Mummy, will you buy me 'Spastic' for Christmas?
Oh dear. Hats off to Hasbro for releasing this utterly tasteless Transformer toy. On first glance, it just looks like any other new Transformer figure, however, for some inexplicable reason, it is called 'Spastic'.
Yep, your child could feasibly ask you to get them a "Spastic with Stunticons" toy, which is nice isn't it?
Hasbro says, rather embarrassedly: "Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and for the opportunity to respond. The TRANSFORMERS brand intended no offense by use of the name "SPASTIC" for one of its products which has not and will not be available via traditional retail channels in Europe, including the UK. Thank you once again for notifying us about your concern. As a marketer of children’s products, input from parents, families and fans regarding their experiences with our brands is extremely important to us. Our goal is to have all families who enjoy our brands feel good about their purchases and experiences"
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