History Horrible / Toys

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.
25th Jun '17 5:58:50 PM MorphinBrony
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** Besides the GPS plastic, some translucent plastic variants are also known to break very easily. The Deluxe-sized [[Film/{{Transformers}} 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.

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** Besides the GPS plastic, some translucent plastic variants are also known to break very easily. The Deluxe-sized '''Deluxe-class [[Film/{{Transformers}} 2007 movie]] Brawl 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.



** Toys over-laden with intrusive gimmicks 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 Side Swipe from the 2003 ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' line -- 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.

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** Toys over-laden with intrusive gimmicks 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 from the 2003 ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' line 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.
25th Jun '17 5:56:35 PM MorphinBrony
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* The '''first line of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''''' action figures from the early 2000's were, to put it charitably, very lazily made. For background, each pack came with 2 figures (except the Tyrant figure, but more on him in a bit), usually a larger character or monster, and a smaller mini-monster. The Chris figure's arms would fall off if you so much as looked at them funny, because the socket in the shoulders was larger than the ball joint in the torso. The molds for the dog zombie's skin (a feature of the dog was that if you pushed his head down, he'd "explode") were not cut properly, so the pieces fit awkwardly. The Tyrant figure boasted a "deadly claw swipe" action, which amounted to a rubber band in his torso that would frequently come undone ''while in the package'', as well as a beating heart action which amounted to nothing more than a button which would pump red liquid into a transparent plastic heart. Thankfully, they company got their act together with the next line (based on Resident Evil 2), which was far and away the superior toy line. In fairness, however, it must be pointed out that the detail work on the monsters was top notch throughout the entire line, even the disastrous series 1.

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* The '''first line of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''''' ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' action figures figures''' from the early 2000's were, to put it charitably, very lazily made. For background, each pack came with 2 figures (except the Tyrant figure, but more on him in a bit), usually a larger character or monster, and a smaller mini-monster. The Chris figure's arms would fall off if you so much as looked at them funny, because the socket in the shoulders was larger than the ball joint in the torso. The molds for the dog zombie's skin (a feature of the dog was that if you pushed his head down, he'd "explode") were not cut properly, so the pieces fit awkwardly. The Tyrant figure boasted a "deadly claw swipe" action, which amounted to a rubber band in his torso that would frequently come undone ''while in the package'', as well as a beating heart action which amounted to nothing more than a button which would pump red liquid into a transparent plastic heart. Thankfully, they company got their act together with the next line (based on Resident Evil 2), which was far and away the superior toy line. In fairness, however, it must be pointed out that the detail work on the monsters was top notch throughout the entire line, even the disastrous series 1.
25th Jun '17 5:56:10 PM MorphinBrony
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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 ''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.
25th Jun '17 5:55:43 PM MorphinBrony
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* The limited edition of ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' came with [[http://imgur.com/3GtnBLN this figurine of Agnes]] for Europeans and Japanese. 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.
* From the realm of anime/visual novel figurines comes [[http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=21179 the bootleg of the Clayz figurine of Saber]], from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Its eyes are just black and blue dots on white circles (and the right eye doesn't even have an iris!), and its mouth is just a black line. This AlternativeCharacterInterpretation has come to be known as "Sader" among fans, featuring in fanart, doujinshi, and even cosplay.
** [[ShoddyKnockOffProduct Bootleg or knockoff toys]] are generally this until proven otherwise. Generally, the best you can hope for is that it'll at least be a passable substitute (or, like Sader, at least [[SoBadItsGood somewhat funny or unique in how much of a mess it is)]]. It's considered extremely lucky to get your hands on a knockoff where all the joints still work, and the plastic is often so cheap that you can bend or break the toy just by squeezing it... spreading lots of tiny sharp choking hazards all over the floor...
* 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.
* 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 first line of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' action figures from the early 2000's were, to put it charitably, very lazily made. For background, each pack came with 2 figures (except the Tyrant figure, but more on him in a bit), usually a larger character or monster, and a smaller mini-monster. The Chris figure's arms would fall off if you so much as looked at them funny, because the socket in the shoulders was larger than the ball joint in the torso. The molds for the dog zombie's skin (a feature of the dog was that if you pushed his head down, he'd "explode") were not cut properly, so the pieces fit awkwardly. The Tyrant figure boasted a "deadly claw swipe" action, which amounted to a rubber band in his torso that would frequently come undone ''while in the package'', as well as a beating heart action which amounted to nothing more than a button which would pump red liquid into a transparent plastic heart. Thankfully, they company got their act together with the next line (based on Resident Evil 2), which was far and away the superior toy line. In fairness, however, it must be pointed out that the detail work on the monsters was top notch throughout the entire line, even the disastrous series 1.

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* The limited edition of ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' came with '''Limited Edition VideoGame/BravelyDefault Agnes''' [[http://imgur.com/3GtnBLN this figurine of Agnes]] figurine]] for Europeans the European and Japanese.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.
* From the realm of anime/visual novel figurines comes [[http://www.nekomagic.com/?p=21179 the bootleg of the Clayz figurine of Saber]], from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Its eyes are just black and blue dots on white circles (and the right eye doesn't even have an iris!), and its mouth is just a black line. This AlternativeCharacterInterpretation has come to be known as "Sader" '''"Sader"''' among fans, featuring in fanart, doujinshi, and even cosplay.
** [[ShoddyKnockOffProduct '''[[ShoddyKnockOffProduct Bootleg or knockoff toys]] toys]]''' are generally this until proven otherwise. Generally, the best you can hope for is that it'll at least be a passable substitute (or, like Sader, at least [[SoBadItsGood somewhat funny or unique in how much of a mess it is)]]. It's considered extremely lucky to get your hands on a knockoff where all the joints still work, and the plastic is often so cheap that you can bend or break the toy just by squeezing it... spreading lots of tiny sharp choking hazards all over the floor...
* The ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' '''''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.
* Out of all the lines of figurines amongst collectors, Mighty Muggs '''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 first '''first line of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''''' action figures from the early 2000's were, to put it charitably, very lazily made. For background, each pack came with 2 figures (except the Tyrant figure, but more on him in a bit), usually a larger character or monster, and a smaller mini-monster. The Chris figure's arms would fall off if you so much as looked at them funny, because the socket in the shoulders was larger than the ball joint in the torso. The molds for the dog zombie's skin (a feature of the dog was that if you pushed his head down, he'd "explode") were not cut properly, so the pieces fit awkwardly. The Tyrant figure boasted a "deadly claw swipe" action, which amounted to a rubber band in his torso that would frequently come undone ''while in the package'', as well as a beating heart action which amounted to nothing more than a button which would pump red liquid into a transparent plastic heart. Thankfully, they company got their act together with the next line (based on Resident Evil 2), which was far and away the superior toy line. In fairness, however, it must be pointed out that the detail work on the monsters was top notch throughout the entire line, even the disastrous series 1.



** [[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.

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** [[http://tfwiki.'''[[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.



** 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 '''Unposeable "brick" Transformers.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.



** And the many Asian and German [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bootlegs/knockoffs]]. Such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VwVN29Ab3o Woodblockformers]], anyone?

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** And the many Asian and German [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bootlegs/knockoffs]]. Such as [[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VwVN29Ab3o Woodblockformers]], Woodblockformers]]''', anyone?



** 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. 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, 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.
** The ''Built to Rule'' line was a failed early attempt at re-imagining the ''Transformers'' brand as LEGO-like construction toys. Although the toys had to be taken apart to transform, they ''did'' have an inner armature of sorts called the "Trans-Skeleton" that could be folded up to act as a base for the vehicle modes or folded out to become a robot. Sadly, the idea to have these ''Transformers'' retain some actual transforming was one of the reasons why the line failed, as these Trans-Skeletons were horribly proportioned, with the figures having giant, junky midsections and minuscule, barely movable arms and oddly placed, spindly legs. The toys hardly looked ''anything'' like their actual transforming counterparts, and had masses of cluttered excess pieces stuck onto them in random places, or worse, left out pieces even if they could easily have been fitted into the toys -- resulting in some truly ugly figures which were over-designed in some places and bare to the Trans-Skeleton in others. The line ran for a single year, with its second series (which was a drastic improvement) only receiving a limited release. Hasbro released ''Kre-O'', their new foray into the world of constructible ''Transformers'' 8 years later, to great success this time.
** The beast mode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbmtoy.jpg Silverbolt]]'s was so laughable-looking, Hasbro themselves packaged the figure in robot-mode, even though the other similar-sized toys came packaged in their alternate-mode. That's meant to be a condor, by the way, a humanoid condor with clawed legs dangling in front of its wings, and a tubular robot-head coming out of its rear -- this is especially strange, since the tiny head could easily have been concealed within the spacious torso, with the samurai bun-styled hairpiece blending in with the tail feathers in bird mode. The wings detach and split to form the tiniest, most pathetic sword imaginable, which the figure can't hold up due to its weight and to the arm joint having next to no friction. The wings ''can'' be put onto the robot's back for storage, but only upside-down. They ''could'' be folded up to look like a samurai robe, but they always stress against the legs due to being pre-bent. One of the main reasons why the figure is often regarded as one of the worst-ever ''Transformers'' is that Silverbolt never received another toy in the line, so the only physical representation of the cartoon's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbm.jpg towering, awesome-looking warrior]] is this measly, garish red-blue freak who's smaller than all the other Maximals despite being the tallest in the show. The Japanese version was at least somewhat accurate in its colors. Rumor has it the figure was originally meant to be a gryphon, which would explain why it has four legs as a condor. The fact that it has no knees as a robot and that the robot feet have an extra transformation step which isn't used in either configuration (this does allow him to have knees at the cost of the feet's stability) also reveal that the toy was only halfway through its design phase when released.
*** 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 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.
** 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'' as well as figures with intrusive gimmicks, faulty materials, and just plain shoddy designs). 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]]. 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.
* An official product, [[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.

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** The ''Titanium'' '''''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. 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, 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.
** The ''Built '''''Built to Rule'' Rule''''' line was a failed early attempt at re-imagining the ''Transformers'' brand as LEGO-like construction toys. Although the toys had to be taken apart to transform, they ''did'' have an inner armature of sorts called the "Trans-Skeleton" that could be folded up to act as a base for the vehicle modes or folded out to become a robot. Sadly, the idea to have these ''Transformers'' retain some actual transforming was one of the reasons why the line failed, as these Trans-Skeletons were horribly proportioned, with the figures having giant, junky midsections and minuscule, barely movable arms and oddly placed, spindly legs. The toys hardly looked ''anything'' like their actual transforming counterparts, and had masses of cluttered excess pieces stuck onto them in random places, or worse, left out pieces even if they could easily have been fitted into the toys -- resulting in some truly ugly figures which were over-designed in some places and bare to the Trans-Skeleton in others. The line ran for a single year, with its second series (which was a drastic improvement) only receiving a limited release. Hasbro released ''Kre-O'', their new foray into the world of constructible ''Transformers'' 8 years later, to great success this time.
** The beast mode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' '''''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbmtoy.jpg Silverbolt]]'s Silverbolt]]''' was so laughable-looking, Hasbro themselves packaged the figure in robot-mode, even though the other similar-sized toys came packaged in their alternate-mode. That's meant to be a condor, by the way, a humanoid condor with clawed legs dangling in front of its wings, and a tubular robot-head coming out of its rear -- this is especially strange, since the tiny head could easily have been concealed within the spacious torso, with the samurai bun-styled hairpiece blending in with the tail feathers in bird mode. The wings detach and split to form the tiniest, most pathetic sword imaginable, which the figure can't hold up due to its weight and to the arm joint having next to no friction. The wings ''can'' be put onto the robot's back for storage, but only upside-down. They ''could'' be folded up to look like a samurai robe, but they always stress against the legs due to being pre-bent. One of the main reasons why the figure is often regarded as one of the worst-ever ''Transformers'' is that Silverbolt never received another toy in the line, so the only physical representation of the cartoon's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Silverboltbm.jpg towering, awesome-looking warrior]] is this measly, garish red-blue freak who's smaller than all the other Maximals despite being the tallest in the show. The Japanese version was at least somewhat accurate in its colors. Rumor has it the figure was originally meant to be a gryphon, which would explain why it has four legs as a condor. The fact that it has no knees as a robot and that the robot feet have an extra transformation step which isn't used in either configuration (this does allow him to have knees at the cost of the feet's stability) also reveal that the toy was only halfway through its design phase when released.
*** And bare bear 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 (barring 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 failed '''''hard'''''. Case in point: [[http://tfwiki.'''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:BM_Supreme_Cheetor.jpg Supreme Cheetor]].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.
** 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'' as well as figures with intrusive gimmicks, faulty materials, and just plain shoddy designs). Likewise, most of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' '''''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' tie-in toys 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]]. 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.
* An official product, [[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 '''"Evil God Kos-Mos", 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.



** 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.

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** Sky Dancers.'''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.'''Dragon Flyz'''. There are also imitators. They could be quite enjoyable it's just that they were also surprisingly dangerous.



** Lawn Darts. Feathered Javelins! Surprisingly, they came out in the early 1960s and were only recalled when the first injuries were reported... in ''1988''.

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** Lawn Darts.'''Lawn Darts'''. Feathered Javelins! Surprisingly, they came out in the early 1960s and were only recalled when the first injuries were reported... in ''1988''.



** 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.

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*** 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 '''Snacktime Cabbage Patch Dolls, 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.



* 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'''.'''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.]]



* 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? 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?
8th Jun '17 11:59:15 AM lillolillo
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*** 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 ''WesternAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' tie-in. Let's hope they learned from Galoob's mistakes.

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*** 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 ''WesternAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' tie-in. Let's hope they learned from Galoob's mistakes.
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.
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