History Horrible / Toys

28th Dec '17 1:57:01 PM Chasem
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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 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.

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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 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. The line was resurrected in 2017 with a face-switching gimmick for each figure (to the point of giving Darth Vader an ExpressiveMask), and didn't offer much improvement from the original incarnation otherwise.
28th Dec '17 9:45:00 AM Someoneman
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* The '''Limited Edition ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' Agnes''' [[http://imgur.com/3GtnBLN figurine]] for the European and Japanese markets. Her eyes are lopsided and the overall paint job is terrible. What made this worse was the fact that this figure was the reason they had to pay extra, even more than the American version. The Americans dodged the bullet with this one.

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* The '''Limited Edition ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' Agnes''' [[http://imgur.com/3GtnBLN figurine]] for the European and Japanese markets. Her eyes are lopsided and the overall paint job is terrible. What made this worse was In a subversion of BadExportForYou, the fact that this figure was the reason they had to pay extra, even more than figurine's absence from the American version.version received little complaints, since it allowed gamers to get the game and the remaining {{Feelies}} for significantly cheaper. The Americans dodged the bullet with this one.
7th Nov '17 1:11:37 AM jormis29
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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 ''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. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtvJrBFm3Xc See Robot Chicken pokes fun of the line here.]]

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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 ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' and the preceding ''Sgt Savage and his Screaming Eagles'' ''WesternAnimation/SgtSavageAndHisScreamingEagles'' 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. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtvJrBFm3Xc See Robot Chicken pokes fun of the line here.]]
28th Oct '17 6:42:06 PM Mineboot45
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* In August of 2016, during its big marketing push for UsefulNotes/TheOlympics in Rio, [[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]]

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* In August of 2016, during its big marketing push for UsefulNotes/TheOlympics in Rio, [[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]] com/news/technology-37187666 of its launch.]]
28th Oct '17 4:28:48 PM Zuxtron
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* '''Breath Blasters''', a novelty toy from the 1980s which were designed to spray horrible scents in people's faces. Never mind the obnoxious premise, but the packaging claimed that the material used in making the scents were non-toxic... [[BlatantLies which was untrue]], as large amounts of the vapours could lead to poisoning. There were also many reports of people actually getting ill over long exposure to them, leading to the toys to be banned.
28th Oct '17 4:25:48 PM Zuxtron
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* Despite being a cherished and well-loved franchise, Franchise/{{Transformers}} has made numerous mistakes throughout the years:
** '''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gold_Plastic_Syndrome Gold Plastic Syndrome.]]''' A number of Transformers toys made in the late 1980s and early 1990s were, in part or in whole, constructed with a kind of swirly plastic that crumbled quite quickly, especially on moving parts. Certain toys (like the reissue of Slingshot, various Pretenders and the Japanese exclusive Black Zarak) are known to ''shatter before they are taken out of the box''. There are pictures of the effects of GPS in the article linked above. Thankfully, this has been fixed and that plastic is not used...mostly.
** Besides the GPS plastic, some translucent plastic variants are also known to break very easily. The '''Deluxe-class [[Film/{{Transformers}} 2007 movie]] Brawl''' figure had its inner gear mechanics made out of such plastic, which tended to shatter right at the figure's first transformation. On top of that, the posts that held its arms in place didn't match the shape of the holes they were supposed to peg into. Thankfully, the toy was released some time later in new colors, which fixed all of these issues.
** '''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 '''''Energon'' Wing Saber''' is literally a FlyingBrick, and not [[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.
** Toys over-laden with intrusive gimmicks, [[BlatantLies affectionately]] nicknamed '''"Gimmickformers"''', are generally detested. While these are meant to cater to a younger crowd, when a figure has so many things going on that these detract from the transformation, articulation, and aesthetics, even they may repelled by it. Such a figure is the infamous '''''Anime/TransformersArmada'' Side Swipe''' -- featuring a boring (though passable) car-mode, a Mini-Con "catapult" that doesn't normally work, and a [[http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/8/85/Armada_Side_Swipe_toy.jpg hideous robot-mode]] with excess vehicle-bits hanging off everywhere (including the aforementioned catapult on his ''[[UnfortunateCharacterDesign butt]]''), the posability of a brick, and the exciting Mini-Con activated action-feature of raising its right arm, which you can do manually. Toy-reviewer WebVideo/TJOmega once did a breakdown on the figure, coming to the conclusion that its head was the only part not to have any detracting design faults.
** And the many Asian and German [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bootlegs/knockoffs]]. Such as '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VwVN29Ab3o Woodblockformers]]''', anyone?
** There was a 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.

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* Despite being a cherished and well-loved franchise, Franchise/{{Transformers}} has made numerous mistakes throughout the years:
** '''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gold_Plastic_Syndrome Gold Plastic Syndrome.]]''' A number of Transformers toys made in the late 1980s and early 1990s were, in part or in whole, constructed with a kind of swirly plastic that crumbled quite quickly, especially on moving parts. Certain toys (like the reissue of Slingshot, various Pretenders and the Japanese exclusive Black Zarak) are known to ''shatter before they are taken out of the box''. There are pictures of the effects of GPS in the article linked above. Thankfully, this has been fixed and that plastic is not used...mostly.
** Besides the GPS plastic, some translucent plastic variants are also known to break very easily. The '''Deluxe-class [[Film/{{Transformers}} 2007 movie]] Brawl''' figure had its inner gear mechanics made out of such plastic, which tended to shatter right at the figure's first transformation. On top of that, the posts that held its arms in place didn't match the shape of the holes they were supposed to peg into. Thankfully, the toy was released some time later in new colors, which fixed all of these issues.
** '''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 '''''Energon'' Wing Saber''' is literally a FlyingBrick, and not [[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.
** Toys over-laden with intrusive gimmicks, [[BlatantLies affectionately]] nicknamed '''"Gimmickformers"''', are generally detested. While these are meant to cater to a younger crowd, when a figure has so many things going on that these detract from the transformation, articulation, and aesthetics, even they may repelled by it. Such a figure is the infamous '''''Anime/TransformersArmada'' Side Swipe''' -- featuring a boring (though passable) car-mode, a Mini-Con "catapult" that doesn't normally work, and a [[http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/8/85/Armada_Side_Swipe_toy.jpg hideous robot-mode]] with excess vehicle-bits hanging off everywhere (including the aforementioned catapult on his ''[[UnfortunateCharacterDesign butt]]''), the posability of a brick, and the exciting Mini-Con activated action-feature of raising its right arm, which you can do manually. Toy-reviewer WebVideo/TJOmega once did a breakdown on the figure, coming to the conclusion that its head was the only part not to have any detracting design faults.
** And the many
Many Asian and German [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bootlegs/knockoffs]]. Such as '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VwVN29Ab3o Woodblockformers]]''', anyone?
** There was a wave of Deluxe Transformers Toys/{{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.



* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has an article called "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_15764_5-least-surprising-toy-recalls-all-time.html The 5 Least Surprising Toy Recalls of All Time]]", listing variously [[MyLittlePanzer dangerous toys]]. Amongst them...
** '''Sky Dancers'''. The wicked offspring of a spinning top, a helicopter, and a Barbie doll. It came out looking like a beautiful fairy with propeller wings and a launcher. When those little dolls went spinning... well, let's just say that there's a good reason why nowadays, most flying toys like this have rings encircling the protruding, rotating wings. Their foam wings became blades of doom that could seriously mess up a kid's face with cuts and slashes. There's no way to control those beauties once they are launched, and it's hard to predict where they will go...which is ''why'' they're "Dancers"!
*** There was also a [[PinkGirlBlueBoy boys' version]] called '''Dragon Flyz'''. There are also imitators. They could be quite enjoyable it's just that they were also surprisingly dangerous.
*** Surprisingly, the Sky Dancers toy design has been [[http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/dc-superhero-girls-toys/dc-super-hero-girls-action-flying-supergirl-doll-drh14 brought back]] by Mattel for a ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' tie-in. Let's hope they learned from Galoob's mistakes.
** '''Lawn Darts'''. Feathered Javelins! Surprisingly, they came out in the early 1960s and were only recalled when the first injuries were reported... in ''1988''.
*** Charlie Murphy (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).
*** "Impaled by a stray lawn dart" is also one of the "Terrible Misfortunes" that can befall your bunnies in ''TabletopGame/KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot''.
*** If you want to be technical, lawn darts were really invented around about 500 BCE... as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumbata Roman weaponry.]]''
** '''Snacktime Cabbage Patch Dolls''', a 1996 Cabbage Patch doll sold with the gimmick that its mouth moved as it appeared to "eat" the plastic carrots and cookies sold with it. The problem was, once it started chewing, it didn't stop until the plastic food was sucked in...and little fingers and hair set it off just as well as plastic food. The only way to turn it off was to remove the toy's backpack... something buried in the instructions so deep, nobody saw it until it was announced publicly.
*** An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' took the idea and ran with it. There was also a ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode where Dexter and Dee Dee find a "Mr. Chewy Bitems" in the city dump; Dex tries to recall why they discontinued the toy as Dee Dee runs around in the background screaming with the bear chewing on one of her ponytails.
*** 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.''
* 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.]]
* '''Aqua Dots''' (Bindeez in its native Australia) is (or was) a fun little collection of interlocking beads designed for the creation of multidimensional shapes, as seen on TV. You had to get them wet before they would stick together. But the coating released one ingredient it shouldn't have when exposed to water a form of the date-rape drug [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma-Hydroxybutyric_acid GHB]]. Should someone put ''that'' in their mouths...
** This wasn't the fault of the company that made them, but rather the [[MadeInCountryX Chinese plant]] that manufactured the toys. Essentially, they found out that some chemical was much less expensive than the one they were supposed to be using, but still worked. They didn't do the research that said chemical metabolizes into GHB, or else they didn't care. (They also didn't tell the company that they made the swap.) And yet, for all the Chinese toy manufacturer chaos that was going on in the media at the time, the blame fell squarely on the toy company for this.
** 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 ([[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.
* '''Breath Blasters''', a novelty toy from the 1980s which were designed to spray horrible scents in people's faces. Never mind the obnoxious premise, but the packaging claimed that the material used in making the scents were non-toxic... [[BlatantLies which was untrue]], as large amounts of the vapours could lead to poisoning. There were also many reports of people actually getting ill over long exposure to them, leading to the toys to be banned.
* '''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 ''VideoGame/Persona3'' was controversial...
** ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' had a minor character have a similar gun. Given that he also had a real gun... And take two guesses how said character wound up dead in a later episode.
-->'''Chubby Jr:''' Well, Dad did say never to trust a Doctor. But then again, Dad now has a bullet hole where vodka should be.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo3uxeI_sB4 There was also a PEZ dispenser in a similar design back in the 1960s.]]
** ''Film/BloodSuckingPharaohsInPittsburgh'' had this back in 1991 with a depressed cop habitually drinking his vodka with a realistic watergun pistol.



* What about the '''''[[Film/TheDarkKnight Dark Knight]]'' "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?
* The '''[=DigiDraw=]''' promised to make tracing, an already simple act, even easier by placing the thing to be traced between a light and a suspended glass pane, projecting its image onto a blank piece of paper. Its ridiculously poor design meant that even if you could assemble it, the resulting projection was faint at best, and it would screw with your focus to the point where you couldn't do a perfect trace, assuming you hadn't already ruined it by nudging the paper even slightly. [[http://www.amazon.com/Overbreak-Digi-Draw/product-reviews/B0000C9WFQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addOneStar And trust us, we are not alone in this belief.]]



* 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 ''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.
** [[FromBadToWorse The problem only 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.
** ''Bionicle'' rubber bands suffered from this too. There were two kinds: the older, less durable variants with a rectangular cross-section, and the lot more durable and higher-quality rounded rubber bands. Early sets came with the older bands, and these tended to rot away within years of the figures' assembly, rendering the action functions of the sets entirely useless. But this can be sort of forgiven, as the better rubber band hadn't been introduced yet (which only happened in 2002). For some strange reason, though, the 2005 set-line (the Visorak) got divided into two sub-lines: the regular, which had colored canisters and the better kind of rubber band, and another line, which came in black containers and had the older band. Yes, they reached back to the bad bands, which, as you may have suspected, broke or melted off with time, thereby taking away the sets' main gimmick, the Visorak's snapping pincers.
* '''Marvin's Magic Drawing Board''', which came along near the end of TheNineties. It billed itself as a reusable scratchboard. Even if it were, in fact, reusable, simply putting a mark on it took the will of a thousand men. Much like the later [=DigiDraw=], it was meant to do something simple, and it couldn't do ''that.''



* '''Rollerblade Franchise/{{Barbie}}''', which had a gimmick that made the skates spark. Slightly risky if used on lacquered vanities with hairspray in the air.
** Bill Engvall discussed seeing this on the news once:
--->"What if Barbie rollerskated through a pool of gasoline?"
--->"What if Barbie had a hand grenade? Is that a common household problem now?"
** For exactly this reason, there will never again be a ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' toy with sparking action. Actually [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:_Age_of_Extinction_(toyline)#Dino_Sparkers maybe not]].
** Razor of all companies marketed, for a month or so in 2009, a ''scooter'' that came with its own spark generator.



* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucO-tGMebZY Tie 'N Tangle]]''', a game based on wrapping other players in a web of nylon string, would otherwise be SoBadItsGood based on its [[AccidentalInnuendo unintentional reference to]] [[BoundAndGagged bondage]] had it not been for its significant safety hazards: people can fall and hit their head, be strangled by the cord; etc. Even worse, the cord is too strong to be broken by hand, in case an emergency ''does'' happen. WebVideo/JeepersMedia suggests ''destroying'' this game, as its vintage worth is far outweighed by the hazards it possesses.
20th Aug '17 2:46:16 PM 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/ 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 ''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.

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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 ''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. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtvJrBFm3Xc See Robot Chicken pokes fun of the line here.]]
14th Jul '17 10:31:05 AM Piterpicher
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*** "Impaled by a stray lawn dart" is also one of the "Terrible Misfortunes" that can befall your bunnies in ''KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot''.

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*** "Impaled by a stray lawn dart" is also one of the "Terrible Misfortunes" that can befall your bunnies in ''KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot''.''TabletopGame/KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot''.
25th Jun '17 6:01:12 PM MorphinBrony
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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 Dark Knight]]'' "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?
25th Jun '17 5:59:35 PM MorphinBrony
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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 [[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.

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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 '''''Energon'' Wing Saber Saber''' is literally a FlyingBrick, and not [[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.
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