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Friday, November 16, 2007

Enthralled

My children discovered the Furreal Butterscotch Pony at a local store today. They were absolutely enchanted. Have you seen one of these things?



Logan, Atticus and most especially Jo stood spellbound as the pony whinnied, crunched a carrot and moved its head to the sound of their voices. They alternated between rubbing the faux fur flanks of the little beast affectionately and vying for its attention with its various sound effects.

I have to admit, it was a pretty neat toy. And I can completely see my children using the thing as a prop in one game or another for the next oh, decade. Butterscotch the chariot racing horse. Butterscotch, who bears Sir Atticus into battle. Butterscotch, riding into the fracas of Gettysburg. Butterscotch, our little fake pony friend.

But for $250, Butterscotch will have to remain our little dream pony friend. Because whoever set a price tag like that for a child's toy is sick, sick, sick.

3 comments:

~ Angi :) said...

un. real.

*sigh*

cardboard boxes and some bubble gum are in order . . .

naturalpaths said...

I saw one on display while out shopping yesterday - thankfully my children didn't notice. I can't imagine paying that price. I'd rather have a real pony and so would my boys!

Jimmie said...

I saw it -- our FIRST shopping experience in USA. It was at Target. What an incredible example of ridiculous consumerism. I just don't get it. Get your child a REAL pet, for goodness sakes!