Just when you thought Trumpy Bear was absurd, here comes a toy set that asks for patrons to ‘Build the Wall’.
Conservative toy company ‘Keep and Bear’ will be shipping a toy set similar to LEGO products that will let consumers build their own wall by using building blocks. The Keep and Bear website lists the toy as a 101-piece building blocks set that lets you build your own border wall and is listed for ages 5 and up.
According to the website, the toy is marketed as a “great Christmas gift for your kids and grandkids”, even though the majority of those that have ordered the product are over 40 years old. Matter of fact, an executive with a parent company called Romulus Marketing says the toy is actually more of a novelty item for adults.
“The majority of our customers are over the age of 40, not children,” says Brandon Vallorani — CEO of Romulus Marketing.
The product is in the “MAGA Toys” collection on the website. The website says the product is currently available for preorder and will begin shipping on Nov. 23. The product’s description also contains some conservative-themed commentary.
“The wall must be built,” the product description reads. “The wall will keep America safe and strong. Only then will we be able to help those in need.”
The item contains a figure of President Trump wearing a “Make America Great Again” hard hat. Packaging also shows a cartoon figure behind the wall wearing a sombrero and holding maracas, which critics of the toy consider a racial stereotype.
Even though the toy is similar to LEGO, no legal action has been taken as of yet by the Denmark-based toy company, and Vallorani acknowledges the toy is similar to LEGO, but also has a lot of differences.
LEGO has yet to comment on the matter.