Skip to comments.The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys
Posted on 10/25/2011 6:38:17 PM PDT by OL Hickory
These days, if a stuffed animal's plastic eye so much as wiggles, that toy is recalled faster than you can say "class action lawsuit." Back in the day, though, child safety consisted of just getting out of the way and letting natural selection do its thing. If a kid was too dumb to play with a toy the right way, well, he'd just have to learn to get along with one less eye.
That meant molten glass, molten metal, hazardous chemicals -- all were included in toys back then ... on purpose.
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When Toys Were Toys And Boys Were Boys
Well, I survived 8, 7 and 3.
Wow, some of those look like a lot of fun!
I want that Atomic Energy Lab.. cool. I just checked eBay and you can buy the alpha radiation replacement.
Apparently you CAN just walk into a store and buy plutonium in 1955, Doc Brown.
Now that’s just funny right there.
I had half of those when I was a kid. My favorite was the Gilbert Chemistry Set. The nuke set was a gyp.
Consumer Reporter: So, you don't feel that this product is dangerous?
Irwin Mainway: No! Look, we put a label on every bag that says, "Kid! Be careful - broken glass!" I mean, we sell a lot of products in the "Bag O'" line.. like Bag O' Glass, Bag O' Nails, Bag O' Bugs, Bag O' Vipers, Bag O' Sulfuric Acid. They're decent toys, you know what I mean?
They weren’t Gilbert brand, but I had a proper chemistry set complete with toxic and potentially explosive chemicals, and a cool home particle physics lab with radioisotope samples and a cloud chamber!
We didn’t cast our own, but the first generation of D&D players used leaden figures.
Uranium and radium samples? I am sure that unless you ate the sample you would be fine, but still?
Giving this to a 9 year old boy--wildly irresponsible.
You can buy radioactive stuff here!
Especially the EMP guns!
Johnny seven assult rifle. Had 7 different weapons components. Had a shelf life of 2months.
The air blaster was cool ... we also had something where you poured this gummy liquid into a mold and heated it and it made these neon bugs — “Creepy Crawlers”, I think was the name of it. There was also some sort of a device that heated sheets of plastic and sucked the air out of it and molded it into little objects - Vac-U-Form?? Those were cool toys!!!
I remember that weapon—on TV anyway. Why is it irresponsible?
What irked me as a kid were the ads that lied to me. For instance, I could NOT fly over fences after putting on a pair of PF Flyers.
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