Horrible Toys Discussion

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10:58:56 PM Nov 27th 2017
Hey, wasn't there a lot more toys here?
08:20:33 PM Nov 29th 2017
A lot of entries were moved to Idiot Design.
02:15:58 PM Dec 14th 2016
Should we have a separate category for Kids Meal Toys?
09:50:46 PM Sep 8th 2014
Do lawn darts really belong here? There's a difference between something that's unsafe and something that's horrible and there's nothing inherently boring and depressing concerning entertainment about lawn darts...
11:21:09 PM Sep 8th 2014
Uh yeah, that seems fairly questionable.
05:41:36 AM Sep 9th 2014
Yeah but it was a pretty popular game, and quality/functionality wasn't really a concern like most of the toys on here, let alone something in which catching "even just to riff on it, is painful." If we're basing this solely on the danger factor then you might as well count skateboards as So Bad It's Horrible. If lawn darts belong on here then bean bag toss, horseshoes, and croquet do as well.
12:29:08 PM Mar 7th 2014
what about Bratz?
12:44:13 PM Mar 7th 2014
What about them?
03:09:01 AM Sep 9th 2014
From Wikipedia: "MGA Entertainment acknowledged that Bratz had lost its magic with poor quality dolls, dysfunctional management, and a very dissatisfied fanbase. In late summer 2013, the company realized that something needed to be done: It made the decision to completely overhaul the Bratz brand and entire Bratz franchise throughout 2014, in an effort to rebuild Bratz to what it was before and what it once used to be"
01:14:55 PM Nov 4th 2013
Does the "Sader" figurine actually count if it gets cosplay, doujinshi, fanart and the like? From what I can tell quite a few people seem to find it funny.
01:17:02 PM Nov 4th 2013
I guess technically it would be So Bad, It's Good, now wouldn't it?
06:51:19 AM Oct 2nd 2013
Putting this here because this is technically not a toy since it's edible food.

  • Any parent worth their salt is aware that Original Flavor LEGO is a potential choking hazard for their children, and that those hard plastic bricks can cause massive damage to the digestive tracts of unaware tots. So what do companies do? They release hard and gummi candies, shaped like LEGO bricks. Bravo. And it doesn't help that one of those companies is Kelloggs.
    • Speaking of edible LEGO products, they now produce ice cube trays to make LEGO-shaped ice cubes with (which is kinda cool), a minifigure-shaped cake mold, and a cookie-cutter for making LEGO-shaped cookies. That last one doesn't subliminally encourage kids to eat plastic, but rather makes them cry because it doesn't work.
01:55:21 PM Aug 27th 2011
You know that whole "Its not SBIH just because Nostalgia Critic/Linkara/Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed it but when its on here they can provide the detailed review" disclaimer? Should we have one on here for Jeepers Media and Stuart Ashen as well?
04:50:29 PM Jun 25th 2011
I'm pretty sure the main page was cut by mistake.
10:29:07 PM Nov 4th 2011
You know, I keep seeing that. What are you pulling, Mr.(s)/Ms.(es)?
03:08:31 PM Jul 11th 2010
Cut vuvuzela example and put it here. Vuvuzelas appeal to a group of people (South Africans, in this case), so by definition, they're not So Bad It's Horrible:
  • If the Vuvuzela doesn't count, then I don't know what will. It's an annoying, off key, cheap horn that sounds like a swarm of epileptic bees. Bees, my god.
    • Epileptic bees the size of Chevy Tahoes you mean. They're that dang loud! (Their sound is above the human decibel pain threshold. Meaning they can damage your ears.)
    • It gets worse. You can actually injure yourself playing it. Yes, you read that right. A woman ended up accidentally tearing her vocal chords from blowing too hard into it. So, not only is it loud and annoying...it's also dangerous to use. Fun!
    • For all it's annoyance, due to the Memetic Mutation related to it's annoying nature, it now qualifies for So Bad, It's Good instead. The vuvuzela button on YouTube says it all. Most important thing to note is that while a lot of people hate it, the South Africans love it and consider it cultural heritage (despite the fact that it only started to get popular in the 1990s).
02:44:01 AM Jun 20th 2010
I think we need to create an 'unsafe toys' trope and move pretty much every example from this page there. So Bad, It's Horrible toys should be ones that are unfun, hard to use or otherwise crap, stuff that is dangerous tends to be more fun.
10:02:12 PM Dec 7th 2010
I agree
09:51:40 AM Jan 23rd 2011
It is on YKKW now.
08:04:14 PM Jan 29th 2011
10:52:52 AM Feb 7th 2011
But the page says this.

Some Real Life toys qualify as well; see also the toys section of So Bad, It's Horrible.
02:40:11 PM May 6th 2011
Can I fix it?
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