Toy WTF: Yes, Another Dora Complaint

I’ve written before about how it is almost impossible to find secondary Dora characters in toy stores. Here’s a picture of our local Toys R Us’s Dora section. Despite the fact that Boots is Dora’s co-star, not a single Boots figurine could be found– not to mention the missing Benny the Bull, Isa the Iguana, Tico the Squirrel and Swiper the Fox.

There is apparently only one character on "Dora".

To make matters worse, the one item that DID include a picture of Boots on the packaging was misleading. Doesn’t it look like this bag contains a Boots Monkey?

If you think this case contains a Boots, you are wrong.

How could you make a bag with Boots so blatantly displayed and then not include him? The bag contained a Dora doll and that was about it. WTF?

Let’s get more Boots in the toy stores. I know he’s available online and that’s great, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who does most of my toy-buying the old-fashioned way. Boots deserves at least 1/4 of the space on the shelves that Dora has, but he’s completely missing. Seriously, toy stores, WTF?

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  1. frustrated mom

    I don’t understand why there are virtually no Dora toys geared toward boys. I have a two year old son who loves Dora (his favorite characters are the map, swiped, boots and the grumpy old troll) but every toy is geared for little girls. I recently got him the plastic toy backpackers because my sister got one a few years ago for her daughter and it had binoculars, a camera and a compass inside. His had a bracelet, a brush and a pink cellphone! Wtf?! There are lots of little boys who adore Dora (and not Diego). Would it kill the company to put out a couple toys that are at least gender neutral? They are alienating a lot of potential buyers!

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