10 Incredibly Dangerous Banned Toys

They say that it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. Technically, the same applies to skull fractures, poisoning, and third-degree burns. Throughout history, toy makers have designed some truly brutal products (lawn darts, anyone?). But with modern-day lawsuits, you'd think we would've curbed that… » 8/27/14 9:00am 8/27/14 9:00am

The Untold History of the Easy-Bake Oven

I have a confession: My brother and I destroyed my Easy-Bake Oven. I had the 1981 Mini-Wave model, the boxy, yellow microwave style, which was, in my 7-year-old mind, the only kind of Easy-Bake there was. One day, my 4-year-old brother had a brilliant idea—to "cook" a green plastic steak from our 1972 Mattel Tuff Stuff » 2/13/14 4:00pm 2/13/14 4:00pm

Easy Baking Without the 100-Watt Light Bulb Burns Isn't Easy Baking

Next year, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will go into effect, starting with the ban of 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. With them go the Easy-Bake Ovens that have burned your mini treats a 100-watts at a time since 1963. While Hasbro has insisted they will recreate the toy to embrace modern… » 2/23/11 3:29pm 2/23/11 3:29pm