FootBubbles: Lionel Messi is marketing what looks like the least fun toy of all time

There are certain things in life one should never do, like hand out raisins to kids on Halloween. In the same vein, one might also want to steer clear of giving their kids the latest toy being marketed by soccer star Lionel Messi

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 November, 2015, 2:11am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 June, 2016, 12:45pm

There are certain things in life one should never do, like hand out raisins to kids on Halloween. In the same vein, one might also want to steer clear of giving their kids the latest toy being marketed by soccer star Lionel Messi.

Called Leo Messi FootBubbles, the toy looks like an incredibly boring way to practice juggling a soccer ball.

WATCH: LIONEL MESSI PLAY FOOT BUBBLES IN TOY ADVERT

When the Australian product manufactured by Funtastic was first released in September, the Telegraph dubbed it “the craze that is sweeping zero nations”.

And probably for good reason. The toy consists of a pair of socks and some bubbles. The object of the game is to move your foot up and down as slowly as a bubble floats through air.

I just brought my boys a foot bubbles and it doesn't work!! As soon as they hit the socks they pop
Facebook post

Perhaps sensing the product needed a boost, Messi posted about it on Thursday on his Facebook page, noting, “it's already being enjoyed by kids from all around the world.”

Except not really. Here's one review a customer posted on FootBubbles's Facebook page recently: “I just brought my boys a foot bubbles and it doesn't work!! As soon as they hit the socks they pop, not happy at all, for $15 [Australian] it's a complete waste of money!!!”

But maybe that person's the exception to the rule. Should you want to try this product or leave some kids underwhelmed this holiday season, it looks like you can buy them online from various retailers for around us$20. Have . . . fun?