Buzzfeed hooked up some of their employees with their favorite childhood toys to get a reaction.
Now I’m remembering my favorite toy: Horrible Hamilton!
This was actually an awesome idea: it was a giant ugly bug with a drawstring that would make it walk, and mandibles that would snap shut when they contacted something, and it came with a collection of smaller monster bugs and a set of plastic army men.
Isn’t that stupidly great? I’d set up these elaborate battles and turn the monsters loose, and of course I was cheering the giant insects on to win.
Unfortunately, those stupid pull strings were fragile, and I wore mine out, so Hamilton stopped walking and was neglected and abandoned and eventually thrown out.
You all know what to get me for Christmas now, right? Sadly, and for some mysterious reason, they were only sold for one short year before being discontinued, so they’re very rare and hard to find, and expensive when you do.