Retailing: Santa Might Get Sick

Santa Might Get Sick

Don't look to this year's crop of new toys if you're seeking some good, clean fun. Virtually every major manufacturer showing its wares at last week's 89th Toy Fair in Manhattan was accentuating the nauseating.

Hasbro is offering Monster Face, a life-size plastic skull that comes complete with "blistering boil," "nose slime drip" and "quivering bugs and worms." Kids can style it to be as repugnant as possible. Kenner is betting that kids will want to gross out Mom and Dad with Savage Mondo Blitzer characters that come in four-packs with names like Puke Shooters and Chunk Blowers. While ERTL, a...

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