Tag Archives: Toys

Play-Doh extruder tool controversy

An extruder tool that looks like a penis. Who in the right mind would approve of that design?! So stupid! If you were selling “adult” toys to “adult” people, then that would be so much better. But your target, is to sell to KIDS! There are kids out there who have very mature minds at such a young age.

For those who have not yet seen the extruder/genitalia tool, here are some pictures:

It comes with this set:

And this is the controversial tool:

And here’s someone complaining on Play-Doh’s Facebook page:

Fortunately, Play-Doh did apologize for the incident:

I appreciate that Play-Doh apologized for their mistake, but seriously, how do you mess up such a thing as a penis looking toy? The head designer must have been pretty stupid to approve of such a design. Same goes with each and every person in the company for not complaining about the design.

(Photos courtesy of Google)

Minimate madness!

Lego? With articulation like action figures? Is there such a thing? Of course! They’re called Minimates!

Minimates are from Diamond Select, they are only 2 inches tall, but what they lack in height, they make up for it with accessories, amazing details, and 14 points of articulation!!! These toys…ehem… Figures, pack a punch! Who knew that these figures that stood 2 inches tall could have so much to offer!

These action figures come in many variations, including characters from: Marvel, Star Trek, Street Fighter, Tekken, Tomb Raider, Ratchet and Clank, Battle Beasts, Ghost Busters, and many more! (I would love to include DC, but they already discontinued their line, but some stores still sell them, though they are a tad more expensive than the regular Minimates.)

And just like Lego, you can also customize your own figure by swapping pieces from other Minimates! Yes! You can mix and match! Cool, right? DUH!!!

I love Lego, and no other toy can ever compete with Lego and win, but in terms of articulation and being able to pose them in different positions, Minimates will win over Lego by a landslide.

The Minimates you see below are from my own personal collection, and these are only a few of what I have.

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As a tip to future Minimate collectors, start by buying loose figures, they are way cheaper than the boxed ones or join groups on Facebook that are dedicated to buying and selling Minimates so that you can find very cheap figures.

Tell me what you think of Minimates by commenting below!