Update: As of the last time I checked the listing (9/23/02), Amazon.com is no longer selling this "toy".

A toy produced by Mattel in order to capture the attention of the Harry Potter generation of children, as well as the hard-earned cash of their parental units.

From Amazon.com:

Kids can now "fly" a Nimbus 2000 broomstick just like the members of their favorite Quidditch team. A replica of the broom Harry uses in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the Nimbus 2000 features a grooved stick and handle for easy riding. Enhancing the excitement are the vibrating effects and magical swooping and whooshing sounds the broom makes when on. Sounds can also be activated when the switch is set in standby mode. Requires three AA batteries (included).--Larry White

Yes, you read that right. Vibrating. A toy that young children put between their legs has the potential to vibrate. What does this mean? There is a Harry Potter Vibrator in existence. If you don't believe me, read this customer reviews, allegedly by actual parents who bought this thing for their children:

My 12 year old daughter is a big Harry Potter fan ... so I decided to buy her this toy. I was afraid she would think it was too babyish, but she LOVES this toy. Even my daughter's friends enjoy playing with this fun toy. I was surprised at how long they can just sit in her room and play with this magic broomstick! --Ashley, TX

Not convinced?

When my 12 year old daughter asked for this for her birthday, I kind of wondered if she was too old for it, but she seems to LOVE it. Her friends love it too! They play for hours in her bedroom with this great toy. They really seem to like the special effects it offers (the sound effects and vibrating). My oldest daughter (17) really likes it too! I reccomend this for all children. --poolah13, OH

If ever there were evidence that society is doomed, this is it.

Full Amazon.com Listing: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NEBW/ref%3Dase%5Fteacher1stop-20/104-2806453-0850358

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