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PINK OUIJA BOARD, what is Hasbro's real agenda for our children?

Posted Sat February 6, 2010 1:23 pm, by Alicia T. written to Hasbro, Inc.

Write a Letter to this Company


I believe Hasbro is completely and utterly disgusting for creating a PINK OUIJA board. It is obvious that Hasbro is a supporter of the occult, satanic rituals, and witchcraft. I will never, ever buy another Hasbro product. I will not allow a Hasbro product in my home, or allow one of my childrens friends to play your games at my house at sleepovers. I will be blogging about this, posting it on Facebook, youtube, and making as many people and parents as I can, aware of your agenda and purpose:

To instill occult practices and rituals in our children at an early age so that when they grow older, they are already used to trying to contact spirits and the dead (If their ouija board play hasn't lead them further into the occult already).

It's amazing how Hasbro would create and stand by such a product. And then tell the media it's just a "game"? The nerve of you all. Does anyone at Hasbro have a degree or any kind of formal education? Are you guys dead over there? Anyone with a Google search engine can see the ouija board is not a game. Why on earth, would you put out a pink "game" for children that satanists, witches, and other individuals involved in the occult believe can be used to contact evil or entities from another realm? Have you no souls? I do not believe this is a mistake, or just Hasbro trying to update its products and make them more appealing to a greater crowd. This type of board was first introduced by spiritualists! If Hasbro wants to make a spiritualist product, that is your free will, and one day you ALL will have to answer for your misleading product. This type of product, "spiritualist TOYS" should not be found in ANY children's section of any store anywhere. Marketing it to children in a pink and barbie-like fashion is immoral, reprehensible and inconceivable. I am completely in awe at what US corporations will do in these modern times in order to stuff another dollar in their already overfilled pockets.

Recall this pink occult Ouija board aimed at the minds of small, innocent children immediately. I will be writing a similar letter also to every major retailer of toys.


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by Karen R. Posted Wed March 17, 2010 @ 11:40 PM

As a young kid its "magic" to see the plancet move over the board. I
played with one once at a friends house when I was in about 6th grade.
At the time in a child's eyes it was interesting. Now that I have
heard more on the subject of the boards I would never touch one again.
Ouija boards are "known" to invite "spirits?" through a portal and if
you get something you can't handle you may be in trouble. If you
listen to Coast to Coast (radio talk show) AM with Art Bell in the
past or George Noory they as well as other people who call into the
show have some pretty scary stories to tell about the Ouija Boards.
The Ouija Boards have been around forever. If I were a parent I would
do some serious research before purchasing one or giving my blessing
for my child to purchase one. I'm sure that most religious leaders
would say not to play with a Ouija Board. The color pink? Is that
geared towards girls? I don't know many boys that would play with
anything pink. Did Hasbro's marketing show that girls purchase them
more than boys? As with any item you purchase for a child it requires
the parent to do their research to see if it is safe and age
approriate and goes with their beliefs.

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c2c by ccharlie182 Sat March 17, 2012 @ 3:59 AM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Mon March 15, 2010 @ 7:07 PM

hoobida boobida!

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by sparrows Posted Sat March 13, 2010 @ 10:47 AM

We didnt carry these games before in our town. How do I go about
getting these off the shelves in our town? Thanks for your post. This
was on my mind early this mornig and I believe The Lord in not to
happy with this.

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What about the people who might like it? by Strange Magic Mon March 15, 2010 @ 1:48 PM

by Jo23 Posted Sat March 6, 2010 @ 1:04 AM

Wow, I've heard it all now. A Ouija board has nothing to do with Satan
or witchcraft or even the occult really. I'm pretty certain that any
hardcore Satanist is not going to Toy's R Us to buy a Ouija for their
"spiritualist" conquests. It's just a game. I played it when I was a
kid and still do occasionally with friends for a laugh. I'm not a
witch, a Satan worshiper or anything of the sort. I believe in God, I
pray and I lead my life trying to be the best person I can, but
according to you I must be a "witch" or on my way to Hell since you
say those that manufacture this board are going to have to "answer for
this product"- I suppose when I meet my maker I will have to "answer"
for messing around with a party game too. So what if the board is
pink, yellow, green or any other color? Does that make it more "Satan"
like? I think it's totally fine that Ouijas are against your beliefs
and that you don't allow your kids to use them, but to boycott an
entire company that makes many other family games that your children
can enjoy just because they make a (God forbid) PINK Ouija, seems a
bit over the top. Do you also have a problem with the Magic 8 ball?
They make a pink version of that as well.

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by I'm back Posted Wed February 17, 2010 @ 8:14 PM

Ouija boards aren't desigened for little kids. If they are playing
with one then Hasbro isn't necessarily to blame here. They are
designed for teens, who, hopefully, have enough sense to make a wise
decision when it comes to the games they play.

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teenagers who have sense?! where? doesnt that break some fundamental law of existence? by Chadg Sat February 20, 2010 @ 9:16 AM
by MOOBS Posted Wed February 17, 2010 @ 3:50 PM

They want to turn all your children into flamboyant ghost
hunters...YAAAAYYYYYY

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by Donno Posted Tue February 16, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

What if they had created a mauve Ouija board? Royal blue?

Now Aqua, I agree that is disgusting. But pink? I am just not seeing
that as disgusting.

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by Mrs. Sid Vicious Posted Mon February 15, 2010 @ 3:34 PM

What does the color pink signify? If it's the devil, Im in big
trouble!!

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by LDG1981 Posted Sun February 14, 2010 @ 11:46 PM

Guess what? If you don't like a product a company is selling, you're
not required to buy it! What a concept!

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by Vellum Posted Sun February 14, 2010 @ 12:35 AM

Ouija boards are toys. Period. And I don't see why you are
complaining about the pink one, rather than the whole line of Ouija
boards.

I am pretty sure that any parent who has gone into a store with Hasbro
toys is aware that Ouija boards are for sale. That's very old news.

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by dulynoted (aka duttycalls) Posted Sat February 13, 2010 @ 7:22 PM

Uh...OUIJA boards have been around since I was a kid. We used them a
lot when we had sleepovers when I was a teenager. Its an amusement - a
toy...there is nothing satanic or magic about this toy. Its answers
are driven by the person moving the piece over the letters and
numbers.

But you are entitled to your opinion.



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by EmilyEC Posted Sat February 13, 2010 @ 5:04 PM

Some people think the Ouija board is just for fun, others believe it
holds real dangers. In any case, if you do not like it, do not not
have to buy it. Just because you believe in something, does not mean
other people have to as well. What if I decided to Boycot the company
because they sold Christian toys and I was an Athiest?

People have differant beliefs, how DARE YOU decides what they should
sell based on yours.


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I was thinking that the other day... by Kalphoenix Wed February 24, 2010 @ 1:55 PM


by Sheldonrs Posted Tue February 9, 2010 @ 12:35 PM

I personally don't believe in the power of Ouija boards or what people
say they can and/or have done.

But as far as what Hasbro's agenda is, it's to make money. And as
long as parents let their little kids see movies like "Twilight" or
watch TV shows like "Vampire Diaries" or even "Ghost Whisperer" when
they are not old enough to understand the meaning of those subjects
other than "it's cool", there will be companys cashing in on it.

As for the Pink Ouja Board itself, if Demons DID come out of it,
wouldn't the other demons make fun of them?

:-)

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Demons with "hello kitty" glitter stickers all over 'em! : ) by RedheadwGlasses Tue February 9, 2010 @ 1:36 PM


Or Sparkly vampires! by R.E.D Tue February 9, 2010 @ 1:55 PM

LOL! by Ginger2.0 Fri February 12, 2010 @ 10:33 AM

HA! That was great! by C A. Fri February 12, 2010 @ 4:04 PM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Tue February 9, 2010 @ 12:30 PM

I once babysat for a religious family who didn't allow their kids to
watch Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoons because the whole "ghost"
thing was linked to the occult.

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You'd think that a society that can build telescopes that can see across... by M T. Tue February 9, 2010 @ 8:51 PM

by R.E.D Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 10:57 PM

While I totally agree that Ouija boards are really NOT good things to
market. I have to say that jumping from "They sell these things" to
"THEY SUPPORT THE OCCULT!" Is a rather fallacious leap of logic.

I would be willing to bet that Hasbro (and others) simply have not
looked deep enough into the true meanings/implications of the Ouija
boards...and are looking at it as a simple fun game for children.

I would also like to state that, my personal feelings aside, many MANY
people believe that items (such as the Ouija board) have only as much
power as we allow them to have. Someone who does not believe in the
spiritual side of things may have absolutely no ill effects from the
'game'. And may see it as only that, an interesting game of "guess the
answer".

I agree that Hasbro should definitely re-evaluate the 'game' and put
SERIOUS thought into removing it from the market. But I would also
suggest not jumping to conclusions from one mistake made by a
toy-company; Hasbro makes some very good, very educational toys for
children, swearing them off all together because of one mistake isn't
a very good idea.

~Red

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To be honest, R.E.D., by Just Simply Bella Sera Tue February 9, 2010 @ 8:22 AM


An excelent point, Bella by R.E.D Tue February 9, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

by Mundo Cani D. Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 5:57 PM

What a great way to reach dead little girls! Kudos to Hasbro for
understanding their target audiences!

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by Jennifer J. Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 5:14 PM

I TOTALLY agree with the OP on this post. I saw the pink Ouija boards
in Toys R Us this past Christmas and was shocked as well. Ouija
boards ARE NOT games. They can be VERY, VERY dangerous and should
never be used as a "GAME"! I am shocked that people have responded
saying that it is "freedom of Religion". Would you let your child
play with a loaded pistol? You probably would if you feel that
messing with this stuff is a "Game"!!! I would NEVER, EVER let my
children play with any type of occult device like this, it is just
asking for trouble!!

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How is "freedom of religion" in anyway comparable to letting your child play with a loaded pistol? by Just Simply Bella Sera Mon February 8, 2010 @ 6:33 PM

If you knew... by Jennifer J. Mon February 8, 2010 @ 6:38 PM


I do know something about Ouija boards. by Just Simply Bella Sera Mon February 8, 2010 @ 7:14 PM


let me give it a shot... by Chadg Mon February 8, 2010 @ 7:45 PM

thank you...I couldn't have said it better myself!! by Jennifer J. Mon February 8, 2010 @ 7:52 PM


you're welcome, ive personally seen the evil that can come of using board as a toy. by Chadg Mon February 8, 2010 @ 8:52 PM


But once again, by Just Simply Bella Sera Mon February 8, 2010 @ 8:52 PM


i think were beating a dead horse here... by Chadg Mon February 8, 2010 @ 10:24 PM

I'm really glad, Bella Sera, by Jennifer J. Mon February 8, 2010 @ 10:27 PM


Chad by (What's With this Cheese Thing???) Peanut's Mom Sat February 20, 2010 @ 12:58 AM


"Would you let your child play with a loaded pistol? You probably would if you feel that messing with this stuff is a "Game"!!!" by Donno Mon February 8, 2010 @ 10:28 PM


Dangerous?? by MA Cunningham Tue February 9, 2010 @ 9:12 AM

I can say it... by Jennifer J. Tue February 9, 2010 @ 4:52 PM


Can you elaborate a bit on what this horror you claim to have seen actually was? by Maegan Z. Wed February 10, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

I would rather not... by Jennifer J. Wed February 10, 2010 @ 4:30 PM


I believe you... by Chadg Wed February 10, 2010 @ 7:17 PM


Loaded Pistol vs. Ouija Board by R.E.D Thu February 11, 2010 @ 1:31 AM
by sarahsmile Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 5:03 PM

I am totally buying that this weekend.

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by Jared C. Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 4:51 PM

This makes perfect sense to me. Girls like the color pink. The reason
they've put out a pink ouija board is to appeal to girls, many of whom
have pink as their favorite color.

You know - one of this country's founding principles is freedom of
religion - allowing anyone the right to be Christian, Jewish, Hindu,
Moslem, Satanist, Atheist or Agnostic.

This board should NOT be recalled as the company has a right to sell a
board in any color they choose, whether the board is linked to the
occult or not.

And FYI - you should try to be more tolerant of others' beliefs if you
want them to be tolerant of yours.

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Or ... by Palsgraf Tue February 9, 2010 @ 1:35 AM
by Lylyness Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 3:26 PM

So you're asking them to pull a product because it doesn't align with
your religion. Should Burger King stop selling cheeseburgers because
it goes against the Jewish religion to eat them?

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by Chadg Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 4:46 PM


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Depending on how it's prepared, by Just Simply Bella Sera Mon February 8, 2010 @ 9:44 PM


Kosher means no combining beef with any dairy products by RedheadwGlasses Tue February 9, 2010 @ 12:34 PM

by Just Simply Bella Sera Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 7:53 AM

The last time I used a Ouija board, my friend and I contacted a
"vampire." Well, that's what he said he was. I don't remember his name
though.

I was also drunk.

I think of Ouija boards the same way I now view Astrology, Tarot
cards, etc: they only have meaning if you assign it to them. From the
descriptions below, it sounds like this is designed to be a stupid toy
and not much more.

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by M T. Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 2:07 AM

First of all, the OUIJA board's "powers" have nothing to do with the
supernatural. It has to do with the tiny, imperceptible tremors of the
muscles in the users' hands as well as their own subconscious thoughts
and desires. No demons, angels, ghosts or other-dimensional beings of
any kind are being contacted.

The only danger is the potential to instill belief in superstitious
nonsense rather than critical thinking and a serious scientific
interest in the world. The Ouija board has about as much mystical
power as newspaper horoscopes, palmistry and other forms of
divination, which is to say: none at all.


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First of all, the OUIJA board's "powers" have nothing to do with the supernatural. ??? by fightheNWO Tue February 16, 2010 @ 8:55 AM


I live in the world of critical thinking and hard evidence. by M T. Wed February 17, 2010 @ 1:36 AM
by Palsgraf Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 1:41 AM

I hope you're ALSO boycotting Mattel's "Magic 8-Ball" which is a
novelty toy used for fortune-telling and seeking advice!!

Oooh! Evil!

(Well, AT LEAST it's not pink!)

And I assume you'll be boycotting ALL stores that sell those
products?

"Outlook not so good"?

"Concentrate and ask again"?

or

"Very doubtful"?


PS You actually ARE correct about toy manufacturers having no souls. I
recently read that on the Internet!

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! by lilydarling Mon February 8, 2010 @ 11:54 PM

?! by Palsgraf Tue February 9, 2010 @ 1:23 AM


!! by R.E.D Thu February 11, 2010 @ 1:33 AM

The magic 8 ball messages by C A. Fri February 12, 2010 @ 4:07 PM
by Cambion Posted Mon February 8, 2010 @ 12:30 AM

People cannot contact spirits with just a piece of cardboard and a
planchette - they also need to be able to use their mind and any sort
of spiritually sensitive abilities. I mean, people can allegedly see
spiritual activity with mirrors (scrying)...should mirrors be recalled
too because someone might gaze into one trying to find the meaning of
life? Believe it or not, sometimes all a person might need to contact
a spirit is a quiet space and a clear mind.

In the hands of children, a Ouija board is little worse than one of
those paper fortune tellers school children make and ask silly
questions to. If you have sensitive people using a Ouija board, they
might be able to make contact with a spirit, but a bunch of tweens and
teenyboppers? Odds are, the power of suggestion is at work.

Ouija boards have been around for decades, and they aren't going to be
recalled any time soon. Believe me, you aren't the first person to be
offended by their existence; your offense and that of others has not
and will not make Hasbro stop making these popular games.

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by andi_3k Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 8:50 PM

Back, when I was a kid, in the age of Dinosaurs, some of my friends
had a OUIJA Board that had been up in their attic with their great
grandma's things...so it likely dated to the 1920's if that. It was
pink, so this colour scheme is NOT new and I just don't see the
conspiracy. I think it's more of a throw back to the "original".

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by Jessica82 Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 7:52 PM

As far as I know, Ouija boards don't actually have the ability to
contact the dead therefore it is a game...but I guess that's a
personal opinion of mine.

Just out of curiosity, have your children ever seen "casper the
Friendly Ghost"?

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by LadyMac Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 7:05 PM

A sample of the questions that are included with this ouija board:

"Will I ever play in a rock band?" "What cartoon character do I most
resemble?" "What is my best habit?" "Where can I find buried
treasure?" "Will (name someone) be my best friend when we grow up?"
"Ouija board, are you real?" "Who wants me to be their best friend
forever?" "Which animal best matches my personality?" "If the Ouija
board could describe me in one word, what would it be?" "Who has a
crush on me?" "My secret admirer is ___?" "The best job I will ever
have will be ___?" "What is my worst habit?" "Will I be a veterinarian
when I grow up?" "Who would do anything for me?" "Will I ever be a
famous musician?"

Sounds like those quizzes on Facebook to me.

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And you don't need a pink Ouija board to do it. by Just Simply Bella Sera Mon February 8, 2010 @ 8:07 AM


by MA Cunningham Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

You don't approve. You aren't going to buy it. What more is there to
say?

Why does the company need to pull a TOY that has been sold for DECADES
just because YOU believe it to be satanic?

There are other people that fervently believe in what you oppose. So
what happened to freedom and justice FOR ALL?

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I'm with you by Lisa H. Sun February 7, 2010 @ 4:44 PM


yea, but, but, but... by fairywithfangs Sun February 7, 2010 @ 8:11 PM


Um, NO! by MA Cunningham Mon February 8, 2010 @ 12:34 PM

by Teresa B. Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 2:43 PM

I think I was around 11 when me and the girls next door got a hold of
their mother's board. We thought it was a big joke, talking to
spirits. One of the older girls (16 I think) asked for a sign that
they (the spirit) was in the room. Well we got one! We had all sorts
of candles lit and they all went out at once. I went screaming out
the door and it took weeks to convince me to go back. To this day I
refuse to have anything to do with the board or even be in the same
room with one. It might not be real but sure as hell seemed real and
I have never EVER forgotten it.

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my older sister had an occult experience with one of those... by Chadg Sun February 7, 2010 @ 11:32 PM

by PepperElf Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 1:39 PM

i don't actually think the company is a practitioner of satanic
rituals but i do understand your complaint.

But before I go on here's something to set straight

Witches do NOT worship Satan. They worship "god and goddess" - if
you're talking traditional Old England style.


Yes there are still some who are locked into the mindset that all
witches are in congress with the Devil but... that's pretty much
superstition from the Dark Ages.

Or from Salam, when people were accusing their neighbors of being
"Satanic" and "Witches". In reality... they weren't witches at all,
but richer, which is why they were a target.



So anyway now that the misconception of witchcraft is out of the way,
let's get to the matter of Ouija boards.


This is where I think companies screw up. They treat them like toys
and I've read - and HEARD - too many first-hand accounts of bad things
happening,

The thing is.. say it DOES work and you contact ... something...

People don't realize that - just because you contact a spirit doesn't
mean it's actually a GOOD one. Or that it has your best interest at
heart.


However this is nothing new. They've been marketing these things as
toys for well over 20 years.




But I tell you what... If you think this thing is "witchcraft" go ask
a witch.

Most of the witches I've met won't associate with Ouija boards either.


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i remember by andbran Sun February 7, 2010 @ 2:27 PM


Thank you by R.E.D Thu February 11, 2010 @ 1:37 AM


by NathanG Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 10:14 AM

So if they discontinued the pink Ouija board and went back to the fake
wooden one with satanic symbolys you would be ok with that?

I know there would be a huge outrage in the goth community if they got
rid of the pink one, but thats on your shoulders.

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by RowdyRetailer Posted Sun February 7, 2010 @ 12:33 AM

Ouija boards, harry potter, they are all means to get kids into the
occult.

They start when they are young, they are the most susceptible to this
stuff.

I dont think its just a game, its serious stuff.



Good Day

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Harry Potter? You think Harry Potter is a means to get kids into the occult? by Maegan Z. Sun February 7, 2010 @ 10:55 AM


i thought he was kidding? by PepperElf Sun February 7, 2010 @ 1:40 PM


Plus, at the end of the series (SPOILER ALERT!)... by Maegan Z. Sun February 7, 2010 @ 2:54 PM


And every adult too! :) (n/t) by LadyMac Tue February 9, 2010 @ 3:17 PM


Sigh! by MA Cunningham Sun February 7, 2010 @ 4:32 PM


I AGREE WITH ROWDY! im not entirely sure about harry potter, but ouija boards are definitely trouble. by Chadg Sun February 7, 2010 @ 11:48 PM

*snicker* by Strange Magic Mon February 8, 2010 @ 1:13 AM


I tried that! It works! by Maegan Z. Mon February 8, 2010 @ 8:43 AM


You're exactly right, Rowdy by LadyMac Mon February 8, 2010 @ 11:16 AM


You tell 'em, Deb! by MA Cunningham Mon February 8, 2010 @ 12:43 PM


I think that calls for an Amen! by Maegan Z. Tue February 9, 2010 @ 8:45 AM

by olie Posted Sat February 6, 2010 @ 11:15 PM

I'm seeing Mr. Potato Head, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit just on the
Hasbro homepage. And My Little Pony.

After clicking on links, I find Tonka and Nerf. Hasbro OWNS
Playskool! Battleship. Candyland. Connect 4. Clue. PLAY-DOH!!! Dora
and Diego. Risk. Scrabble. Tinkertoys.

You're going to deny your kids and their friends Play-Doh??? And
Scrabble?

I've never been terribly interested in a Ouija board, but I would
never boycott Mr. Potato Head and Scrabble because the same company
made them.

Be ready to walk the walk you're talking. And be ready to explain
WHY, to your kids and their friends.

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by Nate. Posted Sat February 6, 2010 @ 8:00 PM

I personally think these boards are "just a game". I tend to go with
the psychological explanation of the messages being the result of your
unconscious thoughts when moving the game piece rather than the
spitirts, etc. theory.

Hasbro's competitors make this product, and doing a fun design board
is an excellent way to gain some market share in the Ouija board
industry. According to an article on Fox News, this product has been
available for two years. Additionally, that same article says "if
something doesn't fit your value or belief system, you don't have to
buy it." I fail to understand how this affects any other product they
make.

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by Donno Posted Sat February 6, 2010 @ 1:49 PM

A little known fact is that everyone at Hasbro is dead. They rely on
people having Ouija boards to communicate with the company, and thus
the agenda to make them attractive to the widest possible audience.

Sadly, I'm not sure this complaint will get through, given this state
of affairs. I know a method that could possibly be more useful, but I
don't believe you would be interested.

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Cheers! by R.E.D Thu February 11, 2010 @ 1:39 AM




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