Every kids love toys. Now after I have grown up, the little kid inside me still love toys. Yet there are some toys are failed so badly that they become classics. I stumble upon Mike Mozart’s show on Youtube and I spent 2 hours watching every clips of the show. It’s just so funny that I couldn’t stop laughing. Sometimes, I wonder what’s in the mind of those toy designers. Do they did it on purpose or it merely an accident? Here are some of my most favorite failed toys.
I am moving soon, so I have to start packing my stuff. Today, I spend whole day putting my toys back into their boxes. I have already spent a day last week and I guess I may need another day. I know I have lots of toys, but I still surprise by how many boxes I have. People love to collect things, just like I like to collect toys. I have been thinking about why people do collect things for quite some time, but I fail to come up with any good explanation. Collections are not investments, most of time your collection are just old junks to other people. Collections are not something you can use daily, they just sit there doing nothing. Collection suppose to bring you joy, but you only need to have a few to experience the joy. There is something special about the shear size of the collection. When I am admiring my fleet of Valkyrie and armies of Gundam, I have a sense of satisfaction. Where this sense of satisfaction comes from, I have no idea. It doesn’t make any logical sense to feel happy about something that has no objective value, can’t be used and pretty much just various duplication of one another.
Today lunch time, one of my friends at work mentions he want to start photography as a new hobby. He was asking some more experienced photographers about which camera he should buy. Photography is a pretty common hobby, I have many friends really into taking photos. Most people pick up photography because they like expressing themselves through the picture or simply fancy about the equipments. This friend has quite an usual reason, he pick up the hobby so he will have common topic with his future father in law, who is really addicted to cameras.
Guy usually use the dad strategy when he is still courting the girl. There is not much incentive to go an extra mile to please the dad after the deal is sealed. I suspect my friend’s claim to have common topics with the dad is just an excuse. He must be really want to get into photography for a long time. Now he find a perfect excuse to get approval from his girlfriend to spend money on new toys.
Luckily for me, I don’t have to start a new hobby in order to have conversation with my father in law. My primary hobby is probably the only activity he shows any interest. If I have a daughter, it would be quite interesting to see my future son in law pick up my hobby. On a second thought, he may still pick up the hobby anyways for another reason, to protect his own safety from a jealous father in law.