Monday, November 22, 2010


Alphie is a "hot gift" this Christmas-according to his TV commercials. I had to laugh when I saw him. Really? Alphie? Alphie is the hot new toy on the market? Isn't that the SAME toy my brother had back in the mid 80's? Why yes. Yes it its.
This particular Alphie came to our house via Grandmommy this week. She and Pop Pop were here helping us with our bathroom re-model. We are entering week 8 of the project, but the end is in sight. We should be done before Christmas...and we have the toilet installed! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!
Back to Alphie. The boys loved him. This exact Alphie isn't the one my brother had, I think it must be one my mom had in her kindergarten classroom. No matter...apparently he is timeless.

So Alphie is going to live with us for awhile.

What toys are back from when you were a kid?


Kevin P. Mahan said...

Alphie was a fantastic toy! I saw Lincoln Logs back in the stores last week too. I'm sure they never left it was just I would left the toy aisle for a decade or so.

My other toy would be my Alf watch. It had a furry (think teddy bear feel) wrist band where his head would unvelcro and reveal the watch face. Loved Alf but rarely watched the show. Ironic.

Melissa said...

I have been contemplating getting our kids an Alphie because I remember how much Kevin and I LOVED him growing up. I saw one of those old school record players in an add the other day too. Ahh, memories.

CupcakeLiz said...

Aw, we're wanting to get Gabba an Alphie for Christmas!! :) And she wants a LalaLoopsy doll...of course the one that is super hard to

I remember gloworms and Punky Brewster!! :)

Bethany said...

Toys existed when I was a kid? I just got sticks in the back yard ;)