Child's Play: the Right Stuff

UPDATED 09/02/1991 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/02/1991 at 01:00 AM EDT

The popular geography video game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? will pop up daily in a PBS TV version.

Still hot from Home Alone (now on video), Macaulay Culkin reportedly got $1 million to befriend newcomer Anna Chlumsky in the November movie My Girl. "I think it's for kids 8 and up, because there's death in it," says Anna, 10, who plays the child of a widowed mortician (Dan Aykroyd).

Fall fads for the thoroughly modern grade-schooler: After spawning hundreds of licensed products, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have created a demand for the real thing: pet box turtles....

Plaid is fall's ubiquitous fashion statement for girls and boys....

Even trendier jeunes filles will catch the latest rage from Paris: clusters of pins (these by Rosecraft) worn on hats or jeans jackets....

"Wow! A doll with hips and a waist!" has been the reaction from moms to the $9.95

Happy to Be Me Doll (High Self-Esteem Toys Corp). She'd measure a rounded 36-27-38 if she were life-size, while the wasp-waisted Barbie would come in at an anatomically improbable 36-18-33....

State-of-the-art Super Nintendo (which has the capacity for 32,768 color combinations and 3D graphics) might break the piggy bank at $199.95, but kids can still use their old equipment with new games, such as Tom & Jerry ($44.95) and, yes, Barbie ($44.95) and, yes, Barbie ($44.95).

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