I wanted an American Girl doll with everything in my soul. It was obvious even to me that it would never happen because $$$.
I also desperately wanted one of those little motorized cars that you could actually drive as a child (https://www.amazon.com/Power-Wheels-Barbie-Jammin-Wrangler/dp/B00IVDVX72) they came out when I was just a shade too old/big for them and I didn’t care. I insisted daily that it would be great practice for when I became a teenager and got my license. Also, I never got my license so there. Clearly I was right!