My Buddy And Me!

A Real Pal.... until he goes all Chucky on you.

A Real Pal…. until he goes all Chucky on you.

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 flashback fridayfigured 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….

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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20 Responses to My Buddy And Me!

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Perhaps Rainbow Brite is really Buddy in drag?

  2. ksbeth says:

    i think they would team up and kill me in my sleep

  3. Who ever designed them was clearly never a kid! LOL!

  4. addercatter says:

    I had those! You don’t want to know what I did with my buddy…

  5. 1jaded1 says:

    They were always creepy.

  6. draliman says:

    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.

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