History Horrible / Toys

25th Sep '16 6:59:30 PM RADIX
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* Out of all the lines of figurines amongst collectors, Mighty Muggs is one of the most reviled. Hasbro developed the line as super deformed characters in the vein of Funko's Pop! figures and Happy Smile's Nendoroid figurines, minus what made those figurines good. Mighty Muggs primarily suffer from having the same body or head, just with a different paintjob. Sometimes they may have little accoutrements, but for the most part they're just repaints. Even then, the style is very unappealing for collectors as they often suffer from bizarre, often laughable faces and due to reused bodies, the characters often just look hideous. Poor ComicBook/CaptainAmerica has a hilariously oversized chin, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]] looks constantly confused, and the less said about [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], the better. The only good part of the line was that people started customizing the toys with far better designs than the creators. But regardless, the brand was thankfully cancelled after a few lines.

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* Out of all the lines of figurines amongst collectors, Mighty Muggs is one of the most reviled. Hasbro developed the line as super deformed characters in the vein of Funko's Pop! figures and Happy Good Smile's Nendoroid figurines, minus what made those figurines good. Mighty Muggs primarily suffer from having the same body or head, just with a different paintjob. Sometimes they may have little accoutrements, but for the most part they're just repaints. Even then, the style is very unappealing for collectors as they often suffer from bizarre, often laughable faces and due to reused bodies, the characters often just look hideous. Poor ComicBook/CaptainAmerica has a hilariously oversized chin, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]] looks constantly confused, and the less said about [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], the better. The only good part of the line was that people started customizing the toys with far better designs than the creators. But regardless, the brand was thankfully cancelled after a few lines.
11th Sep '16 7:33:50 AM Mhazard
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* An official product, [[http://images.uncyc.org/ja/b/bd/%E9%82%AA%E7%A5%9E%E3%83%A2%E3%83%83%E3%82%B3%E3%82%B9.jpg Mok-Kos]], or what fans called "Evil God Kos-Mos", from the special edition version of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}: Episode II''. Notable failures include badly sculpted face and an incredibly awkward pose that cannot be altered. The only cool thing about it was the motorcycle it came with.

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* An official product, [[http://images.uncyc.org/ja/b/bd/%E9%82%AA%E7%A5%9E%E3%83%A2%E3%83%83%E3%82%B3%E3%82%B9.jpg Mok-Kos]], [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/xenosaga/images/8/86/MOS_KOS.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20150409092826 Mos-Kos]], or what fans called "Evil God Kos-Mos", from the special edition version of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}: Episode II''. Notable failures include badly sculpted face and an incredibly awkward pose that cannot be altered. The only cool thing about it was the motorcycle it came with.
8th Sep '16 5:04:18 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Excadrill figure on the right in [[http://pokeai.net/toz/exca/ExcadrillKids2.jpg this picture]]. It's supposed to be performing its Drill Run attack from the anime, but given that Excadrill is hiding its head and has essentially turned into a pointy featureless lozenge, it makes for an extremely boring figure.
3rd Sep '16 1:01:41 PM Sammettik
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** Hasbro has announced a new wave of Deluxe Transformers (the 6 inch toys sold for approximately $13) made from upsized Legion figures (their budget line of simplified figures that sell for $5). Not only are the figures less detailed and screen-accurate than regular Deluxe Transformers, they actually have less articulation than the already limited Legion figures. It doesn't help that upscaling figure is very common practice among knockoff makers. These toys hit non-US buyers even harder, as the standard price for Deluxes can reach up to $30 or more in certain countries, so they get even less for their buck.
** The ''Titanium'' series was one of the franchise's first efforts at a collector-focused line, promising obscure characters, little intrusive gimmickry, and the return of the much-loved die-cast metal construction. However, its development was outsourced to a branch of Hasbro that normally made metal statues, and consequently, many of their early figures basically ''were'' metal statues. The "collector-quality" paint washes were uneven and ugly, the articulation ranged from average to bizarre, with unusually small ranges of motion, and they cost fifteen bucks despite being the same size as a ten-dollar Deluxe-class. Transformations usually consisted of lying the figure down, with exposed hands and arms being the norm - check out Optimal Optimus's "[[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/38/r_optimaloptimus017.jpg car mode,]]" or War Within Megatron's "[[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/38/warwithinmegatron022.jpg tank.]]" The most infamous feature of the line, however, resulted from the metal itself. Not only did the metal weigh down joints, it also tended to wear down the softer plastic, creating figures that were, at best, floppy, and at worst, [[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/38/megatron_gijoe019.jpg fell to pieces]] in a stiff breeze. Keep in mind that this line ran during the same year as the ''Classics'' line, often considered to be one of the best ''Transformers'' lines ever. The line picked up as time went on, but by the arrival of fairly decent figures like Cheetor or The Fallen, the damage had been done.

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** Hasbro has announced There was a new wave of Deluxe Transformers (the 6 inch toys sold for approximately $13) made from upsized Legion figures (their budget line of simplified figures that sell for $5). Not only are the figures less detailed and screen-accurate than regular Deluxe Transformers, they actually have less articulation than the already limited Legion figures. It doesn't help that upscaling figure is very common practice among knockoff makers. These toys hit non-US buyers even harder, as the standard price for Deluxes can reach up to $30 or more in certain countries, so they get even less for their buck.
** The ''Titanium'' series was one of the franchise's first efforts at a collector-focused line, promising obscure characters, little intrusive gimmickry, and the return of the much-loved die-cast metal construction. However, its development was outsourced to a branch of Hasbro that normally made metal statues, and consequently, many of their early figures basically ''were'' metal statues. The "collector-quality" paint washes were uneven and ugly, the articulation ranged from average to bizarre, with unusually small ranges of motion, and they cost fifteen bucks despite being the same size as a ten-dollar Deluxe-class. Transformations usually consisted of lying the figure down, with exposed hands and arms being the norm - check out Optimal Optimus's "[[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/38/r_optimaloptimus017.jpg car mode,]]" or War Within Megatron's "[[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/38/warwithinmegatron022.jpg tank.]]" norm. The most infamous feature of the line, however, resulted from the metal itself. Not only did the metal weigh down joints, it also tended to wear down the softer plastic, creating figures that were, at best, floppy, and at worst, [[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/38/megatron_gijoe019.jpg fell to pieces]] pieces in a stiff breeze. Keep in mind that this line ran during the same year as the ''Classics'' line, often considered to be one of the best ''Transformers'' lines ever. The line picked up as time went on, but by the arrival of fairly decent figures like Cheetor or The Fallen, the damage had been done.
21st Aug '16 1:01:14 PM nombretomado
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*** Charlie Murphy ({{Eddie|Murphy}}'s brother, best known for writing for ''Series/ChappellesShow'') appeared on an episode of ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' that had the story of a coked-up guy from the 1970s having a barbecue with his other drugged-out buddies (with the coked-up guy getting impaled in the head with a lawn dart after getting [[DistractedByTheSexy sidelined by a woman who just went topless]]) to comment on how the 1970s was a decade full of wall-to-wall health hazards, from people eating fatty foods to abusing drugs to playing with lawn darts (which most people did while under the influence).

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*** Charlie Murphy ({{Eddie|Murphy}}'s (Creator/{{Eddie|Murphy}}'s brother, best known for writing for ''Series/ChappellesShow'') appeared on an episode of ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' that had the story of a coked-up guy from the 1970s having a barbecue with his other drugged-out buddies (with the coked-up guy getting impaled in the head with a lawn dart after getting [[DistractedByTheSexy sidelined by a woman who just went topless]]) to comment on how the 1970s was a decade full of wall-to-wall health hazards, from people eating fatty foods to abusing drugs to playing with lawn darts (which most people did while under the influence).
7th Aug '16 7:31:49 PM Spyspotter
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* Mattel released a toy broom for young ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fans - no less than the ultracool '''Harry Potter Nimbus 2000'''. Sounds good right? Unfortunately, the broom had a strong vibrating function... Without getting graphic, the toy was very swiftly withdrawn. On the bright side, it led to hilarious reviews from clueless parents commenting how their older daughters seem to ''[[ADateWithRosiePalms really]]'' enjoy the broom more than their younger siblings. Then again, considering where the stereotype of witches riding broomsticks came from...
23rd Jul '16 9:15:42 AM Cavery210
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* The ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' line. A ''decidedly'' [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]]-inspired take on the G.I. Joe franchise, the figures were widely criticized for their non-existent articulation, bad character design with [[http://www.yojoe.com/action/other/extreme/freight/ roided-out, veiny muscles]] and facial expressions that made them look [[http://www.yojoe.com/action/other/extreme/stone/ constipated]], and poor gimmicks. Not helping matter, the line went with a 5" scale, making it incompatible with figures from both ''GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' and the preceding ''Sgt Savage and his Screaming Eagles'' line (which was also suffered from the scale issue, but is otherwise considered to be decent). ''Extreme'' was a complete flop, lasting only two waves before being quietly canned.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' line. A ''decidedly'' [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]]-inspired take on the G.I. Joe franchise, the figures were widely criticized for their non-existent articulation, bad character design with [[http://www.yojoe.com/action/other/extreme/freight/ roided-out, veiny Liefeldian muscles]] and facial expressions that made them look [[http://www.yojoe.com/action/other/extreme/stone/ constipated]], and poor gimmicks. Not helping matter, the line went with a 5" scale, making it incompatible with figures from both ''GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' and the preceding ''Sgt Savage and his Screaming Eagles'' line (which was also suffered from the scale issue, but is otherwise considered to be decent). ''Extreme'' was a complete flop, lasting only two waves before being quietly canned.
9th Jul '16 2:23:05 PM nombretomado
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* In a similar case to the ''Transformers'' GPS above, '''Creator/{{LEGO}}''' also fumbled up their own plastic around '07, which resulted in nearly all of the lime-green colored pieces becoming ridiculously fragile. This affected the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' sets of that era greatly, which were already prone to breaking due to the faulty sculpting of the ball-socket joints. Since that line of sets had more lime-colored pieces than usual, it is needless to say that fans were not amused with the ordeal, as it meant that they ''couldn't take apart and rebuild their LEGO sets''. Reportedly, some of these lime pieces broke right at the figures' first assembly.

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* In a similar case to the ''Transformers'' GPS above, '''Creator/{{LEGO}}''' also fumbled up their own plastic around '07, which resulted in nearly all of the lime-green colored pieces becoming ridiculously fragile. This affected the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' sets of that era greatly, which were already prone to breaking due to the faulty sculpting of the ball-socket joints. Since that line of sets had more lime-colored pieces than usual, it is needless to say that fans were not amused with the ordeal, as it meant that they ''couldn't take apart and rebuild their LEGO sets''. Reportedly, some of these lime pieces broke right at the figures' first assembly.
22nd May '16 6:46:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The '''Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory''' was a standard toy lab set sold in the early 50s, except for one catch: it contained actual samples of uranium. Yes, uranium, the metallic and '''radioactive''' element from our periodic table. Needless to say, people were concerned about children getting exposed to radioactive metals and the toy was recalled a year after release.

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* The '''Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory''' was a standard toy lab set sold in the early 50s, except for one catch: it contained actual samples of uranium. Yes, uranium, the metallic and '''radioactive''' element from our periodic table. Needless to say, people were concerned about children getting exposed to radioactive metals and the toy was It wasn't actually recalled - it was so expensive to make (considering the price of a year after release.fissile material that you could make a homemade bomb with if you bought enough of them) that the toy company considered it a liability and stopped making it, according to ''Series/{{QI}}''.
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