Back in the early 70's my grandfather got angry at my dad because he got my brother and I GI Joe action figures. Well, I call it an action figure, grampa called it a 'doll' and was convinced my father's children would become 'sissies' due to its presence in the household.
Okay I have to ask a question (I had no sisters) - what sorts of 'adventures/imaginations' do girls have when playing with their Barbie/Ken dolls? Did they ever involve tying Barbie up to a homemade parachute and chucking her out the upstairs window or strapping firecrackers around her?
Anyone host charettes where Barbie, Ken, Boba Fett, GI Joe, and Mr. Fluffy had their own respective input/comments concerning various playroom design considerations?