questionswhat's your favorite banned toy?

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I miss Jarts. I still see them at flea markets, but they are way too expensive to buy.. since all I want to do is toss them in the air so they land in dirt.

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@pickypickypicky: Didn't they make those that sparked, too? They were great.

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@kmeltzer: I couldn't agree more! There is a set in my family that have been around for a while. They are a favorite at BBQs. They're in pretty rough shape, the fins are the hardest thing to upkeep. Apparently, since we have a set of the original ones (with spikes) we can buy the new version ( http://www.amazon.com/Fundex-780-Jarts/dp/B000Y9X3KQ ) and just swap out the parts. I haven't tried this yet, but will if we get desperate enough.

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@kmeltzer: Are Jarts those massive lawn darts?! My buddy and I used to chuck those as hard as we could at trees to see who could get them in the farthest, bahaha

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@pickypickypicky: I remember playing with those in the 90s, but they were the version that replaced the string with rigid plastic. Are they all discontinued now?

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@jsimsace: CAGE MATCH!!!!

@okham: I never saw one, but I'd like to now!

@purplefeather: Kids these days! Those are so much less dangerous. I see a really small version of those in the dollar tree, but that doesn't really mean they aren't banned, just that they slipped through he cracks. The probably make them with lead too, just to make sure they are still deadly.

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Anyone remember yoyo waterballs?

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Clackers. Mindless fun.

I had no idea that Kinder Eggs were banned here. Love those things, too. I have brought them back from Argentina and Bolivia for my nieces and nephews.

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@trekmiss: I nearly choked on a Kinder Egg (Wonder Ball) as kid yet they were my favorite thing growing up.

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I miss the Bag O Glass from the Mainway Company.

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@purplefeather: I saw some at walmart in the party supplies section the other day.

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The Cabbage Patch Kid Snacktime Kid. (Not that I was a kid when it came out). I just love why it was recalled/banned. It supposedly 'ate' kids fingers or got their hair stuck in it's mouth as it was 'chewing' it's food. I happen to own three. But, I'm thinking of sending them back for the recall money. Not like I actually play with them or anything!

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I have to agree with @pickypickypicky on Clackers. I loved those and I was very good at 'em. Mine never broke.

I remember my brother's playing with the Vac-u-Form. I thought it was soooo cool.
http://www.spookshows.com/toys/vacuform/vacuform.htm

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@dmaz: Yeah. Those oversize darts you're supposed to toss at a ring, across the yard. But, people kept throwing that at each other instead.

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@elforman: What about Happy Fun Ball?

"Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball."

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@okham: @pickypickypicky: Yes they did! They made clackers that were covered in some weird hard/powdery substance. When you smack the two balls together, they would POP like a small cap gun and make a little spark. After so many smacks, the substance would get worn off/used up and they were just weird looking balls after that. Used to be able to buy them for like 99 cents at WalMart. Think my local arcade had them too for like 100 tickets. lol

edit: Find much online. Did find this video that calls them "caveman balls", but seems to be them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10lahMlG1Nw

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I came here to mention Kinder Surprise eggs but I see the OP and a couple others already beat me to it. So, seconded!

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@firebirdude: Ah, we had those, I don't remember what we called them, but they aren't what I was referring to as Klackers. Here are klackers in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLHftISLNHE

@petrosrex: So, your parents are the ones who got them banned, aren't they? Just admit it.

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@pickypickypicky: Oh yeah! They don't make those anymore?!? Pretty sure they do. Maybe just smaller versions?

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@firebirdude: The only ones I have seen, other than NOS, are with a rigid plastic, connecting the balls, not a string. Link, please?

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Kinder eggs! Sigh.

I am an adult, I would like my kinder eggs, thank you.

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@inkycatz: I'll send you a big one when I get back from Germany :)

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@okham: I am ever appreciative, but I am not sure it will survive the mail! :(

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@pickypickypicky: Since when did blacking out for 2 minutes become a bad thing? When I woke up, I found out that my parents threw the rest of my egg away. They then appealed to the government (who know what is best for all of us) to ban the "evil" that is kinder eggs.

I apologize to @inkycatz, @pickypickypicky, @okham, @trekmiss, and all of the rest of you for my transgressions.

I shall now place the cone of shame upon my head and sit in the corner of solitude.
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@petrosrex: Back in the day, parents probably encouraged toys that caused blackouts, it provided a quiet respite, and was probably the best part of their day. "Hey, Jane, do you and Bob want to come over for cocktails? Jennifer usually knocks herself in the head around 7ish. Yeah, as long as Billy doesn't need another trip to the hospital, from those Jarts, again."

So, I think we can all agree, it was the parents that went soft first.

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@okham: @elforman: What about Happy Fun Ball?

"Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball."

I'm old school. All my SNL references come from the original cast. Even now as I'm watching the Olympics I'm wondering which of the men's track and field athletes will be having Little Chocolate Donuts for breakfast tomorrow. And they go well with Shimmer, because it's both a dessert topping and a floor wax!