Did Play-Doh just ruin Christmas?
Hasbro is in major damage control after releasing a toy part that looks like a penis.
Parents who bought the Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain playset in November reportedly complained online that the plastic icing topper (or extruder) didnâ€™t look child-friendly.
Rather than respond to the concerns on social media, Hasbro sent parents less phallic-looking replacement parts.
The toy manufacturerâ€™s low-key response ensured the gaffe stayed out of the media, Uproxx reported.
But in a bungled attempt at removing traces of the offending accessory from its Facebook page over Christmas, Hasbro attracted lots of unwanted publicity.
The reaction has varied, but one parent suggested Hasbro had â€œruined Christmas.â€
To further prove the point, here’s a cringe-worthy video of a kid’s innocence being shattered to pieces upon receiving his Christmas present.
The playset, which retails in Australia for about AUD$40 (RM115.62), comes with a bottom cake tier, cake machine with cake stand and a textured roller, among other items.
Recommended for children three and over, the 2-in-1 playset lets kids â€œmake amazing pretend layer cakes with the cake press.â€MYNEWSHUB