Start Your Child's Beer Pong Training Early

Start Your Child's Beer Pong Training Early

Rounding out our trilogy of beer pong posts this week, here’s an exciting product that commenter Nic715 pointed out: Hasbro’s game Cuponk. Throw the ball into the cup, and lights go off and electronic noises sound. It’s a way to have some family fun and hone your kids’ skills long before they leave for college. [More]

Hasbro Casts Spell Of Greater Invisibility Over D&D Cancellation Page

Hasbro Casts Spell Of Greater Invisibility Over D&D Cancellation Page

You can’t cancel your annual membership agreement with Hasbro’s “D&D Insider”—at least not easily, and not at all for some frustrated users. Company admins keep giving out ridiculous instructions on the user forums, but those posts are followed by customers saying all they get are error messages, no matter what browser/OS combo they try. To make matters worse, their customer service department was closed over the holidays, so nobody was answering the phone numbers they listed. This is the kind of runaround we expect from scammers like the Acai resellers, not a national toy company.

How Do You Reach Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner?

How Do You Reach Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner?

Hasbro promised to replace a Nerf product that broke within minutes of being removed from its package, but that was back in October and Ed still hasn’t received anything.

Poison: The High Cost Of Cheap Batteries

Poison: The High Cost Of Cheap Batteries

Cadmium batteries are cheap and safe to use, but hazardous to manufacture. They’ll save you money—about $1.50 for the average cadmium-powered toy, says the Wall Street Journal.

Hasbro And Visa Pervert LIFE Board Game To Train Children In Racking Up Credit Card Debt

Hasbro And Visa Pervert LIFE Board Game To Train Children In Racking Up Credit Card Debt

As if credit card-related debt wasn’t a big enough problem in the U.S., Hasbro and Visa want to fuel the fire. Hasbro is launching a new edition of The Game of Life called Twists and Turns that will replace play money with a Visa-branded card. Matt Collins, Hasbro’s vice president of marketing, said of the switch, “When we started to design a completely new edition of the popular game, we knew it was also time to reflect the way people choose to pay and be paid – and replacing cash with Visa was an obvious choice.”

Almost 1 Million Easy-Bake Ovens Recalled

Almost 1 Million Easy-Bake Ovens Recalled

Hasbro is recalling 985,000 Easy-Bake ovens due to reports of children’s hands getting stuck inside the oven, resulting in burns and lacerations.

Top 10 Biggest Business Debacles 2006

Top 10 Biggest Business Debacles 2006

Welcome, New York Times readers. Here’s a bit of an intro to The Consumerist, if you’re curious and want to learn more.

Oozinator: AV Club Peepshows Hasbro’s Marketing Team

Oozinator: AV Club Peepshows Hasbro’s Marketing Team

Monopoly Eschews Cash For Easy Credit

Monopoly Eschews Cash For Easy Credit

Oozinator Ooze Tested

Captivated by the Oozinator squirt guns possibilities, mainly those involving its ability to shoot ooze, we ordered one. Here is the money shot. It fulfills all your hopes and dreams. This is but a preview of a longer ooze opus. Enjoy.

Oozinator Purchased

1 Oozinator Blaster $24.99 1 $24.99

Barbie Is Still A Dirty Whore

Barbie Is Still A Dirty Whore

Given the fact that most children’s first experience oggling the fascinating mystery of the opposing gender’s genitalia comes from pulling down a Barbie or Ken doll’s genitalia and examining the amorphous mass of plastic at the crotch, it probably shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a lot of busy-body parental groups who are willing to launch consumerist campaigns any time Barbie exhibits a glimmer of sexuality.

The News: All The Fat That’s Fit To Print

The News: All The Fat That’s Fit To Print

• Hasbro cancels plans for line of racy dolls based around ‘Pussycat Dolls,’ switches focus to My First Little Lolita rollout. [NYT]

Oozinator Doesn’t Want Our Interview

Oozinator Doesn’t Want Our Interview

We submitted our questions to Hasbro PR but for some strange reason we can’t fathom, they’re less than oozing out of their suits to speak with us.

Ask The Consumerists: What’s in the Ooze?

Ask The Consumerists: What’s in the Ooze?

We’re on a quest. We want to interview the Oozinator. We want to find out what was going on in Hasbro’s minds when they created this product and its advertising.

Oozinator YTMND

Oozinator YTMND

Cementing its status as a fully-fledged, card-carrying, dues-paying, internet meme, the infamous Oozinator has been splattered into a YTMND.

The Lost Oozinator Reviews

The Lost Oozinator Reviews

On Monday we found the innuendo splattered Amazon reviews for the SuperSoaker Oozinator (a squirt gun which shoots slime and water in a very phallic fashion) wiped clean by some unknown, possibly socked, hand.

Oozinator’s Origins, Revealed!

Oozinator’s Origins, Revealed!

You’ve watched the video, you’ve read the reviews on Amazon, and now, we’re all going to hell just a little bit faster, thanks to a cartoon over at Words & Pictures.