November 13, 2008

I'd Like To Be Told. When It's Going To Suck: Busted Mister Rogers Talking Key Chain


A few months back, I felt like a heretic even asking the question, whether some slightly expanded, thoughtful licensed merchandise from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood might not be a nice alternative to parents facing down the Sesame Street juggernaut.

Now I see this: MISTER ROGERS IN YOUR POCKET, a $5 plastic talking keychain that features six tinnily recorded sayings from the Late Great himself. There are limits to "I like you just the way you are," and this piece of junk has exceeded them.

On the bright side, I guess this shows that the Rogers organization isn't opposed to merchandise on principle; it just has horrible, horrible licensing advice.

Mister Rogers in Your Pocket talking keychain, $4.99 []

1 Comment

I don't think I would really want Mister Rogers in my pocket for any amount of money!

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