Toys made up my childhood just like books. If they say “Bibliophile”, “Epicure”, I say , I am a “Spielzeugphile”. To me, Toys have created an amazing funfilled tiny world. I loved being with toys, that’s why I said I am a “Spielzeugphile”
To my memory, I think my first toy was a black truck, I liked it so much. “Cars” are My favourite. And to me, “Hotwheels” cars were the craze. Those cars are so amazing and real..I liked the different models of car they made. So, I started collecting them.
It was a yellow 69 dodge charger, what a car!!.. one of my best collection. Growing up with cars made me very close to an understanding of cars. I took interest in learning about the different car models and their engine powers, I remember drawing new model cars. At present, I have more than 80 Hotwheels.
Like cars,trains were my best companion too. “Thomas and Friends” was an amazing cartoon, which made me a big fan of trains. I bought the main character “Thomas” train, and bought his friends( different trian characters), as “Thomas” was feeling lonely. 😉 Being with trains made me read books related to it. I read books about the discovery of first train, even imagined myself in one of the periods in the creation of locomotive steam engine. 🙂
As a 3-year old, my world was cars and trains. My bed used to be my racing track, I use to pretend play. That’s an imaginative world, where you are the boss 😉 So being with toys is cool. As I started to pretend play with my cars and trains, I needed repair tools…..like …..one of the cartoon series, “Handy Manny”. So much influenced by TV..more of bit of extra time in TV, boy
YA Right!!!!.. next favourite became LEGO…….
I was bored with my usual toys and were in one of the shopping center, a boring 3 year old running around in the isles of “Walmart”. Saw this thing called LEGO. Its like small building blocks. As lego had stuffs like cars, buildings etc. I loved the Lego car. I came home with it. I needed some help with it so, my mom helped me out. When I built it, it looked smaller than the picture in front of the box, but that’s kind of attracting. Like a Minature world.
To add more spice to my love, my mom showed me “The invention of lego” on Youtube. That’s was one of the most inspiring videos which made me think, your imagination has an amazing intellectual power. So, more legos like lego planes, boats ,etc.added into my toy collection and interestingly legos came with little tiny people too.
Years passed but, I still make stuff with Legos. But, After my first time, I did not follow the instructions that the Lego came with. As I wanted it to be like the Creator(me), Innovator(me),Developer(me) and obviously the User(meeeee). 🙂
So toys are not just toys, it’s a more creative world. Now I see my little brother enjoying cars and legos, just like me. Now too, I sit with him and enjoy playing with cars, tools and legos. Its crazy but cool.
Toys are not just toys, it opens up you to a new level of ” the imaginative world”. And talking so much about toys, how can I not share my feelings towards the Toy”R”Us— the retailer company started back in 1948. That one shopping place or call it a “Toy Palace”. Once you are inside the Toy”R”Us, you will feel the tiny toy world and can live with it, though you buy or not, you can enjoy and get an amazing happiness inside you, yaa!!, ” the little you”
I miss them now as they have closed. It all started with one amazing person, The Founder of Toys”R”Us “Charles Lazarus”. I understood, “Change is the only constant thing in Life”. but Imagination and Creativity with a little intelligence to is a way big deal.
I was telling you in first few lines was the word “Spielzeugphile” , This word is innovatively created by me, as I was writing this blog, wanted to tell that I am a toy lover, I did’t find any word. So I became the Creator and Innovator of this word. 😉 [i live by my word]
To describe this word ,
- Spielzeug – German word – means Toys.
- Phile – a combined word – means fondness of specified thing,
- It’s a Noun.
- So One word to describe a person who loves or fond of toys – Spielzeugphile
How about adding this word to the dictionaries!!!!!!! 😉 🙂 😉