The only difference between men and boys is the price tag on their toys. Never realized how true that was, until I had a son. He's barely over a year, but he's already displaying the bam bam-style destructiveness and curiosity that has me eagerly browsing Amazon for the next way him and I can piss off mom while of course me blaming it on him. Turns out, shit for kids nowadays is a lot more elaborate than when I was growing up. He already has his first classic car. Meanwhile, I had one of these fuckers until the garbage man accidentally took it out of our yard by mistake. I think I was like 8 by then. When I was growing up, if we wanted to play with bubbles we got one of those shitty tiny plastic bottles with the little hoop thingy you blow into at the dime store and learned the hard way that soap doesn't taste very good but that it's surprisingly fun to spit into your siblings' eyes. Now, there's fucking bubble bazookas. Nerf guns were all the rage when I was younger, even though they were more accurate and powerful if you simply threw the darts by hand at your target (your parents WILL find out if you pushed thumb tacks through the end of them, and you WILL get grounded; just sayin'). Now, wanna have a nerf gun fight? Well bring your A-game, bitch. This shit is enough to put schools on lock down. Focus: What toys did you have growing up that have been vastly improved? Bonus points if you have already purchased them for old time's sake. Alt. Focus: What toys did you have growing up that have been "improved" to the extent they're totally worthless/laughable now?