Toothpick Crossbow Toy Catch China’s Eye

Toothpick Crossbow toys have taken the Chinese toy market by storm. But it seems the violent fun might be over.  According to Chinese media, cities like Chengdu, Kunming and Harbin have already banned sales of the toy. Parents on social media sites are also calling for them to be banned.

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China is of course famous for its manufacturing. Roughly 50% of all toys in the world display the famous label, ‘Made in China’ and some of them are crazy weird.

The Tanktubby never hit US stores but sold big in China but what better way is there to stoke up enthusiasm for the people’s army? The CCP are so in touch with young people.

Or try your hand on one of China’s toy sewing machines, available on Amazon for $17.95. Nothing will prepare the next generation of Chinese laborers than that. Start training early for a lifetime of long hours and poor working conditions.

Laborers work in a clothing factory in Huaibei, north China’s Anhui province on May 23, 2013. Manufacturing activity in China contracted in May for the first time in seven months, HSBC said on May 23, in another sign of the weakness of recovery in the world’s second-largest economy. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Or even give you poisoning! It turns out 1 in 3 Chinese toys contain heavy metals that can damage a child’s nervous and immune system…

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