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'80s "My Buddy" Commercial

Flashback: My Buddy

Most boys nowadays play with mutant Transformers, hypermasculine G.I. Joe action figures, or plain ol' Legos, but back in the '80s, there was another boy toy on the market. The doll they called "My Buddy" defied all gender norms because it was designed to go where no doll had gone before — straight into the arms of a loving little dude. The doll had big, blue eyes, a button nose, a mane to brush, and a rainbow-colored shirt on his back. In other words, he was freaking awesome. But sadly, "My Buddy" lost momentum in the '90s and we haven't seen anything like him since. (That little freak Chucky doesn't count.)

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pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
I just got rid of my Kid Sister a few years back. Bad move.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
I never liked this doll ... but I sing a version of the song to my dog all the time! ;) Yes, he's my baby and VERY spoiled. Be glad you don't have to hear me sing! :rotfl:
JennaV JennaV 9 years I will have this song AND Kid Sister songin my head :rotfl:
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
It astonishes me how much advertising has changed from the '80s. That's a cute doll though :D
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
aww i had kid sister too!! loved that doll :)
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I remember that. I had Kid Sister.
Pistil Pistil 9 years
I think I remember this... hey, why not? I made my brother play Barbies with me.
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