WOODY IS BROKEN!

Devin and his beloved Woody 

Woody is “brooo ken”, “he’s brooo ken” is all I hear Devin saying as he comes to me with a wrinkled brow and look of concern on his face.  Woody has been Devin’s favorite pal for the last 4 to 6 weeks.  He first was introduced to him at his school were he played with Woody not stop even though Woody was broken he didn’t care.  You see Woody has a pull string on his back and has all these little sayings. However, since Devin didn’t know exactly what it Woody was supposed to do, he didn’t care that it wasn’t functioning.  Each morning when Devin would wake up he was eager to get to school so he can play with Woody.

Devin finally realized there was a “Toy Story” movie and he asked to see it every day for about 2 weeks until we finally broke down and bought it, now Devin will watch that movie from beginning to end every day if you let him.  He knows what part is coming up next and even knows the lines.  Kind of scary, huh?!  But he loves it and if he loves it, I love it because it makes my baby happy.  He gets so excited smiling and jumping around by the mere mention of the movie.

About a week and a half ago on a Friday when my husband and I were getting ready to take Devin home from school, he didn’t want to let Woody go.  I kept telling him Woody had to stay at school because he wasn’t ours.  Devin would not let it go, so of course out of my big mouth comes this….”Hey Devin, you want to go to the toy store and mommy will buy you a brand new Woody for the house” that’s all I had to say for Devin to leave Woody singing and skipping out the door with excitement. I told my husband, we might as well buy it plus I think it’s only $24 bucks.  Later that night when my husband took Devin to buy this thing, He called me with the news that Woody is $52.99.   He wondered if we should buy it, I asked “Where is Woody?” my husband says “Devin is holding him”.  So of course I didn’t want to disappoint Devin and go back on my word so I told Amani to buy him.  Neither of us could believe it was $50 frickin bucks for this toy; these manufacturers are really getting over.  Later when we opened it and Devin’s face lit up and he exclaimed “Mommy, Woody talks”, it was well worth every penny.  Until last night when only 10 days later Woody is “brooo ken”, I am so irritated because this thing wasn’t cheap nor have we had it long.  This is ridiculous; when I spend this kind of money I expect the toy to last a reasonable amount of time especially given that Devin played with him so nicely.  Manufacturers really need to make these children’s toys a little more durable.  Now that Devin knows Woody is supposed to say things, he isn’t having the fact that now out of no where and for no apparent reason he is “brooo ken” and doesn’t work.  I guess I will be off to try and return him plus writing a letter to the manufacturer.

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5 comments
Mandi @ Boredom Busting Mommy
Mandi @ Boredom Busting Mommy

Oh no, Woody is broken!!? That kind of thing causes devestation around here. My 7-year-old has had a Woody doll since he was about 2, and I think we only paid $30 or so for it back then. He also had a Buzz Lightyear, but over the years Buzz's helmet broke and his head somehow got pushed down into his body...pretty grotesque. Well, now we have another son whose 2 and he's into Toy Story big time, so we bought a new Buzz and got out Jake's Woody, and the poor thing is missing a whole foot! Boot and all, just gone. Not to mention his hair paint has been rubbed off, his nose is scuffed, and he always looks filthy. He looks like he's been through a horrible accident, but the baby just loves him so I figure I'll let him carry around this beat up toy instead of paying over $50 for a new one! I'm not sure what people think when they see him running around with that nasty old toy. Haha! I hope everything works out for Devin. :) Love your blog!

Teresha@ Marlie and Me
Teresha@ Marlie and Me

Aw, Devin. He must be heartbroken. For 52 bucks that toy should last at least a year...sheesh! they don't make 'em like they used to

Lorrie
Lorrie

Keep on writing and chuggnig away!

Mushy Mamma
Mushy Mamma

Mandi...thanks for the blog compliment. Luckily Toys R Us let us exchange him. Then of course now Woody's hat is missing. would you believe people are selling replacement hats on ebay for anywhere for $10-$20. HA HA HA! It's such a setup they know we'd do anything for our babies. Funny too I realized why we paid $50 supposibly we have an exact movie replica, we have recently discovered you can buy pretty much the same doll/action figure at Target for $34...however it's quality is a little lower.

Mushy Mamma
Mushy Mamma

Yes he was distraught, however forget that mess last night I returned him right to Toys R Us, who happily gave us another.