There weren’t many dolls marketed at boys that didn’t transform into awesome war machines or wear combat fatigues… but My Buddy sought to break down that stereotype that traditional dolls were for girls only. Ultimately, My Buddy would fail as no father in his right mind would allow their son to touch anything as fruity looking as My Buddy was. Look at him… he’s the lovechild of Mario and Rainbow Brite. That frog was just put there to make him look more like a regular, good old American boy… in reality, he never played outside. Instead, he stayed in the house and tried on Kid Sister’s clothes and makeup….
Here’s the commercial for My
Pussy Buddy and Kid Sister direct from the 80’s….
I may have to revisit this one sometime in a future Retro TV Ad Tuesday post….
Perhaps Rainbow Brite is really Buddy in drag?
That blew my mind. I agree!
Hmmmmm, that calls for the Crocodile Dundee test. I need a brave Sprite to volunteer for this…
i think they would team up and kill me in my sleep
Probably… I do think this is where the idea for Chucky came from…. and if not, it should be.
Who ever designed them was clearly never a kid! LOL!
LOL! Born straight into adulthood. That wouldn’t surprise me!
I had those! You don’t want to know what I did with my buddy…
What happens in the dollhouse stays in the dollhouse….
I’ll definitely have to revisit My Buddy when I get time to write a real post! He is so full of material for me….
They were always creepy.
It’s the McDonaldland Syndrome… what seemed normal then just looks so fucked up now!
I dunno. Pop some camo streaks on his face, sew him up some combat fatigues and give him an M60… no, you’re right, My Buddy is best consigned to the scrap heap of naff ideas.
He’s one of the few 80’s toys that didn’t make a comeback within the last decade, which says something about what a horrible idea it was in the first place!
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