Now that kids all over the country have had a chance to dig into their new toys, manufacturers are dealing with the occasional fall-out from products which offer less (or more) than parents bargained for.
It seems the good folks at Hasbro have just such a pubic relations issue with their new Play Doh cake decorator extruder-thingy. Rather than describe the issue, I’ll just post a little pic of it below and see if you can guess the problem.
You couldn’t see what the issue with the toy is? Me either! I did an online search and found some customer complaints, maybe looking at them will shed some light on the problem.
- “Why did Santa bring this? Mom already has one in her sock drawer” – Becky K. – Joplin, Missouri
- “Tell your sister she has to share, Johnnie! You both get to play with the extruder-thingy” – Nancy R. – Medford, Oregon
- “Don’t bother looking at the directions kids, Daddy knows how to use that thing” – Brad H. – Toledo, Ohio
- “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” – Department store Santa – Jacksonville, Florida
- “Dad! I can’t find the cake extruder-thingy and Mom won’t come out of the bedroom to help me look for it” – Jimmy P. – Des Moines, Iowa
- “Mom! Timmy wants to fill it with lemonade and try to write his name in the snow!” – Brittany M. – Grand Rapids, Michigan
- “Mommy, why did you think this toy needs batteries?” – Filbert H. – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- “Daddy, why did my new Play Doh cake decorating set come with Anthony Weiner campaign literature?” – Giselle T. Brooklyn, New York
I’m sure that Hasbro doesn’t see a problem either, but you know, the customer is always right. Parents need to accept that even without a cake decorator extruder, that’s one of the first things a lot of kids are going to make out of Play Doh anyway.
24 thoughts on “Don’t Put That In Your Sister’s EZ Bake Oven!”
I know! I know! I know! It is too easy for Uncle Alexis to chip a tooth on it.
Uncle Alexis always did march to the beat of a different little drummer boy
Please! Do you know how many Play Duh penises I’ve seen over the years? As a parent I would have welcomed this little sculpture enhancer in the toy box … not everyone has natural artistic talent you know.
Look mommy, I made a snake!
Hahahahaha! Sometimes a gardner sometimes a python!
I’m thinking the creative department was asleep at the wheel on that one. Or else the designer was someone with a bone to pick with the company… (If you’ll excuse my cliches.)
I think it may have been the new guy in creative. You know him, he’s the one who used to work for Pleasure Products out in Van Nuys.
Oh, yeah, that guy.
I knew he was trouble ever since he showed up with that Jenna Jamison lunch box with the vibrating thermos.
Oh my. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during that meeting when they demonstrated how it works.
I heard that Simpkins from quality control said he thought it looked like something but was afraid to say what because of his negative experiences during past sexual harassment seminars.
Now I understand what all the fuss is about. Really, what’s wrong with the marketing dept. not to anticipate explosive issues with the textured plastic device? Love the comment about Mom having one in her dresser 🙂
Mom’s is cooler though, cause it has batters
Batteries….freaking word prediction software!
To further clarify, mom’s may have batteries, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have word prediction software.
If you have an extrusion that lasts for more than 4 hours…
…after showing yor wife and taking selfies, contact a physician to see if he wants to see it.
Bwahahahaha! How did I miss this milk-out -your-nose-snorter? No idea what you could mean. None at all.
Fill it with vodka and it’s like a two-for-one prize!
PS–my birthday is April 20.
Plenty of lead time. I’m sure Hasbro will be selling those things for next to nothing. I’ll send you a bouquet of them!
Is that a Playdoh cake decorator in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Yes, I, too, question the brains and sensibility behind the people who thought this was a great idea. However, no child would have made the comparison had their uptight parents not made a big deal of it.
I think it was just the one incident where mom found Play Doh in her sock drawer and freaked out.
Inquiring minds (well, ok just mine) want to know; “pubic relations” – intentional or Freudian? Don’t you dare try to blame it on word prediction!
Purely intentional. Congratulations on being three first to point it out!