For the most part, toys that have been released to market make complete sense. They are either simply fun for children or they provide learning experiences. These types of toys are popular and completely accepted by children and parents alike. However, there are plenty of other toys out there that are completely inappropriate for one reason or other. Here we present you with the 7 most inappropriate toys for children.
1. Pole Dancer Doll
The creepiest part of this toy is that the doll herself looks completely innocent and sweet, yet she is holding on to her very own dancing pole. The jargon on the box is even creepy too, including words like “flash” and “up and down.” Is there ever a situation when it would be appropriate to introduce a child to the world of strippers?
2. Stylin’ Studio
The name of this toy sounds innocuous, offering teenagers the chances to upload an image and then try on hair styles or make up. However, this toy does not stop here. Instead, it allows the user to change their actual face shape to determine if they should have plastic surgery as well as look for wrinkles to see if they need to get botox injections or fillers. Touted as the “ultimate makeover” this sounds more like a tool for a 40 year old, not a pre-teen.
3. Chup, Chup Baby
A Spanish toy that at first seems like a version of the Baby Alive in the United States. However, this toy is extremely inappropriate. First of all, the name is Spanish for “to suck” and she includes a bib for “mommy” to wear with flowers placed at the right spot for the baby doll to suckle. Breast feeding may be completely natural, but for a 6 year-old child? We didn’t think so either.
4. Stuffed STDs
Stuffed animals are a sure favorite among children. However, would stuffed animals in the shape of various STD microbes be something you would let your child play with? Available in five shapes, including Herpes, Chlamydia, the Clap, HPV and the Pox, this toy is wildly inappropriate, and jut plain bizarre.
5. The Cleaning Trolley
Of course, household toys have been around for a while, such as a play kitchen or Easy Bake Oven. However, the idea of a maid’s cleaning cart seems a little overboard. Complete with mop, broom, bucket, sponges and more, this toy would leave developmental feminists in despair.
6. Tattoo Gun Toy
While it is true that temporary tattoos have been popular among children for many years, the idea of a tattoo gun seems to cross a line. This set includes a number of different temporary designs and a gun to apply them, made to look like those used by real tattoo artists. Could it be designed to teach a vocation to the younger generation?
7. Sky Dancer
At first glance this toy looks completely harmless. Featuring a fairy with wings perched atop splashing dolphins, the toy is pretty enough. However, the doll includes a handle which, when pulled, launches the doll into the air in a spinning flurry. Just imagine the damage when your child looks up to watch the sharp, spinning hard plastic wings quickly flying toward them. Needless to say, this toy could cause some pretty serious injuries.
There are certainly plenty of inappropriate toys available. Some of these toys are dangerous while others are downright bizarre. In any case, they will most likely not be on your child’s wish list this Christmas, and they definitely won’t be on yours!