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chyna's avatar

I just saw a commercial for a Fisher Price (tm) dream house. It showed a toy man on a flushable toilet. Is this going too far?

Asked by chyna (33297 points ) October 15th, 2012

I wonder if a 2 or 3 year old needs to have that much of reality in their toys?
Your opinion?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Was the man reading a men’s magazine?

DrBill's avatar

It may help them accept potty training if they consider it “the norm”. I dont see a problem with them playing real life. Barbie’s Dungeon may be pushing the envelope.

tom_g's avatar

The “too far” questions are difficult to answer. Maybe you could propose what possible harm could come from this?
Note: You would freak out if you saw my kids’ toys.

chyna's avatar

@tom_g I’m not really sure what I mean by “too far”. I don’t think it will harm them, I just thought it was too much of reality smacking them in the face.

elbanditoroso's avatar

He should have been standing up with the toilet seat in a vertical position.

tom_g's avatar

@chyna – Poo and pee and learning how were a huge part of my kids’ lives during that time. Many of our books were all about this, and their humor was all potty-based.

Coloma's avatar

I find it hilarious and bizarre all at the same time. haha
Oh jeez…what a world what a world.
Well shit…really, if the dolls are anatomically correct then I guess they should use their anatomy for the reasons it has been implemented into “toys.”
Does it come with faux feces too? lol

wundayatta's avatar

There is no particular reason why we, as a society, should think that nudity or elimination activities should be taboo, but they are. So the uptight people will be offended and the laid back types won’t be. No one’s right or wrong, per se. Although I do think that taboos, in general, give us far too many psychological problems. We should make decisions based on data and evidence, not based on a bunch of school marms’ offended sensibilities.

Ouch. Ouch. Come on ladies, lay down your umbrellas!

I didn’t realize there were so many school marms here!

Coloma's avatar

Hey, I have already invented ” My little rattlesnake” complete with snake bite kit and real, live, baby Diamondback rattler.lol

augustlan's avatar

It’s weird, for sure. I don’t think there’s any harm in it, it’s just kind of shocking to our sensibilities, probably. I always thought that “Baby Alive” dolls that pooped were weird, too.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I grew up with cows. You want to see poop you need to be behind a cow, especially if they cough at the same time.

rooeytoo's avatar

I don’t think we need that much reality in toys, hell there is enough reality crap (no pun intended) on television.

(@coloma – fake feces, I love it! Or it could be sham shit. Thank you for opening up a huge realm of scatological sayings.)

Buttonstc's avatar

Well years ago they came out with “Betsy Wetsy” dolls. (not sure if they’re still available now tho.)

I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s a real part of life; that’s for sure.

I think Barbie and her freakishly exaggerated measurements bearing no relation to reality are going too far.

Aspiring to that can give any little girl a complex (and perhaps anorexia as well).

No problem with aspiring to a flushable toilet in ones home. Sure beats an outhouse :)

Sunny2's avatar

We built a doll house for our daughter. It had a bathroom with a toilet. My daughter came to me in tears because her brother had put a small brown dried bean in the toilet. I couldn’t help but laugh, but she was too small to be amused. I had to remove the bean to comfort her. I guess he’d desecrated her brand new pristine toilet.
I guess it might be useful in teaching potty training and getting little boys to put the seat down when finished.

jazmina88's avatar

I’m thinking it could help with playful toilet training.

ucme's avatar

My Lil Pony Stud Farm may raise a few eyebrows.

Seek's avatar

I had a doll that pooped. 25 years ago.

Flushing toilets haven’t been controversial since Leave it to Beaver.

Also, considering that many 2 and 3 year olds get completely distraught when they realise that poop was part of them and they have to leave it behind, anything that makes the process of elimination more normal for them gets an A+ in my book.

judochop's avatar

A “dream house” is a clean house.

gailcalled's avatar

I would have loved to have grown up in a house where you could happily sing the “Diarrhea Song.”

ragingloli's avatar

@Yetanotheruser
And those are the extremely tame versions.
There are very explicit porn animations and games of MLP.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Oh come on someone give chyna a GA or GQ already.

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