Toys R Us Advertising Date Rape Drug Laced Aquadots As A "Door Buster"

We’ve been getting several complaints today about Toys R Us’ “Door Buster” newspaper ad. They’re still advertising the GHB-laced Aquadots, despite the recall. (Right next to some ominous-looking Thomas & Friends toys, we might add.)

Marc says:

I just picked up the morning edition of the Louisville, KY newspaper – The Courier Journal to read while eating breakfast at a local Waffle House. In it was the following circular ad for a Toys-R-US sale. I almost choked to death when I opened the circular to see on the inside right hand page, just below the fold, a 25% off advertisement for the Aqua Dots starter pack.

Bill says:

I haven’t been paying too close attention so I don’t know if the whole aquadots/GHB thing has been resolved. But in today’s edition of the Ventura County Star, the daily in our Southern California county, an insert from Toy’s R Us advertising its “Doorbusters” sale included a 25% off ad for Aquadots. I don’t know the situation on the actual store shelves, but I’m curious if instead of recalling the toy they’ve just decided that date rape at three-quarters the price will make sure their doors get busted down?

GHB seeking perverts and ravers will be disappointed, Toys R Us replaced the Aquadots with $10 off some Duplo blocks on the version of the ad posted to their website. Guess they figured it wasn’t worth the money to reprint the newspaper circulars.

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