Among the best-selling and most controversial toys of this past holiday season were the $39.95 "Gotta Go" Doll, the $59.95 Baby Alive and the Lead-painted recalled "Dogs & Trees" all three because of their interactive features, especially their digestion/excretion functions.
The Baby Alive doll comes with its own food ("green beans," "carrots" and "bananas") and a warning ("May stain some surfaces"). The Gotta Go includes a toilet and brings the flushing process to life for the child.
An industry insider told the Washington Post that next season's toys would be even more realistic.
"We're expecting some with plastic gloves and real shit, which will also include the 'may stain' warning", stated Jonathon Sampler.
"Then there's 'Baby Farts' which we think both boys and girls will buy." Plus, "Let's Give Herman A Wedgie" where his face turns blue."
Fischer Price may counter with, "Coroner Barbie".