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Skateboarding Accessory Review:Hasbro's Eau de Doh - Play Doh Scented Cologne

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Manufacturer: Hasbro?
Released: 2006
Rating: 5 Stars

"Is this really a sk8 product?" I can hear you asking.

Play Doh 50th anniversary

No, but shut up and listen.

If you're an aging old school skater (or anyone old for that matter) you know the smell of Play Doh. One whiff and you know there's only one thing on Earth that emits that scent. Once you smell it, memories of childhood come raging back - hopefully that's a good thing for you.

As a skater, you should be concerned about your stench. Even a short session in the sun will make you a putrid spectacle in the eyes of others - only you can truly enjoy your own stink. Speaking of which, that ain't a good thing... no matter what your friends tell you. So, what do you do about your odor? Shower? No time.

Spritz a bit of cologne and you're good to go (sort of). And won't you be the clever little monkey when you remove your horrific stench with the ripe smell of Play Doh. Hell yeah! So go get some of this limited edition cologne, re-live childhood (that's why you're skating, right?) and smell better.

Play-doh History/Trivia

Play-Doh was originally designed as a wallpaper cleaner.

U.S. Patent No. 3,167,440 was granted to Noah and Joseph McVicker for a "plastic modeling composition of a soft, playable working consistency" that eventually became a product known as Play-Doh. Noah McVicker and Joseph McVicker founded Rainbow Crafts to start manufacturing their product.

According Hasbro the current owners of Play-Doh, "In 1956, Play-Doh Brand Modeling Compound, a non-toxic reusable modeling compound developed and introduced by Rainbow Crafts in Cincinnati, was first demonstrated and sold in the toy department of Woodward & Lothrop Department Store in Washington, D.C."

Play-Doh had been tested/introduced one year earlier (1955) in select schools, kindergartens and nursery schools. Hasbro also states that the formula for the original Play-Doh compound still remains a trade secret. Noah and Joseph McVicker were granted their patent ten years (1965) after Play-Doh was first introduced.

The first Play-Doh Compound came only in an off-white, 1½ pound can and By 1957, there were three additional colors of Play-Doh, yellow, red, and blue.

Play Doh Cologne

Play-Doh As A Wallpaper Cleaner?

Play-Doh was originally designed as a wallpaper cleaner. However, its similarity to regular modeling clay without the toxicity or mess made Play-Doh a great toy. Joe McVicker became a millionaire before his 27th birthday after re-releasing the product as a toy.

Play-Doh Trademarks

In 1960, the first rendition of Play-Doh Pete, a boy with a beret, was introduced. Pete, as well as the Play-Doh logo, have changed over the years. Registration # 1221942, one example of the famous Play-Doh trademark, illustrates a classic rendition of Pete with his beret. A more modern Play-Doh Pete, looking a little older and donning a baseball cap was created.

Play-Doh Changes Hands

In 1965, General Mills purchased the Rainbow Crafts Company. In 1971, Kenner Products merged with Rainbow Crafts. In 1987, the Tonka Corporation bought Rainbow Crafts and Kenner Products. In 1991, Hasbro bought the Tonka Corporation and transferred Play-Doh to its Playskool division.

Believe it or not, National Play-Doh Day is September 18th. To date, over seven hundred million pounds of Play-Doh have been sold.

Pros & Cons:


  • It makes you smell like Play Doh
  • The cool-factor is enormous
  • Re-live that childhood smell


  • It makes you smell like Play Doh
  • This is a limited production
  • $20 for one ounce


It'll be gone by the end of 2006, so get one while its available. Snooze - ya lose!

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