My Buddy was a plastic surrogate playmate for boys; Kid Sister was a plastic surrogate playmate for girls. What made them different from other dolls – because, despite the projection of human characteristics and deeply foraged instant long-term relationships aside, they were just dolls – was that they were about waist-high to a wee kid, meaning they could participate in the fun – tree-climbing, hugging, adventuring, you know, the stuff kids like to do.
Why post this during Halloween season? Because My Buddy was reportedly the inspiration for Chucky from Child’s Play.
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