Disney Plasters

Is nothing sacred from merchandising?  It would appear not!

Imagine my face when Daddy Munch came back from a Tesco trip with Munch, clutching 3 boxes of Disney princess plasters.  I have horrible foresight, so I immediately knew we were doomed on the plaster front until she was at least a teenager.  Daddy Munch on the other hand took a while to twig (aka Joey from Friends).

As if it’s not bad enough that these ingenious merchandisers come up with the plasters. They go ahead and put an assortment of characters in the box (they clearly don’t have children).  So if we are really unlucky, we might need to trash 80% of the box, after all the favourite characters are gone!

Is this ‘everyday object’ merchandising doing any of us any harm?  Well no.  But since Star Wars started off merchandising, gradually every item imaginable has been taken over by these little characters (don’t even get me started on Peppa Pig!  I hate that pig!)  Not helped along by the stores who place them all at the perfect height for toddlers arms (thanks!).

No more was our plaster gate fate sealed before we saw for ourselves what we were really in for.  There’s me collecting magnesium sulphate and dressings from the nurse for Munch’s bee sting (that’s another story), when she protested that she wanted an Ariel one.  Thank you Walt Disney!

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6 Comments

  1. Yep, been there, bleeding knee and child having a tantrum because we haven’t got the right princess to tick on it. Plain plasters should be easier to get hold of #mmwbh

  2. I hate the pig too. My son’s obsessed with it and I made the mistake of recording a few episodes for him. There’s now 60 and I’m going to have to start deleting them.

    Plasters, thankfully N’s never needed one, but we only have the cut to size ones, and plain waterproof as I’m too tight to pay for expensive character ones, or have to buy character and plain ones for the rest of the family!
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  3. We have the princess plasters too but so far she doesn’t mind which one she has as long as it’s a princess….
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  4. I am sergeant mommy and my kids don’t and probably won’t ever know these bandaids exist just to avoid all this. lol I am so with you. Love your writing always makes me nod in agreement, laugh and you always make great point especially about that pig. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
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