I'm really surprised to see that no company has taken up the mantle to produce toys today which are the same quality as those that we spent hundreds of hours with nearly 40+ years ago.
a recent walk-through the toy section of target left me feeling sorry for today's kids with their sh!tty, nearly in-animate action figures and things that vaguely resembled the characters/actors of their movie tie-in counterparts. most of the super hero merchandise is obviously a quick cash grab. it's amazing that those 3-3/4" star wars and g.i. joe figures from the late 70's/early 80's were not only better quality, but had more points of articulation (g.i.joe) than most of today's toys
and yeah, while many of the toys that we were [allowed] to play with wouldn't pass today's safety standards, then again maybe that's because we were smart enough to be a bit more careful (or lucky
hasbro and mattel should be ashamed of 90+% of the merchandise that they tie their names to today. LEGO is just about the only company (albeit expensive) that hasn't skimped out and dumbed down their product lines
what on god's green earth is this?!? (NSFA) linked because this truly is [not safe for anyone!]
ebay.com link: Figures Toy Company Dukes Of Hazzard 8 Retro Action Figure Daisy Duke Bikini
and seriously, people purchased the other 4 of these that this seller was offering?