The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 5, 1984 · 13
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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 13

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Wednesday, December 5, 1984
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THE nAll.V OKLAHOMANTIMES Wednesday. December 5. 1984 sv Doug Koke Christmas Rush Is for Robot Toys Two-in-One Gift Getting Hard to Find in Stores CWPpf urrtLi A ablefuI of holiday OWeei JUtteii sweets attracts Francie Pool, left, and Nomi Toth, members of Pi Phi Staff Photo I Moms Club. The group included a holiday cookie exchange on the agenda for a recent meeting held in Mrs. Pool's home. Horoscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Many new and fascinating outlets are open for your study during the day, so delve right into them. New contacts can be helpful. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Some thoughtful act for your loved one is wise in the morning. Do not be demanding during the davtime. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Think along the policy level with outsiders and avoid the practical in daytime. The evening can be romantic with a loved one. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Step out early for personal aims and gain them. Later, you can accomplish a good deal where work is concerned. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) You have some inspired ideas during the day. Get your talents to the attention of bigwigs. Go over money arfairs with kin. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Discuss that emotional problem with an expert during the day and tonight be with new friends who are charming. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Talk over with an associate new trends that can be profitable In the future. Tonight, go over reports and statements. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be more enthusiastic about handling duties ahead of you and get excellent results today. Talk over problems tonight. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Now is the day to put a good Idea into motion. Tonight handle work you neglected. Buy a present for a loved one. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Be more thought ful of the needs of kin and try to provide them more magnanimously in the evening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Use the day to get much done, but in. the evening, get home surroundings bettered. Seek out vital information. PISCES (Feb. 20 to March 20) You can handle important work that has been difficult to do today. Study your assets and liabilities from a different standpoint. McNauoht Syndicate Shoppers around the country are scrambling for Transformers and GoBots "the little boy's Cabbage Patch" but the vehicle-turned-robot toys are hard to find despite frenzied production in Asia. "We have 25 factories in Tokyo working on nothing but Transformers," says Michele Litzky, a spokeswoman for Hasbro. "The demand is great," she said. "We knew several months ago that we were not going to meet all the orders that have been placed. There is just a limit on how much you can manufacture." Hasbro will have shipped 10 million Transformers worth $80 million by the end of the year. Tonka reports that 15 million GoBots, worth $100 million in retail sales, have been sold so far. "There's a shortage but I think we're in pretty good shape," says a spokeswoman for Tonka. "As soon as it gets to the store it's sold out, but it's getting to the store." But she said, "There is none of the craziness that went on over the Cabbage Patch." She was referring to the Contribute $5 To Silver Fund, Get a Haircut A donation of $5 or more to the Silver Fund campaign can purchase a haircut Sunday at Fantastic Sam's hair salon, 9423 N May. Hours will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Silver Fund, a program sponsored by the Oklahoma Educators Credit Union to aid in the search for Oklahoma's missing children. SAVt 20 to U Cabbage Patch Kids dolls that were the hottest Christmas toy a year ago. However, customers racing to purchase Transformers at a Fairfax, Va., department store last Sunday trampled a woman, who suffered a sprained ankle. Told of the incident, Leon Feuerberg, manager of World of Toys in Bellevue, Wash., said, "We're more laid back in the Northwest and we manage to stay away from those kinds of problems. We didn't even have that kind of problem with Cabbage Patch dolls." Nevertheless, he said the store was completely sold out of Transformers and GoBots. Asked why he thinks the toys cars, trucks, planes and guns that turn into robots are so popular, Feuerberg replied, "It adds an extra dimension to playing. You've got a robot and a car or a robot and a plane. There's lots of imagination at play and that's what's captured the hearts of everyone." The Greater Washington Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action reports in its annual toy survey that the most popular toys this year are Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers, GoBots, Care Bears, My Little Pony, Trivial Pursuit, Rainbow Brite, Barbie, Secret Wars, Super Powers, Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe. Transformers and GoBots come in a variety of models and cost between about $2.97 and $39.99, depending on the model and the area where it is sold. "It's the hottest item this year for boys," Al Olczak, manager of the Kay-Bee Toy and Hobby-Shop in Buffalo, N.Y. "We're out of them most of the time. ...This past weekend about 50 customers a day asked me personally about them," he said. "And every other phone call we get is about them." "Everything is gone," Anita Blocker, a clerk in the toy department of a Sears store in Dearborn, Mich., said of the two robot toys. "We have sold a ton, we could sell a ton more," she said. "They're the little boy's Cabbage Patch." Demand for Cabbage Patch Kids has not abated. "Transformers and GoBots are top sellers," says Margo Infantine spokeswoman for Gim- bel's Department Store in New York. "They are right up there with Cabbage Patch dolls." But, she added, "the Cabbage Patch has it on everything." Store owners report other popular toys this year are action figures, such as He-man and G.I. Joe. Andrea Claster, assistant general manager at FAO Schwarz's Fifth Avenue store in New York, said that "one of the main questions we get is 'where are the Transformers'?" She said children enter the store with a "mesmerized look. The Associated Prets IDid You KnowT Offers a large selection of pictures, accessories and holiday gift items at 20 OFF Mon-Fri 9 am till 5 pm Sat 9 am till 4 pm N.W. EXPRESSWAY AT CLASSEN g 843 9511 H Nation's Personal Columns Popular Place to Find Cupid The postman has turned Cupid these days, helping "attractive, sensitive, independent woman with a sense of adventure" meet "industrialist with six-figure income and penchant for poetry." Love among the classified has become the now mode of romance, according to Harper's Bazaar, with upscale personal ads appearing in more than 100 mainstream publications coast to coast. The new trend in boy-meets-girl by mail catering to a single population that has more than doubled since 1970 also boasts a new respectability. Words such as "commitment," "marriage" and "children" once considered suicide among the personals now are important concepts for people in a hurry. Not only that, but the man who advertises as industrialist with six-figure income" may tvell be just that. A resent "Village Voice" survey revealed that 87 percent of the people vho advertise turn out o be exactly what they :laim to bo. And the most common professional categories turned out to be that overworked trio doctors, dentists and lawyers. Also represented were journalists, bank vice-presidents, stockbrokers, consultants, college professors, orchestra conductors and even an occasional celebrity. New York freelance writer Ronnie Shuman calls the personals "the best way to meet people right now" and says she had met one well-known writer and a few millionaires by mail. She advises women not to feel they have to contact or date everyone who responds to an ad, and not to be modest in advertising their own attributes, Lynn Davis, author of "The Lynn Davis Guide to Personal Ads," clnims advertisers can double their responses by not requesting, or sending, a photograph. "Anonymity is one of the big pluses of tho personals," she says. "If it doesn't work out over the phone, you can Just drop it." Manhattan psychoanalyst Elizabeth Thome calls personals another way of adapting to the urban environment. "The rejection is part of the package," she says. "You have that first date and then the person says, 'Well, it's been nice goodbye. That can be painful. But my experience is that people would much rather learn how to stand that pain than to go along without any alternatives." Myra Friedman, a New York psychotherapist, says, "It's an intelligent attempt at timesaving communication for many people. It's a means of narrowing down the screen." 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Couple Sues Manufacturer An Oklahoma City couple filed a $16.5 million federal lawsuit against the manufacturer of the anti-acne drug accutane Tuesday, blaming Hoffman Laroche Inc. Tor the severe birth defects of their 2-year-old son. The child's mother, Susan Wilson Drach-man, was unaware she was pregnant when she was treated for cystic acne with accutane in January 1983, the lawsuit states, Her son, Nicholas David Drachman, was deaf and blind when born in September of that year, and also suffered from brain malfunction, the suit adds. L k Kfik jSkB WSSsSm CROSSROADS SHEPHERD MERfTAGE PARK PENN SOUARE OUAK. SPRINGS ENID j In HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION! jjtf Sl 4 and already reduced 10x13 wall portrait U f 7J 2 - 8x10 3 - 5x7 I ' C- v , 15 wallet size M HMH jr mmmm mciuaessscdepcB,, llPffi HP B3E3 5 EbSBB Ho appointment necessary, 95C for each addi- Bfi'AiC "jjjl BtlBJMBl BHnHHBHHB tional subject in a portrait package. 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