February 15, 2019
Play-Doh shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo! In May, kids will be able to form their own shark family. Hasbro made the announcement just ahead of Toy Fair New York, the annual convention where companies release toy plans for the year.
Baby Shark (from the YouTube song and every preschool child in America) is proving to be the toy world’s hot commodity. Baby Shark plush came out and we’ve all been waiting to see what would be next. Baby Shark action figures? Ride-ons? Video games?
Why didn’t we think of Play-Doh? Helping preschoolers make their own mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, and baby sharks makes perfect sense, and the characters are naturally in the dough’s bright colors (yellow, pink, blue). Kids will use cookie cutters to create big or little sharks and additional tools to cut the dough into eyeballs, mouths, and more.
Preschoolers can really set the underwater scene with plastic seaweed, Play-Doh fish made from a mold and Play-Doh seastars cut from extra dough cutters. Additional colors such as orange and red will add finishing touches; the set comes with 12 cans of dough altogether.
The $15 set will be age-graded for ages 3 and up and is expected to be available starting May 1.