Poe’s note: I’ve got a special treat for you all today: an interview with my one and only, Dr. Mrs. Ghostal. What can I say about my lovely, understanding wife that I haven’t said on this blog a dozen times already? Brilliant, beautiful, geeky, and more than I probably deserve.
Code name: Dr. Mrs. Ghostal, DMG, DottyGale
Specialty: Biochemistry, Knitting
Base of Operations: Brighton, MA.
History: Born and raised in SoCal as a child of the 80s, but was more into TV and books than toys. Got pulled into the world of action figures when I started dating Poe 5 years ago, and have had a house full of plastic men, women and creatures ever since.
1.) What were your favorite toys as a kid?
Like I said, as a kid I wasn’t all that into toys.Â I had a lot of stuffed animals of various sorts.Â My mom says that I was a “social doll player” in that if someone else wanted to play with the Barbies or the Cabbage Patch Kids I would play, too.Â I think the toys I really remember the most fondly were these little animals that my sister and I collected.Â They were plastic, but furry, and wore tiny doll clothes.Â We had bears, rabbits, little baby moles.Â I can’t remember what they were called, but we sure had a lot of them.
Perhaps the funniest thing I can remember is that when my friends, my sister and I played with toys, the story lines were really influenced by the TV my babysitter watched, which included a good share of talk shows and soap operas.Â I’m pretty sure that Barbie’s Dream Wedding was interrupted by a mysterious stranger with a scandalous past!