It’s a battle between parents and play-doh. No, seriously. If you were one of the thousands of parents who gifted a child with a Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain playset this season, your Christmas morning was not one you planned.
Hasbro’s new toy lets kids decorate pretend cakes, complete with an extruder that resembles the male reproductive organ. The penis-shaped Play-Doh toy—which is not a sex toy that found its way in wrong packaging—squeezes out make-believe icing. The only problem is it wouldn’t look bad if it didn’t give us peen-vibes. Nicknamed “dil-doh” on Twitter, the two-piece tool is complete with intricate design that give the illusion of an actual shaft, tip and veins.
No, we’re not trying to sell it to you.
Backlash of the product began back in November but increased after Hasbro decided to continue selling the risqué toy. Hundreds of complaints from families poured in, with disgust flooding the company’s social media pages that have since been deleted. On Twitter, someone weighed in with, “Play-Doh thought it was a good idea make this Cake Mountain piece. Complete with blood vessels.” Actor Zach Braff jokingly joined in, tweeting, “This play-doh toy “ruined” this woman’s Christmas. It would have made mine.”
A publicist for Hasbro addresses the (obvious) outrage on their Play-Doh Facebook page yesterday.
“We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool. Should any consumer want a replacement extruder for this item, they can contact Hasbro’s Customer Service Department at 800-327-8264.”