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10 Awful Gifts for Kids

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10 Awful Gifts for Kids

If you’re Christmas list includes children, you’ve no doubt run across some very strange toys — and some potentially dangerous ones, too. Following are 10 bad gift ideas for children, some of which fall into the “what were they thinking?” category.

1. The Avengers Gamma Green Smash Fists

W.A.T.C.H. lists these giant fists on its 2012 “10 Worst Toys” List, calling it a hazard for its potential for blunt impact injuries. The organization says the packaging contains no warnings or cautions. It is marketed to children ages three and up and toymaker Hasbro’s product description reads, “When you put these green hands of power on your own hands, it will be that much easier to imagine yourself smashing everything that gets in your way!”

If you’re promoting a set of giant hulk fists to children, it’s fair to assume they’ll be used for hitting.

photo copyright: Hasbro, Inc.

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12:56PM PDT on May 7, 2013

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7:42AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

thanks... some were "okay" others just sucked

2:01PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

You've GOT to be kidding me.... Kids, or babies, do NOT need any type of cell phone until they can at least understand the concept of it. Jeez, what is this crazy world coming to?!?

1:51PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

An Iphone for a 6 mnth old ????? ummm but then saying that my sister got my son an electronic dog that laughs manically and spins in circles when you pat it on the head ..I can sense a battery shortage mysteriously hitting our house soon..

9:30AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

These are truly horrible toys, for the most part. I will say that the "pee and poo" are cute, and look soft and cuddly--but why are they crafted as pee and poo?--Yes, it's unique, but I just can't get beyond the fact that pee and poo would be gross things to cuddle up to.

5:29PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

these toys are garbage

8:01AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

very good post! thanks for sharing

3:18AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

I found simple toys are often the best for kids. Also I'm not into giving stereotypical toys based on gender. Variety is also good when gift giving. The list given are obviously no go's.

10:17PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

Little babies need simple toys - can't quite believe that infants need smartphones. Yes, 3-6 year olds love toys that look like what grownups have.

7:13PM PST on Dec 25, 2012

Yeah, these all seem like horrible ideas. I'm so glad none of these landed up under the tree for my toddler.

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