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Space-Blazer by felixxkatt Space-Blazer by felixxkatt
I was asked to decorate a classic Fisher-Price toy for a charity auction comng up in October.

I grew up near where Fisher Price used to be really based, in East Aurora, NY, though now it is only corporate headquarters. When I was small they used to actually make toys there.

Anyway, the space blazer is basically a space ship that you pull by the cord and the cocpit spins and dings while the wheels clack away and make parents quickly lose their minds. I decided to make it a "girly" space blazer out of some kind of sense of irony. when I was around 7 or 8 they asked me to be a "toy tester" (which sounds awesome and special but i kinda think a lot of kids in our school got to do that, living so close to the factory). Anyhow, I was given a playset of plastic lipsticks and hairbrushes and barrettes and asked to play with it.... and I HATED it. I had very fine, like baby-fine hair when i was little and barrettes didn't stick, and I was more of a "toy trucks" kinda girl anyway, so I was sitting there with another little girl looking at a pile of girly crap and asking for plastic dinosaurs or crayons or something.

My favorite part of this space blazer is the phrase around the cockpit. in case you can't read it or never teased (or were teased) in gradeschool, it says "Girls go to Mars, and they get candybars. Boys go to Jupiter and get stupider adn stupider!"
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love this, the phrase really made me laugh XD
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol... good that you have a sense of humor about it, my husband got sensitive about it and was all mopey for a day. "boys aren't all stupid"... of course dear, of course. :)
TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha, well, I have two sisters and a mother with one twisted sense of humor...lots of training :D
felixxkatt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I ever have kids, and one is a girl, I am SO weening her on Sci-fi and sci-fi toys. Very nice choice.
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