4.06.2009

You're Only One Once

Eddie's first birthday is now under a month away, and Kristen and I are faced with the task of deciding what we we should get him for this momentous occasion. Luckily, we have you, the readers, to help us with this tough decision. As always, please include a comment along with your vote.



Animal Planet Shark Attack! Playset
Nothing appeals to childhood innocence like a ravenous shark attacking a scuba diver inside of a flimsy underwater cage. Unfortunately, the image doesn't do this product justice by showing the finer details like teeth marks on the cage bars. Control the shark's jaws by pressing down on the dorsal fin, and tear that diver limb from limb!



Edward Cullen 7" Action Figure
Why would we get Eddie the first ever action figure of Edward Cullen? Not because "the shining vampire" is his namesake (because he isn't), but because Eddie deserves to know why there will be half a dozen other Edwards in his Kindergarten class. The figure is poseable and highly sexy and comes with a replica of the Cullen family crest.



Batman 30" Action Figure
Maybe Eddie already has a Batman action figure to play with, but it is only a measly 6 inches. This ultimate figure makes a powerful statement standing at a much more impressive 30 inches, which is 10 inches taller than Eddie when he is sitting up straight (since he doesn't stand yet), and 23 inches taller than Mr. Pretty Boy Vampire.



Disturbance at Lars Homestead Playset
Now Eddie can recreate a memorable scene that wasn't actually in A New Hope! I guess Lucasfilm has finally run out of toys based on the actual movies, and now they have moved onto fan films, in this case, the Cops parody, Troops. The playset includes a moisture vaporator and homestead, Owen and Beru Lars, Stormtrooper and a creature mentioned in passing but never seen, a womp rat. Surpisingly, the charred skeletons are nowhere to be found.



Tauntaun Sleeping Bag
From the entrail-lined interior to the lightsaber zipper pole, this sleeping bag from ThinkGeek.com is every kid's dream (or rather every kid's geeky father's dream). Unfortunately, it turned out to be an elaborate April Fool's joke. But there is hope yet for Tauntaun lovers like Eddie (you should hear his Tauntaun impression). ThinkGeek now has a note on their website saying that due to the "overwhelming tsunami of requests," they are going to try and bring this to life—hopefully in time for Eddie's next birthday.

11 comments:

Ben said...

They're all great, especially the shark to help remind Eddie to live every week like it's Shark Week. Who needs imaginary friends when you have a 30" Batman? The Edward doll is a no-go due to the "Choking Hazard" warning, and I love the idea of recreating the deaths of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. What's the deal with including the womp rat? Some childhood pet perhaps?

But my vote is for the Tauntaun sleeping bag. It's the details.

Becky said...

I'm with Ben, I voted for the sleeping bag too!

Jess said...

I vote for the shark attack. It seems like one that HE'LL actually enjoy.

becca said...

Shark attack looks like it's rated 5+, so I'd wait 4 years. I think the sleeping bag is darling...but I completely understand the whole "twilight" nonsense...do y'all get asked that alot? (Our daughter's name is Bella. Of italian/latin origin. NOT Isabella. (Since the normal nickname for Isabella is Isa, or Izzy, folks...and I hadn't even hardly heard of these books until after she was born!)

Krissy said...

I voted for 30 inch Batman because when I was a kid I always wanted one of those "life-size" dolls.

I was tempted to vote for the Lars Homestead, but I can't really support the idea of getting MORE Star Wars toys than we already have (interestingly enough, none of them are Eddie's... hmm...).

Dave said...

Why no love for the Lars Homestead playset? I want Eddie's first words to be "Unce Owen? Aunt Beru?" I would also settle for "I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home..."

Jess said...

My bad on the shark attack playset. I too noticed that the box looks like it is for 5+. Seeing how he's only turning one. I'm sure you could save some money and simply give him some leftover plastic easter eggs...

ScottBoomer said...

TAUNTUAN SLEEPING BAG. Oh man that would be awesome. Any chance those will come in adult sizes as well?
Kristen can you ever have enough Star Wars toys? Before you answer that your self allow me to answer that for you- NO.

Christie said...

I love the graphic of the batman doll. Plus, batman was his 1st word..

Christie said...

Oh, and I think Edward Cullen is creepy.

Kristina Carter said...

It's all over rated believe me the twins turned one yesterday. Get him a box and put a bow on it, it turns out bows and boxes are the toys of choice for a 1 year old.