Despite the somewhat creepy packaging( ensure photo below ), the Bunchems seem pretty darn cool. Reviews note “they stick and stay then pull apart for endless play”like a newer, squishier, spikier version of Lego, except with more flexibility.
Sounds awesome, right? There’s just one small problem, if youor any of your kidshave hair on the top of your head that things can get stuck in.
Consider the words of Amazon reviewer Ethan Benoit( sic ):
“Horrible, horrible, horrible plaything for children. I simply spent the last TWO AND A HALF hours( absolutley, 100 percent not an exaggeration) attempting to remove 14 of these motherfucker balls out of my daughter’s hair. Buy this toy for someone if you dislike them or their child. They are the most incredible choking hazards on the planet. They bring pain and sadnes, tears, opposing, broken and rent hair, and questions of one’s sanity in handling life in general. I can’t feel my limbs now after attempting to pull this spawn from hell “toy” that matted itself into her hair like nothing ever witnessed before. The photo is her hair with conditioner coating the balls in what proved to be an almost fruitless effort to exract the evil. If you wish to proceed, good luck.”
He included this photo.
Benoit is not alone.
The poor reviews even came in French.
There’s an alternative way at look at the Bunchems craze and the fact they get stuck in hair: It builds character.
Luckily, there’s a solution for someone who is unlucky enough to be mired with Bunchems.
Some people, though, will never learn.