It’s the weekend, y’all!
Let’s talk toys. Bad toys, to be precise.
Have you heard about Crayola’s new Colored Bubbles? There are a LOT of moms out there who are wishing they never had.
The reviews on Amazon are hilarious. A sample of the captions: “Worst toy ever.” “AWFUL PRODUCT!” “DO NOT BUY! STAINS EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE!” And my favorite: “Can I give it zero stars?”
It seems these washable colored bubbles are… not so washable. This Wall Street Journal article on the brewing bubble brouhaha quotes one mother who said the bubbles stained her daughter’s blond hair green. Another mom said the bubbles popped in her garage and left what look like blood stains on the concrete.
So it’s obviously best to heed the warning printed on these “washable” bubbles:
“Do not use at weddings or indoors.”
Despite the colorful controversy, these bubbles are selling like crazy, according to Crayola and Toys R’ Us. I love how something as simple as bubbles can make my kids batshit happy, but I’ll be keeping my distance from this invention.
What do you think? Will you give these a try despite the possible rainbow of ramifications? What are the worst toys, in your opinion, and why?
My vote goes to Polly Pocket. That little tramp has WAY too many tiny accessories for my taste. And I find them EVERYWHERE. And my daughter doesn’t quite have the manual dexterity to force all those little rubber pieces on her doll, so I end up doing it half the time.
Alas, Polly was a gift. A gift that keeps on giving AGGRAVATION. Heh.
What’s everyone up to this weekend? Chat away!