Thursday, November 17, 2011
A Godzilla toy makes the 2011 "10 Worst Toys" List
Who knew Godzilla toys were now dangerous?
Apparently W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) creates an annual list of the top 10 worst toys currently in the market.
They rate these toys based on how dangerous they could be to children.
The key word is "could" as these toys have the "potential" to create harm.
It's not that any of them have actually harmed any children, or that there have already been cases of children being harmed...it's more of a precaution of sorts.
Making the top 10 list is the "Godzilla Bandai 12 Inch Deluxe Classic Figure Gigan", which you can see pictured above.
As the W.A.T.C.H. website describes: "W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This “12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure”, referenced on the packaging as the character “Gigan”, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries."
Whether the group is right or wrong on this toy Toho has not placed any recalls, which is their right to not do so.
In either case I think the toy looks amazing, and is definitely something to get for any Godzilla fan out there. For children at a certain age please be advised.
Here's the original article to see the entire Top 10 list:
toysafety.org: 2011 10 Worst Toys list