Can you even believe....?!?

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
January 2, 2009 8:42pm CST
The packaging that childrens toys come in are really outrageous. You can't get the toys out fast enough already and there are fifty different areas that you have to remove tape, and twisty ties. My daughter (1) about through a fit as my fiance tried to get through the mangled mess of opening toys, and trying to find ways to get them out. lol. I understand they are trying to prevent people from stealing, but I really think that they go overboard sometimes. We did enjoy the new click together toys though. They didn't require much building, or use of any tools expcept to put the batteries in. I don't know about anyone else, but the toys seem like they aren't suppose to come out of the box sometimes. hehe. It's not only toys, its cds, dvds, almost anything nowadays. Have you ever had troubles getting toys out of their boxes? What do you have the most problem with opening? Happy new year. Thanks for sharing.
7 responses
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I hate all those little plastic pieces and little metal twisty things that come in kids toys anymore. I guess they are making them harder to steal, but they are making me not want to buy those toys.
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I know it is frustrating spending all your time trying to get one thing open. They need to make it simple. My fiance sat their with a pair of scissors and small wire snips getting all the toy out this year.
• Canada
3 Jan 09
i know, it's a little crazy, they also don't realize all the extra garbage it's creating. i dealt with 1 entire day almost on taking toys out of boxes one christmas. so this year i opened everything and wrapped it with out the box so my daughter can get to her toys right away. it's annoying when a child is standing over you waiting for the box to be opened and it takes 20 minutes
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I had thought about that. We did that for larger items so they didn't have to be built they would already be put together. So that way she is able to play with things instead her sitting there waitiing for things to be built. I never realized how harditwas to get the small toys out as well. Thanks for your response.
• United States
3 Jan 09
I can't stand all of the ties they put on toys now. I had one at christmas that I had to have a screwdriver to unscrew four screw they had holding it in and then it still had about ten of the ties to undo. I was about ready to just take it back to the store and tell them they could keep it!! I didn't even finish getting all of the kids toys opened on Christmas since there were so many that took a really long time to open. My daughter got a new big littlest pet shop toy and it took almost an hour to get it all out of the box. I think they have gone way overboard and hopefully they will come up with some better ideas that will help us all out.
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I agree, and hopefully they come up with it sooner rather then later, it would really help out. :)
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
3 Jan 09
I would have to agree with you on this one. It is so outrageous that it takes that long to take toys out. I think that they try to make these things parent proof. I do not find it that hard to get dvd's unrapped. I think that the worst is the dolls that have those things in the hair. What is up with that?
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
3 Jan 09
My daughter got the Baby Alive for Christmas and there were so many ties and so much tape holding it in the box, it seemed to take forever to get it out of the box for her. I think that was the most difficult one we had to deal with this year, but it was enough for me. I think it is a shame that companies have had to resort to this just because there are so many dishonest people who will try to steal the toys.
@srijshm (1165)
• India
3 Jan 09
couldn't agree with you more. The mess that a packaging creates can be quite a nuisance. I once got a cut on my finger when i tried to force open a plactic sheet laminated on the toy( this was supposed to be a toy for kids under 3). The plastic coated metal wires that hold the toys in place are another hazard. Why not a simple box wherein you could store the toy after use. Could be a transparent box with the company logo to keep the marketing appeal intact. These rectangular boxes could be useful to parents as the toys could be stacked better. ( i think i will claim a patent for this idea)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Oh, I hear you. It's absolutely maddening lol. I hate ones that are both taped and then tied down with the tick wire. I even ran into a few that were 'screwed' into the packaging. Never mind trying to open the outside plastic that us fused together. I've got so many cuts trying to open and rip through those things. You would think companies would be concerned with the environmental impact. Huge box for an itty bitty thing...and most of it is that crap 'securing' it lol.