Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., or W.A.T.C.H., has announced its top-10 list of the worst toys you can buy kids this Christmas. This is a rather pointless year for a list like this, considering the massive expansion of the Unsafe Toy Industry; in fact, the first item on their list was recalled back in October for lead paint. Still, there are some fun discoveries on the list, like “Sticky Stones,” small piles of easy-to-eat magnets, and the “Spider Man 3 New Goblin Sword,” because its “spring-loaded blade expands to more than 3 feet long, creating the potential for facial injuries.” If they could just combine the Goblin Sword with the Oozinator, we’d have a Dateline special on our hands.
Also making the list is something called “B’loonies,” which is yet another variation of that weird tube of plastic goo you squeeze onto a straw and then blow to form sturdy, long-lasting bubbles. As W.A.T.C.H. points out, the substance is highly flammable and should probably not be part of a kid’s toy—although we remember playing with this product all the time and enjoying the mildly gasoline-scented odor. Ah, to be young and a huffer!