NEW YORK — Toys retailer Toys R Us has launched a “troll” section on its website, where shoppers can place their own homemade dolls and other objects on display.
Trolls, or trolls, are real trolls.
The section was created by Toys R U after a woman in Texas asked the retailer to add a section for them, which she called “toy trolls.”
The company responded by offering a number of other items, including a toy chest filled with stuffed animals and a plush doll made from recycled plastic bags.
“The trolls section will allow for anyone who loves the Internet to share their favorite trolling memes and funny videos and share their hilarious creations on our social media channels, and it’s also the perfect way to show off some of the unique and creative items we have to offer,” Toys R US said in a statement.
A spokesman for Toys R USA, Chris Grier, said in an email that the trolls section would be open to all customers and that it was a way for people to connect with each other.
But trolls have become an increasingly popular target for online pranksters in recent years.
Last year, someone dressed as Santa Claus made more than $200,000 in sales on the internet by pretending to be a teenager and posing as a woman who would help children, according to The Atlantic.
This is just the latest in a long line of trolls who have tried to make fun of the Internet and other popular websites, but also, as a way to be funny and share.
A few years ago, a man wearing a clown mask and making out with a young girl on the street was arrested and sentenced to six months in jail for posting a “stupid troll” picture of himself on the Internet.
In July, a Reddit user called “Dude With A Gun” posted a video of himself taking a gun to a Toys R Store and shooting a clown-shaped doll.
In response, Toys R said it had removed the video from the site.