Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Guys and Dolls

Why are dolls that boys play with called figurines? Are they not made out of the same plastic material as Barbie, whom as far as I know is indeed a doll? Does the word figurine just sound more masculine and therefore helps a guy feel better about playing with a doll? Hmm...

I have been pondering this since a recent trip to WalMart with my husband. He was quite appalled when I called these little soldiers, that apparently were from one of the video games he has, dolls. He wanted the collection of them which made me question why a 33 year old man would want a bunch of dolls. I was quickly informed that they were not dolls, they were "collectible figurines".

Maybe I would have taken better care of my Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake when I was younger had I of realized they were "collectible figurines"!

1 comment:

Amy's Treasures said...

I was at walmart the other day and saw the new GI Joes and the only thing stopping me from getting one was lack of money. Seriously if I had money, I would have bought one out of nostalgia. I had Barbies and my brother had the GI Joes, but since I didn't have a Ken doll, I had to make due, and GI Joe was the man.

Amy of Amy's Treasures