Friday, November 18, 2005
It's clobberin' time!: The losers at WATCH -- World Against Toys Causing Harm -- (boy was that acronym ever a stretch) have come out with their list of the 10 most dangerous toys of the holiday season. Follow a link for a complete list of dangerous toys, but I'd like to point out the one at the right. Yep, those are another one of your movie-tie-in toys, this time from the "Fantastic Four" -- those are Thing's hands. A couple of years back the same hands, only in green were on the market as those belonging to the Incredible Hulk. If these are like the Hulk ones, and I assume they are, a sensor in the hands detects impacts -- usually on the other fist -- and the fists play prerecorded phrases. So, how is Thing's hands a dangerous toy?
Toy Biz's Fantastic 4 Electronic Thing Hands -- a pair of oversized fists -- made the list because it could cause blunt impact injuries.
Holy moley! Fists can cause blunt impact injuries! Who would've believed it?
No, regular boxing gloves do not appear on WATCH's list.