|Memories of a happy childhood?|
Following in the demented and journalistic traditions of Andy Rooney and George Carlin, the former the great wonderer of "why," the later the great labeler of crap, I found the above-pictured toy telephone from LSS's early childhood of the late `60s or early `70s.
This is a toy for toddlers, and as our children have grown beyond the stage it's clear that value now is purely sentimental. I don't think our children ever played with it as they had no idea what it might be -- they have never seen a rotary-dial telephone.
I remember this toy from my childhood as well, but more importantly I remember from "Toy Story 3" that the phone, despite it's happy demeanor, had the voice of a hardened con. Of note:
The corporate marketing mavens at Disney Pixar/ Fisher Price were not born yesterday, more like tomorrow. For the classic toy is now sold with a sound chip so a child can replay dramatic moments from the film: