Back ache and good find

Published December 28, 2014 by Iphis of Scyros

My back is absolutely killing me.  My lower back.  I think I was bending too far forward while playing Hyrule Warriors at my brother’s place.  (Yes, we still haven’t finished it.  There’s all that extra content that takes forever, especially for players at our skill level.)  My shoulders and especially my neck were really killing me this morning.  Makes me feel very elderly, you know?  But I think it’s just the sudden cold front.  Although that, too, makes me feel old.

On the other hand, we went to one of the local malls today, where there are three stores of supreme interest.  One sells collectible toys–both used and new–as do both of the others, though one of the others also sells games, movies and music, while the third sells all that stuff and books and less collectible used toys.  A wonderland of things one doesn’t technically need.

But the great thing was that at that first store I found Glimmer.  She’s a doll from the She-ra line Mattel made for only two years (’85 and ’86), and when I was moving from the apartment where I was miserable into this house, I somehow lost her, Bow and Perfuma.  (Thankfully, the rest of my She-ra collection came through the move just fine.)  I had never been able to replace them, because on the rare occasions I’d see one, they were always super expensive.  But that store had Glimmer for $10.  I was so happy I was seriously hopping up and down in excitement.  She’s pretty much in identical condition to the one I lost, too, so I can try to pretend she’s the same one.  (For all I know, she could be…)

And yes, in case anyone sees this and calculates my age at the time, I was indeed too old to still be heavily playing with dolls in 1985.  But I had no friends to speak of, so I needed something to do with my time.  Sadly, I was only into them in that first year, so I missed out on some really cool dolls that got added in 1986.  Though there were even cooler ones slated for 1987 that never saw production.

Sigh.  Maybe Mattel will take pity on us and do a 30th anniversary re-release of the original dolls?  (Yeah, right.  Like that’d happen.  Even if they acknowledge She-ra’s 30th birthday, they’d probably only release hideous new versions like they did in conjunction with their new collector line of He-man stuff.)

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