Nostalgia

14 Ridiculous Toy Myths That Are Completely False

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Vote up the myths you can't believe people actually, well, believed.

Of course consumers want toys to be safe. No one wants to give a child a doll made with toxic materials, or a gadget that might spontaneously combust. But for all of the real-life mishaps that have afflicted toy lines, there are plenty of crazy conspiracy theories about toys, too. You've probably heard a few of these myths about toys, from the spooky to the downright silly.

Plenty of toy myths focus on government meddling, whether out of parental fear that shadowy powers are out to corrupt innocent young minds, or just garden-variety paranoia. And then there are the stories that are almost too weird to consider. Why would Beanie Babies be filled with spider eggs? And could Pokemon actually cause cancer?

If you're curious about toy conspiracy theories, be prepared to laugh, cringe, and do a whole lot of eye-rolling.

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