Thursday, January 15, 2015

Controversial toy by Hasbro ruined Christmas for many kids

Hasbro Inc. has been receiving a host of complaints this past holiday season from parents horrified to find that the "extruder tool" found in the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset looks exactly like a penis.

Extruder Tool, a toy for kids created by
Hasbro for Play-Doh
The phallic toy first gained publicity in November 2014, but a new wave of comments began appearing on the Play-Doh Facebook page post-Christmas after kids all across the nation had opened their gifts. Hasbro staff is reportedly deleting photos of the toy but Uproxx screenshotted several comments including one from a mom claiming the veiny-looking object ruined Christmas.

The extruder tool is meant to help decorate Play-Doh cakes, meaning that Play-Doh “frosting” is meant to be pushed out of the tip of the tool.

Whoah! Come on now, this is no mistake. These big time corporations are doing what they want to do nowadays and don't care what the outcomes are or who gets affected by their decisions.

Hasbro, the company behind Play-Doh, took no steps to respond other than to offer complaining parents replacement parts.

However, Play-Doh's efforts to do damage control after Christmas may result in unintended publicity for the dildo-shaped toy. Play-Doh is deleting Facebook posts on its site displaying the extruder, which of course only highlights the problem.

Hasbro finally did make an attempt to change the look and shape of the product but many people say the new shape looks like a sex toy.

Sources: The Huffington Post,, KTUL (Tulsa, Channel 8)

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