Continuing the theme from yesterday, I couldn't resist shooting a little more video of a Littlest Pet Shop display this morning. It seems that Hasbro is up to their old tricks - when a brand has been popular for a few seasons, it must be time to load it down with tricks and gimmicks, and change the format all around. So seems to be the case with their LPS line - I didn't see a single 'basic' pack of figures on the pegs - rather they were all some sort of 'walking' or 'glittering' or other affectation. It's like the Targetmasters and Headmasters of the good old days, though those are mainly awesome via nostalgia - when you think about it, they probably could have left well enough alone! (Blasphemy!)
Anyway, here is a video of the new 'walkables' display. I'm particularly amused by it, because unlike most of the other 'moving' displays in the toy section, this one makes a hilarious grinding mechanical noise - sort of a cross between a leaf blower and a paper shredder - as it drags the pets around in an infinite circle. Check out the video, and then check your local stores to see all the bizarre new pets that big-H has cooked up for this season!
Posted by charlie on August 9th 2011, 09:20 PM Share