Oh no they didn’t! 16 downright alarming vintage kids’ products

dangerous and inappropriate toys

Not only were some vintage toy designers working very hard to ensure retro kids were kept nicely entertained, from what we can tell they were having a sneaky chuckle – or even an EVIL chuckle – as they did so.

Some of these products are kinda scary, while others are just plain wrong. Take a look and see just how far we’ve come when it comes to safety… and sexism in toys!

Batman water pistol

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Direct from the desk of a sniggering 60s designer comes... a Batman you can fill, pump and squirt. Hurrah! *insert side eye emoticon*

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