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(Huffington Post)   Every year parents struggle with which toys to buy their kids for Christmas. Well, here's fifteen you definitely shouldn't... unless you're like subby   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 161
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2009-11-28 05:34:39 PM  
I think the slideshow is screwed up. Seems Huff Post can't get them to work pretty regularly.
 
2009-11-28 05:43:03 PM  
It works if you click on the headline . (Working link)

I think the Tarzzan doll and the TSA checkpoint playset would go well together.
 
2009-11-28 06:00:53 PM  
Strip the crap from the "?" onward in the URL and it starts working. Something to remember when submitting huffpo I guess.
 
2009-11-28 06:23:28 PM  
"Elmo Knows Your Name."

Four words that should strike fear into anyone's soul.
 
2009-11-28 07:01:40 PM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Four words that should strike fear into anyone's soul.

It's coming from inside Elmo
 
2009-11-28 07:09:00 PM  
WhyteRaven74: It's coming from inside Elmo the gaping maw of Hell itself.

Close enough.
 
2009-11-28 07:16:12 PM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Close enough.

heheheheeh
 
2009-11-28 07:18:00 PM  
TRUE STORY: At our Walmart, some lady bit another shopper over a TomTom.

The biter did not obtain a TomTom, because we ran out before we got to her and also we wouldn't have given her one anyway.

Well, you know, until we found a hundred more TomToms in the back. The biter was gone by then, but oh well.
 
2009-11-28 07:30:23 PM  
Tarzan + Pole Dancer Doll = win
 
2009-11-28 08:12:36 PM  
So the "Playmobil Security Checkpoint" costs SIXTY DOLLARS?!?

One question: How much of a kickback is TSA getting from that piece of crap?
 
2009-11-28 08:15:11 PM  
Gyrfalcon: So the "Playmobil Security Checkpoint" costs SIXTY DOLLARS?!?

One question: How much of a kickback is TSA getting from that piece of crap?


The more fun kit is the hazardous waste removal playset.
 
2009-11-28 08:15:46 PM  
Bag of Glass is so much easier to get.
 
2009-11-28 08:15:56 PM  
Bag of Glass.
 
2009-11-28 08:16:02 PM  
The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?
 
2009-11-28 08:16:47 PM  
Gyrfalcon: So the "Playmobil Security Checkpoint" costs SIXTY DOLLARS?!?

One question: How much of a kickback is TSA getting from that piece of crap?


Also, Playmobil is a German toy, and you know Germans make good stuff.
 
2009-11-28 08:18:04 PM  
I'm thinking the salmon gutting toy is Japanese.

Just a hunch.
 
2009-11-28 08:18:17 PM  
Actually, I think that my kids would have had a lot of fun with the rickshaw.
 
2009-11-28 08:19:16 PM  
images.huffingtonpost.com

Big Thumbs are not amused!
 
2009-11-28 08:19:47 PM  
Person: The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?

I thought it was pretty clear, but it's saying "kill James"
 
2009-11-28 08:20:22 PM  
I want some gelli baff.

/it's practically pedobear approved
 
2009-11-28 08:20:45 PM  
I will do anything possible to avoid the toy section and electronics at the Target I work at from now until Christmas. If the customers (sorry, "guests") even see someone in a red shirt, they descend like vultures. *shudder*
 
2009-11-28 08:21:05 PM  
KarmicDisaster: Actually, I think that my kids would have had a lot of fun with the rickshaw.

Be a normal parent and just get 'em a wagon.

www.bluedominoes.com

/I miss the wagon I had when I was a kid
 
2009-11-28 08:22:17 PM  
images.huffingtonpost.com

"Because you shouldn't have to wait until you have breasts before you start breastfeeding your baby."

LOL
 
2009-11-28 08:23:05 PM  
I can see a Larry David moment searching for a 'Lil' Monkey'.
 
2009-11-28 08:23:36 PM  
I know one thing I don't want for Christmas - a slide show.
 
2009-11-28 08:24:20 PM  
Okay, I got to the Playmobil Security Checkpoint, and was in disbelief that such a product actually exists. So I searched for it on Google, and found it was actually on Amazon.com. To which it brings up one of the funniest reviews on Amazon...

Playmobil Security Checkpoint (new window)
 
2009-11-28 08:25:25 PM  
eraser8: KarmicDisaster: Actually, I think that my kids would have had a lot of fun with the rickshaw.

Be a normal parent and just get 'em a wagon.



/I miss the wagon I had when I was a kid


I'm thinking that it would be more like them pulling me around.
 
2009-11-28 08:26:25 PM  
no zhu zhu hamsters?

why is that popular anyway? demonic autonomous hamster robot? sounds kind of like a really bad sci-fi horror movie.
 
2009-11-28 08:26:55 PM  
eraser8: KarmicDisaster: Actually, I think that my kids would have had a lot of fun with the rickshaw.

Be a normal parent and just get 'em a wagon.



/I miss the wagon I had when I was a kid


Rosebud...
 
2009-11-28 08:27:08 PM  
VvonderJesus: Person: The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?

I thought it was pretty clear, but it's saying "kill James"


I sort of heard "kill" but couldn't make out the second word. I really need to buy some new speakers.
 
2009-11-28 08:27:15 PM  
The only thing there that I would absolutely NOT want my kids near is that creepy guy doing the Kissing Pops critique.
 
2009-11-28 08:27:17 PM  
Deadhouseplants: Okay, I got to the Playmobil Security Checkpoint, and was in disbelief that such a product actually exists. So I searched for it on Google, and found it was actually on Amazon.com. To which it brings up one of the funniest reviews on Amazon...

Playmobil Security Checkpoint (new window)


Please note the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set does NOT come with a Mission Accomplished banner.
 
2009-11-28 08:27:46 PM  
Exodus2001: "Because you shouldn't have to wait until you have breasts before you start breastfeeding your baby."

LOL


It's the wrong color..no?
 
2009-11-28 08:28:27 PM  
getentertainmental.files.wordpress.com


Also, it's funny that the Playmobil Jet plane is only a couple of dollars more than the TSA screener set.
 
2009-11-28 08:28:41 PM  
VvonderJesus: Person: The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?

I thought it was pretty clear, but it's saying "kill James"


Clear?

In what language?
 
2009-11-28 08:28:56 PM  
I think the slideshow is screwed up. Seems Huff Post can't get them to work pretty regularly.

That slideshow was worse than the normal ones, as it wouldn't load the next crap toy.
 
2009-11-28 08:29:32 PM  
Wake me when they get some 'bad' toys.

devcentral.f5.com

/hotlinked
//get off my lawn (darts)
 
2009-11-28 08:30:35 PM  
VvonderJesus: Person: The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?

I thought it was pretty clear, but it's saying "kill James"


Maybe they shouldn't have taught Elmo that his name was "Kill James."
 
2009-11-28 08:31:52 PM  
Glonoin: Wake me when they get some 'bad' toys.



/hotlinked
//get off my lawn (darts)


www.core77.com
Goddamn, I loved Lawn Darts
 
2009-11-28 08:32:45 PM  
It has started with Elmo first, we are all doooommmed!!
farm4.static.flickr.com
\hot like robo-flusies
 
2009-11-28 08:33:07 PM  
My kid is getting an official Red Rider carbine action two hundred shot range model air rifle.
 
2009-11-28 08:34:02 PM  
DogsInBathtub: VvonderJesus: Person: The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?

I thought it was pretty clear, but it's saying "kill James"

Maybe they shouldn't have taught Elmo that his name was "Kill James."


The only thing I got out of that video is "We bought every elmo item possible and are consumer whores". I thought about playing the bad parent angle, but the kid seemed well behaved and she seems nice. :)
 
2009-11-28 08:35:02 PM  
LOL I have that electrocution one, totally forgot about it. It's actually pretty fun, especially if you're drunk.
 
2009-11-28 08:35:09 PM  
A rickshaw. My Christmas shopping is done.
 
2009-11-28 08:35:22 PM  
Fano: My kid is getting an official Red Rider carbine action two hundred shot range model air rifle.

He'll shoot his eye out.

How about a nice football?
 
2009-11-28 08:35:37 PM  
Deadhouseplants: Okay, I got to the Playmobil Security Checkpoint, and was in disbelief that such a product actually exists. So I searched for it on Google, and found it was actually on Amazon.com. To which it brings up one of the funniest reviews on Amazon...

Playmobil Security Checkpoint (new window)


Proving yet again that the parents are the ones who play with the kids' toys at Xmas..... :)
 
2009-11-28 08:36:14 PM  
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Approves
 
2009-11-28 08:36:22 PM  
Person: VvonderJesus: Person: The Elmo one just sounds like gibberish. What is it supposed to be saying?

I thought it was pretty clear, but it's saying "kill James"

I sort of heard "kill" but couldn't make out the second word. I really need to buy some new speakers.


Sounded like "Ill Jeans" to me.

Elmo is probably supposed to say "Lil'" and then the kid's name, but it came out wrong.
 
2009-11-28 08:37:15 PM  
mason4300: LOL I have that electrocution one, totally forgot about it. It's actually pretty fun, especially if you're drunk.

Used to go to Mexico and have the "shock" thing. Whoever lost bought the shots.
 
2009-11-28 08:39:42 PM  
I saw those animal pops at Walgreens last week. Meh, more stupid crap to sell the kids. I'm appalled to learn those are all the same flavor. They shoulda thrown in some purple and green tongues too.
 
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