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Posted: 3/3/2006 9:30:28 AM EDT
I need help coming up with a list of the most dangerous toys of all time.

I can only think of, based on personal experience.

Yard darts and the slip n' slide.

I know there's lots more stuff out there. I'm talking like the things kids played with in the 80's, not the stuff out there today.


Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:31:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:32:53 AM EDT by efpeter]
Happy Fun Ball.

DISCLAIMER:
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid
prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Ball.

Caution: Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture
should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Happy Fun Ball on concrete.

Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:

* Itching

* Vertigo

* Dizziness

* Tingling in extremities

* Loss of balance or coordination

* Slurred speech

* Temporary blindness

* Profuse Sweating

or

* Heart palpitations

If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter
and cover head.

Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be returned to its special container
and kept under refrigeration.

Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Ball, Wacky Products
Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of
any and all liability.

Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball include an unknown glowing substance which
fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Happy Fun Ball has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is
also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

Happy Fun Ball comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:32:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:38:55 AM EDT by DienBienPhu54]


Red Ryder bb gun



wrist rocket [sling shots]



Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:32:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:34:01 AM EDT by IAMLEGEND]
Krazy Karpet

Roman Candles (as in, Roman Candle fights...does that count as a toy?)
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:32:53 AM EDT
Stretch Armstrong.

I popped myself in the jaw a number of times looseing my grip on an arm.
The stuff inside was fun-colored and looked pretty tastey.

Evil Kenevel.

I lost many layers of knuckle-flesh on the driveway cranking him up.

Water Rockets

Getting hit by the little one hurts!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:34:23 AM EDT
Band saw.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:36:53 AM EDT
Wives.


enough said.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:37:12 AM EDT
KLACKERS
....................those two lucite balls on string.
Some folks used to be able to get those things going so fast they shattered into a million pieces.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:37:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:38:01 AM EDT by Alien]
LAWN DARTS OMG BAN THEM!

Slingshots
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:37:56 AM EDT
Mattel's Eye Poker Outer
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:38:23 AM EDT
Lawn darts
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:38:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Happy Fun Ball.

DISCLAIMER:
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid
prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Ball.

Caution: Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture
should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Happy Fun Ball on concrete.

Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:

* Itching

* Vertigo

* Dizziness

* Tingling in extremities

* Loss of balance or coordination

* Slurred speech

* Temporary blindness

* Profuse Sweating

or

* Heart palpitations

If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter
and cover head.

Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be returned to its special container
and kept under refrigeration.

Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Ball, Wacky Products
Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of
any and all liability.

Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball include an unknown glowing substance which
fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Happy Fun Ball has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is
also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

Happy Fun Ball comes with a lifetime guarantee.




WTH?


Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:39:22 AM EDT
Pretty much anything from Acme Products as Wily Coyote found out.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:39:43 AM EDT
Box o' Broken Glass (tm)
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:40:46 AM EDT
Okay, showing my advanced age here, but some of the old cap guns were great. Especially those with the plastic bullets. Yes, they really did fly and boy, did they hurt. I am surprised me and my brothers can still see. . .

Air guns were great. Jam them into some damp soil and voila! Instant projectiles for CQB!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:41:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:43:25 AM EDT by CavTex]
Wood Burnig sets.
Chemistry sets from the 70’s. They had so many cool chemicals and recipes to make interesting things.
M80's

ETA : Small toys that contained Mercury.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:42:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Box o' Broken Glass (tm)[/quote

Dan Ackroyd - original SNL skit.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:43:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:45:33 AM EDT by gardenWeasel]
This would cause a shitstorm if it was released today:

members.tripod.com/glenthorne/gilbert.html


"The most spectacular of our new educational toys was the Gilbert Atomic Energy Laboratory. This was a top job, the result of much experimentation and hard work. We were unofficially encouraged by the government, who thought that our set would aid in public understanding of atomic energy and stress its constructive side. We had the great help of some of the country's best nuclear physicists and worked closely with M.I.T. in it's development.

There was nothing phony about our Atomic Energy laboratory. It was genuine, and it was also safe. We used radioactive materials in the set, but none that might conceivably prove dangerous. There was a Geiger-Mueller Counter. It was accurate; a carefully designed and manufactured instrument that could actually be used in prospecting for radioactive materials. The Atomic Energy lab also contained a cloud chamber in which the paths of alpha particles traveling at 12,000 miles a second could be seen; a spinthariscope showing the results of radioactive disintegration on a fluorescent screen; an electroscope that measured the radioactivity of different substances.

I wish I had one as a kid.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:43:28 AM EDT
Props to the slip n' slide and clackers mention. I'd forgotten about those.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:45:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:47:20 AM EDT by DavidC]
Jarts -

It's amazing any of us survived



Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:46:44 AM EDT
C4
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:47:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:48:37 AM EDT by gardenWeasel]
MEGO Micronauts that shot missles.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:50:47 AM EDT
Believe it or not!

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:54:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
This would cause a shitstorm if it was released today:

members.tripod.com/glenthorne/gilbert.html

www.home.earthlink.net/~thegardenweasel/gilbert.jpg
"The most spectacular of our new educational toys was the Gilbert Atomic Energy Laboratory. This was a top job, the result of much experimentation and hard work. We were unofficially encouraged by the government, who thought that our set would aid in public understanding of atomic energy and stress its constructive side. We had the great help of some of the country's best nuclear physicists and worked closely with M.I.T. in it's development.

There was nothing phony about our Atomic Energy laboratory. It was genuine, and it was also safe. We used radioactive materials in the set, but none that might conceivably prove dangerous. There was a Geiger-Mueller Counter. It was accurate; a carefully designed and manufactured instrument that could actually be used in prospecting for radioactive materials. The Atomic Energy lab also contained a cloud chamber in which the paths of alpha particles traveling at 12,000 miles a second could be seen; a spinthariscope showing the results of radioactive disintegration on a fluorescent screen; an electroscope that measured the radioactivity of different substances.

I wish I had one as a kid.



relive your childhood here

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:56:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JackieTreehorn:
Believe it or not!

i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/dooobious/SLINKY.jpg



"We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it. " - Egon
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:57:25 AM EDT
Let us not forget how traumatizing these things were.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:00:52 AM EDT
Ahhhh, Lawn Jarts. The memories........

When we got bored with the Lawn Jarts we had dirt clod fights. The dirt clods were as hard as rock. Lots of clay in the soil.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:01:23 AM EDT
I remember having 5 BB guns myself and the other neighbor kids would come over with theirs and we would have 8-10 kids shooting everything we could and we had BB gun fights...nobody ever shot an eye out.

most toys now days are made so cheaply they break hurting the kids or else they are made of toxic materials that leech into your system.

Remember those cars and trucks and trains with the sharp edges and pointy parts that you played with as a two year old? Steel axels, lead soldiers...neat things to suck on as a kid.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:02:07 AM EDT
Didn't they make Cabbage Patch Kids that "ate people???" That sounds pretty fricken dangerous if you ask me...

I'm surprised no one mentioned the MOST dangerous toy, ever...the Mattel M16!!!


I'm surprised I still have my own eyes...

SnF
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:06:43 AM EDT
Those slinkys would raise cain when thrown at live power lines. Do not ask how I know this..
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:08:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By clutchsmoke:
Those slinkys would raise cain when thrown at live power lines. Do not ask how I know this..


Gonna have to try that now
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:12:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 10:12:48 AM EDT by Mikhail_86]
I put a nail through my wrist with a cub scouts pinewood derby car...
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:23:39 AM EDT
I had a pellet pistol (believe it was a crossman) that was single shot break-top design. After maybe 200 shots it began to "slamfire". Breaking it open cocked it and you pushed 1 pellet into the chamber. Every 3rd or so time you closed the breech it would fire on it's own. I made the mistake of showing my dad and my pellet pistol disappeared. It was replaced by a BB gun that I couldn't for the life of me get to slamfire.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:31:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shootnfish:
Didn't they make Cabbage Patch Kids that "ate people???" That sounds pretty fricken dangerous if you ask me...

I'm surprised no one mentioned the MOST dangerous toy, ever...the Mattel M16!!!


I'm surprised I still have my own eyes...

SnF



They did find a huge shipment of Cabbage Patch Kids that were stuffed with kerosene impregnated rags. They could have been forgeries, but one of the suppliers bought a couple metric tons of rags for stuffing and never bothered to check where they actually came from.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:35:55 AM EDT
Holy Crap! It's Barbie....

Teaches us all women are built like brick shit houses and don't talk.....
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:36:30 AM EDT
When I was a kid, there was a toy called the Zero-M Blaster.

It was basically a black bazooka looking thing about 4" in diameter that you pumped and pumped like a pellet gun until it was full of compressed air. Then you pull the trigger and BOOM! It would put out a shock wave of air that would nock stuff off the bookshelf ten feet away.

I still wonder how many kids of deaf because of that thing. Great toy though!

Ed
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:37:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 10:39:28 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By silentsod:
Mattel's Eye Poker Outer



New from Hasbro! It is the bag of rusty nails!!!

The most dangerous had to be anything that could make a mess on the carpet. While the toy might not kill you, the parental units certainly would....
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:38:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
This would cause a shitstorm if it was released today:

members.tripod.com/glenthorne/gilbert.html

www.home.earthlink.net/~thegardenweasel/gilbert.jpg
"The most spectacular of our new educational toys was the Gilbert Atomic Energy Laboratory. This was a top job, the result of much experimentation and hard work. We were unofficially encouraged by the government, who thought that our set would aid in public understanding of atomic energy and stress its constructive side. We had the great help of some of the country's best nuclear physicists and worked closely with M.I.T. in it's development.

There was nothing phony about our Atomic Energy laboratory. It was genuine, and it was also safe. We used radioactive materials in the set, but none that might conceivably prove dangerous. There was a Geiger-Mueller Counter. It was accurate; a carefully designed and manufactured instrument that could actually be used in prospecting for radioactive materials. The Atomic Energy lab also contained a cloud chamber in which the paths of alpha particles traveling at 12,000 miles a second could be seen; a spinthariscope showing the results of radioactive disintegration on a fluorescent screen; an electroscope that measured the radioactivity of different substances.

I wish I had one as a kid.



That might just be the coolest toy EVER....
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:39:55 AM EDT
Ditto on the Klackers! I loved mine. My mother hated the racket we made with them. They conveniently disappeared.

Lois
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:45:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Happy Fun Ball.

DISCLAIMER:
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid
prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Ball.

Caution: Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture
should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Happy Fun Ball on concrete.

Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:

* Itching

* Vertigo

* Dizziness

* Tingling in extremities

* Loss of balance or coordination

* Slurred speech

* Temporary blindness

* Profuse Sweating

or

* Heart palpitations

If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter
and cover head.

Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be returned to its special container
and kept under refrigeration.

Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Ball, Wacky Products
Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of
any and all liability.

Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball include an unknown glowing substance which
fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Happy Fun Ball has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is
also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

Happy Fun Ball comes with a lifetime guarantee.



VX nerve gas pellets like from the movie The Rock?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:48:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gigmike:
Pretty much anything from Acme Products as Wily Coyote found out.



I was watching reruns with my boy the other day and saw Acme Products on a box with small print under it that said "A division of roadrunner industries".

Goose
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:49:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FooDog:

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
This would cause a shitstorm if it was released today:

members.tripod.com/glenthorne/gilbert.html

www.home.earthlink.net/~thegardenweasel/gilbert.jpg
"The most spectacular of our new educational toys was the Gilbert Atomic Energy Laboratory. This was a top job, the result of much experimentation and hard work. We were unofficially encouraged by the government, who thought that our set would aid in public understanding of atomic energy and stress its constructive side. We had the great help of some of the country's best nuclear physicists and worked closely with M.I.T. in it's development.

There was nothing phony about our Atomic Energy laboratory. It was genuine, and it was also safe. We used radioactive materials in the set, but none that might conceivably prove dangerous. There was a Geiger-Mueller Counter. It was accurate; a carefully designed and manufactured instrument that could actually be used in prospecting for radioactive materials. The Atomic Energy lab also contained a cloud chamber in which the paths of alpha particles traveling at 12,000 miles a second could be seen; a spinthariscope showing the results of radioactive disintegration on a fluorescent screen; an electroscope that measured the radioactivity of different substances.

I wish I had one as a kid.



relive your childhood here




I searched ebay for that. Couldn't find it.

I did, however, find this interesting game:

Atomic Bomb game

Imagine if that were sold in stores today!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:52:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
This would cause a shitstorm if it was released today:

members.tripod.com/glenthorne/gilbert.html

www.home.earthlink.net/~thegardenweasel/gilbert.jpg
"The most spectacular of our new educational toys was the Gilbert Atomic Energy Laboratory. This was a top job, the result of much experimentation and hard work. We were unofficially encouraged by the government, who thought that our set would aid in public understanding of atomic energy and stress its constructive side. We had the great help of some of the country's best nuclear physicists and worked closely with M.I.T. in it's development.

There was nothing phony about our Atomic Energy laboratory. It was genuine, and it was also safe. We used radioactive materials in the set, but none that might conceivably prove dangerous. There was a Geiger-Mueller Counter. It was accurate; a carefully designed and manufactured instrument that could actually be used in prospecting for radioactive materials. The Atomic Energy lab also contained a cloud chamber in which the paths of alpha particles traveling at 12,000 miles a second could be seen; a spinthariscope showing the results of radioactive disintegration on a fluorescent screen; an electroscope that measured the radioactivity of different substances.

I wish I had one as a kid.



That might just be the coolest toy EVER....



Sure,
You get one as a kid.
But, you don't get kids.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:53:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Sure,
You get one as a kid.
But, you don't get kids.



All the more reason to have one!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:02:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
This would cause a shitstorm if it was released today:

members.tripod.com/glenthorne/gilbert.html

www.home.earthlink.net/~thegardenweasel/gilbert.jpg
"The most spectacular of our new educational toys was the Gilbert Atomic Energy Laboratory. This was a top job, the result of much experimentation and hard work. We were unofficially encouraged by the government, who thought that our set would aid in public understanding of atomic energy and stress its constructive side. We had the great help of some of the country's best nuclear physicists and worked closely with M.I.T. in it's development.

There was nothing phony about our Atomic Energy laboratory. It was genuine, and it was also safe. We used radioactive materials in the set, but none that might conceivably prove dangerous. There was a Geiger-Mueller Counter. It was accurate; a carefully designed and manufactured instrument that could actually be used in prospecting for radioactive materials. The Atomic Energy lab also contained a cloud chamber in which the paths of alpha particles traveling at 12,000 miles a second could be seen; a spinthariscope showing the results of radioactive disintegration on a fluorescent screen; an electroscope that measured the radioactivity of different substances.

I wish I had one as a kid.




That is beyond cool.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:08:34 AM EDT
Lucky rabbit's feet - VERY dangerous to rabbits
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:12:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
www.daisy.com/shopping/image.php?productid=16239

Red Ryder bb gun

tonova.typepad.com/thesuddencurve/images/wrist_rocket-thumb.jpg

wrist rocket [sling shots]





I remember a few incidents with one of those wrist rockets, but it has resided in the bottom of Eagle Mountain lake for over a quarter century now
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:13:23 AM EDT
I had a Suzuki GSXR1100R that I thought was a toy... Holy crap was that thing scary!


Mark.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:14:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GoVol98:
KLACKERS
....................those two lucite balls on string.
Some folks used to be able to get those things going so fast they shattered into a million pieces.


yeah, Clacker ought to rate up there pretty high. How about three wheelers, would you consider those toys?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:20:50 AM EDT
The Norge Fun Playhouse!

(Actually an old fridge with the door still attached. And no, I didn't fall for it...)
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:25:06 AM EDT
Bag of Sulfuric acid. Another quality product from Maimway Enterprises.
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