Monday, July 30, 2007
Move over Spider-Man, Sindy and Action Man – a talking toy of Jesus is set to battle for popularity on supermarket shelves for the first time.
In an appeal to young toy lovers, the 30cm (12in) figure can quote scriptures to children to turn them on to the Bible.
The range of 21 Christian dolls includes all your favourite Bible characters and scenes, including Samson, Goliath, Daniel, Noah, Jonah and the whale and the nativity scene.
Each toy comes with a book to explain its story.
The figures, aimed at three to 12- year-olds, are being sold by giant supermarket Wal-Mart in the US.
David Socha, from manufacturers One2believe, said: ‘We are aware of the influence that toys have on our young children’s impressionable minds, so we would like to see more God-honouring options available.’
Wal-Mart, which owns Asda, said it had no plans to sell the toys in British stores [source].
The Samson doll from the toy range