Kids today have it supereasy. And supercool. Just look at the difference in their toys versus the toys I had.
When I was little, we had building toys like Tinkertoys and Lincoln logs. Tinkertoys were next to useless: those little round connectors would never hold the wooden rods, and what could you build? A Tyrannosaurus Rex looked just like a robot, and both of them looked sort of like an Edsel made out of toothpicks. Lincoln logs were worse: the only thing you could build with Lincoln logs were log cabins, and who wanted to build a log cabin? Especially when it was a log cabin with a toothpick Edsel/Tyrannosaurus Rex parked in the front yard.
But, now, the building toys can actually BUILD things. Like these toys from Mega: they're called "Magna-Bones," and they actually look like what they're supposed to look like, which is this:
Now, that's a dinosaur! Nothing Edsel-y about that. There's all kinds of other toys at the Mega site, too, like the Smart Builders toys: musical toys, toys that can drive, the whole works. I bet Mr F and Mr Bunches will love all of them... just as soon as I get done playing with them myself.