As a kid, you never think about toys as anything other than enjoyable, loveable and sought after at various times throughout the year. As for the toy companies, the same sentiment can't be echoed.
That revelation centers on those same manufacturers that devised, created and marketed toys that simply failed to connect to the intended audience: the children. Furthermore, that same marketing not only failed to engage kids but also left a lot to be desired with the parents, who ultimately are the ones buying these toys.
On the heels of Mattel, the gigantic toy company, recently unveiling an unbelievably inane and hardly cuddly Skeletor Baby Doll, it's hard not to recall other toys released to little or no fanfare with the sagging or non existent sales to match.
As for Mattel and its "baby" doll that is a spitting image of the villainous Skeletor from the He-Man franchise, this toy is the type of product that kids take one glimpse at and run in the opposite direction. The Skeletor character doesn't belong in this incarnation, and you have to wonder who at Mattel ultimately green lit this awful idea.
But the improbably and likely doomed Skeletor Baby Doll won't be alone its presumed failure. Plenty of other would be successful toys took a similar path to be heralded by the creators as historic, only to flame out in epic fashion.
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