As a baby toy, it’s about as good an idea for a stacking toy you can have. The production value seems absurdly high, and the variety of music and flashing candle light will keep the wee ones entertained as they play with the item.
To come right and state it though, unfortunately the thing looks like a penis. There’s no one who’s seen the thing without the rings on who’s disagreed.
From the phallic looking purple/redish head that’s supposed to be a flame (flames are yellow,) to the textured shaft finally ending at a base that’s berries, the thing’s kind of ridiculous.
I came in the other day and baby had pulled the rings off and was sitting with that six inch shaft between her legs going straight up and I thought to myself “of course…”
I don’t think the thing’s ever going to harm a kid mentally or physically, they’re never going to make the association, the adults who purchase this thing are the only people who might get outraged, which would be a stupid thing to do. Get outraged over something that matters.
The Just Kidz Musical Stacker was made in China, but perhaps the thing was designed in Japan where it would be a fine festival edition. I don’t know.
I’m not enough of a freak that I’m going to yank my baby’s toy away because to an adult it looks like a reasonably sized penis recreation, but I’ll probably put it away so it stops being a conversation piece whenever people come over… “oh what’s that… that… wow.”
But I’m going to say it’s probably not a toy to get your uptight friends who can’t laugh at something that looks and sounds like a musical sex toy.
The Just Kidz Musical Stacker is available from KMart for $10. You can also get them at Amazon for twice as much. I’d get them before someone realizes what it looks like, freaks, and has them pulled from the market. They’re good toys, as any boy will probably attest if they’re honest.