Bunchems Are All Fun And Games Until Someone Winds Up With a Horrible Mass of Them Stuck in Their Hair

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Bunchems are a very trendy new toy that appears to be catching on like crazy for the holiday season, and it’s easy to see why. They look like a pretty cute and fun toy to play with. They’re little balls covered in tiny hooks, which means they can be stuck together into any shape a kid could want. The photos make them look like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, they are basically tiny, brightly colored plastic burrs, and a lot of little kids have been getting them stuck in their hair so badly that parents are having to give a lot of impromptu haircuts.

A lot of parents reviewing the toy on Amazon concur. Bunchems are all fun and games until someone sticks a handful of them in her hair, and then you have a complete and total disaster.

Just look at this poor kid!


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Parents have taken to Amazon product reviews to warn everyone else, with one father calling these, “A Toy Spawned From the Darkest Depths of Hell

“Horrible, horrible, horrible toy for kids. I just spent the last TWO AND A HALF hours (absolutley, 100 percent not an exaggeration) attempting to remove 14 of these bastard balls out of my daughter’s hair,” wrote a user going by Ethan Benoit. “Buy this toy for someone if you hate them or their child. They are the most incredible choking hazards on the planet. They bring pain and misery, tears, fighting, broken and ripped hair, and questions of one’s sanity in handling life in general. I can’t feel my arms now after attempting to pull this spawn from hell “toy” that matted itself into her hair like nothing ever witnessed before. The photo is her hair with conditioner coating the balls in what proved to be an almost fruitless effort to exract the evil. If you wish to proceed, good luck.”

The Bunchems wind up in hair a lot of different ways. Some kids think sticking them on their heads seems like a fun idea. Other times, kids just happen to land on one or dangle their hair in the vicinity of them, and the Bunchems latch on and get stuck.

This dude is awesome, but he is taking his life in his hands with this one.


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Some of the Bunchems fans take umbrage at all the Bunchems hate, insisting, “Hahaha how dumb are parents to let their kids put these in their hair.” or “There is absolutely no reason these should be getting stuck in hair. This is the parents’ fault. No doubt about it.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that these are winding up in kids’ hair because they are being handed to small children, and the children are sticking them in their hair. Hell, I’m like 30 and if you handed me a pile of these things little plastic balls and told me to make something with them, I’d probably try to make a hat or crown and then wind up having to get a pixie cut.

A lot of kids are going to wind up with pixie cuts thanks to these things. Buy them if you want to, but make sure the kids are forewarned, lest you wind up posting a photo of your own kid with 40 plastic balls stuck in his or her hair to the Amazon customer reviews as a warning to others.

If you do wind up with a bunch of Bunchems stuck in your hair, or your kid’s hair, Bunchems has made a video showing one way to try to get them out without losing the hair: