Oh holy heck. News just to hand that the Baby Shark phenomenon has crossed from screen to real life, with Baby Shark tooting soft toys now selling on US Amazon.
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
And let’s face it, who doesn’t wish the earworm they can’t seem to shake had a real-life incarnation in their very own living room? * insert side-eye *
Yup. Baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo, Mummy shark doo doo doo doo doo doo and Daddy shark doo doo doo doo doo doo now come in soft toy form and they’re ready to torment you from the bottom of the toy box for the rest of your natural life/their battery life.
The original Baby Shark video has had 146 807 685 views on YouTube. Yes, that is almost 147 million-gazillion-schmillion views so it was only a matter of time before merchandise popped up. And now here we are …
The official Baby Shark toys come in soft toy character (US$17) or shark-themed sound cube (US$8) form. Squeeze them and they’ll play everyone’s most favourite/least favourite song of the year. #Doodoodoodoodoodoo
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Baby Shark black market
The toys are proving super popular and if fact they appear to have sold out. As is often the way with toy crazes there’s now feverish reselling going on and a sort of Baby Shark black market has sprung up.
“Those looking to buy now are finding the toys are all sold out and people are now reselling them for way more than what they paid for them,” media outlet WAFB reports. “Like four times more. The sharks can now be bought for $69.99 … and $39.99 for the cubes.” Gazooks!
Reviews of this product are very, very mixed. While some say it’s exactly what their toddler always wanted, lots of parents commented that the sharks are not very squishy, that the song doesn’t play right through, that the battery is not replaceable and that the volume on the music is very low. One person said their shark arrived singing in Korean, so there’s that too. #BuyerBewareDoodoodoodoodoodoo