Did you have a favorite toy growing up? We all probably did. Some of us loved playing with Barbie dolls while others may have enjoyed learning new yo-yo tricks. Toys helped strengthen our vivid imaginations and helped cure us of that dreaded monster, Boredom.
There was no better feeling as a kid then going to a toy store and looking at all the fun things available to play with. You may not have always been able to buy that toy, but there was something about just seeing it and imagining yourself as the proud owner.
For the most part, toys are fun and innocent enough for children. Yet there are some toymakers who may want to consider another career path. They have twisted the toy market into something, well, almost indescribable. You just might need to take a look for yourself. Here are 25 Bizarre Toys That Nobody Should EVER Play With.
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So, here is a great idea for a toy. You shake its neck as hard as you can and it makes noise. Not only is it incredibly fun, but it’s a great way to throw away that pesky “violence doesn’t solve problems” saying.
Seriously, what was the marketing process behind this toy? Luckily, the manufacturer of this doll later teamed up with the NCPCA to raise awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid
The Cabbage Patch Dolls were a huge hit in the early ’80s. What made them so popular is that they were a collectible item. Parents would travel miles to pick up the latest doll for their children.
Yet, when the Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid came out, it was not happily received. Not only did it eat food, but it also had a craving for children’s hair. Yes, it’s a good thing this doll was discontinued.
Happy Family Midge
Let’s continue with another nightmare doll, shall we? Midge was a friend of Barbie’s. In case you have no idea who Barbie is (which is unlikely, seeing as how she is the most famous doll in the world). Barbie is a doll created by Mattell and has a variety of clothes, cars, careers, etc.
The creators of Midge decided to give her a family. They attached a removable stomach on her with a baby inside. Oh, and one more thing: Midge was supposed to be a teenager. Parents were outraged by this and the doll was removed.
Socker Boppers were kind of like boxing gloves … but bigger.
They allowed kids to play-fight with each other without doing any real damage, except for the fact that they were hitting each other with sticky plastic thingies. If you get hit in the face with it, it probably really stings.
It’s true that children should learn about saving money and how the economy works. One way to get them to never want to do that is with this toy.
Face Bank is a rubber money collector where kids deposit money into the mouth. The thing is very creepy looking and has a blank expression on its face. “Yes, children, feed Lord Face Bank.”