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Weird Toys

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by DantheJedi, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm going use this thread to spotlight the unusual playthings companies actually made for kids, thinking they'd actually want to play with them.

    First up: The J.J. Armes action figure!

    [image=http://www.spymall.com/investigators/Armes_doll.jpg]

    Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you: that figure pictured above has realistic prosthetic hooks for hands. He was made in the 1970s by Ideal Toys, and based on a real private investigator of the same name, who lost his hands in a childhood accident, but still managed to overcome such adversity to become a private investigator. Ideal hoped he'd be as big a seller as their Evel Knievel toys, but well.....I think you can see why that didn't happen. I mean, would you have wanted to play with a toy of a guy with no hands when you were a kid?

    Also: [link=http://www.plaidstallions.com/shindana/764.html]Slade![/link]
     
  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    the meat from rocky.

    [image=http://www.thisblogrules.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/rocky-meat-figure.jpg]
     
  3. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://img2.moonbuggy.org/imgstore/god-jesus-robot.jpg]
    The God-Jesus Robot.
    [image=http://boredpage.com/pictures/bizarre-toys/weird-toys010.jpg]
    The Batman water pistol.
     
  4. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [image=http://mentortest123.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/tom-hanks-big-building.jpg]
     
  5. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://dollreference.com/images/7259skipper_growup1975.jpg]

    Yeah, I had this.
     
  6. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    [image=http://www.notefromlapland.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2009-10-30-mn_succudry.jpg]

    Damn twilight kids!
     
  7. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://www.he-man.org/assets/images/collect_toy/stinkor01_full.jpg]

    The only toy to ever stink on purpose. I heard Stinkor figures reek of their foul odor still to this day, because Mattel added patchouli oil into the plastic they used to make him.
     
  8. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Master star 6

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    [image=http://0.tqn.com/d/familycrafts/1/0/f/O/2/petrock-st1.jpg]
    The Pet Rock was a popular craze in the 70's. The guy who came up with the idea made millions of dollars on this.
     
  9. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Speaking of rocks, the makers of Go-Bots made a spin-off toyline called Rock Lords, which featured robots that transformed into....rocks.

    [image=http://www.toplessrobot.com/rocklords.jpg]
     
  10. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    May 25, 2001
    What's fun about playing with a rock?
     
  11. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When you light it on fire it makes a crackling noise
    And then stuff gets shiny..
     
  12. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I used to put this guy in my moms purse when I was a kid. LOL awesome. Thanks for the memory.
     
  13. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    stinkor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

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    [image=http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l70exa2NiM1qa7vaho1_500.jpg]

    This is actually called "horn on the cob."

     
  15. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxdJe-D_Isc]TROLL 2![/link]
     
  16. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://cdn1.fishpond.co.nz/0653569455889-crop-325x325.jpg]

    These thingies. They look almost cute and a tad freaky... and I don't want to admit how many of them I have bought (the hippo is totally my favorite!).
     
  17. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Speaking of Growing Up Skipper from above, Mattel had other questionable misfires with Barbie over the years. Like Earring Magic Ken:

    [image=http://www.blogcdn.com/www.walletpop.com/blog/media/import/488a1467-0037a-0342d-400cb8e1_9181.jpg]

    What was supposed to be a toy marketer's way to make Barbie's boyfriend cooler and hip him up for the '90s instead made him look, well.....I think you can understand why the doll was taken off store shelves after parents complained, and is now a big collectible, especially in the LGBT community.