The Island of Misfit Toys

By Brian . Created on Aug 08, 2020
So...apparently there's this recent news item about a troll doll that vibrates (in a particular place) that has come under fire from parent groups. This is nothing new, here are some others from over the years, take your pick from 'what were they thinking'? As always, add your own.
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Growing Up Skipper - (Rotate her arm she gets taller, but also grows breasts).

Growing Up Skipper - (Rotate her arm she gets taller, but also grows breasts).

The Alien (From the original film, yep, I'd want my kid to have that)

The Alien (From the original film, yep, I'd want my kid to have that)

Rad Repeatin' Tarzan - (Um, repeating what?)

Rad Repeatin' Tarzan - (Um, repeating what?)

The swearing Minion - ( A McDonald's Happy Meal toy)

The swearing Minion - ( A McDonald's Happy Meal toy)

E.T. Finger light  (Just in case you want to give the finger to something)

E.T. Finger light (Just in case you want to give the finger to something)

Jarts lawn darts - (Look out!  Incoming!)

Jarts lawn darts - (Look out! Incoming!)

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Jarts lawn darts - (Look out!  Incoming!)
LaLa said on Aug 27, 2020
My kid almost died in high school when the gym teacher got them out for the class and he said free time. :(
Chuck said on Aug 22, 2020
Give your child a cardboard box; they'll love it.
The swearing Minion - ( A McDonald's Happy Meal toy)
Linda said on Aug 13, 2020
not something for little ones to learn
Mo said on Aug 13, 2020
ET's finger
The swearing Minion - ( A McDonald's Happy Meal toy)
Rhonda said on Aug 13, 2020
Growing up, my family had Jarts. NO injuries - EVER! I chose the Minion, since it speaks. No cussing necessary - EVER!
Jarts lawn darts - (Look out!  Incoming!)
Laura said on Aug 12, 2020
Brian, I also remember a toy we played with. I don't remember the name of it but it was two glass balls on strings attached together on one ring, and the idea was to keep them going back and forth whacking them together above and below your arm. They caused many injuries before being banned too. Ripping up the forearm.
Rad Repeatin' Tarzan - (Um, repeating what?)
Judy said on Aug 10, 2020
My daughter has a Grumpy Old Man doll. Hysterical!
Brian said on Aug 10, 2020
Really? Is that from some film or series?
Shannon said on Aug 10, 2020
The swearing minion is a shock to me. I didn’t hear about this one , and I love minions.
Brian said on Aug 10, 2020
You can get on Youtube and find videos of this. Whether it's actually saying what people claim is up for debate, but I can certainly hear it.