History Horrible / Toys

13th Apr '17 3:11:49 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8n3VwG1xWA Wubble Bubble Ball]]''' is an exercise on why you shouldn't stretch claims you make on the box. This giant inflatable bubble-like ball has a very appealing advertisement that repeatedly makes note of the fact that it's very durable and easy to inflate. Unfortunately, many parents of dismayed children beg to differ--the ball supposedly takes 2-3 minutes to inflate, but to many people, is so frustrating it can take a half-hour, and once you do get the ball inflated, it's as brittle as an actual bubble--it can pop and get holes even when it's merely on grass. [[http://www.amazon.com/The-Amazing-WUBBLE-Bubble-Ball/product-reviews/B00LK1YMD4/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0 Plenty of parents]] have took to Amazon to state their frustrations with the Wubble.

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* The '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8n3VwG1xWA Wubble Bubble Ball]]''' is an exercise on why you shouldn't stretch claims you make on the box. This giant inflatable bubble-like ball has a very appealing advertisement that repeatedly makes note of the fact that it's very durable and easy to inflate. Unfortunately, many parents of dismayed children beg to differ--the ball supposedly takes 2-3 minutes to inflate, but to many people, is so frustrating it can take a half-hour, and once you do get the ball inflated, it's as brittle as an actual bubble--it can pop and get holes even when it's merely on grass. [[http://www.amazon.com/The-Amazing-WUBBLE-Bubble-Ball/product-reviews/B00LK1YMD4/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0 Plenty of parents]] have took to Amazon to state their frustrations with the Wubble. Partly infamous is the fact that there have been numerous Wubble-related toys and redone versions of it released...and according to customer reviews they never improve.
10th Apr '17 1:47:53 PM Josef5678
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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/ 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.

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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/ 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'' ''WesternAnimation/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.



** Unposeable "brick" Transformers. The Generation 1 toys [[GrandfatherClause can get away with it]], but in later series, like most ''Armada'' and some ''Energon'' toys (especially the Powerlinked modes), they are atrocious Wing Saber is literally a FlyingBrick, and not [[{{Superman}} in the good way]]. With today's toy technology, there just isn't an excuse for something with all the poseability of a cinderblock and whose transformation basically consists of lying the figure down, especially the larger and more expensive ones.

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** Unposeable "brick" Transformers. The Generation 1 toys [[GrandfatherClause can get away with it]], but in later series, like most ''Armada'' and some ''Energon'' toys (especially the Powerlinked modes), they are atrocious Wing Saber is literally a FlyingBrick, and not [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} in the good way]]. With today's toy technology, there just isn't an excuse for something with all the poseability of a cinderblock and whose transformation basically consists of lying the figure down, especially the larger and more expensive ones.
6th Apr '17 7:05:22 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** They still exist, though thankfully with the non-GHB formulation. They were renamed to Pixos (Beados in Australia) and marketed as "safety tested". In fact, they were marketed the same way Aqua Dots were, with the same announcer and background music. Now, they are marketed in America under the name of Beados.

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** They still exist, though thankfully with the non-GHB formulation. They were renamed to Pixos (Beados in Australia) and marketed as "safety tested". In fact, they were marketed the same way Aqua Dots were, with the same announcer and background music.music ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf_9PbBrK34 compare]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7r-L6YxAnM contrast]]). Now, they are marketed in America under the name of Beados.
6th Apr '17 6:58:50 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** They still exist, though hopefully with the non-GHB formulation. They are now called Pixos (Beados in Australia) and marketed as "safety tested". In fact, they are marketed the same way Aqua Dots were, with the same announcer and background music.

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** They still exist, though hopefully thankfully with the non-GHB formulation. They are now called were renamed to Pixos (Beados in Australia) and marketed as "safety tested". In fact, they are were marketed the same way Aqua Dots were, with the same announcer and background music.music. Now, they are marketed in America under the name of Beados.
2nd Apr '17 3:28:49 PM nombretomado
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* '''Chilly Bang! Bang!''' was a chilled juice-drink toy released in 1989 by Mackie International consisting of a gun-shaped packet of juice. To drink it, you had to [[AteHisGun stick the barrel in your mouth and pull the trigger]]. And if you thought ''{{Persona 3}}'' was controversial...

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* '''Chilly Bang! Bang!''' was a chilled juice-drink toy released in 1989 by Mackie International consisting of a gun-shaped packet of juice. To drink it, you had to [[AteHisGun stick the barrel in your mouth and pull the trigger]]. And if you thought ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' was controversial...
1st Feb '17 5:37:51 PM Mineboot45
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* In August of 2016, during its big marketing push for UsefulNotes/TheOlympics in Rio, [=McDonald's=] sold the '''STEP iT! Activity Band''' in its Happy Meals across North America in an attempt to encourage kids to exercise more by measuring how many steps they take. Unfortunately, the product was so cheaply made that many kids (over ''70'', to be precise) reported suffering skin irritation from wearing the things with at least ''seven'' receiving ''burns and blisters'', forcing [=McD's=] to recall the product within ''eight days'' of its launch. [[http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37187666]]

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* In August of 2016, during its big marketing push for UsefulNotes/TheOlympics in Rio, [=McDonald's=] [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds McDonald's]] sold the '''STEP iT! Activity Band''' in its Happy Meals across North America in an attempt to encourage kids to exercise more by measuring how many steps they take. Unfortunately, the product was so cheaply made that many kids (over ''70'', to be precise) reported suffering skin irritation from wearing the things with at least ''seven'' receiving ''burns and blisters'', forcing [=McD's=] to recall the product within ''eight days'' of its launch. [[http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37187666]]
31st Jan '17 6:57:38 PM Mineboot45
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** [[http://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Tyrant-Action-Pumping/product-reviews/B000AQD010/ref=sr_1_29_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 Here's]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Zombie-Forest-Speyer/product-reviews/B000AQ89TI/ref=sr_1_37_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 A few]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Jill-Valentine-Spinner/product-reviews/B000V0FSFG/ref=sr_1_44_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 reviews of the figures]] on Amazon.com. Even the ''positive'' reviews point out that the toys have major flaws.

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** [[http://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Tyrant-Action-Pumping/product-reviews/B000AQD010/ref=sr_1_29_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 Here's]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Zombie-Forest-Speyer/product-reviews/B000AQ89TI/ref=sr_1_37_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 A a few]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Jill-Valentine-Spinner/product-reviews/B000V0FSFG/ref=sr_1_44_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 reviews of the figures]] on Amazon.com. Even the ''positive'' reviews point out that the toys have major flaws.
4th Jan '17 3:28:31 AM a83hg
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*** And bare in mind, this is not only from a toyline that's not just ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality its Basic-class figures overall[[note]]Nearly none of the other Maximal figures from this size class (baring Night Viper) fare any better than Silverbolt[[/note]]. But also from the same line that introduced the short-lived "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failed]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Supreme Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only it was hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks (which affected arm articulation ''horribly''); butt-ugly design; a [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (his normally purple spots became black, and he suddenly sported green abs with no explanation) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a complete inability to stand under its own power]]. Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]], and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.

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*** And bare in mind, this is not only from a toyline that's not just ''universally'' reviled amongst the fandom due to [[Main/ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy its inaccuracy to the show]], and the general quality its Basic-class figures overall[[note]]Nearly none of the other Maximal figures from this size class (baring Night Viper) fare any better than Silverbolt[[/note]]. But also from the same line that introduced the short-lived "Supreme" sub-line- A series of figures that were ''supposed'' to be more show accurate to its counterparts, yet [[EpicFail failed]] '''''[[EpicFail hard]]'''''.failed '''''hard'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Supreme Cheetor]]. A figure hyped up by Hasbro themselves to be as show accurate as possible. Only it was hindered by its obtrusive gimmicks (which affected arm articulation ''horribly''); butt-ugly design; a [[OffModel completely inaccurate color scheme]] (his normally purple spots became black, and he suddenly sported green abs with no explanation) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a complete inability to stand under its own power]]. Needless to say, [[CaptainObvious the experiment bombed]], and the figure was clearanced almost immediately after its release.



* 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.

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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]]'''.'''meningitis'''. Sounds more like a evil plot by the Amoeba Boys than a kid's toy.
1st Jan '17 8:15:59 PM Willbyr
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9th Dec '16 7:48:56 AM mr3urious
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* What about the ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' "hidden blade" katana toy? Y'know, the one with the ''hard plastic spring-loaded blade'' in the handle? The one that shot out with such force that it can cause ''blunt force trauma'' if the kids weren't expecting it? The one that can be activated by an ''easily-hit trigger'' in the handle? Yeah, that one. How could this be safe for kids?

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* What about the ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' '''''Film/TheDarkKnight''''' "hidden blade" katana toy? Y'know, the one with the ''hard plastic spring-loaded blade'' in the handle? The one that shot out with such force that it can cause ''blunt force trauma'' if the kids weren't expecting it? The one that can be activated by an ''easily-hit trigger'' in the handle? Yeah, that one. How could this be safe for kids?
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