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Most Dangerous Toys Ever Sold To The Public

There's a reason they don't make really tiny toys any longer, and it isn't because they ran out of tiny tools: kids put stuff in their mouths, noses, and ears when they shouldn't, and people get hurt. Because of this, many toys that were once considered absolutely fine for the market have been recalled over the years, while others had shoppers muttering "what were they thinking" as soon as they hit the store shelves.

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    Most Dangerous Toys Ever Sold To The Public - Grunge

    Most Dangerous Toys Ever Sold To The Public - Grunge

    There's a reason they don't make really tiny toys any longer, and it isn't because they ran out of tiny tools: kids put stuff in their mouths, noses, and ears when they shouldn't, and people get hurt. Because of this, many toys that were once considered absolutely fine for the market have been recalled over the years, while others had shoppers muttering "what were they thinking" as soon as they hit the store shelves.

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    Every year, late November comes, and it's the same thing. The holidays are upon us, with the busy sidewalks, city sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Every building in town and every store in the mall strings some lights, throws a tree and some fake snow in the front window, and declares the pre-Christmas shopping rush to be underway. From Black Friday until nightfall on December 24th, it's a nationwide frenzy as millions zoom from shop to shop after the perfect gift for their loved ones (or, okay, just buy them online).

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    Everyone loves toys, and The National Toy Hall of Fame helpfully provides a snapshot of which ones the young, and the young at heart, have enjoyed most throughout the decades. Each year they induct a new selection of favorites, and give them recognition for their popularity, timelessness, and educational value. Among some of the earliest added were wholesome classics like the teddy bear, marbles, and Barbie. In more recent years, little green army men and paper airplanes appear on the list. During the years 2010-2019 a very noticeable change in toy trends occurred: Past favorites lost luster in favor of new releases with a more, um, humorous angle.

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    When you're a kid, the only thing better than seeing a cool new blockbuster action, superhero, sci-fi, or fantasy movie is then being able to run to the store and beg your parents to buy toys based on that hot new property so that you can reenact the events of your favorite new film, possibly remixing it with other playsets and action figures you actually have available. When you're an adult, the effect is pretty similar, except after you beg your parents to buy you movie toys, you put them on a shelf still in the package instead of unboxing them and playing with them.

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