Topic: children’s toys

Moms Who Are Mad About Breaking Bad Action Figures Need To Just Chill Out And Not Buy Them, Yo

Moms Who Are Mad About Breaking Bad Action Figures Need To Just Chill Out And Not Buy Them, Yo

You may have heard that Toys R’ Us has started selling Breaking Bad action figures in their stores. There’s a Jesse Pinkman and a Walter White, there’s a Heisenberg with a gun, there are orange jumpsuits, and there is some adorable teeny tiny meth-making equipment. I think it’s fantastic, but one Florida (damn it, Florida!) mom disagrees with me and has started a petition on Change.org to have them removed from store shelves. More »

Rent-A-Toy Services Are Great, But They Don’t Teach Kids How To ‘Share’

Rent-A-Toy Services Are Great, But They Don't Teach Kids How To 'Share'

The idea of renting a few toys a month and returning them for new ones is great. I’m always shocked at how expensive toys are, and how often my child becomes bored with them almost immediately. I just don’t think one of the fundamental benefits of these rent-a-toy companies is that it teaches children to share – as some are claiming. Sending a toy back to anxiously await a new one isn’t “sharing.” It’s giving something for the express purpose of getting something back. More »

8 Toys Your Toddler Will Actually Play With

8 Toys Your Toddler Will Actually Play With

My toddler has a room full of toys. I promise you, we don’t even buy him that much – I’m just really bad at getting rid of things he doesn’t play with and most toys hold his interest for about two minutes. That’s why I felt compelled to write this post. I finally found some toys he loves, and if any of you out there also have a finicky child who turns his head up at everything, I thought you might be able to use these recommendations. More »

Stop Panicking Parents I Have Your Disney Frozen Merchandise Right Here!

Stop Panicking Parents I Have Your Disney Frozen Merchandise Right Here!

Your kid doesn’t get a Frozen doll. Too bad boo hoo, now they will grow up and hate you. That’s what you get parents, that is what you get! But I have a solution for you, oh boy do I ever, because I’m an amazingly smart person and I will share my wisdom with you so your dumb kid will stop whining about their dumb lack of Disney branded bullshit you will end up donating by next Easter anyway. More »

STFU Parents: The 9 Types Of Outraged Parents You’ll Find On The Disney Store’s Facebook Page

STFU Parents: The 9 Types Of Outraged Parents You'll Find On The Disney Store's Facebook Page

After a flurry of press, you may have read the very important news that some parents are flipping out over the shortage of “Frozen” merchandise on the Disney Store Facebook page. As a person with specialized skills in observing crazy parents on Facebook, I spent some time sifting through the madness to reveal the depths of the months-long outrage. More »

There Are ‘No Girls Allowed’ In This Avenger’s Toy Set Because Black Widow Is A Dumb Girl

There Are 'No Girls Allowed' In This Avenger's Toy Set Because Black Widow Is A Dumb Girl

Initially I didn’t ascribe anything to it, but notably absent from that set is Black Widow, the only female Avenger. In Winter Soldier, the only character with more screen time than her was Captain America himself, which makes her a much more significant character in the franchise than either Hulk or Hawkeye. If there is one thing that Disney does more and better than anyone else, it’s product tie-ins. There is no way the developers responsible for this set didn’t know that Black Widow was important in the movies. More »

I’m #Unapologetic About Why I Feel Barbie Doesn’t Belong In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

 I'm #Unapologetic About Why I Feel Barbie Doesn't Belong In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Barbie is problematic for many reasons. She is tall and beautiful and amazingly thin. She is perfect. For a plastic doll she is perfect. For an iconic image of female beauty she is perfect. She is also plastic. And she was created for young girls to play with. Which is why placing her in the Sport’s Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition is also problematic.
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