I guess you can’t win them all. And that seems to be the case for Hasbro’s latest stinker, The Play-Doh Stink Star.
Hasbro’s Play-Doh Stink Star
Hasbro described this toy as “a way for your child to add fun to their boring bathroom activities. The Stink Star is also a fun, exciting way to potty train your toddlers.”
How it Works (paraphrasing the directions)
- Step 1: When it is time to poop, gently place the aqua-colored “Stink Star” or red “Star Stick” play piece between your child’s butt cheeks, right underneath the anus.
- Step 2: Poop
- Step 3: Watch as your feces comes out in a fun STAR shape!
- Step 4: Cut any dangling participles with the green “Stink Star” scissors.
- Step 5: Repeat
Obviously, there are many problems with this “toy”. 1). it is absolutely disgusting. 2). it is virtually impossible for kids to use this without parental supervision. 3). a kid could accidentally stick this small piece of plastic up their butt, causing much pain and embarrassment. And finally, if you have the chocolate squirts, this toy is useless.
Fortunately for Hasbro, the Stink Star didn’t make it out of the few test markets they tested it in and–until now–it has gone virtually unknown to the general public. Thankfully, the parents and children in Des Moines, Iowa (the largest test market) gave Hasbro the thumbs down and ended the product’s life before it really started.