Thursday, December 03, 2009

Weird toy or cool toy???

See, this is why I don’t shop retail.  Because I lose all capacity to reason.  For example, which I found at Chapters website because Ted’s aunt sent the kiddies a couple of gift cards:

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What is it?  It’s the Magnetic Human Body Playset!  It is a skeleton.  With a Day-of-the-Dead-style grinning skull.  With magnetic layers that you attach, adding layers for muscles, circulatory system, organs, etc, until eventually you have a fully-dressed boy or girl.   The “skin” layer features anatomically correct girl-bits and boy-bits (you choose which one while you’re dressing it, I guess).

It’s by Melissa and Doug, so I trust that it’s reasonable quality.  Another website indicates that the skeleton piece is about 20cm tall, which is a fine size.  But is it a GOOD idea, or a BAD idea?  Is it educational, or creepy?  Will my kids love it, or be bored or mystified by it?

Any mamas out there, or anyone who wants to offer an opinion?  These gift cards are burning two little holes in my pocket!