There's something that is undeniably magical about toys when you're a kid, especially the weird niches and gimmicks – and boy, there are tons of it.
Mystery Bag Toys that dissolve in the water, so you do not know what you're getting, offensive trading cards like Garbage Pail Kids, the Easy Bake Oven for Boys, "Creepy Crawlers" … I mean, the shelves were filled with so many off-the-wall concepts and playful ideas that every kid who went through a toy store had to find the specific toy that spoke to them, no matter how strange it was.
For some reason, deliberately ugly and gross toys became a big deal to market to young boys when I was growing up. There was even a big video game release about a janitorial superhero named "Boogerman" who literally mended "boogers" and "fart".
The game was not great, but it was super stupid in all the things kids love. I remember playing it at a party with my younger brother's friends, and they made fun of it with every nose and fart noise. Whoever developed this horrible game knew what they were doing.
However, the thing is, if you make something deliberately rough, it's probably best to let your intended audience know that this is an unlawful, ugly and weird product, with no room for speculation.
This kind of confusion led to some funny results when a Tumblr user shared photos of a "grow baby" toy they had found and decided to water them by following the instructions of the product.
The 15-hour process started with results around the 9-hour mark.
But the birth process lasted more than 15 hours. The egg finally opened at the 23-hour mark, and the person who bought it did not like what they saw inside.
Does that look like a normal baby to you?
What came out of the toy egg was not a cute and cuddly baby – but rather a toddler version of the leprosy father Braveheart,
I mean, look at this guy and tell me this baby is not a dead alarm clock.
Some people shared their other "baby surprises".
While some noticed that the baby looked very similar to certain public figures.
Many Twitter users wanted to reveal the disaster from the egg.
It turns out, however, that many toys that grow in the water for some reason, look bloated.
And if you're still trying to figure out what this baby looks like, it hits the "fried Buddha statue" pretty much on the head.
Why does the end result look like a fried Buddha statue? 😂
– Sunburst Senshi (@SunburstSenshi) July 7, 2018
Please, toy manufacturers, if you really want to make a toy really disgusting, just market it as a target group. Thank you.