As a wee lad I had begged my grandmother to buy me this Burger King doll. She did, and for some reason I thought about it the other day and decided to see if I could find it on eBay. And I did. You can find anything on eBay. The reason I loved this doll was because it came with a magic trick. A scarf in the King’s hand that changed color. It was a simple trick but as a kid who was interested in magic, this was awesome. I don’t really remember what happened to the doll but it is no longer in my possession. However, it could be once again for the low low price of $3.99. Tempting. But we don’t have any room in our apartment for roomates.
Thinking more about the fact that I wanted this doll and was for a short while a walking advertisement for Burger King (still waiting for payment) makes it clear that I must have seen commercials for Burger King that advertised this. I’m glad the fad didn’t last and I didn’t grow up wanting everything Burger King. However, come to think of it I was mildly intrigued by their meat scented “flame” cologne that was released awhile back. Whenever I see a guy walking down the street with a dog walker being dragged behind, you always know it’s that Burger King cologne.
Now I can’t stop thinking about other childhood toys that I want to rediscover on eBay. The fun never ends. Also, it’s good to be blogging again!