There are more things in a cardboard box, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy

I know the news is a little late (ok, so it was last year, bite me!), but the good people at the National Toy Hall of Fame have put the cardboard box in its rightful place as one of the greatest. toys. ever.

I have many fond memories of space battles and pirate expeditions and various other box-ian endeavours undertaken with good ole cast-off cardboard. Even today with computers and video games aimed younger and younger, you can’t think of a whiz-bang toy that’s going to outshine a kid’s imagination.

This year’s inductees are the Lionel Train and the Easy Bake Oven–both of which were favorites of mine (Yes, I wanted an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas, bite me!).

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6 Responses to There are more things in a cardboard box, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy

  1. Karan says:

    Wow! Two bite me’s in one entry, I’m impressed. I always found good uses for boxes too. It was a good inclusion. This might come as a surprise (probably not), but I never wanted an Easy Bake Oven.

  2. Solonor says:

    Why do I get the feeling that no one will find it odd that you didn’t want one and I did? (I got one, too.)

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I don’t know that I wanted one, but I was always interested in them when I visited kids that had them. That, and the little oven they made the rubber spiders with…

    Cardboard boxes, however, were simply the best. So many uses, and readily available.

  4. geeky says:

    i’ll have to tell my mom about the cardboard box. she’s always lamenting the fact that no matter how many toys we had as kids or how expensive they were, we always preferred a good old cardboard box!

  5. i vote for Easy-Bake! i always wanted one as a wee lass but didna get one. so i bought one for teh Roo. hehehehe

    man, i love those Easy-Bake cupcakes. they’re like *heaven*

  6. domino says:

    For me it was Hot Wheels, then slot cars. It

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