Day 96: Strawberry Shortcake figures

There have been some grumblings that the toy series has been dominated by my little boy toys, and I’m sorry about that. But, as fate would have it, I was a little boy, and society did that to me—and I am still quite pissed about that.  But I did revolt in my own little ways against the power structures of conformity I saw all around me, and it often came in the form of stealing my little sister’s Strawberry Shortcake dolls and sniffing them clandestinely in my room. I would usually grab Apple Dumplin’, Apricot, Huckleberry Pie, Purple Pieman and/or Rasberry Tart and breath in their artificially flavored hair for hours. I couldn’t help it, they were scratch and sniff books grafted on figurines, and the whole thing amazed me. I can almost reproduce the heavenly mix of plastic and saccharine rasberry as I write this. My sister even had Strawberry Shortcake’s house, but I have to save that episode for another post.

Image credit: Wishbook’s “1981.xx.xx Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog P037”

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