My Buddy and Kid Sister

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.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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