Fisher Price's "My First Vibrator"
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 93 15:21:59 PST
Subject: Fisher Price's "My First Vibrator"
From: email@example.com (Dare to Care)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Elf Sternberg) writes:
> Fisher Price, as many people may well know, is the United
> State's leading toy manufacturer for children under the age of six.
> Recently, I saw an advertisement for one of their new products,
> called "Bubble Bobble."
> Bubble Bobble is a simple toy, really. It looks like the
> head of some medieval mace-- a ball, with spikes coming out of it at
> random intervals. But this is a Fisher Price toy, and those "spikes"
> are soft, flexible plastic things about the size of a man's thumb.
> The ball screws open, and inside is a case for two "C" batteries and
> a large, rotating, metal wheel inside a protective cover.
> The idea behind Bubble Bobble is that you turn it on, drop it
> on a hard wooden or lineoleum floor, and the vibrating wheel makes it
> shiver and shake and wobble all about the place, and the kids are
> supposed to chase after it.
> I saw this advertised on television and the first thing that
> popped into my head was the image of some three-year-old girl trying
> to chase it down, getting frustrated and finally, as kids are wont to
> do, grabbing the thing with arms and legs and holding up against her
> crotch and realizing that this thing felt *good*. Not to mention
> that those soft spokes on it are, well, just the right size for...
I'm glad that it wasn't just me. When I saw the commercial for it I
turned to the people who were in the room with me and said, "A Kids
Vibrator". Immediately I was set upon by a small horde of rabid women
who were shocked that I had said it. I wandered off and showed them a
picture of the bouncy ball (comes with attachments) from one [of] the Adam
and Eve (TM) [catalogs] and explained that the one made for adults didn't
even vibrate... the kids ALWAYS get the best toys.
From: email@example.com (Rick Hallock)
Thats' nothing. I was walking in Toys 'R' Us the other day and noticed
one of Matell's new toys. I almost fell over laughing. It was "Animal
Lovin' Barbie" I think she was dressed in safari shorts and came with a
little lion cub. Hmmmmm...
© 1993 Peter Langston