Friday, November 24, 2006

Attack Of The Killer Toys

An official Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.NYPIRG: The only thing they love more than jam bands and patchouli oil is ruining the Christmas fun of little children. What else could be behind their annual Trouble in Toyland report? Yes, some of the items they cite, such as toys with tiny pieces, toxic materials, and other obvious hazards are a problem, but Excessively Loud Toys? Come on, kids love loud annoying toys.

Another group on the dangerous toy bandwagon is the Boston based World Against Toys Causing Harm, who among this year's troubled toys list the Fear Factor Candy Challenge, which they describe as:
Pouches containing "spine-chilling spiders", "mystery meat", and a "buzzard buffet", pose a "candy challenge" to children asking: "Is fear a factor for you?" The grotesque buffet, available in the toy aisle, is based upon the television series which sometimes features contestants competing to eat as much as possible in the shortest time.
What do they think we did all day yesterday?