6 Dangerous Toys Marketed To Kids

6. Creepy Crawlers

The Creepy Crawlers brand was introduced by Mattel in 1964, seemingly as a “for-boys” parallel to Kenner’s Easy-Bake Oven. Rather than make tiny, tasty treats, the Creepy Crawlers “Thingmaker” oven allowed kids to make gross, “Plastigoop” creatures like worms and insects by pouring a liquid into die-cast moulds, heating it, and letting it gel. Unlike the Easy-Bake, which until a few years ago used a simple light bulb to bake its wares, the Thingmaker incorporated an actual hot plate.
6. Creepy Crawlers