So... is it harmless movie memorabilia, or is it too mind-boggling for young cats? Take a look and you decide. We sent our stupidest genius to talk with the dad and do some digging.
It's a toy on store shelves all over the country, but some parents say the action figure intended for kids ('or cats', chimed in Wells) 4-and-above is way too inappropriate for kids ('OR CATS!', again Wells) of any age.
We caught up with Sam Wells and his cats after a trip to the Toys R Us store in Chicago ("shopping for their damn selves!").
"That’s pretty inappropriate,” he said. "I got two cats I don't need seeing that crap."
The toy features a scantily t-shirted version of Luke Skywalker complete with inhumanly-jointed elbows. The toy even had this cat-dad blushing.
Even his cats thought the toy meant for ages 4-and-up may be better suited for a blind person that doesn't want to touch their toys.
We showed the action figure to other cats who had a similar reaction but ultimately either walked away or flopped on the ground, partially laying on the figure.
"It’s a little weird, but it's a toy. Who cares? Has this company been making toys for a while? Maybe it takes some time to get these things right. Some joints hidden inside the arm would have helped," Liz McArthur said.
"But that kind of crap is in the toy aisles for me to see? Nah," Wells said.
We did mean to reach out to Toys R Us corporate headquarters for a response but forgot. In a statement they'd probably say:
“We have not received any other guest complaints about this product. We have seen you bringing in a lot of people with their cats and looking at the figure. What's the deal? We don't allow pets in the store. Where are you finding these people? Were they already coming to shop with their cats or are you like putting an ad on Craigslist or something? Please stop. Seriously, it's weird. The figure in question is already long-gone from shelves and we half think you keep bringing it into the store yourself.”
We also really wanted to reach out to Hasbro for a comment on the story. We have not received a response.
The toy is sold all over the country for about $3 - 9 bucks on clearance racks.