The 60s and 70s were kind of a wild time. There was a lot going on politically, but for those of us who were just kids, we were just concerned with one thing: toys. Nothing else really mattered.
Looking back, a lot of the stuff from our childhoods were pretty strange. How many of these things do you recognize?
For some reason, Hasbro thought it would be fine to make a toy that looked like a big needle. It was actually just a water gun, but it became a complete PR nightmare when the media started to call it a "junior junkie kit". It was recalled shortly after it was released.
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic
Having colorful bubbles from your chewing gum may have seemed cool, but it was actually super dangerous. The rainbow colored plastic was filled with acetone and petroleum-based products. It would often cause dizziness and could lead to a coma.
The Little Lady Stove
This little stove is kind of like an Easy Bake Oven, only that instead of heating up just a little bit to slowly cook a cookie, it would heat up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hotter than most real stoves? Apparently some adults would buy them for their apartments if they lived alone.