Worst Toy Award

And by “Worst Toy” I mean one that gives mom and dad the biggest headache (at least THIS week.) The Bubble Tummy Bubble Blower is my pick for worst toy this week. Not that I have a weekly post on my least favorite toy, but I certainly could. Let me tell you why.

Cute little rabid buggar

Cute little rabid buggar

This cute little bubble blower draws you in with it’s sale price of $8 (normally $9.99) which in my opinion isn’t much of a sale, but I do know they don’t get cheaper than that. Then the next thing to suck you in (other than your child’s constant requests for it) is the cute little face and little clear bubble belly. “Ok” you say. “What the heck,” you say. “It’ll be fun out on the deck or in the park,” you say…Well the first time you purchase it, you take the 30 minutes to take it out of the box all the while littering your kitchen with bits of torn cardboard, wire, teeny magnetic screws, and plastic bits. Insert 2 AA batteries that cost almost as much as the toy itself, fill the cuteBAAAARABID little bugger up with the bubble solution which is much more difficult than it sounds, follow the fairly complicated instructions (for a bubble machine anyway) and VOILA! Nothing. Nada. Not a bubble. But plenty of mess, what with all the bubble drool and froth protruding from the mouth.

Then you return it to the store that you got it from, get another, follow the same steps as above, this time succeeding in the bubble blowing task. YAY. Except that the cute little bubble bellied puppy now looks more like a cute little foaming at the mouth rabid dog as you sweet talk “oh so cute little puppy wuppy!!!” it lobs your index finger off and you have to go through a series of painful and time consuming rabies vaccinations…

The end.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sally S on April 19, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    What a hoot! Brings back memories of similar incidents many years ago–I guess lots of things never really change–just put a new face on them and charge a lot more. You made an old lady’s day with your hilarious description.


  2. Posted by eatlocaliowa on April 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    LOL Sally. I’m sure Lynette and Brent experience similar things nowadays! I was sitting on the door mat (because it was raining out); with Brighton and the first thing I thought when I saw the thing was “rabid dog…” 🙂


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