Ten Most Dangerous Toys of All Time

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The most dangerous toy our parents gave us when we were kids was a potato. That, perhaps, explains our current obsession with shiny objects. In the spirit of reminiscing, Radar Mag has a roundup of the ten most dangerous toys in the last half century. These honestly don't stand up in comparison with the depression-era "Razor Flying Disc"—which was just one giant razor—or "Little Johnny's Smallpox Infection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Kit" that was so popular at the turn of the century.


Some of the more notable items Radar's list are Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy lab with actual radioactive specimens, Bat Masterson's belt gun that went off when pudgy kids relaxed for just a second, and the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Motorcycle that resulted in some Steve-O-like trips around the neighborhood cul-de-sac.

Pray for Coal [Radar Magazine]

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I guess I am the only one who doesn't appreciate the hopefully photo-shopped image of a young child with a jart sticking out of their shoulder?!? I mean even for affect this made me cringe, bad Radar, Bad...

Anyway, the kids these days are so babied they are lucky to be allowed to play with pointed sticks without having to wear a helmet, and goggles.

but I have to agree with SkyDancers being on the list. Not for the reasons they are stating however, the wings weren't dangerous, it's the heavy lead weight on the end that makes these things drop like rocks. Also the toy just sucks, you need to be of adult strength to even make the thing take off properly, and if you are of said strength then you will manage to pop out the little ball barrings in the things gearing. I know this because my 5 year old loved these things and I had to repair them daily. But hey whats more fun than drilling out the plastic screw covers to oven it up and they pry open the gear case to move around ball bearings. Eventually I just dropped the ball bearings out of the things and shot graphite into them. What a pain in the arse...

Sorry went off on a tangent there...