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Dd has asked for a spiderman toy for her birthday in september, she will be 3. I would prefer something along the lines of a plush toy. Any ideas? anyone have kiddos who are into comic book characters?<br><br>
(I have no idea where she learned about spiderman, we don't watch tv)
 

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My 4yo was asking for Spiderman and SpongeBob Squarepants <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: , so I found some SpongeBob pencils and some Spiderman fingerpaints and he was totally satisfied (unfortunately my MIL bought our 3yo Spiderman action figures, and the 3yo didn't want them so the 4yo adopte them, but so far he's been playing quite creatively with them). I think it was just that he wanted permission to have something with the image of Spiderman on it like some of his preschool friends and neighbor.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dd has asked for a spiderman toy for her birthday in september, she will be 3. I would prefer something along the lines of a plush toy. Any ideas? anyone have kiddos who are into comic book characters?<br><br>
(I have no idea where she learned about spiderman, we don't watch tv)</div>
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Maybe she learned it from a comic book? Why not give her a book?<br><br>
What if you had a DS, and he wanted a plush pink unicorn? Would you prefer something along the lines of an action figure?<br><br>
OK - yea, that was really snarkly. But I don't get the problem. I think it is cool your DD wants a comic book character.
 

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DS loves anything with spiderman on it, especially when I wear a t-shirt with spiderman. he has many plush spiderman toys, and all my old action figures.
 

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Just because she wants it doesn't mean you have to get it for her. We tell our son that we just don't buy things with characters and brands, and he just moves on and forgets about it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Oops, sorry. I didn't read your post right. The way I read it made it sound like you didn't want her to have a superman toy. I just re-read it and realize that you do want to buy one, but would just prefer to buy a plush toy. Sorry.
 

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There are spiderman books, undies, PJ's, lunchboxes, plush toys, action figures, you name it. My son is a HUGE super heroes fan and so is my niece. You can find great old time stuff on ebay for way cheap.
 

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Walmart has plush Spiderman. Spidermen?<br><br>
My 5 yr old dd has a batman action figure. Granted, her 7 yr old brother is obsessed with anything super hero related, but she was very hurt when he tried to take it back from her.<br><br>
Indulge her. She's not gonna be scarred forever over it.
 

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My 3yo dd goes to the comic shop with my dh on the weekends. We have allowed a few comics--donald duck, mickey mouse and recently Scooby Doo (she learned about S.D. from the Ikea playland. I never knew they had cartoons in there!). For her 3rd b-day she wanted a spider-man back-pack (I'm sure she learned about him from the comic shop/dad). We don't buy a ton of commercial stuff but I didn't see a prob. with it. I bought the thing, she's used it once or maybe 3 times and doesn't talk about Spider-man anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I know I was really into spider-man when I was 3 (The Electric Company!) so my mom thought it was super-cute that dd might like him too. Moms.<br><br>
Anyway the only spidey merchandise we've looked at is/was the back-pack so I'm not much help here. Just wanted to chime in that your kiddo isn't the only one into comic characters (with no t.v./commercials in the home).
 

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We're not a very commercial home. Don't watch TV etc. My kids and I all love comics. Drawing them, reading them, playing with the toys etc. Comics inspired my 7yr old to read. He wakes up every morning and lies in bed reading comics while he waits for his little bro to wake up. Sometimes he reads them to his little brother. My 4yr old "reads' them too because they're so fascinating, colourful and full of sequential pictures.<br>
I encourage comics and I'm really happy I do. They add colour and dimension to our lives <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
As Justthatgirl mentioned, there are plush spidermans (spidermen LOL).<br>
Going downtown to the comic shops is one of our favourite things to do. Best to find the little indie shops where you can find tons of comics for pennies.
 

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I have no problem buying her spiderman, but I would prefer it be a soft version. In fact, I went on the rampage when my first was born and she had nothing that would be considered "girly". I just don't have alot of options and time to run around to different store looking for spiderman stuff.<br><br>
SHe told me today she wants a backpack, so I can def. handle that.<br>
I also found a watch, stickers and a book today.<br><br>
(My last comment in my original post was related to my surprise. I just didn't realize she knew about spiderman...)<br><br>
Honestly, I am not much for plastic stuff, so that is why I would prefer no plastic figures, it has nothing to do with gender.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have no problem buying her spiderman, but I would prefer it be a soft version. In fact, I went on the rampage when my first was born and she had nothing that would be considered "girly". I just don't have alot of options and time to run around to different store looking for spiderman stuff.<br><br>
SHe told me today she wants a backpack, so I can def. handle that.<br>
I also found a watch, stickers and a book today.<br><br>
(My last comment in my original post was related to my surprise. I just didn't realize she knew about spiderman...)<br><br>
Honestly, I am not much for plastic stuff, so that is why I would prefer no plastic figures, it has nothing to do with gender.</div>
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Cool! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I kind of understood that from your post, but wasn't sure on the shocked part. Shocked that she wants a <i>character</i> (didn't know if you're anti-character or what) or shocked that she wants something so unexpected. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
She'll love whatever you get. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've actually seen some other plush spideys/spidies/spidermans/spidermen (will we ever figure that out?) at a few different dollar stores.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dd has asked for a spiderman toy for her birthday in september, she will be 3. I would prefer something along the lines of a plush toy. Any ideas? anyone have kiddos who are into comic book characters?<br><br>
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Walmart (i know, I know) sells the plush Spiderman dolls for little ones.
 

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I should have known walmart carries it....well that gives me a reason to go to walmart. (I have been avoiding it since college was back in session...adding 5000 extra people to the area makes walmart very hectic)<br><br>
Well, I wonder if she would appreciate the original spidey? Heck, I still remember the theme from the 70's cartoon. I watched/read alot of comic book cartoons as a child.<br><br>
Did I mention she wants to wonder woman and her sister wants to be super girl for halloween/samhain? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Gotta keep mom on her toes.<br><br>
Thanks for the suggestions!
 

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I think this is really cool:<br><br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-11/qid=1188567404/ref=sr_1_11/602-2571855-7539044?ie=UTF8&asin=B000NKIZN6" target="_blank">Spiderman Chair</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Did I mention she wants to wonder woman and her sister wants to be super girl for halloween/samhain? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Gotta keep mom on her toes.<br><br>
Thanks for the suggestions!</div>
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Awww! I had a Wonder Woman underoos set when Iwas little. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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My dd is only 2, but she's in love with Spiderman too. Ds has this 2 foot tall Spidey that dd has been carting around since she could crawl. Ds bought her a Spiderman tshirt for her birthday next week. She's going to love it. Spiderman rocks!<br><br>
If you shop around you can find cool stuff, like notebooks and pencils that are still useful, while being supercool.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Awww! I had a Wonder Woman underoos set when Iwas little. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Underoos--I used to live in those! Daisy Duke, Wonder woman, Spider-girl (was there such a thing? I swear I had them too)... I miss underoos!
 

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*laughs* Yep, I had underroos....too bad they don't make them anymore.<br><br>
I am sewing the girls costumes for halloween and they are beginning to take shape.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dd has asked for a spiderman toy for her birthday in september, she will be 3. I would prefer something along the lines of a plush toy. Any ideas? anyone have kiddos who are into comic book characters?<br><br>
(I have no idea where she learned about spiderman, we don't watch tv)</div>
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What about getting her a spiderman costume, cape, or t-shirt... something she can play creatively with?
 
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