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Toy Design Fail
I‘m not precisely sure what was going through the designer’s mind here. But, whatever it was…it was wrong.
I’m reminded a bit of the dark, alternate-universe, Spiderman comic from 2007, Spiderman: Reign, in which it is revealed that Peter Parker killed MJ, his wife, through the release of radioactive…uh…reproductive cells. That’s kind of odd and probably not particularly suitable for children reading comic books. But, wait, it gets better!
Peter Parker addresses the body of his dead wife with this tortured monologue:
Oh God, I’m sorry! The doctors didn’t understand how it happened! How you had been poisoned by radioactivity! How your body slowly became riddled with cancer! I did. I was… I am filled with radioactive blood. And not just blood. Every fluid. Touching me… loving me… Loving me killed you!”
Perhaps the writers might have slipped by with a PG-13 rating if they had stopped there. But, unfortunately, Parker adds:
Like a spider, crawling up inside your body and laying a thousand eggs of cancer… I killed you.
Now, that’s just creepy.