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    Cyburbian AubieTurtle's avatar
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    Was the religious right correct about Harry Potter corrupting our youth afterall?

    Harry Potter Toy (since removed from Amazon)

    You have to read the reviews to see why this toy was so popular with those a bit older than the intended age. This might even beat the "Hello Kitty" personal massager.
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    Excellent!, June 11, 2002
    Reviewer: poola13 from Ohio
    When my 12 year old daughter asked for this for her birthday, I kind of wondered if she was too old for it, but she seems to LOVE it. Her friends love it too! They play for hours in her bedroom with this great toy. They really seem to like the special effects it offers (the sound effects and vibrating). My oldest daughter (17) really likes it too! I reccomend this for all children.
    Something's telling me that the 17 yr old daughter doesn't like the toy because it's Harry Potter related

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    THATS FREAKING HILLARIOUS!!!

    Bet the 17 year old is a blast at high school parties!

    College will be a blast at the keg parties!

    Did they post the use instructions?
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    haha this has been floating around the net for quite some time but it hasn't lost its hilarity

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    They deleted the funniest review (a 33 year old man who just loved the toy.)

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    Quote Originally posted by jordanb
    They deleted the funniest review (a 33 year old man who just loved the toy.)
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    I love Harry Potter, so it is great that they have finally found a way to make a toy that both children and adults can enjoy!

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    I like this guy's festive response the best

    Keep the batteries out!, December 26, 2001
    Reviewer: A toy enthusiast from NJ
    This toy was #1 on my daughter's Christmas list. So what the heck, although it has no educational value I figured it would be good for imaginative play. It wasn't until after she opened her gift and started playing with it that I realized that the toy may offer a more than sensational experience. The broomstick has cute sound effects and ***VIBRATES*** when they put it between their legs to fly. Come on---what were the creators of this toy thinking? She'll keep playing with the Nimbus 2000, but with the batteries removed.
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    [concerned parent] I knew there was something up after little Suzy starting asking for a cigarette every time she finished playing Harry Potter. [/concerned parent]

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    Hahah, am I strange to think that its not wrong for someone to want the toy for THAT reason? I wonder how old that daughter was (the one who now apparently plays only without batteries, says her Father).

    *shrug*

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    hehe I saw some for sale here at a store and told some friends, the next day all 20 were gone-to house wives...


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    Geez what are folks thinking using the wrong tool for the job, that's like pounding a nail with a pair of pliers.

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