Monday, December 04, 2006

Bad Toy Designer! Go to Your Room!

"This train carries a single child safely around a track at 1 1/2 miles per hour, and the whistle sounds at the touch of a button. The caboose has a lift-up storage compartment for a favorite teddy bear passenger or the essential tools of a young railroad engineer. The motor, gearbox and all wiring are in a completely enclosed case, safely away from little hands, and two sturdy footrests help children keep their feet off the floor and maintain a stable seat on board. Designed for children from 18 months to 3 years and weighing up to 45 lbs., the train starts and stops with a simple push-button control, building confidence as children learn to control the train themselves.

Right from the first sentence ("carries a single child") you can tell that the designers of this toy have never dealt with children. Unless this girl is an only child living in the middle of nowhere with absolutely no friends, she'll soon be engaged in a fierce, epic battle, fighting to the death over control of this thing, the other children piling on the caboose, punching, kicking and clawing at each other while screaming their little red-faced heads off. First aid kit and parental earplugs not included.

2 comments:

Slinky Redfoot said...

I love the crappy photoshop job on this one too. Looks like one of my ads!

Slinky Redfoot said...

my hatred for this kid just keeps growing.