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January 28, 2004 4:14 AM   Subscribe

Worst. Toy. Ever.
posted by PenDevil (30 comments total)

 
Worst. Ever!?!, catagory it is.
At least it won't sell. An adult buying this toy then giving it as a gift, would be playing russion roulette being liked. As this gun has no bang which can be said of its worth as a toy, boring.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:49 AM on January 28, 2004


so, where do I buy one?
posted by muckster at 4:56 AM on January 28, 2004


Wow. Tasteless yet compelling. Its from this taschen book apparently.
posted by davehat at 5:06 AM on January 28, 2004


Heh. I saw this on the SA forums, but it was entitled "Best Toy Ever."
posted by ODiV at 5:49 AM on January 28, 2004


I want one.
posted by seanyboy at 6:08 AM on January 28, 2004


From the same company that brought us Bag O'Glass?
posted by ElvisJesus at 6:42 AM on January 28, 2004


I just showed this to my girlfriend, who is from Japan. It's called "Hippo Kick" in Japanese. Apparently, the hippo's feet come out and kick you. As usual when she is shown odd Japan stuff from Metafilter, she said "What's strange about that? I had one when I was a kid."
posted by zaelic at 7:40 AM on January 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


The sign the hippo is carrying on the box says, "Safe!"

Very funny, thanks.
posted by vito90 at 7:58 AM on January 28, 2004


Sure, we laugh about it now, but once all these Japanese kids grow up and can kick America's ass at Russian Roulette, then it won't be so funny.

Get your kid one today!
posted by soyjoy at 8:08 AM on January 28, 2004 [1 favorite]


Worst. Childrens. Record. Title. Ever.
posted by jonmc at 8:12 AM on January 28, 2004


I like the game where they perform ritual suicide to save their honor, points going out to the person who doesn't cry out in pain.
posted by jmccorm at 8:16 AM on January 28, 2004


My friends and I would have played with one of these growing up.

A big pink gun that fires hippo feet is hardly going to twist an entire generation of Japanese minds.

They have Hentai for that.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:22 AM on January 28, 2004



posted by RylandDotNet at 9:16 AM on January 28, 2004


Russian Roulette...y'know, for kids!
posted by aaronscool at 9:30 AM on January 28, 2004


Worst. Childrens. Record. Title. Ever.

Heh. My kids have that CD. It's not bad lullaby-type music, but the name of that title track always cracks me up.
posted by Dirjy at 9:43 AM on January 28, 2004


I always love educational toys...
posted by Samizdata at 9:45 AM on January 28, 2004


soyjoy, RylandDotNet: Thanks for a good laugh!
posted by languagehat at 9:46 AM on January 28, 2004


Must. acquire. hippo-feet. gun. Must.....
posted by troutfishing at 9:58 AM on January 28, 2004


A few years ago for my birthday, my friends gave me a gun-shaped toy that played lambada music when you pulled the trigger. The cool part: It was also a whistle if you put the barrel in your mouth.

I enjoyed whistling along to the lambada music. Makes me want to try it with a real gun!
posted by etc. at 10:14 AM on January 28, 2004


Screw the children, won't somebody please think of those poor footless hippos?
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:20 AM on January 28, 2004


Not even close, unless you are seriously underestimating the twisted appeal and outright killing power of Jarts.
posted by dglynn at 11:21 AM on January 28, 2004


I believe this first appeared as part of "John Waters' L'il Deerhunter Adventure Pack."
posted by squirrel at 11:27 AM on January 28, 2004


Fisher Price's My First Seppuku.
posted by Tacodog at 11:36 AM on January 28, 2004



posted by squirrel at 11:47 AM on January 28, 2004


Is this Fark?
posted by ColdChef at 1:35 PM on January 28, 2004


ColdChef: Nothing wrong with a little photoshopping on MeFi, say I. We could use more fun and participatory creativity here.
posted by TreeHugger at 1:59 PM on January 28, 2004


TreeHugger: I believe you meant to say "Nothing wrong with some images enhanced using Adobe® Photoshop® software on Mefi, say I."
posted by cortex at 3:37 PM on January 28, 2004


People are sad.
posted by dg at 8:59 PM on January 28, 2004


Soon to be followed, undoubtedly, by Baby Smokes-A-Lot, Hi-Ho, My Eye! (from Milton Bradley), and Fisher-Price's My First Shiv.
posted by Vidiot at 6:28 AM on January 29, 2004


Ah, one more: Hasbro's "Baby's First Skin Graft."
posted by squirrel at 1:16 PM on January 30, 2004


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