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(Adweek)   So tell me again, how many concept meetings did your baby toy company have before deciding that fake prescription bottles filled with candy was a winning idea?   (adweek.com) divider line 53
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2014-07-30 11:22:25 AM  
steeshes.files.wordpress.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2014-07-30 12:40:43 PM  
Daughter Lover pills go great with Motherboy vodka.
 
2014-07-30 12:43:40 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Daughter Lover pills go great with Motherboy vodka.


They come together for the "Just Like Mommy Relaxes" playset.
 
2014-07-30 12:44:39 PM  
"Holy crap, Flyweight! I remember your cartoon show, fighting the bad guys from your secret lair in a pile of manure!"

"And it was funny, and I was famous, until the kids started making their own!"

/quoted from Chris Straub's Checkerboard Nightmare, or at least my memory of it
 
2014-07-30 12:46:42 PM  
"Pills are not funny. They're not toys. They're not even swag," Shanahan writes. "They're deadly when placed in the wrong hands. So what were you thinking, Bright Starts?"

She's not been taking the right pills, unless she meant to take ultra-serious pills. We have pills that can make you happy and joyous for hours, but what do we do? We make them illegal, and we let people with far too serious a demeanour, and no interest in fun, tell us what to do with our candy.

The world is a crazy place.
 
2014-07-30 12:48:23 PM  
www.saltypeaks.com
 
2014-07-30 12:50:04 PM  
The fact that a "massive mom-blogger conference" exists means that the terrorists have won.

Also, why would you hand out anything remotely controversial to a group of people whose favorite hobby is outrage?
 
2014-07-30 12:51:01 PM  
Most candy comes in pill form anyways. If "big conspiracy" really wanted to drug up children for testing purposes, it wouldn't be that difficult. The control group gets banana flavored candy, because they are messed up for liking that to begin with.
 
2014-07-30 12:51:03 PM  

Slaxl: She's not been taking the right pills,


Sounds like she needs to take a...

4.bp.blogspot.com

...chill pill.
 
2014-07-30 12:51:16 PM  
Lindsay Lohan should really stop designing toys for children
 
2014-07-30 12:51:38 PM  
Came for Bag O'glass, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-07-30 12:52:19 PM  
How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.
 
2014-07-30 12:53:25 PM  
Someone needs to be graped in the mouth.
 
2014-07-30 12:58:08 PM  

bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.


That really existed. When I was a kid they had them except it was filled with a drink. You drank from the barrel.
 
2014-07-30 12:58:13 PM  
img.fark.net
The perfect thing to wash down the pills with.
 
2014-07-30 12:58:58 PM  
They figured that adults could handle, they were wrong.

/I try to avoid letting my 2y/o see me taking pills as anytime my wife or I take a bite of anything she will want some.
 
2014-07-30 01:08:06 PM  
i2.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-30 01:08:09 PM  
They should have included a fake phone so that the kids can fake-call Fake 911 after they swallow the whole bottle of fake pills.

It's the "My First Overdose" Play-set!
 
2014-07-30 01:08:59 PM  

bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.


www.pezlist.com

Teach them out to stick the barrel in their mouth and pull the trigger, just like daddy did because mommy made him sad.
 
2014-07-30 01:10:46 PM  
I swear somebody tried to market candy in pill bottles in the late 80 too. It wasn't a good idea then either.
 
2014-07-30 01:10:58 PM  
Can we get what they were having at the concept meetings?
 
2014-07-30 01:11:49 PM  
www.adweek.com
i194.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-30 01:12:12 PM  

bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.


Pez did it... But apparently American children are too stupid to handle it. Only released overseas.
 
2014-07-30 01:12:24 PM  
"Once we realized that the giveaways were concerning to some, we immediately stopped passing them out. "

The point of realization should have been many months before this event.

/people are idiots
 
2014-07-30 01:15:41 PM  
Unfortunately, they aren't the first to think of this. I saw something similar, filled with jellybeans, being sold at a chain grocery store 25 years ago. I was 7 years old and already knew then that it was wrong (it was marketed to kids).
 
2014-07-30 01:17:45 PM  
Lighten up, serious internet people. Lighten the fark up.
 
2014-07-30 01:18:11 PM  

GWSuperfan: They should have included a fake phone so that the kids can fake-call Fake 911 after they swallow the whole bottle of fake pills.

It's the "My First Overdose" Play-set!


www.notentirelystable.com

You had one of those too? They were awesome!
 
2014-07-30 01:18:13 PM  

FarkBad: The fact that a "massive mom-blogger conference" exists means that the terrorists have won.

Also, why would you hand out anything remotely controversial to a group of people whose favorite hobby is outrage?


exactly..    I read the "massive" mommy blooger conference bit and thought.. OMG, its like a black hole of outrage it would be so thick there
 
2014-07-30 01:23:25 PM  
catandgirl.com
 
2014-07-30 01:28:12 PM  
Just one meeting

They knew the publicity would trump the negative press
 
2014-07-30 01:28:27 PM  

BATMANATEE: I swear somebody tried to market candy in pill bottles in the late 80 too. It wasn't a good idea then either.


We had them in the 60's as a standard part of the doctor kit toy. The candy pills lasted about 5 minutes before we ate them all up and filled the botttle with the tiny chiclets gum.
 
2014-07-30 01:36:42 PM  

MythDragon: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.

[www.pezlist.com image 249x380]

Teach them out to stick the barrel in their mouth and pull the trigger, just like daddy did because mommy made him sad.


I must have one of these.
 
2014-07-30 02:03:30 PM  

Russ1642: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.

That really existed. When I was a kid they had them except it was filled with a drink. You drank from the barrel.


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 02:05:11 PM  

BKITU: [steeshes.files.wordpress.com image 640x430]

Unavailable for comment.


Nice, exactly the bit this reminds me of. Classic SNL FTW
 
2014-07-30 02:11:38 PM  
Don't forget the stripper pole for girls 6-9
 
2014-07-30 02:30:54 PM  
Pretty stupid. Lots of kids die from drug poisoning.

thefatbasturd: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.

Pez did it... But apparently American children are too stupid to handle it. Only released overseas.


Most foreign kids don't have real guns laying around the house either.
 
2014-07-30 02:59:58 PM  

MythDragon: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.

[www.pezlist.com image 249x380]

Teach them out to stick the barrel in their mouth and pull the trigger, just like daddy did because mommy made him sad.


oh that's farking horrible

/you magnificent bastard, you
 
2014-07-30 03:03:02 PM  
Well, there are worse ideas for children's toy..........

esenatorehumanrights.files.wordpress.com

www.internetmonk.com
 
2014-07-30 03:40:43 PM  
www.sogoodblog.com
 
2014-07-30 03:42:10 PM  
Man, and I thought Ihated kids.
 
2014-07-30 04:01:12 PM  
i.imgur.com

Candy cigarettes?  YAAAAAAY~
 
2014-07-30 04:15:51 PM  

nocturnal001: Pretty stupid. Lots of kids die from drug poisoning.

thefatbasturd: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.

Pez did it... But apparently American children are too stupid to handle it. Only released overseas.

Most foreign kids don't have real guns laying around the house either.


Pretty sure even the most "retard on pudding day" stupid kid can tell a bright colored plastic toy gun that dispenses candy and yumminess from a real metal one that dispenses bullets and death.

And the reason it was kept out of American kids hands was supposedly "choking hazard" even though no kid ever choked on a candy.
 
2014-07-30 04:45:59 PM  
Have you heard of any other companies exhibiting at this conference?
 
2014-07-30 05:16:01 PM  
And another entry for "what were they thinking?"
shawn.challner.com
 
2014-07-30 05:36:59 PM  

roc6783: I try to avoid letting my 2y/o see me taking pills as anytime my wife or I take a bite of anything she will want some.


You need to ease them into it. Teach them how to properly use a bong first.
 
2014-07-30 06:03:42 PM  
This sentence gave me the shrudders. >>> ...was apparently on hand at the massive mom-blogger conference this weekend.<<<
 
2014-07-30 06:32:57 PM  

MythDragon: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.

[www.pezlist.com image 249x380]

Teach them out to stick the barrel in their mouth and pull the trigger, just like daddy did because mommy made him sad.


I had one of those. I also had lead-tipped lawn Jarts, a spark machine gun, and one of those water rockets that you would pump until sufficient internal PSI would cause the rocket to either explode into your face or launch horizontally into your buddy's face. Good times. Odd that one of the biggest dangers to kids these days are the pills in their parents' medicine cabinet.
 
2014-07-30 09:07:32 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: [www.saltypeaks.com image 340x200]


BAG O'GLASS, I remember that!

You're OLD.
 
2014-07-30 09:22:10 PM  
Have they never seen THIS?

i.ytimg.com

/clicky
 
2014-07-30 11:01:36 PM  

MythDragon: bobrktb: How about a fake gun that shoots out candy when you put the barrel in your mouth.



Teach them out to stick the barrel in their mouth and pull the trigger, just like daddy did because mommy made him sad.


Oh my god...
 
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