A friend of mine on one of my mailing lists alerted me to this item, which shows either that toy designers don’t always think things through or that kids are endlessly inventive.
On the face of it, it’s a Harry Potter Quidditch broom. It makes noises. It also, well…
This toy was #1 on my daughter’s Christmas list… 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.
One might think this was a dirty-minded parent, except:
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.
It would not be the first time that someone was having a little fun with Amazon reviews, of course. But these have the ring of authenticity somehow….