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….