Oh God yes, the toy situation. I'm glad my parents allowed me a variety of toys. I had baby dolls and barbies, but I also had matchbox cars and footballs.
I'm glad for that too. I had my Barbies, but I also had my Power Rangers and Hot Wheels.
Actually, now that I think of it I really did prefer the "boy's" toys when I was little. And my favourite Barbie - the Susie O'Neill Barbie - was only my favourite because she was a wind-up toy. You'd wind her up in the back and her arms would spin. So if you put her in the bath or the pool she'd do backstroke.
Oh I never even went close to the girls lucky dip.
I got the girl's lucky dip once and hated it. I can't remember what it was, but it was pink and flowery. Next time I went straight for the boy's.