January 30, 2009
Rating: FIVE TRILLION STARS
Product Description: Your daughter/granddaughter/weird doll collector neighbor will love this doll that sort of swims. Plop her into any bathtub, neighborhood drainage ditch or unchlorinated swimming pool (chlorinated water voids warranty) and watch her power kick in place. No on/off switch makes this little beauty a parent's dream! This swim team superstar is equipped with a state-of-the-art belly sensor that activates when she touches water, as well as at other random and inappropriate times, like when a toilet flushes, or when you close the refrigerator door too hard. Plastic goggles guaranteed to spontaneously break within 30 minutes of package opening or when your precious darling tries to put them on her own head, whichever comes first.
Price: $39.99 Target
$ 39.99 Toys 'R Us
$24.97 for a crushed, half-opened box found on the clearance aisle in the lawn and garden department of a large supercenter.
Requires: 3 AAA batteries; hedge clippers to remove doll from packaging.
What Would Make this Product Even More Awesome Than It Already Is?
Baby Swim Triplets! Who doesn't LOVE multiples, especially ones that tread water in tandem?! Note to manufacturers: Please make sure that the trio includes 2 girls and a token boy who is anatomically ambiguous and/or open to cross-dressing and gender reassignment if his pint-sized mommy thinks boy babies are gross.
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