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To revive the declining fortunes of the Barbie franchise, the marketing whizzes at Mattel have unveiled their newest secret weapon – Tanner the Pooping dog:

Tanner the pooping dog
(thanks cammom)

Now, instead of wasting afternoons playing dress-up and staging makeout sessions between Barbie and Ken, little girls can chase after Barbie to make sure she cleans up Tanner’s mess. As a bonus, Barbie comes with a trash can and a pooper scooper, and Tanner comes with chew toys and dog biscuits. Here’s one of Mattel’s promotional pictures:

Tanner the pooping dog promo

According to Mattel: “Tanner is soft and fuzzy, and his mouth, ears, head and tail move — just like a real dog.”. Tanner also eats its own poop, just like a real dog! While Mattel calls the poop “biscuits”, they neglect to mention what medical affliction causes Tanner to pass these “biscuits” through undigested.

After receiving this toy, I wonder how little girls will start trying to feed their family dog “biscuits” from the backyard.

5 Responses to “Barbie has a new friend – Tanner the pooping dog”

  1. on 04 Jan 2007 at 9:23 pm Nessa

    Did you see the pooping reindeer for Christmas? I got four. And they didn’t stay on the shelves long in the stores. Poop is popular.

  2. on 04 Jan 2007 at 10:49 pm Anita Bath

    I wish! I didn’t see any pooping reindeer. My son would have loved them, he was given a penguin that pooped out candy pellets when wound up. Perfect toy for a 2 year old.

  3. on 05 Jan 2007 at 2:52 pm Crys

    inconceivable.

  4. on 05 Jan 2007 at 9:23 pm Mudcrab

    Why, why, why! What next for that st#pid Barbie!

  5. on 06 Jan 2007 at 8:54 am Daniel Kim

    Of course, what Barbie needs now is a nice can of Poop Freeze (from http://www.poopfreeze.com)

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