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I just posted this to jagafeh and then realised that, really, there isn't anyone reading who WON'T get a kick out of this. Hooray for double negatives! A good chunk of us here are children of the 80's, and this list of the Top 5 Most Ill-Conceived Action Figures will bring back some happy memories.

And if you can get through the He-Man section without at least cracking a grin, I'm never going to play poker with you, ever.

PS: The descriptions in this article are pure gold: http://www.cracked.com/article_15764_5-least-surprising-toy-recalls-all-time.html

Kinder Surprise is still sold in Australia to this day, and I've never heard of a single related injury. Food for thought. ;)
5 have fought ~ fight the power!
twilightsocks From: twilightsocks Date: February 22nd, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh gosh, I remember Food Fighters. And Crash Test Dummies. Even back then, I was all, "WTF?!"

"His studded black leather costume was reminiscent of a demonic leather daddy"

Oh yeah, baby! *whipcrack*

And I wondered why those Sky Dancers disappeared so suddenly. Hee.

And...ahem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Nc8RCLy1s
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: February 23rd, 2008 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I had Food Fighters. I had forgotten until I read that article. I...I'm rightly ashamed of that fact. XD
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: February 22nd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
We played Lawn Darts as kids too and NEVER had an injury because our parents were smart enough to stress "THESE ARE NOT SAFE TO PLAY WITHOUT US AROUND."

Also, my immaturity is showing because the flaccid penis jokes with Stretch Arm Strong cracked me up.
tania From: tania Date: February 22nd, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kinda think they look like fun!

Hell, when I was a kid, most of the wildlife running freely around was more dangerous than any toy could possibly be. We were taught to be careful. A lot of these problems can be avoided if we teach our kids not to be, y'know, rampantly stupid.
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: February 22nd, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
They were fun! In fact it makes me want to get 'em back out now...

And yeah, I seen stuff on some of the common animals you guys have down there and it gives me the willies!

I oughta dig up this little email that was spread around that my Dad used to have posted in his office. It basically said "if you grew up in the 50's, 60's or 70's, you probably remember these..." then listed all kinds of activities kids did back then that would be considered WAY too dangerous now. And yet many of them survived quite fine. So I definitely agree: less lawsuits and more teaching of common sense.
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