Hasbro Put the D'oh! in Play-Doh on Christmas With This Penis-Shaped Toy Brand promises a redesign

We posted our list of 2014's biggest brand fails in mid-December, but there was still time for a late entrant—Hasbro's Play-Doh, which slid in under the wire with a Christmas toy that some people complained looks a lot like a penis.

Countless children opened up the brand's Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset on Christmas morning, only to find that it came with a pretty suggestive-looking (and suggestively named) "extruder" tool. The vast majority of kids were surely none the wiser, of course, though many parents jumped on Play-Doh's Facebook page to vent.

BuzzFeed claims the brand started deleting critical comments, though we couldn't confirm that. The brand did respond directly to the criticism, though, saying it was "in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool." The comments on that post are less outraged and more comical, as you can see below.

Top photo via Weather Anchor Mama.

Get the The AdFreak Daily newsletter:

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.

Topics: Hasbro, Play-doh

Sign up for AdFreak Newsletters

About AdFreak

AdFreak is a daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd.

Click to Subscribe to AdFreak RSS