True story – when I was little, I was a sucker for toy commercials (I mean, what kid isn’t?) and even more so – magazine ads and circulars featuring toys and offers. Ever optimistic, I would circle things I wanted in the Sears catalog or point out special deals to my parents (“hey mom – this toy WAS $19.99 but if we order right now it’s only $14.99!”). One thing that I still remember wanting was a $9.99 “Mystery Box” that was guaranteed to have over 100 toys in it. 100 toys! I mean, come on – who can resist that? My young brain never made the leap to the thought that a 10-cent toy would probably have little appeal or quality, but when I was that age I definitely valued quantity over quality. A 10-cent toy? Meh. How about 100 of them? Now you’re talking!
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