Top 10 Worst Toys Ever!
We have purchased many toys for our kids that were dumb. Toys that fell apart, were too expensive or a waste of money, really annoying, hard to use, dangerous or things they just didn’t like. I would like to help those who are contemplating purchasing a dumb toy.
Here is my top 10 list of toys that nobody should feel the need to trade money for, in no particular order.
I am not a big fan of those flimsy plastic race car sets – even the Hot Wheels brand seems to fall apart easy and takes up a lot of room on the floor needing to be taken apart and put away when other toys are drug out. These track toys are just annoying, cheaply made, and really not worth the money in my opinion.
Digipets – BLAAA. I think we had one of these for a week before it was lost or something. Kaitlyn BEGGED for one but once she had one she didn’t seem to want it anymore. It was a cheezy toy that sounded way cooler than it was. Back when we had television it was all the rage and Digipets were advertised on TV, meaning they looked much less dumb than they turned out to be.
There is probably no need to go into why this toy is on my worst list. Simply put, this popper push toy is the number one most annoying toy ever made. Kids do seem to like it at first until their parents go crazy.
Ours was banished to the out of doors yet I still felt like eating my face whenever I heard it popping. Yet, there it stayed, for my toddlers to play with. Why I didn’t think to throw it out is beyond me. Maybe it was delivering some sort of mysterious subliminal popping message telling me to keep it forever.
I don’t dislike the supersoaker sized water guns as a rule but some of these things are so ginormously big that no normal sized kid can carry them around. My husband soaked me so many times because I simply couldn’t lift my filled-to-the-top supersoaker up fast enough to get him first. It was just too heavy! My kids would drag their soakers around the yard doing more to gouge up the grass than soak their water gun rivals. Even the smaller ones that come with a backpack sent my 6 year old tumbling backwards numerous times.
The good news was that after about 10 minutes of playing water gun dragging games my kids were exhausted and ready for a nap!
Furby. Annoying, pointless, and bossy little gadget. I know a lot of people went Furby crazy but I just never saw the point. They were like $40 or something and never worked right. We had one for a while and my daughter loved him for a week or so, then he just became an ornament for our entertainment center. Furby’s were just a silly waste of money. True, they did seem like a cool use of new technology at the time but really, with kids running around going ape all the time why on earth would somebody think it cool to design a spoiled rotten, demanding stuffed animal?
Radio Controlled cars. Not all bad if you get the super duper, top of the line, can take any beating, $100 and over type. The cheap ones are just that, a cheap waste of money. They fall apart quickly, batteries die fast, buttons come loose, tires fly off, and pieces get lost. If you are really diligent about making sure the batteries get charged, the car gets put up out of reach when not being properly used, and they don’t get run over by a bigger car, like your neighbor’s SUV, then you can probably get some decent use out of them before your son rips the antenna off to use as a light saber.
Any little magnet and stick toy is not a good idea. They fall apart easy, get lost, get eaten, get thrown. If you have any kids under the age of 8 or if you entertain any children under the age of 8 I suggest never having any of these little magnet type toys in your home. They are just too dangerous. We threw ours out years ago after they started to fall apart and I am still finding them now and again. Magnetix were actually recalled a few years ago due to a bunch of kids getting hurt or dying.
There is just something about a kid who sits in front of a video gaming system all day long that irritates me. I don’t like video games much. It isn’t the gaming itself that bothers me, but the addiction that seems to come along with it. I would say that buying a Game Cube for my kids was possibly one of the dumbest purchases we ever made twice. Yes, we purchased a second Game Cube after the first one went onto video game heaven.
You see, I am the only one in the house annoyed by these little computer boxes. They drive me batty but everybody else is content to sit in front of them and zone out. They only get to play once or twice a week so I guess it isn’t that bad. If you do decide to waste your money on a Game Cube, X-Box, or Wii just make sure that you a prepared to lay down the law when it comes to your little addict’s playing time.
What a mess. This oven might look like a little girl’s dream kitchen but it really is just an accident waiting to happen. Not only did it burn two of my kids, it also false advertised perfect little baked goods on the box. Not quite what comes out of the oven in the end. Do your little gal a favor and get her a real cake pan and cake mix, or better yet, teach her how to bake a cake or cookies from scratch! They will turn out better, tastier, and she will learn a skill in the process!
Easy Sew – more like easy NO sew. We have had two of these type machines over the years and neither of them worked a lick. Little kids sewing machines are just cheap. I would say you get what you pay for but you would at least expect the machine to sew something! The thread always bunched up, the tension never stayed put, it was a sewing nightmare! I just gave up and taught Kait how to use my machine. She has understood the basics of a real sewing machine since she was 7 or 8 years old.
What was your worst gift ever, either one you received as a child or one your child has or has had in the past? If you get a wild hair write a post on it and link it below with Mr. Linky. Make sure to link back here and leave a comment, too!
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