What’s the hottest toy going to be this Black Friday? Hopefully, NOT BUNCHEMS. Have you heard of them

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They are little colorful balls that you stick together to make structures and shapes, helping to foster your child’s creative design skills!

As the site advertises:

The possibilities are limitless with Bunchems! Squish them together then take them apart and re-build them as anything you want. They stick and stay then pull apart for endless play. Clean up is a breeze, they squish together and stay with magical ease!”

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Pretty cool, right?

BUT WAIT! These cute little toys do so much more! If Bunchems come anywhere near your child’s hair, they’ll get tangled so badly, you’ll have to cut them out. Probably while your child is screaming. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect Christmas morning?

From Ethan Benoit, a reviewer on Amazon who calls them “The Toy Spawned the Darkest Depths of Hell” had this to say:

“I just spent the last TWO AND A HALF hours (100% not an exaggeration) attempting to remove 14 of these bastard balls out of my daughter’s hair. Buy this toy for someone if you hate them or their child… They bring pain and misery, tears, fighting, broken and ripped hair, and questions of one’s sanity in handling life in general.”

You hear that? Bunchems were sent straight up from hell to by the devil himself! Happy holidays, my friends!

The reviews don’t end there and they get much worse, with tons of horrifying photos and stories to support these poor parents’ claims:

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Other reviewers claim Bunchems are a great toy and it’s the parents fault for not instructing their kids how to play with them properly.

Yeah, I’m going to go with Team Devil here. Mazzy would have to get her head shaved for sure.

Consider this your friendly holiday shopping PSA. DO NOT BUY THE BUNCHEMS. Unless you’re trying to get revenge on someone, I suppose.

As Rebecca Olesen said on Amazon:

“Perfect gift for that child you hate. Have a 5 year old who really gets on your nerves? Then give them this and let them play with it unsupervised.”

What’s the absolute worst holiday gift your kid has received?