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vaudree
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posted 05 November 2002 12:37 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just read an article in the Free Press that Beyblades are so popular that they are sold out everywhere and parents are going to the stores every day in a vain attempt to get the little $10 top. I am looking at all those rich healthy parents - and then I look at myself.

I am poor, I get sick easily and there are stores I cannot go into any more because I get to sick breathing just 5 minutes of their bad air. However, the big difference between me and these other parents is that MY SON as Beyblades - and I only paid $4 each for authentic Japanese Beyblades (identical except for the Japanese packaging) at the dollar store a month ago.

Moral of this story - it is a good idea to know what your kids are watching so that you can keep track of what they may want. It is also a good idea not to wait until after Halloween to start your Xmas shopping.

And those parents with all the advantages - tisk tisk tisk.


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ronb
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posted 05 November 2002 12:49 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What are beyblades?
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vaudree
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posted 05 November 2002 01:06 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They are the tops! It is based on a new Japanese import (dubbed by Cannucks) on YTV.

What the kids do is battle with each other at recess and after school - if you don't have a Beyblade you can't battle - you can't participate - you are out of the loop.


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satana
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posted 05 November 2002 01:35 PM      Profile for satana     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Beyblades
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Black Dog
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posted 05 November 2002 02:04 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great. More stupid crap from Japan to rot the brains of elementary school students and relieve gullible parents of cash. Honestly, whatever did kids do for fun before pogs, Pokemon and this other crap came along? Collected and traded twigs and small pebbles, perhaps?
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Tommy Shanks
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posted 05 November 2002 02:28 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There has got to be millions of seriously under-employed product engineers in Japan to continually vomit up the faddish dreck that appears in North America week after week.

Shit, in light of the way kids snatch this stuff up Hello Kitty Industries and their ilk might be the key to Japan's economy.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 05 November 2002 06:52 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember reading old comic books from the early '80s that had ads for fighting tops called Spinjas. And during the mid '90s or so was that game Crossfire. And now Beyblades. Why is there an attempt to make tops cool every decade? Can we do nothing to break this cycle?
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keaner
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posted 08 November 2002 03:42 PM      Profile for keaner     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My son told me he needed Yu-Gi-Oh(sp?) trading cards to play with his friends. So, being the Father who remembered trading hockey cards(and eating pink,powdery cardboard)with his buddies, off I went to Zellers. Well, holy snappin arseholes, Batman. They cost over $6 bucks a pack!! For 6-7 cards.....and he tells me he needs dozens to play properly....time to find junior some new friends.
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jeff house
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posted 08 November 2002 03:48 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Being stupider than Keaner, I equipped my son with a fair number of Yu-Gi-Yoh cards. (Hint: don't buy the $6.00 a pack ones, buy a "starter deck" which has maybe 40 or so!)

Anyway, after intense striving, we obtained a few cards with reasonable "attack points" like 2100, 2300, and one Blue-Eyes, White Dragon worth 3000
attack points. (If the cards you possess have mega attack points, you will mostly win, similar to having four queens on the chess board.)

So, then we visited the Yu-Gi-Yoh website. They are putting out a whole new series, in which ALL the attack points are from 3000-6000. Therefore, all the "good" cards we have will soon be superceded, unless we buy even more....


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Briguy
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posted 08 November 2002 03:53 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*whoosh*

I feel so old.


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'lance
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posted 08 November 2002 04:13 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Collected and traded twigs and small pebbles, perhaps?

You had twigs and pebbles?!

LUXury!


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Black Dog
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posted 08 November 2002 04:43 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Collected and traded twigs and small pebbles, perhaps?
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You had twigs and pebbles?!

LUXury!


Yeah, but they were used twigs and pebbles, 'lance...


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satana
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posted 08 November 2002 05:52 PM      Profile for satana     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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Arch Stanton
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posted 08 November 2002 05:58 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If we were lucky we got a pail of old snow......
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Catalyst
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posted 08 November 2002 08:30 PM      Profile for Catalyst   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey Arch, you had a *pail*?
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Arch Stanton
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posted 08 November 2002 10:03 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cor, dratted east-end accent...

That ought to read "pile" of old snow.


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