Star Wars: Phallic toys prompt Target apology, snickers
A collection of Star Wars toys at Target prompted a spokesperson to issue an apology to an amused parent.
The phallic-looking “sculpted dive sticks” (you swim with them, for some reason) prompted a customer to ask the company on its Facebook page: “Are we sure these are children’s toys, Target? Looks a little questionable to me.”
A spokesperson replied: “We apologize for your disappointment. Occasionally, we carry merchandise that some guests may find objectionable, as was your experience. We never want to offend anyone and have shared this with our Merchandise team for review.” (The post has since been deleted, but can be seen here.)
Obviously Target is not trying to sell covert Captain Phasma sex toys here (unlike its controversial 50 Shades of Grey “pleasure collection” last year). But once you see the most impressive full lineup of the toys — which include dive sticks based on Star Wars ships — they’re clearly less, um, suitable for such unintended purposes (unless you’re overly committed to using the Force).
At least this is one Target Star Wars toy collection that won’t have any fans asking: Where’s Rey?