You’d expect a good amount of consideration and thought during the design and manufacturing process, right? Well, not so much so! We’ve put together a list of the worst toy fails, ones that are so bad, it’s hard to believe they made it to the shelves!
At first glance, this looks like a pretty legitime toy. The design is up to par, the color scheme is on point, just your average plane toy. Wait a minute...this isn't a plane, it's a helicopter. As it turns out, even the most well-designed toys sometimes fail.
This poor helicopter has an identity crisis. They've been telling it its a plane for as long as it can remember. But lo and behold - the truth is out in the open. You're a helicopter, buddy, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
Queen of Breaking Hearts
How bad do you need to be at your job to put the Queen of Hearts as the three of clubs? Now that all of our faith in humanity is crushed, we just want to know who the person that designed this deck of cards used as the Queen of Hearts? Cruella de Vil? Jafar?
Who better fits the part than the actual Queen of Hearts? If you need us, we'll be outside. We need to get some fresh air. We're furious!
Spiderman's Panty Line
The designers of this children's ride did everything in their power to make Spiderman as lifelike as possible. Along with the lifesize and colorful ride, they made a point of giving good ol' Spidey a visible panty line.
The only thing we're a little perplexed over is the way he's holding his arm up like he's marching through the sky. Isn't Spiderman supposed to be holding his arm out to let the web out in a particular Spiderman-Esque way?
My Little Ponytail
Sometimes taking a poorly manufactured toy and repurposing it into something else is the only way to go. When the poorly constructed toy is put into another broken toy, it's only a matter of time before the ugly truth comes out.
We wonder how long after this pony was purchased did the kid realize that "My Little Pony" was actually "Barbie's Little Ponytail." This is awkward, to say the least...we really hope we don't have any doll's heads in any of our toys!
Eye Love It
The toy company that manufactures these squishy toys knows that their product is cheap. Instead of fighting it and coming up with a better toy - they decided to take an alternative route. When the toy's eyes fall off (they inevitably will) - the doll has back up eyes drawn on the ball itself.
In all honestly, it's not the worst idea. In fact, the backup eyes make the toy even cuter than it was to begin with.
Either this little fellow came back from a late night of partying - or he's been up all night because his owner is afraid of the dark.
We know both of these options aren't plausible - which just goes to show you how far imagination went and how poorly this stuffed animal was designed. Now, excuse us while we drip eyedrops into this poor guy's eyes.
Nesting & Resting
When you've built a career around painting faces on Russian nesting dolls - you know you're at the top of your game. Around doll number one thousand, you start losing your patience. The great thing about Russian nesting dolls is that no one really ever reaches the smallest one.
Whoever was in charge of this Babooshka became tired pretty quickly. After doll number two, they decided that enough was enough and drew two eyes and a "flower"...if we could even call it that.
Go Back to Zoology School, Fool!
We're not claiming to be as smart as the Animal Planet Zoologist that was in charge of this toy - but we do believe that this package contains false information. In fact, we're sure of it. If there was ever a doubt in our mind that we may be confusing tarantulas and cockroaches - there is a picture of a tarantula to ensure that we aren't losing our minds.
To be honest, we're not sure what's more terrifying, a tarantula or a cockroach, they're both equally cringeworthy.
Emma Watson and the Beast
The designers of this Belle doll managed to copy Emma Watson's face onto this Beauty and the Beast Doll. They did it so well, in fact, that it's actually quite a frightening doll. It's so close to reality, and it actually seems like someone took Emma Waston, shrunk her and turned her into a baby.
The weirdest part about this whole ordeal is that as much as the doll looks like Emma, it also oddly resembles Justin Bieber. Does anyone have an explanation for this?
It's a Bit Puzzling
Over the past couple of years, Disney has been making a conscious effort of being more inclusive - making their Princesses more relatable and realistic. That being said, it looks like someone may have gone a little too far when trying to make a point.
Who are we kidding - of course, this was an honest mistake, and whoever designed this puzzle did a poor job of placing Cinderella in a place that strategically fit her beautiful assets. Or maybe we should start calling her Sniffderella? What do you think?
Real Life Doll Expressions
What real-life expressions do you think they were going for when they designed this doll? Happy? Shocked? Un-hinged? Whatever the case may be - this doll's expressions are ones we wouldn't want our kids to mimic.
This chef doll looks like the kind of toy that would wake you up in the middle of the night with a knife in hand, staring into your soul and demanding you play with it! We think we'll pass.
We don't claim to be Star Wars experts, but if there's one thing we know for sure - this is not how the characters of the franchise look. We understand that niche toy companies are trying to think outside the box, but these new toys are getting a little out of hand.
Here we have Wise Puppet, which we understand is a play-on Yoda, we just don't know why they decided to add a hipster mustache and dark eyebrows.
You Only Had One Job
Kangaroos and deserts are just two of our favorite symbols from down-under. And they're featured on this super cool toy car. So what's the problem? Um, last time we checked down-under referred to Australia...not Austria. Unless the kangaroos know something, we don't know?
This is one of those, "you only had one job!" moments, and to be perfectly frank, we hope whoever was in charge of this car's design got fired...or at least sent to a geography class!
Sleep Tight, Don't Let Minnie Mouse Bite
We can hear kids all around the world, asking their mothers why Minnie Mouse looks so scary. And all around the world, those mothers are giving their children the same explanation, "because someone underqualified was hired to design this nightlight, Honey!"
We're not going to lie, we don't understand the exact science that goes into designing a functioning nightlight, but one thing is for sure, we know that it isn't supposed to look like this!
I Do Believe in Fairies
It looks like whoever was responsible for Tinkerbell's face was holding a personal grudge against the unfortunate fairy. Let's put aside the fact that her eyes and eyebrows look like they were taken from two different characters - her smudged lipstick seems a little out of style.
As we know, the original Tinkerbell was based on the timeless Marylin Monroe, but this doll is the farthest thing from Monroe. It's a shame too, Tinkerbell was always one of our favorite Disney characters.
Oh Hello, Elmo
Who knew Elmo could be so violent? Not us! Yes, we're well aware of the fact that Elmo is supposed to be "hugging" this kid - but let's be real for a minute. There is no way that they didn't think about the fact that someone could misinterpret this open embrace as a slap...or Elmo telling the kid to shut up!
We can think of some parents who wouldn't object to an Elmo teaching their kids some manners...or how to keep it quiet.
If Nala and Nala weren't placed one right next to each other, we might not have noticed that one of these Nalas is not like the other. The Nala on the right side of this frame (which ironically is the wrong Nala) has, how do we phrase this lightly...interesting eyes.
This could be perceived as a design disaster - or you could throw up your arms and say, "Hakuna Matata"! After all, it means no worries, for the rest of your days.
Please don't tell us this is what bears look like after hibernation? If so, bears - do us a favor and stay in hibernation forever. We can't understand how this was marketed as a children's toy.
Moreover - why on earth did someone think that designing a Teddy Bear made up of two legs and a head was okay! We know who's going to visit us in our dreams tonight…or should we say nightmares?!
What You See is What You Get
What came first, the chicken or the egg? That's the only thing that comes to mind when looking at this toy. Did the company that designed this Yoda make a poorly planned doll to market it as a "Super-Deformed Plush"?
Or did they decide to nonchalantly to sell this Star Wars fail as a deformed toy when they realized that the person that designed Yoda did a pretty unfulfilling job?
Spongebob Squarepants is everyone's favorite sponge. His facial expressions are the best, and it's hard not to smile when he pops up on your screen. In our humble opinion, there may have been a more appropriate place to put the blowhole, but as we already know, balloon designers don't really pay close attention to detail.
In any case, we'll forgive it because Spongebob's face is so jolly we can't help but crack a smile.
We would give anything to be a fly on the wall of this toy store. What happened here that turned this innocent pile of bears into a violent crime scene? Okay, maybe it isn't violent - or a crime scene, but something weird is happening here.
Someone cut this big bear open only to reveal that it had another stuffed animal inside. Is that what happens when a stuffed animal is manufactured poorly? Do they stuff them into other toys? It would explain why and how these toys are so plush and fluffy!
We have so many questions when it comes to this toy; we'll start with...what was this designer thinking? Seriously, what were they thinking? We would give anything to climb into their minds to understand what their vision was when it came to designing this toy.
Is Harry Potter supposed to be invisible? If so, this toy gives off the opposite effect - he stands out like a sore thumb. Another question we have is why on earth are Harry's hands his skin color when the rest of him is blue?
Gotta Catch 'Em All
We love Pikachu. We love his rosy cheeks, his perky ears, and his lightning bolt tail. Wait, what's going on here...something's off. Someone got everyone's favorite Pokemon's ears and tail mixed up and made a morphed Pikachu.
Though this is considering a design fail, we kind of like it, maybe that's because no matter what Pikachu does, he has a special place in our hearts.
Teenage Mutant, Mutant Ninja Turtle
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle looks like a legitimate mutant. It looks like they added braces to create the full "teenage" experience. This guy's neck is so long he may as well pass as a mutant giraffe.
This toy was hung like a prize at an amusement park, and by the looks of it, it was waiting for someone to claim it for a while. You can even spot the dust through the photo! Guess we're not the only ones that didn't find this toy appealing!
This angry baby wouldn't be a big deal if it weren't for the little message written on the side of its box. We're sorry, there's no way to describe this doll as "sweet." It doesn't even really look like a baby. This toy looks like it could be advertised as a jailhouse doll, and we would believe it.
They should change the message to "I am your favorite inmate from cell number seven. Let's have fun together!" Now that's marketing done right!
Gone in a Flash
If you're going to come out with a line of superhero Hot Wheels, you may want to do your research before you start designing...or at least read some comics. You would think, at least, that if they were to make a Batman Hot Rod, they would try and make something similar to the Batmobile, right?
What we think happened here is that someone accidentally printed Batman on The Flash's Hot Rod, and no one cared enough to edit the typo. It's a shame too because The Flash's Hot Rod looks pretty darn cool!
You're Not Alone
We've never resonated with a toy more. These animals have been through something, and it shows. The bags under these stuffed animals' eyes tell a long and challenging story, and we just want them to know - we are here to listen.
We are used to seeing happy stuffed animals, the kind that makes you feel bad about feeling tired. These are the stuffed animals you buy new parents, so they know they aren't the only ones losing sleep at night!
Batman Squirt Gun, Anyone?
Growing up, our favorite part of summer vacation was always water activities. The beach, pool, slip 'n slide - anything that would manage to cool us down after a long day in the sun. Even today, we have a soft spot in our hearts for squirt guns...though, we're not entirely sure how we feel about this specific one.
We're the first to admit that this Batman squirt gun's design is a bit eerie, though, there may be something educational about it? At least we know that Batman is just like us!
At first glance, we thought to ourselves, why on earth is this bunny laying eggs? And then we read the advertisement and realized that it was actually...bunny glitter poop? Imagine being the person that works at the toy store that had to unpack these toys and then organize them on a shelf.
We don't know what educational purposes this toy serves, but it must have some sort of hidden agenda; otherwise, why else would anyone purchase such a thing?
The Lion Elsa
A crossover is the placement of two or more fictional characters into the context of a single story. This toy looks like a crossover between The Lion King and Frozen. There is something about Elsa's eyes and nose that makes her look more like Simba than she does Elsa.
We're guessing the guy that painted Elsa's face on had been in charge of The Lion King toys for so long - he was at a loss when they asked him to take the lead on the new Frozen series.
It's Not Always Black and White
The designers knew that the size of the soccer ball's print was not going to fit the actual ball, but they decided to go ahead and produce the balls anyways.
We're going to make a life lesson out of this fail - even if you don't fit perfectly on the team, you're an integral part of it! Every time you doubt yourself, just look down at your soccer ball! It has all the answers.
Hm, last time we checked, the Power Rangers looked nothing like this. We would go out on a limb and say they packaged this wrong, and this is Batman, but that too seems like somewhat of a stretch, considering this Batman is green?
Whatever the case may be, and whoever messed up this design, we have one question for you. Why on earth did you think anyone would want five versions of the same figurine?
Super Wario Brothers
This looks like the perfect Christmas present - state of the art Mario Kart. It seems like the ideal gift for our favorite little ones, and there's only one detail that has us scratching our heads. Why on earth is the "M" for Mario flipped upside down?
We bet the toy's designers boss, looked at this and yelled, "YOU ONLY HAD ONE JOB." And then, decided to try and sell it anyway, because the everyday consumer probably wouldn't have noticed. We did! We noticed!
Literal Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When you're designing keychains, it's critical (no pun intended) that you stay creative. Everyone wants a unique keychain - one that will stand out. So, when this designer was asked to design Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he took his assignment seriously - perhaps a bit too seriously.
It seems to us like this guy took the "mutant" part a little too literally because these are pretty morphed little turtles. Though the design may be a bit offputting, they sure got the unique role of this task down!
There's no better feeling than finding that specific something that you know will make your kids face light up. Whether it's their preferred candy or a balloon of their favorite animated character, there's always that small thing that will brighten their day.
The thought behind this balloon was utterly adorable, and we appreciate the sentiment, but what's going on between this guy's legs? Don't you think the designers of this balloon could have found a better placement to blow this guy up?
If You Know, You Nose
How many noses does one mouse need? For some reason, when they designed this Nutcracker, they decided to add two nozzles to each mouse. On the surface, this looks like a pretty legitime toy, right? But the moment you notice the unusual feature - you can't help but stare.
Obviously, the right nose is the one that's painted on - it even has whiskers and everything. So our question is, why on earth did they think to add that second nose?
Her Newfound Power
We will hand it to them - this is a pretty creative way to design scissors. It may even make tedious cutting a little more fun. We can just imagine the designer giggling the whole time. Wonder Woman really is a wonder - though she doesn't seem to be too happy about her new role as a scissor design.
Hey, who says cutting paper is anything less than a superpower? Own it, Wonder Woman, you're saving the world! One piece of paper at a time!
One Family is Very Happy
Where do we begin with this one? Everything about this toy is wrong. Let's start with the name, The Simpsonsns is a rather unique way of spelling this family's last name! Then we have the family of figurines itself...
Forget the fact that Lisa and Maggie are the same sizes, and the whole family looks like it has a substance abuse issue. There is something about their eyes that has us feeling all sorts of uncomfortable.
Interesting Toy Indeed
This questionable toy looks like it's running away from something. One can't help but wonder why. The fact that they called this little fellow "Interesting Toy" may be even more interesting than the toy itself.
It seems like this toy store had a hard time selling this guy, which doesn't surprise us at all. Who would ever spend 79, let alone 149 of whatever currency this is on such a toy?!
Batman has his Batmobile, so why shouldn't Spidey get a Spidermobile, right? Right! Well, that was our train of thought until we realized that Spiderman likes driving around naked. Whoever designed this, we'll give you a "D" for effort? But you're getting an "F" for design.
Aside from the Spidey-Esque color scheme, this toy is frightening, and perhaps the last thing we would think of buying our nieces and nephews for Christmas. There is no way anyone could convince us to purchase this item. Absolutely no way!
The Original Duck Face
There are two ways to understand what's going on in this photo. Either they accidentally put a duck's face on a mammals body, or the opposite. You can tell by the duck's expression that it isn't too thrilled about its current state, and to be honest - we can't blame him!
We wonder how many of these new species were put together on the assembly line. Who knows, maybe this is evolution happening in front of our eyes!
Have you heard of those dolls that are custom made to your specific requests? Well, this thoughtful mom thought it would be nice to make a doll based on a picture of this guy as a baby. If you look closely, you can see the exact picture this toy was made after.
Though we are sure the sentiment behind this was 100% innocent, this doll's face is anything but. It's all in the eyes - something is haunting about them!
The Birds, the Bees & The Bunnies
Looking at these two baby toys separately - they seem wholesome. Two bunnies, what's wrong with that, right? Wrong! Together these two toys make for a pretty "R" rated scene.
Perhaps, when the time comes, parents can use these toys to show give their kids the birds and the bees talk.
Santa's Little Helper
This delightful toy was placed at a shopping center's Santa's elf workshop display. We admit we don't really know what Santa's elves look like - but we're sure it's not this. Someone took a baby doll, ripped her head off, and then attached her to a stuffed animal's body.
We're not sure that that's what the spirit of Christmas is all about. To add insult to injury, whoever made this horrible toy also painted the doll's face an almost toxic shade of yellow.
A True Care Bear
Okay, we know exactly what you're thinking! Snap out of it! This is an entirely innocent children's toy! Let us break it down for you, this bear was built so that when you squeeze it, the balls pop out of its mouth and shoot across the room.
See, there's nothing naughty about it. Though we do understand why you were thinking what you were thinking, we admit, we were thinking it too!
Not So Pearly Whites
What's going on with Wolverine's teeth? Should we call his dentist? If these statue designers were planning on making him look feisty, the least they could do was make sure the poor guy flossed before.
We admit we don't know much about the X-Men, but we're sure that if Hugh Jackman were to lay eyes on this guy, he'd be upset.
Put Your Hands Up!
This is why we like to go to our local dollar shop and go straight to the toys section - you never know what you're destined to find! We're not sure if this is a gender-bending take on police handcuffs or if someone made a mistake and put the "adult" handcuffs in a toy package.
Either way, this toy is well worth a dollar.
Life of the Party
This is one of those rare instances that we wished toys could talk. We would give anything to know what Belle got up to last night. By the looks of it, this sneaky girl rushed back into her packaging, hoping no one would notice she had left Toys-R-Us for the night.
We've seen our fair share of dolls in our day, and let us just say, Belle is the wildest. If you're looking for someone to party with - Belle's your girl!
To Infinity and Beyond
By the look of his face, Buzz Lightyear knows something sketchy is about to happen. We understand the reason one would feel compelled to buy this water bottle, but we don't really understand why the designers would put the straw exactly where they placed it.
You know what they say, size doesn't matter. We feel like in this case, it might. Buzz seems awfully pleased with himself.
The name of the company in charge of this horror is "Funny Toys." Do we think they should change their name to "Scary Toys?" Why yes, yes, we do! It's not that this baby isn't cute - she is - she has an adorable face and looks very happy...
What's confusing us is the fact that this baby has a FULL head of hair. Which has us in a state of cognitive dissonance - since when do babies have hair longer than ours?
Oops! It looks like the packaging of this jungle playset could have been thought out a little better. The gorilla and giraffe both received their little segments in this package, so we're wondering why the rest of the animals were jammed together in the lower half of it.
Besides the fact that each of these animals is unproportioned to the others, it looks like the zebra and gazelle are getting a little too close for comfort. Awkward!
What is the opposite of "don't judge a book by its cover?" because if we were to judge this book by its cover, we would be out for an unpleasant surprise. We are guessing that all the little girls and boys who were excited about their new toy - lost their enthusiasm pretty soon after their parents inflated the ball!
The Trolls bop ball couldn't be less accurate to its advertisement. This gives new meaning to the term "trolling" someone.
Spongebob & Sandy Forever
Other than the fact that this ride has Spongebob's signature face - we've never seen anything quite like this before. There's something about this guy that's giving us the creeps. It looks like Sandy, the squirrel, and Spongebob had a baby - and the baby turned into a children's ride.
If that isn't the story behind this - we would like someone to come and explain Spongebob's mammal arms and legs to us. Go ahead; we're waiting...
By the looks on this guy's face, you can tell that he's having a fun time inflating this bouncy toy. The fact that the blowhole area was placed where it was placed aligns perfectly with this animal's anatomy. So, jokes aside, maybe this is a pretty educational toy?
It can teach your kids how the animal and human anatomy works and what happens to what we eat! Yeah, we know it is far-fetched, but at least we're trying!
The truth of the matter is, they could have put a blowhole on any side of this hammer. Alternatively - the designers could have thought out the sketch of this hammer better.
It's not like its the end of the world, but it isn't all that pleasant either. Imagine if your kid came up to you and asked you to help them blow up this toy - we know we wouldn't be able to keep a straight face.
Do You Want to Eat a Snowman?
The title of this song is "Do You Want to Build a Snowman," right? We didn't get the lyrics wrong? By the looks of this toy, the song may as well go, "Do you want to eat a snowman?"
We're not sure what to think of this, on the one hand, it's a charming idea, making snow cones out of Olaf. But on the other hand, the thought makes us sad, and we don't want to eat Olaf, he's our friend!
Really, toy manufacturers? Did you think this was the best way to sew the banana onto this toy monkey? We understand that the banana placement task may be difficult, but you could have put the banana on his head, or even moved it a little higher up, just a tad higher - we don't think that's too much to ask!
Though we may not agree with this design, we're happy that the monkey is happy!
Soft as a Baby's Bottom
It took us a couple of minutes to understand exactly what is going on in this photo. Let's just say, someone was interested in buying a baby they could shave (we're not judging)...why on earth would they design a baby that has hair in the most random places?!
Forgive us if we don't fully understand why the masterminds behind this toy thought that putting hair on a baby's bottom would be appealing to a consumer?
What Would Freud Say?
These are toys for blowing bubbles...do you see what we see? We get that this was supposed to be an inclusive toy, that the swords were made for both boys and girls, and we're all for it!
It's just making the "girly" sword a bit too girly with the heart decorations turned this toy into something our old friend Freud would have a lot to say about!
Ants on a Log
This may be an unpopular opinion, but one of our favorite childhood snacks is ants on a log. There is something about the combination of celery, peanut butter, and raisins that just had us feeling good.
This little girl loves logs just as much as the next person, so obviously, the manufactures would need to find a way to have her stick to the accessory without falling off. They could have added a little more thought to the placement, though...
Happy Cactus, Sad Cactus
Dog toys are something you purchase with the knowledge that sooner, rather than later, you're going to be throwing the stuffed animal away. If only there were a way to prolong the toy's life, right?
This toy manufacturer was one step ahead of the game (no pun intended) when they came up with the great idea of making this cactus a multi-purpose cactus. Once your pup destroys the cactus's outer shell...you receive a surprise! This gives new meaning to the concept: buy one get one free!
Under the Sea
Yes, we could go on and talk about this poorly designed children's water bottle, but wouldn't that be rather obvious? What we want to talk about here is the fact that these plastic bottles have been priced at $54.90!
Why on earth would a children's water bottle cost that much money? Is it full of special water that turns you into a Disney Princess? Is it filled with gold? We demand answers...and for someone to buy us this bottle!
It Wasn't Me!
We are just going to come out and say it: if this is what dinosaurs looked like - we're glad they are extinct. This toy dinosaur looks like it was caught red-handed doing something only bad dinosaurs do.
Even it's facial expression looks like it's saying, "what are you looking at? I swear, it wasn't me!" There is something so offputting about this toy, and we're wondering who bought this in the first place...and why?
New and Improved Winnie the Pooh
This toy company made a huge mistake when they decided to hire folks from the retirement home to help them with the mass production of "new and improved" Winnie the Pooh bears. Of course, the first thing that popped into Grandpa Al's mind when they asked him what he thought Winnie the Pooh was missing was...teeth!
And what better way to update the bear than by giving it dentures. While they were at it, they took away Pooh's nose - who needs a nose when you're a stuffed bear, anyway?
In Need of a Web Designer
Here we have another case of a misplaced balloon blowup hole. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to find an appropriate placement for such a thing, yet time after time, the world proves us wrong.
If it were up to us, we would have one of Spiderman's arms be the balloon hole, you know, instead of where spider web comes out, air would go in! But hey, we didn't go to balloon design school, so what do we know!
Mama Bear & Baby Bear
As if taking a teddy bear and turning it into a kangaroo wasn't eerie enough - this little bear joey doesn't seem to have a body. What's the point of adding a feature that allows you to take the little teddy bear out if there's nothing to the bear other than a head.
If they wanted to design this right, they should have either tightly fastened the bear to its mama, or given the bear arms and legs!
Deck the Halls
Stick a Santa Claus hat on anything and boom! You're magically transported into the North Pole. If only it worked like that, right? This toy company tried thinking out of the box last Christmas when they added a Santa Claus hat to the poop emoji.
They thought that taking the brown emoji and turning it green would give off a Christmas tree effect, but all it does is make us sick. We get it, they're the same shape! But that doesn't mean that this is acceptable or gets anyone in the holiday mood.
Other than the fact that this is some sort of Spiderman collectible, we're not sure what kind of toy this is. We know Spidey has a great face, and based on this toy - he's a cutie with a booty.
We're not sure what Marvel was up to, and why Spiderman appears to be headless...but we're guessing this manufacturing company received one too many e-mails regarding this specific toy.
We can't be the only ones that find this wrong, can we? There's something about this photo that takes our minds elsewhere...and we can't say we're proud to admit that that was our first thought when looking at this toy!
We know that this is a clean design "mistake," but when parents are buying their children squirt guns, we're sure they may walk right past this one - pretending not to notice.