Browsing an online store, you see this product. The reviews are pretty low, but it seems many people want it. What is it ?

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The product is:

The men's football World Cup

Each of the names is:

The first name of a famous/prominent current international footballer:

Paul Pogba (France);
Harry Kane (England);
Thomas Müller (Germany);
Mohamed Salah (Egypt);
Lionel Messi (Argentina).

And the 'star ratings' are not ratings at all! They are:

The number of times their national teams have won the trophy:

France 2 (1998 & 2018);
England 1 (1966);
Germany (including triumphs as West Germany) 4 (1954, 1974, 1990 & 2014);
Egypt 0 (never);
Argentina 2 (1978 & 1986).

Where else might you see these 'star ratings'?

Above the national team badge on their football kits - each time a team is victorious they are entitled to add another star to their crest.

  • $\begingroup$ Now I wonder, what exactly is that blurred out text below the image? $\endgroup$
    – Carmeister
    Mar 30, 2020 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ Looks like the 4th word is Trophy $\endgroup$
    – Cireo
    Mar 30, 2020 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ "Soccer World Cup Trophy : Guaranteed 100% Authentic". $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 30, 2020 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ Also, the picture is a very skilfully blurred out version of the actual trophy. $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 30, 2020 at 20:21

The product is

1 Layered Toilet Paper

The reviews are bad because

it tears easily

Everyone wants it because

there is a shortage of toilet paper due to COVID19

The product exists because

a toilet paper company changed their production from 3 or 4 layers to 1 in order to keep up with the increasing demand

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    $\begingroup$ Can you explain why you think this is the answer, based off of the question itself? Answers without explanation are usually deleted. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Mar 29, 2020 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ Would the Thomas who gave it four stars be this chap? $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2020 at 14:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi The answer was not meant to be taken completely serious. Maybe I should have made that clearer. The connection to the question is that it is something that toilet is in high demand (many people want it) for seemingly irrational reasons. Regarding the actual answer I am stumped because it seems like the only thing that could uniquely specify it are the names given in the review section. $\endgroup$
    – Zilvarro
    Mar 29, 2020 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ Funny answer and comment, but this has nothing to do with the current pandemic :) $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 29, 2020 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ Joke answers are usually frowned upon, but this one is really good IMO. Have my upvote. $\endgroup$
    – Egor Hans
    Mar 30, 2020 at 14:09

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