Who was that 80’s band that sang “one thing leads to another…”? I’ll look it up later. the grandkids spent the night so out came the basket of infant toys, all the big multi-shaped plastic doo-hickeys that leave permanent stars, squares and circles imprinted to grandpa’s feet when he steps on them. One of both girl’s favorites (and the dog’s too when I turn my back for a second) is this musical-rolling-frog thing with big buttons that, when pressed, make different musical sounds. To give you an idea on the quality level here, I cannot find a picture of it on the internet. We’re not talking Fisher-Price. Anyway, the plastic creature from China started sounding like Jim Morrison on mega-quaaludes. Time for a battery change.
Now, this item cost what, class? Like $4.99. And the batteries needed? Three (count ’em three) watch batteries retailing at $4.99 each. The math is simple. The musical-rolling frog thing will be silent from here on.
In my search for a picture of this beast, I entered the site of the vendor from which it was purchased, a little local shop, CVS Pharmacy. Once on their site I performed a search for “toys”, and got 5 40-item pages of slinkys, spider-man comics, fisher-price goodies, catnip mice (for the cat not the kids), dog toys, etc etc. Page 5 also listed toys…depending on your definition.