It doesn’t state on the tweet (it is not on the Target website yet) or other sources that say what pet/items will you get if you buy it.
I think they are copying the Roblox toy line and want to profit from it (since lots are being sold, and they get more attention to the game)
I think the plushies are also non-compliant with fire safety rules in the US and UK (but I don’t think they will be sold outside the USA in retail). There’s no documentation showing that the plushies have passed fire safety.
(Yes, I know it’s just a plushies but if it’s still made from wool or cotton or flammable material, it is law in the US and UK to add labels and documentation showing that it passed safety.)
As Roblox YouTuber KreekCraft stated in a video, Roblox developers are not allowed to create their own “toy line” meaning that the game and/or the developer must be selling Roblox-certified products.
Pet Simulator X is violating the Roblox Terms of Service. Assuming Roblox is too hesitant to take down the game, due to its high revenue, they will likely send them off with a light warning.
It doesn’t seem right … just because Pet Simulator X and BIG Games has a high influence within the developer community, that should not by any means to convince Roblox to give them lighter warnings because of just how popular the game is.
Our Terms of Service and Community Standards exist for the safety and wellbeing of all users.
When off-platform transactions occur that are tied to on-platform items or experiences, it is impossible for us to monitor the details of that event and it blocks our ability to validate or mediate any claims. Moreover, it can also violate the terms of our app store partners. In some scenarios, it can be okay to give away something off-platform (such as over social media) for free as part of community-building efforts.
To clarify this, we have updated the Roblox Economy section of the Community Standards to be even more explicit about what is not allowed.
This message serves as notice of the policy clarification. We are reviewing existing violations and may provide developers an opportunity to bring some concerning transactions into compliance.
Roblox’s Terms of Services apply anywhere regardless of which country you’re playing in. As I stated before, Roblox developers are not allowed to create their own “toy line” without authorization and non-certified with Roblox themselves.
Target aren’t partnered with Roblox, so it’s breaking nothing.
It doesn’t teach to gamble money, it is giving them in-rewards, which then the money that people are using to buy these go straight to target, and only a small percentage go to BIG Games.
Don’t get me wrong, but why have Badimo, and ROLVe been selling stuff off-platform? If I remember rightly, ROLVe have been using Amazon Prime to get people buy that, in order to get an in-game code for arsenal?
If this is okay for ROLVe to do this, other companies can clearly do it.
To my knowledge if roblox specifies they may do it then it’s okay, Badimo and ROLVe have been publicly partnered and approved by roblox, not pet sim x, however roblox wouldn’t easily take down a game that gives them so much money, I am sure they will be trying to partner them.