Pokemon Go, Iron Man Play-Doh, Game Of Life: Empire Among 2016 Tasteless Toys Nominees

Chris Morran

Many of us will be out shopping (or at least rolling over in bed to shop on our phones) this holiday weekend, and more than a few of us will be picking up toys for the youngsters we love (or are obligated to be near at least twice each year). In advance of this retail rush, the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood has put out its list of kids’ toys that will warm the cockles of marketing executives around the world, and make other folks long for the days of wooden trains on pull strings.

Once again the CCFC has released its nominees for the TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the Worst Toy of the Year, and this year the list is filled with familiar faces — from the year’s biggest name in mobile gaming, to superheroes from both Marvel and DC, to a board game that not only teaches your kids about important brands but also uses actual branded playing pieces.

Read more: https://consumerist.com/2016/11/21/pokemon-go-iron-man-play-doh-game-of-life-empire-among-2016-tasteless-toys-nominees/