13 Toys That Never Should of Existed

This list of 13 toys brings me back to a time when parents didn't care what kind of toys their kids played with. Everything now is all about safety and not about fun. If your kid got hurt playing Lawn Darts that was your fault, not the fault of the manufacturer. Your kid should have known better than to stand under a sharpened five pound dart flying through the air. But noooooo, the safety patrol had to come and ruin everything for the rest of us that knew to get out of the way. MSN recently compiled a list of 13 banned toys that would never see the light of day in the present PC world. Gems like the Lawn Dart sets that were pulled off shelves after people realized it was nothing more than a flying death machine. And who can forget the controversy behind Aqua Dots after it was discovered if kids swallow them they metabolized in the form of GHB, better known as the date rape drug. Or what about when Mattel released the African American Barbie with the name Oreo Barbie. OK, maybe that one should stay banned forever. Actually, Mattel made the list a few times which begs the question, who the hell is their marketing guy? Do they have a marketing guy? With ideas like the Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Vibrating Broomstick my guess is their marketing guy was just a bored and lonely housewife looking for new ways to pass the time. You guys remember the Clacker Balls? Two acrylic plastic balls on the end of string that made a "clacking" sound when spun around and smashed together. Turns out that idea was any good either, the "Clackers" just turned into flying pieces of shrapnel or better yet could have been used as a really kick ass homemade ninja weapon. Capable of taking down and splitting the skull of any intruders from neighboring ninja villages. The list is chalked full of good time fun and takes you back to a time when toys were not only for entertainment but could be used as a deadly weapon in a pinch. MSN has the entire list of banned toys

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