Holy crap, this thing might have been even creepier than Furby (yes, it is possible!), though in a completely different way.
Except the surprise was HOW MANY BABIES YOU COULD RIP OUT OF THE STUFFED ANIMAL’S INSIDES.
I mean, was this a bizarre kind of kids-play-C-section or what? Who wants to be part of the animal birth process? And this thing is supposed to be a TOY?
And yet so many kids look fondly back on this toy, because never underestimate the power of kids’ love for adorable baby animals, even if we do have to pull them from the mama first. I don’t think I ever had a Puppy Surprise (or maybe I’m just hoping I didn’t), but I’m sure I wanted one. Even I was not immune to the pull of the adorable puppies and kitties.
Besides being creepy, this toy was pretty unfair when you think about it. I mean, you pay the same for the ‘same’ toy, but you could get one puppy while your friend gets five? I don’t know if I’d call that ‘surprise.’ I might just call that ‘a scam.’ And why did the puppies come out with ribbons around their necks? How did the ribbons get there in the first place?
AND WHY DO WE PUT THEM BACK INSIDE THE MOTHER???