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Boys toys, (power rangers ,bionicles bey blades"

(53 Posts)
Coddy Fri 26-Mar-04 10:44:46

OK for mothers of dsses

How do you keep them assemeld?
do you defer to your ds to fix them?
DO you chuck them under coverof darkness?

Kayleigh Fri 26-Mar-04 10:49:57

Every so often I have a chuck out. We've so many of the blinkin things they don't even notice.
Obviously if one of the "best" toys was broken I would tell them it was time time to chuck out and if it was a vey important item (and cheap!)would probably replace it.

WideWebWitch Fri 26-Mar-04 10:53:29

Well, you know my answer to 3, yes, I chuck bionicles as soon as I possibly can, the minute a small part (and they're all small parts!) is lost I say "oh, that's useless then, I'm throwing it away." He used to love them but lost interest a while ago. He was given some power rangers once, looked at them for 5 minutes and lost interest so I've chucked them too I think. Beyblades however, I'm OK with, maybe because they pretty much stay assembled. Ish. I can fix them (although get irritated if he gets irritated with me if I've attached the wrong bit beast to the wrong bottom bit or whatever it's called). They are so boring (to me), boys toys.

Coddy Fri 26-Mar-04 10:54:39

really? I like bey blades.. Let it wip as ds2 says.

I cant assemble them a t all

Bad role model

roisin Fri 26-Mar-04 11:22:58

I chuck out broken stuff, or junk, or things they don't play with on a regular basis. They know I do, but don't get consulted, and don't particularly protest.

I don't throw Lego though, as they will make new things with it anyway even if a bit is missing.

They are getting more bionicles for Easter, and I was feeling a bit grumpy that all the bionicle bits were re-assembled into gruesome monsters ... so I persuaded (bribed) them to re-build them all properly. But in the Lego magazine there's a competition for a monster built out of all your Bionicle bits - so they obviously expect them to do it, and I guess it gives them more scope for creativity.

Coddy Fri 26-Mar-04 11:33:27

lego mag? really?

tamum Fri 26-Mar-04 11:42:53

Yes, we get the lego mag too. I got it because I've bought so much from their website, but I think you can just go and sign up, it's free.

May I just point out that one of my friends sold her son's bionicles on eBay, and because they were from the first "generation" or summat, each one went for over £100. Mad or what, but worth bearing in mind.

Coddy Fri 26-Mar-04 11:44:42


link to lego mag?

Kayleigh Fri 26-Mar-04 11:44:59

£100. Ohmigod, let me at that dustbin.

spacemonkey Fri 26-Mar-04 11:45:43

i just put all the broken bits in a box for ds to fix himself if he has a mind to

tamum Fri 26-Mar-04 11:48:57

As if I've got nothing better to do <tut> . I think you have to join the lego club and then the mag gets sent to you automatically. I can't get any further to check without signing up again, and I've already done both children!

roisin Fri 26-Mar-04 11:49:19

The lego mag is basically a marketing tool ... and it works! We recently bought one of the boys one of the new Lego Knights, and ds1 suddenly launched into this 5 min description of the different knights and their talents, their history, etc., This was solely from reading it in the Lego mag - scary

Coddy Fri 26-Mar-04 11:50:29

LOl tamum


am still pronouncing you "taymum" in my head

Coddy Fri 26-Mar-04 11:54:25

hilarious what nicknames have already gone!
anguspangus had gone!

Janh Fri 26-Mar-04 12:00:27

btw we have, from legoland Denmark, a sword and "claw" - child-size, not toy size. Made of foam stuff so not dangerous and v light to post - anyone want them? (If I can find them...) We've also got (ditto re finding) a CD Rom that came from a cereal packet a bit ago.

Kayleigh Fri 26-Mar-04 12:01:21

Just joined up for ds1. Of course I can't tell him or he'll want to come on the computer. Thanks tamum (I've been calling you Taymum too ! just realised what it should be, thanks coddy )

Kayleigh Fri 26-Mar-04 12:02:38

I'd love the CD-ROM Janh, if no-one gets in first.
Happy to pay postage.

Cod Fri 26-Mar-04 12:03:07

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Cod Fri 26-Mar-04 12:03:36

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Janh Fri 26-Mar-04 12:20:57

Kayleigh, you're in luck, I found it just like that! Have installed it and it seems to work fine so send me your address and I'll post it off (don't worry about postage, it'll only be like a letter).

Coddy, still looking for claw.

The sword has a sort of flame pattern on it - watching the CD Rom, the thing at the beginning of that had a flame-shaped sword.

Have also found a Toy Story 2 CD Rom (while looking for Bionicles one) - anyone want that? (It has a Find Woody game on it - dunno how complicated it is.)

tamum Fri 26-Mar-04 12:44:09

Actually, think taymum sounds rather posher, so feel free to continue to use it

Kayleigh Fri 26-Mar-04 12:58:27

Janh will contact you via another talker. Thanks so much. If no-one bags the Toy Story one can I have that too. Sorry bit cheeky I know !

WideWebWitch Fri 26-Mar-04 13:26:23

omg, bionicles might have been worth something? Nooooooooooooo!

Janh Fri 26-Mar-04 17:42:09

OK, have got your address kayleigh, and nobody else has bagsied the Toy Story one so you can have that too! (Have just missed the post though, it should go tomorrow).

Coddycod, I have found the claw, can you send me a CAT please? (I would send you one but you'll probably have changed your name again by the time it gets there!)

Cod Fri 26-Mar-04 18:02:04

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