Meet Riley. She likes pink stuff, superheroes and, from the looks of it, Fred from the Scooby Gang. She does not, however, like the fact that girls are only encouraged to like pink stuff instead of superheroes and boys are discouraged from liking princesses. While it isn't clear if her rant was coached by a loving parent or not, it really doesn't matter because what the kid says is the truth: children shouldn't be deterred from playing with toys geared toward another gender. Riley may still be learning how to print her ABCs, but knowing that everybody should be allowed to play with superheroes and princesses means she's already a fabulous geek girl.
So, what were your favorite toys that weren't targeted to your demographic? I loved my Hot Wheels, He-Mans, GI Joes and, of course, my Star Wars action figures.