New Harry Potter Broomstick
A Personal Vibrator For Kids?
Questionable Products For Children


Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Broom
by Mattel
Our Price: $19.99
Usually ships within 24 hours
Manufacturer's age:
8 years and up
Our recommended age:
8 - 12 years
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. Box Size (in inches): 6.1 x 4.2 x 35.8
Shipping weight: 1.45 pounds.
Note: Giftwrapping not available for this item.
SKN: 154291
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18 of 32 people found the following review helpful:
Reviewer: A toy enthusiast from NJ
This toy was #1 on my daughter's Christmas list. So what the heck, although it has no educational value I figured it would be good for imaginative play. It wasn't until after she opened her gift and started playing with it that I realized that the toy may offer a more than sensational experience. The broomstick has cute sound effects and ***VIBRATES*** when they put it between their legs to fly. Come on---what were the creators of this toy thinking? She'll keep playing with the Nimbus 2000, but with the batteries removed.
Reviewer: Ashley from TX
My 12 year old daughter is a big Harry Potter fan, and loved the part with the Nimbus 2000, so I decided to buy her this toy. I was afraid she would think it was too babyish, but she LOVES this toy. Even my daughter's friends enjoy playing with this fun toy. I was surprised at how long they can just sit in her room and play with this magic broomstick! A great buy for any Harry Potter fan! :)
Reviewer: A toy enthusiast from Maine, USA
I recently bought this for my son, Vantro. He's a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Seen the movie 32 times (in the theaters) and made the paper. This toy gives him the ability to fly around the house zapping things. My only problem I see with the toy is the batteries drain too fast and his sister fights him over it, so now I need to buy her one.
Reviewer: poola13 from Ohio
When my 12 year old daughter asked for this for her birthday, I kind of wondered if she was too old for it, but she seems to LOVE it. Her friends love it too! They play for hours in her bedroom with this great toy. They really seem to like the special effects it offers (the sound effects and vibrating). My oldest daughter (17) really likes it too! I reccomend this for all children.
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Mr. Rense,
Further to your posting today about the Harry Potter vibrating Nimbus 2000 broomstick toy for kids, here is info on another childrens' product, the FR-OOZE POP, that seems equally lewd and unhealthy:

(Apprently the child sucks on the pop until a point where the "goo" center is made available and it is squirted into the mouth with a squeeze to the base)
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Be well,
Too SHAGEDELIC? (from 1999)
Jun 29, 1999
A QUESTION FOR ADULTS: The Austin Powers doll that asks something that can make a grown-up blush. The toy set on sale in stores here.
WOULD you let your 10-year-old child play with a toy that says something that can make an adult blush?
The doll, which resembles Mike Myers' character in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, is on sale here.
When you press a button, the doll, which has a voice chip, says: "Do I make you feel horny, baby, do I?"
Most parents interviewed by The New Paper seemed to be stunned that it's on sale.
Said Madam Lee Hua Peng, whose son is eight: "I'm shocked that... department stores are selling such sexually suggestive toys.
"How can it be okay for my son to go around saying horny or shag?"
Mrs Helena Teo said: "What am I supposed to tell my 10-year-old when he asks what shag or horny means?"
But not every parent shared this view.
Said filmmaker Eric Khoo, who has four young sons: "It is harmless. Compared with some other toys... which are graphic in their depiction of violence, I would much rather my sons played with the Austin Powers toys."
Department stores here, such as Takashimaya and Metro, sell the action figures.
Toys R Us Singapore brought in the toys, but sold them only to adult collectors who pre-ordered them.
A spokesman for the company said that fewer than 20 sets of the toys have been sold.
But McFarlane Toys, which produced the controversial figures, said the "horny" figure shouldn't have been in Toys R Us in the first place.
McFarlane said it was an adult version that was meant to be sent to specialty shops.
Department stores were supposed to sell only the more family-oriented doll that says: "Would you fancy a shag?"
Oh yes, that has family values written all over it.
Here, the adult version is found only in special comicbook shops such as Comic Art Gallery.
Said its proprietor, Mr Eugene Wu: "We don't sell the adult version to kids who ask for Austin Powers toys. To them, I sell the cleaner version."
Asked whether even the cleaner version is suitable for children aged 10 and above - which the label on the toy says it is - Mr Wu replied: "The word shag has been approved by the authorities for publication in the newspapers.
"So I think it should be okay."
Right or wrong, the toys, especially the "horny" figure, are much sought after among collectors.
Comic Art Gallery is selling copies of that figure for $50.
And it's selling out fast, Mr Wu said.
AN American mother has handed one of these dolls to the police, complaining that it directed sexual innuendoes at children.
Reacting to the complaint, Toys R Us in the US told stores across the nation to remove the figure from their shelves.
HONGKONG education authorities and social groups have called for a ban on the dolls - there are six characters from the movie 1 - saying they are a bad influence.
Opposition Democrat legislator Albert Ho told the Hongkong Standard newspaper: "It is socially... undesirable to have these dolls sold to children. They should be banned."

The Electric New Paper


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