What the hell is up with Littlest Pet Shop and their Electronic Paws Off diary? Is there any reason why it only comes in pink?
What, Hasbro thinks that boys don't like dogs guarding their stuff? MM begs to differ.
However, that led me to find out that most reviewers thought it was crap. So...we're not buying it for a couple of reasons now.
And for the record, if it had gotten GREAT reviews I might have bought it but I'm just so flipping sick of manufacturers vomiting pepto-bismol all over toys so that they can market them to girls.
It's insulting to girls, because --- what? They need to only buy pink stuff? Oh! No! if it's not pink then it's a boy thing!!!
It's insulting to boys, because ---what? They need to be told there are certain things they can't use because oh! no! IT'S PINK!!!! Ewwww! You're using a girl thing!
And I'm not against MM using pink stuff. I get him pink stuff quite often. But he does get pressure about it and I don't want him thinking that only girls can be diarists or cooks or parents for crying out loud.
I'm angry and shocked that almost 40 years after this album came out, things are actually worse.
I mean...have you been to Target lately? In the toy section there is a pink ghetto. Three aisles where not only are all the toys packaged in pink, but the section signs are also in pink.
That is the section in which you will find all The Littlest Pet Shop toys.
TLPS toys are plastic crap. I am not denying this. I have guilt over the amount of plastic crap in my house, but that is not what I'm ranting about today.
MM loves TLPS. LOVES it. What's not to love about cute little animals? And most of it is not pink.
MM also loves to write. LOVES it. So why did Hasbro decide that THIS toy needs a pepto paint job? Hasbro is going to get a nasty letter from me tomorrow.
But I think there's going to be a disappointed boy on Christmas Day. Because we're not buying that pink plastic piece of crap.
Think, Hasbro. If it had also come in yellow or green or purple I would have bought it before reading any reviews!
Through My Glasses, Dorkily
1 year ago