Post # 1
My mom bought Addie these Elmo Tickle Hands for her birthday, and since we had a long car ride this weekend, we thought it was the perfect time to break out a new toy.
After listening to the “Tickle Hand Groove” for 10 hours, I can say with 100% certaintity that this is the most annoying toy in the entire world. Luckily, I “accidentally” lost the cd that goes with it and the batteries ran out, because if I have to listen to that song one more time…
What’s the most annoying toy you’ve come across?
Post # 3
LOL! Do you remember Operation? It’s one of the more old school toys that was annoying that I can think of right now. That buzzer going off meant not only that you failed but it was dang loud!
Post # 4
I have a list of toys I try to hide in the I/T room. (work at a daycare).
I hate any of the “poppers” / bells / or shakers. Basically anything were the only purpose is to make noise. I don’t mind the ones that take effor but the poppers all you do is drag so ANYONE can use it.
Chicken Dance Elmo is pretty bad as is this doll we have the if you hold her hand she makes a cry noise. The problem with the doll is you are suppose to let go of her hand to get her to finish but the little guys don’t so all you hear is the beginning of a wail.
*Also not really a toy but the maker of the shoes that squeak when the kids walk? If I ever meet him/her they better hope there are no sharp objects around.*
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Post # 6
The Furby. I had to take the batteries out because the damn thing would giggle and talk when it was packed away in a box and it would freak me out!
Post # 7
I think that any Elmo toy could be considered the most annoying toy in the world. When I was little my sister had an Elmo doll that you would squeeze to make it talk. She fell asleep on it one night so it kept going and going… Until I threw it in the back of the closet. To this day I still remember what it said: “Elmo Loves You” “You’re Elmo’s Sweetheart” “Mwah! (kissing noise).”
Nothing else really seems to phase me.
Post # 8
Drum set. Hands down–no batteries you can take out. 🙁
Slingshot would have to be a close second.
Post # 9
I second Bop It. In high school, whenever the band had to take a long bus trip someone would bring a bop it and pass it around the bus. I wanted to throw it out the window so badly.
I have a 1st birthday this weekend, I need to search for the elmo hands. I like buying the most annoying toy in the store to torture my friends.
Post # 10
“*Also not really a toy but the maker of the shoes that squeak when the kids walk? If I ever meet him/her they better hope there are no sharp objects around.*”
@smith2be: I totally know what you mean!! I used to work at a daycare in the 2’s room. And EVERY day, without fail, would be this 1 year old running/walking down the hallway with her Mom to pick up their older brother. At the beginning of NAP time!! It was SO loud! *squeak squeak squeak SQUEAK* ACK! I will never buy those for my kid.
I got so mad one day that I stuck my head out the door and “SHHHH!!!” really loud after they passed by, hahaha. I totally didn’t care what they thought. I was NOT going to deal with 2 year olds waking up after only 30 min of nap time. They stopped using those shoes shortly after that, haha.
Post # 11
@Just_Squeeze: I love Operation! I used to have so much with that game.
Hungry Hippo for me… it used to annoy the crap out of me lol but I still play it now and then.
Post # 12
Any singing and dancing toy. I used to work in a store that featured a new one of these almost every month, and we were expected to demonstrate them for EVERY customer to boost sales. A plush gorilla that sings Barry White is funny the first couple of times, but after the hundredth encore when his batteries are starting to go and he sounds more like Darth Vader on a bender, you just want to punch his furry little face in.
Post # 13
@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: AGREED! I worked at a tourist attraction for a couple years and you could see it in our faces whenever we heard that noise. Not like we didn’t have to put with a ot already but that just made our days so much worse.
Post # 14
I don’t think of the toys as annoying as much as the kids using them. Jingle bells are cute when a cute kid is playing with them, but not so much when the jerk kid gets ahold of them and uses them to hit the other kids. I can tune out the noise that most toys make and just focus on how they are being interacted with. But I totally get your point because DH cannot stand repetative noise toys like “Elmo hands” or even the dog toys that speak. We have an activity table without batteries right now because someone doesn’t like the spanish mode!
Post # 15
@MightySapphire: Bwahahaha! Most repetetive toys don’t bother me, but this one is terrible. Sigh. It may also have been the ridiculous amount of time we spent in the car listening to the tickle song, though.
Post # 16
My cousin has these two stuffed electronic bears that when they are in close proximity to each other will sing and talk consistently until seperated. Needless to say one of them mysteriously dissapeared and was never seen again.