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Toys Your Parents Really Didn’t Want To Buy You But Did Anyway

When it comes to buying toys for their children, parents sometimes have to weigh the consequences between buying them something loud and/or messy that keeps them relatively well behaved or letting them throw rocks at each other and finding out exactly how much stitches cost.  If your parents bought you these toys when you were a child, please make sure you buy them a drink, they deserve one.

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1. Hungry Hungry Hippos – The game itself was just loud (VERY, VERY fun – but loud).  The banging of the levers, the yelling children and the scavenger hunt for lost marbles that followed every game just about ensured that your parents probably still hate hippos to this day.

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2.  Super Soaker – See that up there? That’s a Super Soaker freaking water CANNON. Not a water gun that you can easily clean up after with a paper towel – but a CANNON.  Imagine getting shot in the face at point blank range with one of these, you’d run the risk of drowning.  If that wasn’t bad enough, there was always that one kid that didn’t care if he or she fired it inside the house (we know it’s not you since your parents let you live long enough to read this blog).

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3.  GAK – Lets just face it, kids who play with GAK are also kids who have absolutely no qualms about playing with boogers.  Imagine the sheer terror your poor mom or dad felt when walking barefoot in the middle of the night to go get some water and stepping on the GAK that you neglected to put away.  Yet, when you inevitably lost it or it no longer had its “gakiness” they always went out and bought you some more.

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4.  Click Clacks – The entire point of this toy is for it to make noise – loud, annoying, endlessly repetitive noise.  It’s even in the name – Click Clacks.  That’s not even taking into account the constant danger of braining someone if the toy accidentally slipped from your hands. This is the one toy on this list where your parents would have been better off letting you throw rocks.

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5.  Furby – Look at that thing, it’s creepy.  Your parents could have bought you a replica of the clown from Poltergeist (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go see the movie) and been less creeped out.

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