What is arguably the ugliest and most disgusting toy on merchants' shelves and online this holiday season is surprisingly winning over many shoppers, reports The Street.
Meet the Ugglys pug!
The Ugglys pug, made by Moose Toys, is a new electronic hand puppet that not onlys looks horrendous, it makes disgusting noises too. It farts, burps, snores, growls, and barks. And to make it even worse, there is a volume and pitch control switch on its collar, which cranks an Ugglys pug from mildly annoying to totally obnoxious in just seconds.
Say what you want about this dreadful doggie, which is priced at about $29.95, as many young children ... especially between the ages of 5 and 8 ... love these motley-mutt hand puppets. So, what is not to like?
....Ugly or not, parents will buy the toy if they know it has a lot of play value, says Jim Silver, CEO of TimetoPlayMag.com. "They don't want to buy a toy that their child will play with for 10 minutes and then just toss aside," he says. "They want toys that are engaging that the child would want to play with -- in different ways -- every day."