We've seen our share of crappy design, but store shelves are so abundant with them, there's always more to poke fun at. For example, toys. They're usually designed and made by adults, so you'd expect a considerable amount of consideration before manufacturing them, right? Well, not so much. Bored Panda has collected some of the most questionable toys to prove that some designers have no clue what they're doing.

From a doll head, used as an actual pony tail to a psychotic Elmo, it seems ridiculous someone actually greenlighted these ideas. We're pretty sure, however, that the employees who did had a 'long talk' with their bosses after the fact. Scroll down to check out what we mean and vote for the ones that made you cringe the most.

#1

My Dog Destroyed Her Toy Cactus, And There Was Another Sad Cactus Inside

My Dog Destroyed Her Toy Cactus, And There Was Another Sad Cactus Inside

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Sancha Fung
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe it is just to show that while they may show happiness, they are sad inside.

Hari Onago
Community Member
2 years ago

Philosophical cactus.

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Mont
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a brilliant product design.

Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not a design fail because this toy is designed to do this. Just Google 'Consuela The Cactus'.

frank0ys
Community Member
2 years ago

...How is this a fail? This is a win!

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not a fail, this is awesome!

Susan Zurbi-Feldesi
Community Member
2 years ago

There is a company (Bark Box)that make dog toys with toys inside. They're for dogs that are toy destroyers.They have many different styles. They have a mustached acorn with a sad faced nut inside. Cute.

Muhammad Cisco Zulfikar
Community Member
2 years ago

That is actually a good one, but then the dog will be feeling guilty about it

lindsayaotter
Community Member
2 years ago

That is just really cool!! Great design idea!

Šu Ma
Community Member
2 years ago

right? not a flop but rather another toy for your dog destroyer :)

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a BarkBox toy. It's designed like this on purpose. We bought two so we had a spare for after he destroyed the first one!

makki
Community Member
2 years ago

i thought that was yoda and an avocado xDD

Ann Ros'a
Community Member
2 years ago

Hilarious 🤣🤣🤣

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GK
Community Member
2 years ago

This is from BarkBox! Our dogs get toys like these all the time from them, and they love it!

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe it's like the Russian nesting dolls & they keep getting smaller

Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

8 cactuses for the price of 1!

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Raven Mystique
Community Member
2 years ago

how awesome, 2 Toys, for the price of 1, ignoring the sad face that was on the inside!

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
2 years ago

Happy to be alive then sad to be dead. Cool toy design.

Alia
Community Member
2 years ago

This is amazing

Robert Williamson
Community Member
2 years ago

This isn't a fail, it is brilliant and took effort most would not bother with.

Cristy Cable
Community Member
2 years ago

it's sad because it doesn't have any arms

Emma B
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this is a GENIUS toy design!

Sierra Batten
Community Member
2 years ago

I dont see the fail here, this seems like a big win!

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

Me on the outside and me on the inside.

Vesna Sunrider
Community Member
2 years ago

Sooo... What exactly is the design fail here?

Lekha
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad cactus soul is gonna haunt you now!!

Diane Lloyd
Community Member
2 years ago

These are perfect and hilarious! Not weird to me at all.

Erisa Desu
Community Member
2 years ago

this is win for me. tbh

Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
2 years ago

Not a fail!

Candace Formosa
Community Member
2 years ago

this is actually such a smart idea i love it

Mitchell Olson
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is this a fail?? The toy gets a new life and you don't have to buy a new one right away.

TC
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not quite a fail after all...

Mandy Lipsky
Community Member
2 years ago

Design Win!

lazy_panda
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not a design fail; that's adorable!! (and a bit sad)

Janelle Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

That's bleak!

Nanette Westerman
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a design feature, not a flaw!

Jasmyn Du Bois
Community Member
2 years ago

Where? Where do I order this from? I have two toy destroyers, this would be perfect!

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Toymaker with an excellent sense of humor!!

Paula Raymundo
Community Member
2 years ago

The toy is sad because the dog broke it.. T-T

Derron Grant Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

That's sort of genius actually

Milda Mockūnaitė
Community Member
2 years ago

Cactusception

Anonymous Doorknob
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww a hidden surprise

The Winged Areo
Community Member
6 months ago

Sad that it’s revealed

Elijah Shaulis
Community Member
1 year ago

prepared for this scenario

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they made it Incase any dogs rio it open

Estimation
Community Member
1 year ago

thats kind of cute though

The fat potato...
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s not a fail. Its beautiful....

Lilu Baimenova
Community Member
1 year ago

The inside is the real cactus and the layer cactus is a costume. He’s sad because his costume was ripped up.

Ghassen Rezgui
Community Member
2 years ago

It was meant to be LMAO

Charmaine Collings
Community Member
2 years ago

Or, dismay being shown at having been DESTROYED!?

Tantra White
Community Member
2 years ago

We have B.B. too and we love the toys w another inside. It’s to challenge the dog to figure out to get the one inside. Gift that keeps on giving.

Tantra White
Community Member
2 years ago

I have B.B. too and we love them.

ll1Diamond1ll
Community Member
2 years ago

It is to show that the dog just ripped it apart and now its sad

cat of oz
Community Member
2 years ago

hol'on

cat of oz
Community Member
2 years ago

hol'on a minute

Dakota Zayat
Community Member
2 years ago

dEpReSsIoN

Fuzzy Duckling
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not a fail it's a win

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
2 years ago

But is there another cactus inside the mini cactus?! I MUST KNOW!!!

Kim M
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd call that a design *win*!

Julia Previte
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha brilliant design idea.

Kracken
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a cool you cactus

Mista Bheenick
Community Member
2 years ago

i don't think its a toy fail

Bethany Lingle
Community Member
2 years ago

this is actually hilarious xDDD

Sumaya Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

thats funny

LoneWolfie
Community Member
2 years ago

For some reason, this one made me depressed

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh how clever!

GiftofGalway
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think that was a bad design. It's hilarious, designed by someone with a sense of humor.

Samantha Beckett
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't see how this is a fail.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 years ago

weird.... hahahahah

Laura Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

As Toy destroying dog owner I love this! Two toys in one and the sad face is perfect. Poor thing knows he's next.

Teleri Nyfain
Community Member
2 years ago

I LOVE this! How is this a fail?

Davis Foulger
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not a fail. That's a pretty great feature.

Zaliyah Whitaker
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor thing

Pomeranians
Community Member
2 years ago

It's what on the inside that counts...

Megan
Community Member
2 years ago

The Mask of emotions

tianjian in china
Community Member
2 years ago

what is it?

Tetiana Bobryka
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this rather means: I'm sad that you destroyed me.

Mark Guith
Community Member
2 years ago

Must be Russian cactus

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
2 years ago

It's like the sad cactus is sad that you killed the other cactus

Belle Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

Me @SanchaFung

Sandra Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

This shows how we feel when we get hurt.

Meah Hanaphine
Community Member
2 years ago

He's naked and sad!

Sofie Agni
Community Member
2 years ago

This actually isn't that bad of a design

Adogcalledkitty
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2 years ago

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Fake again. How did the inner one not get destroyed?

Fabio Kuwahara
Community Member
2 years ago

it's designed for dogs to rip the happy one and still have the sad one, https://barkshop.com/items/consuela-the-cactus-medium

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#2

Chinese Toy

Chinese Toy

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Christophe Beunens
Community Member
2 years ago

it's a trojan horse

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#3

This Unfortunately Designed Kid's Balloon

This Unfortunately Designed Kid's Balloon

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Harry
Community Member
2 years ago

I am laughing to death.

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#4

My Little Sister's Toy Looks Like It Just Smoked Itself Into A New Era

My Little Sister's Toy Looks Like It Just Smoked Itself Into A New Era

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
2 years ago

Smokeysaurus

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#5

When Designer Is Tired Of Drawing

When Designer Is Tired Of Drawing

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gabiru
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the caption!!!

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#6

My Four-Legged Duck

My Four-Legged Duck

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

The monster of Duckness.

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#7

Cinderella's Nose Job Didn't Go As Planned

Cinderella's Nose Job Didn't Go As Planned

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Prashant Karnath
Community Member
2 years ago

She is still a 10

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#8

Austria. Home Of Kangaroos And Deserts

Austria. Home Of Kangaroos And Deserts

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Phil.
Community Member
2 years ago

haha that's a classic. That's why they sell t-shirts in Austria saying "No kangaroos in Austria"

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#9

Why ??

Why ??

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Though looks like very much intentionally done thing. But still I will drink from it.

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#10

These Figurines

These Figurines

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gabiru
Community Member
2 years ago

I knew it!

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#11

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

Why would you try and undress him in the first place?! Don't do that! :D

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#12

Go Home, Belle, You're Drunk

Go Home, Belle, You're Drunk

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Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
2 years ago

Party hard!

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#13

This Fantastic Toy

This Fantastic Toy

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nanashi
Community Member
2 years ago

true story: I had something like this as a kid (4/5yo) and I really thought that's what the male genitalia does (I can't ask then, culture thing). fast forward a year or so I had a dental emergency and my dad taking me to the dentist and decided to use his motorcycle so we can get there faster. I was so shocked I really thought he'd really would do the thing but I was even more shocked when he didn't bc I thought he didn't do it bc of my sake. what if the police stopped him for not putting the thing in the thing?? anyway, I learned the real thing soon after. I felt so stupid.

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#14

Shhh... It'll Be Over Soon

Shhh... It'll Be Over Soon

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Ani
Community Member
2 years ago

"Elmo hugs back & so much more!" - Omg, is that really what is written over there :D :D :D Creepy ...

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#15

I Am A Sweet Baby. Let's Have Fun Together

I Am A Sweet Baby. Let's Have Fun Together

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Jenn
Community Member
2 years ago

i think that baby is going to shank someone.....!

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#16

Prevent Your Kid From Being Afraid Of The Dark

Prevent Your Kid From Being Afraid Of The Dark

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morgan jeffries
Community Member
2 years ago

Always knew Minnie was evil

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#17

I Don't Remember That Part Of Sleeping Beauty

I Don't Remember That Part Of Sleeping Beauty

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like the horse is blindfolded as well

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#18

You Can Shave Your Baby

You Can Shave Your Baby

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf?

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#19

If Santa's Late, You'll Know Why

If Santa's Late, You'll Know Why

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Miss MonMon
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks happy too.... he only comes once a year, after all.

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#20

My Nephew Has A Toy Dinosaur Which We Call "Sneaky Dinosaur" Because He Looks Rather F****** Sneaky

My Nephew Has A Toy Dinosaur Which We Call "Sneaky Dinosaur" Because He Looks Rather F****** Sneaky

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Muhammad Cisco Zulfikar
Community Member
2 years ago

Sneaky sneaky

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#21

Winnie The Pooh

Winnie The Pooh

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just a thought !
Community Member
2 years ago

Nightmare inducing material right there

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#22

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Well I would buy the right one...unique

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#23

In The Disney Villains Deck Of Playing Cards, The Queen Of Hearts Is The Three Of Clubs

In The Disney Villains Deck Of Playing Cards, The Queen Of Hearts Is The Three Of Clubs

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Anonymous Doorknob
Community Member
2 years ago

So that's why she's raging on the card!

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#24

Paw Concentration Camp

Paw Concentration Camp

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Jenn
Community Member
2 years ago

wow.........

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#25

Children's Toys Are Getting More And More Realistic

Children's Toys Are Getting More And More Realistic

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing wrong with this one. At least they were sane enough to keep the lengths in 'check'!

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#26

This Toy

This Toy

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Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
2 years ago

For educational purposes

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#27

What

What

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

and I was wondering if web just came from Spiderman's hands

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#28

The Description On This Toy's Packaging Is Brutally Honest

The Description On This Toy's Packaging Is Brutally Honest

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Monica Jfk
Community Member
2 years ago

At least they're honest bout it

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#29

This Toy Is Having An Identity Crisis

This Toy Is Having An Identity Crisis

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Sancha Fung
Community Member
2 years ago

Misleading for children.

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#30

Hey, Should We Paint The Bottle White? Nah, Leave It Flesh Coloured

Hey, Should We Paint The Bottle White? Nah, Leave It Flesh Coloured

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
2 years ago

They start young, don't they?

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#31

'Real Life' Expression On A Doll

'Real Life' Expression On A Doll

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gabiru
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep. Me. All the time!

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#32

How Many Noses Does This Guy Really Need?

How Many Noses Does This Guy Really Need?

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Sancha Fung
Community Member
2 years ago

This is funny..

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#33

Classic Batman Squirt Gun... Really?!

Classic Batman Squirt Gun... Really?!

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Muhammad Cisco Zulfikar
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just wrong in so many ways

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#34

Harry, You Look So Real!

Harry, You Look So Real!

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Anastasia B
Community Member
2 years ago

Smurf Harry?

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#35

This Is Why I Like To Go To My Local Dollar Shop And To The Toys Section

This Is Why I Like To Go To My Local Dollar Shop And To The Toys Section

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Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
2 years ago

Cheaper than in a sex shop. I guess. I can't know.

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#36

So My Mother Had A Doll Made Based Off Of A Picture Of Me As A Baby

So My Mother Had A Doll Made Based Off Of A Picture Of Me As A Baby

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 years ago

holy crap!

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#37

My Wife Bought These Baby Toys... Little Worried About Them

My Wife Bought These Baby Toys... Little Worried About Them

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morgan jeffries
Community Member
2 years ago

Baby is not going to know, but you may giggle yourself to death

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#38

I Imagine The Designer Giggling The Whole Time

I Imagine The Designer Giggling The Whole Time

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Shane Allon
Community Member
2 years ago

Fun Scissoring with Wonder woman. Now its possible!!!!

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#39

Who Is Responsible For This Monstrosity?

Who Is Responsible For This Monstrosity?

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Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it does say 'funny toys'.

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#40

I Do Not Claim To Be As Smart As Animal Planet Zoologists But I Do Believe This Package Contains False Information

I Do Not Claim To Be As Smart As Animal Planet Zoologists But I Do Believe This Package Contains False Information

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Cashew
Community Member
2 years ago

American idea, chinese production, latin buyers.

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#41

Wolverine Inflatable Toy

Wolverine Inflatable Toy

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

I think someone is doing this deliberately. 4th such balloon, can't be co-incidence.

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#42

So A Friend Of Mine Works At A Toy Store, And This Is What He Came Across

So A Friend Of Mine Works At A Toy Store, And This Is What He Came Across

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

why I am feeling like I have a mild concussion.

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#43

Children's Or Adult Toy?

Children's Or Adult Toy?

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Jenn
Community Member
2 years ago

what the...........

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#44

This Creepy Teddy Bear

This Creepy Teddy Bear

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

Bear version of Alien or c-section birth?

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#45

Water Bottle Designed For Young Girls

Water Bottle Designed For Young Girls

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Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
2 years ago

$54 !?!?

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#46

Uhh... Spongebob?

Uhh... Spongebob?

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rakuninaru
Community Member
2 years ago

This is sooo wrong

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#47

Great Find At Target Tonight

Great Find At Target Tonight

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Sancha Fung
Community Member
2 years ago

Could also go in the misleading packaging post https://www.boredpanda.com/misleading-packaging-design/

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#48

The New Star War Movie Toys Are Starting To Get Out Of Hand

The New Star War Movie Toys Are Starting To Get Out Of Hand

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Mont
Community Member
2 years ago

Just realized that this was Mr. Miyagi's face on Yoda's body.

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#49

Who Greenlighted This Toy?

Who Greenlighted This Toy?

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

This toy is for very small kids, for them there's nothing wrong with this. Also, if not for this post, and I had seen this toy somewhere, honestly I would have not thought anything negative otherwise.

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#50

This Squishy Toy's Eyes Fell Off But He Came With Back Ups

This Squishy Toy's Eyes Fell Off But He Came With Back Ups

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

even better

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#51

New Pokemon Found

New Pokemon Found

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Shana
Community Member
2 years ago

Think if they didn't unpack it, it could've been worth some money. (If it's a single misprint and there aren't loads of them :P )

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#52

They Couldn't Have Just Used The Tan Color For The Inside Lining?

They Couldn't Have Just Used The Tan Color For The Inside Lining?

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

they want it to look realistic maybe

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#53

The Printing On This Ball

The Printing On This Ball