Photos of a toy horse went viral on Twitter today because of a shall we say unique feature. At first glance this is just a cute plastic horse that I would have loved to play with when I was a kid (I was a horse girl, please don't tell anyone).
But the makers of most toy animals, as I remember, opt for a smooth, ambiguous surface in place of genitalia. That seems like the simplest way to go, right??
But not this toy company. Nope. They decided to make this horse as realistic as possible, right down to its toy genitalia. See for yourself:
It's a boy!
"Not sure why this toy needs this level of detail," wrote Velcoro in a tweet with photos of the toy, which has been retweeted over 10,000 times. He also followed up to provide context:
Twitter, unsurprisingly, had a lot to say about it. Some pointed out problems with the toy's anatomy, like the fact that it doesn't even match its species:
Others pointed out that the toy makers didn't do the horse any favors:
But size didn't matter to this hopeful match-maker:
Others also shared pics of toy animals that similarly have too many details for comfort:
Why are we even talking about this at all? One guy has a pretty good theory:
Good point. And as far as why the horse's nether-regions are so detailed? No one seems to know. Even the horse.
I guess someone went a little nuts at the toy factory that day.