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Monday Morning Roundtable: Childhood Friends

power rangers

This week, the Heave staff was asked:

Ted was pretty successful this past weekend. What toy from your childhood would you want to hang out with today?

Josh Watkins

All of my Pokemon cards. Not so much to “hang out with” as to “rob banks and avenge my bullies” with.

Cory Clifford

Oh man, definitely the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We’d eat pizza, play Sega Genesis, and most likely they’d teach me martial arts, which would be another thing to add to my list of unemployable talents.

Meghan Bongartz

I just spent a really long time contemplating this, and I’m still left thinking that the idea of a childhood toy hanging out with me today is pretty creepy, and that I have zero desire to seeĀ Ted. I’d be more interested in things like my plastic dinosaurs coming to life, but in a “this is a real and terrifying dinosaur” sort of way, as opposed to a “there is an animated toy dinosaur sitting on my couch and talking to me” sort of way.

Patrick McGee

Who wouldn’t want to hang out with the Power Rangers? Fanny packs and all.

Johnny Coconate

Batman. All my answers are Batman from now on.

Shelby Shaw

All I know is that I wouldn’t want Barbie hanging around.

Dominick Mayer

I didn’t have as many toys as I had movies. I always wanted to hang out with the cast of The Goonies, though. They’d teach me swear words and we’d go on adventures and escaped convicts would try and kill me. It’d be awesome!