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Worst best toys?

  1. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    Worst best toys?

    On commercials kids are always happy and having fun. In reality, however, some toys just seem doomed to bring about tears. Those two-seater powered jeeps for instance, where one kid drives and the other just sits there. Cool toy, but it doesn't really have a chance. I don't think I've ever seen two kids on one, where one or both weren't eventually in tears.

    I'm curious if other people have examples. Toys that seem great, but in use tend to be disastrous.

  2. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    Funny you should mention those jeeps. My children, now grown, had one each. A Barbie one and an Action Man one. More often than not, they would ride together, taking turns who drove. One would drive up the garden and the other would drive back.
    One of the worst games, for children, was mousetrap. That stupid little cage would never fall correctly. It would always get caught and was just poorly designed.

    For my experience, Monopoly is the worse. Or at least playing with my family. They torrent me into doing a deal I don't want to do. I am normally a placid person but have been known to flick houses and hotels across the room.

    1. FreezeFrame34 profile image76
      FreezeFrame34posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember the Mouse Trap game growing up! It took SO long to set up the board, and it was SUCH a disappointment!

  3. TripleAMom profile image87
    TripleAMomposted 5 years ago

    Moon sand was a good example for us.  My daughter got some as a gift, used it once, and was never interested in it again.  It was messy, didn't do what it said it would, and she was less than thrilled.  We'll stick to good 'ol play doh.

  4. Shawn May Scott profile image60
    Shawn May Scottposted 5 years ago

    Don't even get me started on this one!!! There are too many to discuss!!! As a former RECE I have played with and presented many toys to children. One of the brand names I can recommend is Melissa and Doug ( to not have the poor results). Based in the US this company has provided many hours of great pleasure in our house hold. Mostly classic wooden toys, they are timeless and teach excellent skill building.


  5. DeanSexton profile image61
    DeanSextonposted 5 years ago

    Does anyone remember that red vehicle released by Fisher Price, you know the one that kind of looked like a Smart Car and had tiny doors on each side, with big yellow posts and tiny black wheels that hardly ever rotated. Well that toy was a murder box! I've always been a large man, even when I was a child I was of freakish size and I used to find myself getting stuck in that damn car all the time. The worst was when my step father would push the thing over and because of the awkward shape it was nigh impossible to break free. I spent many an afternoon trapped within the confines of that red and bastardly death trap. I think the makers of that toy were a bunch of sadists who knew of its dangers and did not warn the public of its malicious hunger. Damn you Fisher Price, DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    1. FreezeFrame34 profile image76
      FreezeFrame34posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, the Cozy Coupe!

    2. DeanSexton profile image61
      DeanSextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was the Cozy Coupe!!! Damn that thing!!!!!