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.