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Play-Doh - Bridging the Generation Gap

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There aren't many toys which can bridge the generation gap between parents, grandparents, great grandparents and children like Play-Doh can. As it was created in 1956 it's been a bridge for generations of members of the family by providing a crafty entertainment value for people of all ages. The non-toxic formula was discovered completely by accident whilst its inventors Noah and Joseph McVicken were attempting to create wallpaper cleaner and although the exact makeup from the clay-like substance is kept being a trade secret, ingredients include wheat flour, water, salt, coloring and perfume for your good old Play-Doh scent.

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Although Play-Doh isn't edible it is non-toxic making it the perfect choice being a craft choice for younger children (the recommended generation is 3+). Even though it wasn't around within the years of many older generations loved ones it is still a fun favorite toy for older and younger generations alike. The no-tech, crafty toy that spans generations is a favorite for many reasons but primarily its capability to mold to the personality of the person playing with it! There's no thing that can't be completed with Play-Doh and this is never more evident compared to a recent Sony Bravia publicity stunts featuring multiple a lot of the crafty substance sculpted directly into colorful rabbits which congregate directly into one colorful mass within the city center.

Not merely has Hasbro cornered the market using the Play-Doh product but they have cornered the market with the cost of such an in demand toy. To get four full sized pots of "doh"it will cost you a dollar and some change. It really is almost unheard of today to be able to provide quality entertainment for any family for less than $ 2 and Hasbro has quite effectively accomplished this with all the brand. To be able to offer entertainment, creativity and family interaction for less than two dollars for a category of four (or more if you can share) is not only an excellent opportunity for families everywhere to get "cheap" fun but it is also a way for families in lower income brackets to have family fun also. Maintaining a low cost on the product has enabled Hasbro to boost the span of their product. Hasbro has not yet only bridged generational gaps but they have also successfully bridged social gaps between income brackets.

Through the years Play-Doh has invented and reinvented various products including fun-factories, tools and playsets, all of which are tuned up to meet the expectations of younger generations, for example the Dora the Explorer Play-Doh play set. Even though the times are changing and new themes are now being added in to the product line the original product will never be replaced, as Play-Doh is actually a toy which bridges the gap between generations. It's a toy which doesn't require words, it does not require opinions and it certainly doesn't require knowledge of "how to play." Play-Doh is among the simplest and yet most entertaining toys available on the market.

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