There always seems to be a debate about what toys are appropriate for kids. Looking back at some of the items sold years ago, one has to wonder just how many inappropriate toys have been given to children. These toys range from creepy and suggestive to downright dangerous.
Would they survive today’s debate about child’s toys? Keep reading to see for yourself.
Batman Water Pistol (above)
Kids could get a Batman action figure and water gun all-in-one with this toy. We aren’t too sure how the designers decided on the pump and squirt placement for it.
The Punisher Shape Shifter
Back in the late 1990s, Toy Biz came out with a line called Shape Shifters, which featured popular Marvel characters. The figures were given the ability to transform into an assortment of weapons.
The Punisher figure caused plenty of confusion for its design as its “Power Pistol” mode made a missile shoot out of the figure’s crotch area (the orange tip in the photo above).
Inflatable Wolverine Hammer
Wolverine was also the center of a controversial toy. It’s not hard to see why this inflatable toy hammer’s design was criticized.
Action figures and hero-centric toys are hardly the only figurines to turn controversial — Barbie dolls have quite the history of problematic releases.
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