Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Now we know how Hermione keeps her healthy glow.

I thought someone made this up until I read that the Concerned Women for America were focusing their tight-ass concern on this toy.

Why? Because little Susie has apparently discovered true magic riding a broom that, uh, vibrates.

That's right. Girls can imagine they're at Hogwarts, straddle their vibrating Nimbus 2000, and take off for places they've never been before.

According to the news, Mattel, who didn't think this thing through, has pulled the toy from the shelves and Amazon has stopped selling it on their site, but not before people posted reviews like this one:

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 don't know. The reviews are more than suspicious, but still, it's weird enough to be true.

If anyone knows for sure, please don't tell me. This Christmas, I want to believe.


Kim said...

It has sound effects?! Do I want to know?

norby said...

Where have you been? This was out years ago!! I can't believe there's still a fuss about it.

David Terrenoire said...


I am old and out of touch.

Don't make fun of the aged.

Karen Olson said...

This had me spitting out my coffee.

I'm with Kim: what the heck are the sound effects?

norby said...


I forget that most people don't pay attention to the oddest little tidbits of offbeat news like I do.

Actually, at the time a boss that knew I was a Harry Potter fan told me about it. He wanted to know if I was going to get one. He also wished his wife was more like me. He was that kind of boss.

I'm guessing any sound effects the Nimbus 2000 makes would be drowned out by, other noises.