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Great Toy: Playskool Bulls-Eye Bounce & Roll

Playskool Bulls-Eye Bounce & Roll Hasbro recommends this toy for children between the ages of 3 and 5.

Hasbro lies.

I challenge anyone to find a child under six who can truly appreciate this toy. Moreover, I challenge anyone to produce a kid who can score 179 on this bad boy! That's right. My high score on the Playskool Bulls-Eye Bounce & Roll, a toy built for very young children, is 179. I'm very proud.

Oh sure, little kids can bounce the colorful skee balls (or, God forbid, use the "roll-ball" option), but the genius behind this toy lies in the fact that ultra-competitive adults who fancy themselves "athletes" (that would be me) can challenge their equally competitive adversaries in hardcore contests. As far as I'm concerned, anything that makes your brow sweat and your mouth shout obscenities does not reside in the kiddie realm.

I'm not kidding about the swearing. When your glorious round is thwarted by a ball back-up (it's the bane of my existence), I guarantee you'll be summoning phrases that'll make sailors blush.

Incidentally, I'd love to know if someone has cracked 180. I've tried, but so far the barrier has remained painfully out of reach.

Posted by Mac Slocum on April 8, 2006 8:57 PM
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I'm two and I hate this game. It makes mama's friends yell and sweat. Mama's friends don't let me have a turn. They make me field balls for them and yell at me when I'm too slow. This game makes me feel sad and afraid.

-- Posted by: Ruby at April 12, 2006 1:59 PM

Stop your yappin' and go grab the skee ball!

-- Posted by: mac at April 12, 2006 2:04 PM

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