The wrong message This whole toy just sends completely the wrong message that sharks are man-eating monsters. It's quite the opposite, where man is destroying shark populations throughout every ocean on the planet. While toys should be fun and educational, this is just irresponsible toy-making by Mattel.
As a marine biologist, I relish the increasingly rare opportunity of seeing sharks in the water.
What next, the oil tanker with the fake oil spill?
And Emma, at first I thought you were serious, ha ha. Well, let's not forget ""Barrel of Monkeys", gosh what that might imply! After growing up playing the game Battleship, my husband was stationed on a nuclear guided missile cruiser ship, and was responsible for the missile launchers on that ship for nine years. Never once did he overthrow the Captain to "fire" on another battleship or a shark! Can you believe it? He must be a minority.You guys need to lighten up......
I don't think it sends a message about killing the shark at all. Yeah, the shark is not 'realistic', & its portrayed in the commercial (shown here on Amazon) as wanting to "chomp" the diving cage. But the commercial describes the harpoon cannon as a tranquilizer, & the description says the goal is to capture the shark. I've always been fascinated by sharks & want to get my 3 year old son hooked on them too, so we'll be catching, measuring, tagging, releasing & tracking our 'Shark-Saurus'. :D Its all in the imagination how this toy is played with.
You need to focus on excelling in your chosen career. You inability to ignore a child's toy is precisely the reason you are constantly overlooked for that middle management promotion. Unless you are only sporting 5 digits, spare me the shark pity party.