Target’s “Star Wars” Pool Toys Look An Awful Lot Like Dildos

"Are we sure these are children's toys, Target?"

The flood of merchandise from Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues unabated, but one set of toys has shoppers scratching their heads—and maybe other body parts.

A set of pool toys featuring Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and a stormtrooper looks suspiciously like sex toys, leading at least one mom to ask Target what’s up.

“Are we sure these are children’s toys, Target?” asked Joni Jones on Facebook. “Looks a little questionable to me.”

A rep for the superstore actually responded to Joni.

“We apologize for your disappointment. Occasionally, we carry merchandise that some guests may find objectionable, as was your experience. We never want to offend anyone and have shared this with our Merchandise team for review.”

Responses to the post varied from those who thought Joni was seeing something that wasn’t there, to one woman who had a confession to make.

“Yes, I have fantasized about a Darth Vader-shaped dildo.”

Hey, have we got a porn movie for you!

We kind of wish the guy running that fake Target account had responded, instead.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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