Condoms have a Freudian connotation? Ay ay ay, alas, poor Sigmund. Condoms didn't even exist in his day. I guess Freud = phallic symbol = penis. Unless this was a subtle way of suggesting that Freud was a prick.
Ah, well. Cute marketing gimmick for these German condoms.
A 145-year-old German maker of toy trains is giving its adult customers a chance to have a one-track mind.
The miniature train company Marklin is packing a condom alongside a blue freight car emblazoned with the name of Blausiegel, a German condom maker.
Marklin, a Goppingen, Germany-based company that was the first to introduce toy track with its train sets in 1891, produces trains that often carry the names of real companies to emulate actual rail cars.
Collectors’ editions with less Freudian implications have been sold along with liquor advertised on the cars.
The toy freight car, which comes packaged with a “Billy Boy” condom is available in HO scale, or 1/87th of the actual size of a freight train, just under 4 inches long, and Z scale, which is 1/220th of the size of a real train....
(Thanks to Jane for sending the article link!)