History Horrible / Toys

25th Jan '16 2:54:26 AM Maxiboy136
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Past tense.
** [[FromBadToWorse The problem has only gotten worse.]] Pretty much any socket joint from '08-'10 has a high risk of breakage, due to the rectangular sockets that were originally ''meant'' to remedy this problem. Thankfully, LEGO seems to have learned its lesson; the more recent action figure sets have stronger socket joints.
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** [[FromBadToWorse The problem has only gotten got worse.]] Pretty much any socket joint from '08-'10 has a high risk of breakage, due to the rectangular sockets that were originally ''meant'' to remedy this problem. Thankfully, LEGO seems to have learned its lesson; the more recent action figure sets have stronger socket joints.
12th Dec '15 2:21:54 PM themisterfree
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** Most of the figures reviewed and comically ridiculed by WebVideo/TJOmega's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6C93687FE76F3BF Plastic Addict]]'' series are borderline examples that aren't bad enough to fit onto this page. But some, like the entries on his top 5 worst-ever list ''are'' (all the usual suspects are present: ''Titanium'', ''Built To Rule'', intrusive gimmicks, faulty materials, and just plain shoddy design). Likewise, most of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tie-in toys released under the ''Transformers'' banner are generally despised, as they are badly designed in both of their modes: ugly animals with human-bits sticking out and vice-versa. Transforming ''robots'' that incorporate animal-parts into their designs can get away with this, but feathers, talons, claws and such look decidedly off on a ''human''.
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** Most of the figures reviewed and comically ridiculed by WebVideo/TJOmega's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6C93687FE76F3BF Plastic Addict]]'' series are borderline examples that aren't bad enough to fit onto this page. But some, like the entries on his top 5 worst-ever list ''are'' (all the usual suspects are present: ''Titanium'', ''Built To Rule'', intrusive gimmicks, faulty materials, and just plain shoddy design). Likewise, most of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tie-in toys released under the ''Transformers'' banner are generally despised, as they are badly designed in both of their modes: [[KibblesAndBits ugly animals with human-bits sticking out and vice-versa.vice-versa]]. Transforming ''robots'' that incorporate animal-parts into their designs can get away with this, but feathers, talons, claws and such look decidedly off on a ''human''. (The alien toys were a bit better, thanks to no human parts hanging off.)
7th Dec '15 4:52:29 AM WillBGood
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--->''The idea was to give toys to kids so that they never had to clear away their stuff. What the manufacturer did not tell us however was that the toys cleared it away by eating them.
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--->''The idea was to give toys to kids so that they never had to clear away their stuff. What the manufacturer did not tell us however was that the toys cleared it away by eating them. ''
7th Dec '15 4:52:14 AM WillBGood
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->''The idea was to give toys to kids so that they never had to clear away their stuff. What the manufacturer did not tell us however was that the toys cleared it away by eating them.
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->''The --->''The idea was to give toys to kids so that they never had to clear away their stuff. What the manufacturer did not tell us however was that the toys cleared it away by eating them.
6th Dec '15 11:30:21 PM Randee15
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Easy-Bake Oven format
** The 2006 Easy-Bake Oven. Easy-Bake ovens have been around since the 1950s and are, as the name claims, easy to use...but a recent redesign made the opening small enough to put a tiny hand in, but not take it out. Next to a ''newly designed heating element''. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Ouch.]]
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** * The 2006 Easy-Bake Oven.'''Easy-Bake Oven'''. Easy-Bake ovens have been around since the 1950s and are, as the name claims, easy to use...but a recent redesign made the opening small enough to put a tiny hand in, but not take it out. Next to a ''newly designed heating element''. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Ouch.]]
29th Nov '15 12:47:44 PM hydrix
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*** The obscure comic book series ''Robotboy'' (not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}} the popular animated series of the same name]]) had an album in which the titular robotboy takes exaggerated versions one of these to its home after which they bring havoc and try to destroy the house. The quote from the corporate executive that ordered those toys to be destroyed sums the thing up: ->''The idea was to give toys to kids so that they never had to clear away their stuff. What the manufacturer did not tell us however was that the toys cleared it away by eating them.
27th Oct '15 5:20:46 AM FuzzyBoots
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** ''Film/BloodSuckingPharaohsInPittsburgh'' had this back in 1991 with a depressed cop habitually drinking his vodka with a realistic watergun pistol.
18th Aug '15 7:25:00 AM Cavery210
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* The 2003 '''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]] Girl's Makeup Kit''', which contained pink lotion that was contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, not something you're going to want your little girl to be slathering on her face, as it can be deadly for children with damaged immune systems, and even in a healthy child can lead to eye abscesses and ear infections...and, in rare cases, '''[[EpicFail meningitis]]'''.
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* The 2003 '''[[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Powerpuff Girls]] Girl's Makeup Kit''', which contained pink lotion that was contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, not something you're going to want your little girl to be slathering on her face, as it can be deadly for children with damaged immune systems, and even in a healthy child can lead to eye abscesses and ear infections...and, in rare cases, '''[[EpicFail meningitis]]'''. Sounds more like a evil plot by the Amoeba Boys than a kid's toy.
11th Jul '15 2:31:48 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* The '''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html Evilstick]]''' (sic). At first glance, it looks like an ordinary cheap-looking bootleg toy, complete with an infringing image of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' on the package. The package claims to [[BlatantLies "send out wonderful music"]] when the toy actually plays a creepy laugh. The worst part: some have a photograph of a [[EnfantTerrible demonic-looking girl]] [[NightmareFuel slitting her wrist with a knife]] [[HarmfulToMinors hidden behind the foil]], and it was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids marketed as a children's toy!]]''.
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* The '''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html Evilstick]]''' (sic). At first glance, it looks like an ordinary cheap-looking bootleg toy, complete with an infringing image of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' on the package. The package claims to [[BlatantLies "send out wonderful music"]] when the toy actually plays a creepy laugh. The worst part: some have a photograph of a [[EnfantTerrible demonic-looking girl]] [[NightmareFuel slitting her wrist with a knife]] [[HarmfulToMinors hidden behind the foil]], and it was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids marketed as a children's toy!]]''.toy!]]''
11th Jul '15 1:51:50 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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According to Snopes, not all toys had the image.
* The '''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html Evilstick]]''' (sic). At first glance, it looks like an ordinary cheap-looking bootleg toy, complete with an infringing image of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' on the package. The package claims to [[BlatantLies "send out wonderful music"]] when the toy actually plays a creepy laugh. The worst part: there's a photograph of a [[EnfantTerrible demonic-looking girl]] [[NightmareFuel slitting her wrist with a knife]] [[HarmfulToMinors hidden behind the foil]], and it was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids marketed as a children's toy!]]''.
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* The '''[[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/dollar-store-toy-wand-has-hidden-picture-of-demonic-child-cutting-herself-with-a-kitchen-knife-9850505.html Evilstick]]''' (sic). At first glance, it looks like an ordinary cheap-looking bootleg toy, complete with an infringing image of ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' on the package. The package claims to [[BlatantLies "send out wonderful music"]] when the toy actually plays a creepy laugh. The worst part: there's some have a photograph of a [[EnfantTerrible demonic-looking girl]] [[NightmareFuel slitting her wrist with a knife]] [[HarmfulToMinors hidden behind the foil]], and it was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids marketed as a children's toy!]]''.
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