We all cut corners. Admit it, you’ve definitely done the bare minimum of what is expected of you to make your life easier at some point or another…
If your answer’s no then you’re either lying to yourself or you need to CALM DOWN.
I’m not saying it’s something you like to make a habit of, but it’s tempting all the same. When you have one of ‘those days’, life can just seem like one long struggle. Even the simplest request can seem like you’re being asked to climb Mount Everest.
Life’s so much easier when you just half-arse it right?
Take toys for example, they’re made by adults for children to enjoy. You might be forgiven for thinking that if you just put a little less concentration into the making of such a thing then no one’s really going to notice. How observant are kids really? They’ll play with anything!
Well, these people have certainly noticed and the results are hilarious. Take a look at this list of toys with such obvious and lazy design flaws and you won’t know whether to laugh or cry.
1. I’m bored of drawing now
This designer must’ve thought “who really opens these after the first couple anyway?“. The answer: this person.
2. Buzz standing to attention
This almost looks as if it’s been done on purpose and d’you know what? People will probably still drink from it…
Well this is just all kinds of weird and wrong. Where are Batman’s eyes as well?
4. Alien bear
I think what we can take from this picture is to never try and undress your teddy bear in the first place. Because you might just end up being horrified by the result.
5. Creepy, fat dinosaur
Why does this figurine look like the dinosaur version of Mr Burns from The Simpsons? Eeeexcellent…
6. Winnie the p- oh my god
This is a sure-fire way to give your kids nightmares for the next six months. Why has it been given human teeth? Why does it look like it’s been the subject of experimental surgery? So many questions…
7. Paw Concentration Camp
I don’t know how much the people behind the names of toys get paid, but it’s clearly far too much.
This Chinese toy company takes a ‘different’ approach to cutting corners. Why pile more Renminbi into making separate tails when you can just use the leftover severed heads of the last doll put into production?
9. Stoned dinosaur
I’ve heard of getting high off fun, but I think this Stegosaurus had different ideas. He’ll have the munchies soon.
10. What species is this?
Is it a duck or some prehistoric ancestry creature that’s long been extinct? No one will ever know…
11. Santa looks happy
If you ever wondered what Santa got up to the other 364 days of the year, now you know. Bet you wish you didn’t.
12. Put it away Spidey!
There’s a time and a place to get that thing out and this definitely isn’t it!
13. Go home, you’re drunk
This looks strangely familiar to a lot of people you’ll see out on a Saturday night. I love how it says “REAL LIFE EXPRESSIONS”, yes maybe if you’ve had 6 tequilas too many.
14. Better out than in
There’s no way this hasn’t purposely been designed this way. So I guess the next question to ask is why?!
15. What the fu…
Designed for children by some incredibly perverted adults apparently…
16. Water bottles have changed
Well this is oddly phallic… and when I say oddly I mean incredibly inappropriately. I really hope these have been placed on the wrong shelf too because $54?!
17. What happened to you Spongebob?
I don’t think there’s a child in the entire world that’s going to want to ride this monstrosity.
I don’t remember Yoda looking so… human-like? He looks like he can’t be arsed with anybody’s sh*t either.
19. Definitely a male horse
Are toys a little too realistic these days? Discuss.
20. “Tell anyone and you’re dead!”
“Elmo hugs back & so much more!” written on the bottom. Yes, like violently killing your child.
21. “I am a sweet baby”
“And I’ll haunt you in your sleep too!”
22. That’s one hairy infant
“You can shave the baby”, great… but why on earth would you want to?
23. Santa’s workshop
Remember when everyone said it would be a great idea to put a creepy doll’s head on the body of a cuddly teddy bear? No, me neither…
24. “Interesting toy”
That’s definitely the word to describe it. I don’t know what else to say about it really other than WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS IT?!
25. Wolverine Statue
Wolverine looks incredibly unhappy about something. Maybe it’s the state of his teeth because he looks as if he’s not seen a dentist in years.
26. 2 for the price of 1
This dog toy was ripped in two but not to worry, there’s another sad looking one buried inside. I can’t help but think it’s like a metaphor for life, happy on the outside but sad deep down. And on that cheery note…
I’m sure you’ll agree there’s some pretty epic fails there. Some a lot worse than others but all pretty cr*ppy. It just goes to show that designing a toy takes a lot more concentration than you might think. Alternatively, the designers of these toys might just be that bad. But we don’t mind, it’s definitely something to laugh at all the same!