Vintage Toys Boomers Loved But Today’s Parents Say Are Too Dangerous

Super Elastic Bubble Plastic

This toy from the 1970s allowed children to create their own balloons from a tube of plastic goo.

Glass Marble Clackers

Before the popular acrylic Clackers came into play, there were Glass Marble Clackers in the 1960s.

Wood Burning Kits

Wood Burning Kits were all the rage in the 1950s, allowing kids to express their artistic side by burning designs into pieces of wood.

Hot Metal Slides

These metal playgrounds were the norm back in the day, but they posed serious risks of burns during hot weather.

Real Chemistry Sets

Chemistry sets of the mid-20th century were significantly different from the safe, kid-friendly versions we see today.

Pogo Sticks

Pogo sticks have challenged children (and adults!) to balance and bounce as high as they can for decades.

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