Seen in a place called Ollie’s, which buys up merchandise stores like Walmart can’t unload. I didn’t think it was worth the ten bucks. Ugly, ugly toys.

  • @[email protected]
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    246 days ago

    Eh. Little People is a toy line for toddlers with a long history, that kids from the 50s through at least the 80s are going to have some core memories around. This seems like a bit of a no-brainer limited licensing deal.

    • @BreadOven
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      Especially considering all the other licensing deals they have. I’ve seen at least marvel, DC, and Seinfeld. Probably many others.

    • Flying SquidOPM
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      Little people were pegs with heads on top. This is some weird shit.

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        I know what they looked like. I had a tub of them.

        But they stopped being that in the '90s. They didn’t stop being for toddlers, though. And parents are strongly influenced by their own childhood when buying things for their kids.

        • Flying SquidOPM
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          If you’re trying to appeal to people from the 50s to the 80s with your toy line, but it doesn’t look like the toy line they remember, it’s not really going to appeal to them.

          There’s a reason it’s in the discount store.

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            Idk, they may have just made too many of them. We have some of these but lord of the rings that we got for our kids a few years ago, but at this point they’ve both aged out of Little People.

            Give me some proper trek lego already

            • Flying SquidOPM
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              Give me some proper trek lego already

              That would be awesome. The Mega Bloks versions were not good. I’m actually surprised there hasn’t been more Star Trek toy licensing lately.

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    I don’t see a problem. Kids should be educated in Federation values from an early age.

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      Excuse me, I think you meant to say the Rules of Acquisition. Gotta give them a competitive advantage by teaching them early.

  • ALQ
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    My four year old niece has some little toys like this…I wish I had an Ollie’s; I’d snatch this up for her in an attempt to get her into Trek. Right now it’s all Disney princesses.

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      I guarantee you can get them on eBay cheaper than you can get them at Ollie’s.

      Edit: I take that back, no you can’t.

  • @kaitco
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    I got a RuPaul’s Drag Race set of these for my bestie.

    This set is currently sitting in my Amazon “Save for later” cart.

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    At least it’s not as bad as that other star based franchise’s choices:

    Snuck in a little JCVD for… comparison purposes. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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    (I know orcas aren’t whales. The comedy demands flexibility).

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    These are lovely and something a child might actually play with.

    Not everything should or needs to be for collectors.

    On the other hand, making preschool toys for show that was in the air more than a half century ago is bizarre. I would have loved these as a small child in the 1960s but the the toys should reflect a show kids would actually be watching now.