Our Generation Retro Out to the Ballgame Set Review — January 31, 2021

Our Generation Retro Out to the Ballgame Set Review

I had wanted this set a while ago when I saw it at the local Target looking for pants and 5 Surprise balls.

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When I went back to the store it was gone, but I saw the set on ebay so I bought it used.

I wanted it for my baseball themed Cabbage Patch Doll Sammy who is 18 inches, but not the same proportion as an American girl type doll. I knew he could not use the wearable parts. But food is food so he could use that. Some of these items can be held in his gripping hand.

With the money I’ll pretend he got 3 beers with it. He’s old enough he was born in 1986. That’s what his birth certificate says.

Some of the items seem really small for an 18 inch doll. Like the hot dog and look like they are more suited for a fashion doll or a slightly larger doll like a 15 inch one.

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With the soda and popcorn they look fine for 18 inch dolls, and look like the fashion dolls got really large portions. Super Chubby portions.

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Size comparison between the 18 inch doll items and the Barbie sized items.
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Hot dog comparison; Our Generation, Mi World (in the bag), hot dog bead and Creepiteria Monster High hot dog thing.
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Charlie ordered a large popcorn and soda
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Pennant size comparison OG on the left and CPK on the right. Look at the difference they are both for 18 inch sized dolls.
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Coin size comparison with real coins.
Washin’ in the Dark — January 30, 2021

Washin’ in the Dark

I had a bad morning. I had to pick up an antenna I ordered from a store and my dad was mad about it as usual. And did his usual antics, and just talks over me. Why he made me order it under my name and use my info. Because he was too paranoid to put his info in the computer. Then we got in a fight about how good it was. Didn’t matter anyway we could not get it setup and I’m forced to return it. Then he went to another store and got sold a junky leaf. He better not complain it doesn’t get a lot of channels. They only sell him/recommend him that because it is one of the most expensive models they have. I figured with another sucky morning something bad was going to happen at work like me dropping sauce again.

I so want to leave my job. I hate it! It sucks there! Should I transfer somewhere else? I still got at least one more month there. And I’m not looking forward to it. My coworkers who have been there a long time were telling me that Super Bowl is the worst day of the year there. Worse than Halloween or a store closing in the area. And the manager said that I need to be down with it. Or something like that. Well I’m not and they can suck it! *does crotch chop*. Then I realized I’m back at 2 days a week for 4 hours a day. So I’m not really getting any hours. My hope was that she would not realize I was asking for the day off on Super Bowl Sunday. But she saw through that. Damn! The night manager came back. I helped her make sauce and told her about all the adventures I had at the other store. She said the manager there was the manager at the place we work at now. Put some in the fridge and did not drop it.

I was tired and wanted a break. So I got one. I was happily eating my Lunchable as usual. Thinking of calling my dad. The lights started to flicker and you could hear the sound of things shutting down. Then it started back up again and then died. Nobody knew what to do. As the power was shutting off somebody dropped a pizza by the oven. Since I live north of where I work I called home to see if there was an outage there. Outages can be funny like that. I knew if I could not call home the landline phone would not work. Since that happened to me when I saw the Glee movie. I could not call home because there was a power outage there and not at the mall/movie theater. I did reach my dad and told him what happened. He said he was using the internet. But he did hear a big explosion.

I bothered to read that in the handbook for some reason. That grooming policies and what to do if there is a robbery. I remember there being nothing about earthquakes. I guess since the company is not headquartered in an earthquake prone state it was not mentioned.

We all looked outside and could see that the lights were on at the gas station across the street and the Burger King. My coworkers said the Burger King was closed but the signs were lit up. Whatever hit us was not city wide. Then I wondered it if was behind us. The manager left and said that the whole strip mall was out. As my coworkers were trying to contact other people I was looking for some kind of coverage. A tweet, a blurb on a local news site, a mention from the power company, anything.

It was hot and stuffy in there and we were trying to find out way around the place with our cell phone flash lights. They were trying to call other stores, the franchisee lady, the person above her, and the power company. I think they miss dialed one time and got it Vietnamese.

As I washed dishes I was trying to think of a clever blog title while playing “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” in my head. The dishes looked terrible and I was washing them under my phone flashlight. If somebody asked “what happened to these dishes did you wash them in the dark?” The answer would be “yes”. The dumb guy asked me if I was afraid of the dark. I said “no”, I said that the place is so small you can find your way around there. (which I ironically mentioned in a previous blog) My thoughts wandered and I thought it would have been funny if there was local news coverage and we were interviewed. “We interviewed some workers at the local pizza restaurant.” It was out for about an hour. A little while after it came back we left.

So we all had the shared experience of working during a black out. Of all the terrible and crazy things that happened at the deli a power outage was not one of them.

I went to go look for the handbook but it is lost in my room somewhere. All the motivation to go clean it or write. Whichever comes first.

10 Fashion Dolls from 1991 —

10 Fashion Dolls from 1991

MC Hammer doll

Came in 2 different styles. In a gold outfit or a purple one. The boombox he came with was reused for Rappin Rockin Barbie in 1992.

Vanilla Ice doll

Made by THQ the same company who made those 1991 Strawberry Shortcake reboot dolls. Although they were more famous for making video games.

Miss America dolls

There was a lawsuit between Mattel and Kenner involving the dolls. Barbie came back with the American Beauty Queen doll.

Baby Sitters Club dolls by Remco

Not to be confused with the larger ones Kenner made a few years later.

Shani doll

They were their own line separate from Barbie. There is more information about the line here and here.

Disney’s Cinderella Doll

This line had a cool fashion packs for 11 1/2 dolls to wear to make them look like Lady Tremaine or the Fairy Godmother. Came with an outfit and a mask. They also sold Cinderella’s rag dress and her pink dress that could be ripped.

Hasbro Sindy

Hasbro marketed Sindy dolls for a few years.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast dolls

This set had less dolls only Belle and the Beast. The same mask and outfit concept was used for the Beast character who could change into Prince Adam. Belle came with 2 outfits her gold ball gown and her blue peasant dress.

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Doll

This line also had a fashion pack with a mask for an 11 1/2 inch doll to make them look like Maleficent. You could also get Aurora’s peasant dress.

Beverly Hills 90210 dolls

I think their Jeep was reused for the Clueless dolls a few years later.

Super Disappointed — January 29, 2021

Super Disappointed

The quirky girl changed her eyebrows. But they look funny. They were drawn at a slant and are way too short for her face and they make her look contemplative or aroused. Too bad her name is not Elaine or Paloma.

I just kept doing the same tasks for hours and hours and we ran out of bread again. I made bread for 2 hours and then washed dishes for 2 hours.

Damn! Once I noticed that everybody was scheduled to work that day all 23 people who are available. It’s really gonna suck all cramped in there together working on Super Bowl Sunday. 🤯😖 I don’t even wanna think about it. Including sports game freak out guy. Great…

10 Barbies from 1991 —

10 Barbies from 1991

Sun Sensation Barbie

I bought this Barbie with my own money. She was the first one I bought with my own money. I really wanted an Hawaiian Fun Barbie because all my friends had her or her friends. I did get one 30 years later. I bought the Hawaiian Fun Barbie in 2020. She was cool though came with some dark red lipstick that I loved the smell of. And her gold bikini.

Rollerblade Barbie

She was recalled because of her sparking skates.

Sparkle Eyes Barbie

I had a coloring book with her picture on it that was about cooking? It was a pretty cool book though. There were cake decorating tips and recipes. You can sometimes find these used with the rhinestones missing from one or both eyes.

Rose Bride Barbie

There was a Happy Meal figure of this doll.

Birthday Surprise Barbie

Happy Birthday Barbie

The commercial was sung to the tune of Happy Birthday. I wonder how much Mattel payed for the rights to use it?

American Beauty Queen Barbie

Barbie is never one to not release a counter doll. She did it with Jem and the Bratz and with the Miss America Dolls

Barbie cosmetics

I wrote about this here.

Barbie Sun Rider

Barbie Bubbling Pretty Spa

Toy Utensils — January 26, 2021

Toy Utensils

I thought I was going to find the box in my storage with the play food in it. But instead I found my box of play utensils, and dishes and some toiletries. Some of these things will work with my 18 inch doll and some will not.

She looks kinda scary holding the wooden spoon.

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I also tried to get her to hold a toy knife and a toy meat tenderizer hammer.

Some of her food looks good on the plates and some doesn’t.

U Don’t Hear Me Tho’ — January 24, 2021

U Don’t Hear Me Tho’

My mom is so supportive and tells me I’ll never be manager. I’ve just been stuck there for almost a year now. They don’t teach me anything new. And she tells me I’m a bad worker. How does she know? She’s never seen me work? There are plenty of worse people than me. It’s not about me wanting to be manager. It’s just I can see them grooming the dumb guy. My mom thinks if he messes up he will get fired or demoted or something. Even if he did mess up I know they would just cover up for him.

I forgot my phone going to work and my dad freaked out. i left it charging and forgot about it. I don’t know why he got mad when I got really mad and reprimanded myself. About 20 minutes earlier he was getting mad at himself for buying the wrong kind of pastry. It goes both ways.

I hate working mornings! They really suck! Everybody listens to music and can’t hear me when I ask questions. They had me do all the hard heavy lifting. I cut my hand opening a bag of flour.

They had me make sauce like I though they would. I hate making sauce so much! Plus the guy working there put all the stuff to soak in the sanitizing part of the sink.

Making sauce was terrible as usual. It got in my eye when I was trying to make it. Then I spilled one of the containers. I need help with it.

The guy gave me free bread. Like this is gonna patch things up. You are a lazy idiot who watches anime during your shift!

My mom said what will I do on St. Patrick’s day this year. If they bother about that I just won’t pick up. The phone is going on silent that day. I’ll come in if they schedule me beforehand. If I happen to even make it that far.

10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys from 1991 —
Welcome Back (my name)! — January 23, 2021

Welcome Back (my name)!

So we have 20 people and are open regular hours. I saw my lush coworker and the night manager were not on the schedule. Their names were missing. Some others were too.

Saw I was working in the morning tomorrow. I already had a blog post ready just in case.

The manager asked me how I liked that store. I told her I liked that it was bigger. (i didn’t mention no drama) She said the dish washing area was cramped. I guess never washed the dishes there. That place was so spacious I just imagined myself wandering that store while “Splendido” plays.

The manager said “(dumb guy) needs to learn. Teach him how to do dough”. Which is code for “We are grooming this guy to be a manager”. The day when I see his name on the manager side of the schedule I will quit right there no questions answered.

The assistant manager who panics about sports games was all cool about the football playoffs. What? You are calm about this? Why aren’t you freaking out about the NFC and AFC championship games tomorrow? My prediction was Green Bay and the Chiefs. I really want to see a rematch of Super Bowl I. Like my wrong predilection last year. Not like I’m really interested in any of the 4 teams anyway. Like I said I do keep a football schedule tab open in my phone.

I did ask for Super Bowl Sunday off I heard it was worse than Halloween. My dad told me not to, but he doesn’t work there. Halloween was terrible and we ran out of dough! All the seasoned and smart people know which days to ask for off because they will be crazy days.

10 Toys from 2001 —

10 Toys from 2001

Harry Potter Lego

Thinkchip Ash

Little Sparklin’ Clouds

A really obscure toy line. One of the names was reused for a Monster High doll years later. https://crystallinetoybox.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/spotlight-on-little-sparklin-clouds/

Magic Merbabies

Shelby

A friend of Furby

Book of Pooh Happy Meal toys

Burger King The Simpsons Spooky Light Ups

When I went to the Burger King they were all out of these.

Puppy Magic and Kitty Magic toys

They were little toys that talked and suckled.

Rock’em sock em robots by Mattel

A revival by Mattel. That had wrenches and could be customized. Seemed to be cashing in on the fad of the Robot Wars tv show.

Toys R Us Happy Meal Animal Alley

Cute mini plush of the animal alley plush they sold at Toys R Us.