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Parents desperately trying to get "Baby Shark" out of their heads can breathe a secret sigh of relief.
According to WTOL, toymaker WowWee originally offered the shark plushies and cubes, which play the viral Pinkfong song, for $17 and $8 each, respectively. But as of early Dec. 4, the toys were available only from third-party sellers and priced as high as $70.
But some grown-ups may see that news as a blessing in disguise. Although toddlers love watching the "Baby Shark" video – sometimes over and over and over – many news outlets joked that the toys were "a parent's worst nightmare."
Introducing singing Baby Shark plush toys - just in time to torture you for Christmas! 😱🦈 https://t.co/T7kKZ94GDf— Essential Baby (@essentialbaby) December 3, 2018
Meanwhile, social media users made cracks about using the toys to get revenge on other parents.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Singing “baby shark” toys. 😳🤦🏻♀️— Megan Ellis (@youniquemegan) December 1, 2018
Now, who do I need to seek revenge on by giving this to their child... 🤔😂 https://t.co/wj2fnBZzcp
But even some adults who find the song annoying wanted to buy the toy, anyway, just to bring a smile to a kid's face.
i have to get my baby that singing baby shark toy no matter how much it’s gonna annoy me 😩 i know she’ll LOVE IT.— breezy (@breezylrb) December 3, 2018
And others didn't understand all the negativity surrounding the song.
I honestly don't see how it's a parent's worst nightmare. I think the whole baby shark ordeal is cute. it gets kids singing a cute little song with a cute little toy with their parents. How is bringing families together bad?— MonsterMartha (@monster_martha) December 3, 2018