Is Fisher-Price's new play set too fancy for kids?
'I would actively punch someone for buying that for my kids,' says a Twitter user
Toymaker Fisher-Price has taken over Peloton’s spot in stirring up a new debate on social media.
This time, instead of an exercise bike as a Christmas present, a toy made for preschoolers sparked the criticism. It’s called “Fisher-Price Snacks for Two.”
The two-role playset by Fisher-Price, which is owned by Mattel Inc., for “little foodies” is a pretend charcuterie snack set loaded with plastic pretend food, including a soft salami, pull-apart grapes, crackers, plates and fabric napkins.
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It is targeted for children ages 3 years old and up, according to the company. However, since hitting the market, the product has been mocked online for being too "bougie" or too "hipster" for children.
“Fisher-Price incorporates fun in everything we do and the Snacks for Two set is no exception. Kids love to role-play and this set brings humor and fun into a trendy snack," a Mattel spokesperson told FOX Business Friday.
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"If you're looking for something for the bougie kid in your life," one Twitter user wrote.
"For the fancy child in your life! @FisherPrice makes a play food charcuterie board for preschoolers," another commented.
"I would actively punch someone for buying that for my kids," one Twitter user said in response to Jessie Peterson.
However, the flak was countered by those who argued that the toy was actually cute.
"What's wrong with this? I think it's cute," one user wrote.
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Despite the mixed reviews across the Twitter-sphere, the product got a 4.4-out-of-5-star rating on Amazon. Ths shopping giant placed the playset at $13.57. Consumers can also get the playset online at Walmart.com for $11.97
"The play is pretend, but your preschooler’s love of snacks is very, very real. Fisher-Price role play toys let preschoolers use their imaginations to act out different stories they see in everyday life…except way more fun," according to the product description on Fisher-Price's site.
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This story has been updated to include a comment from Mattel Inc.