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in thinking all noisy toys without a proper off switch, are clearly evil and should be banned immediately?

(34 Posts)
bigmouthstrikesagain Tue 01-Jan-13 19:43:33

Currently Tinkerbell will not stop tinkling and if bloody Woody tells me I'm his "fav'rit deputy" one more time, I won't be responsible for my actions. Sensors are not suitable replacements for off switches! The blinking fiddly little battery covers require smaller screwdrivers than I currently can find and I am shoving the noisy toys to the bottom of the laundry basket forever the time being.

Furry can go furb himself as well!

These non switch-off-able toys were clearly manufactured in Satan's toy shop.angry

Sokmonsta Tue 01-Jan-13 20:15:26

YANBU. But competitive 'most noisy toy' is fun. I'm currently winning with a fifi and the flowertots musical tv. The truck bought in return is actually nowhere near as irritating. grin

HoratiaWinwood Tue 01-Jan-13 20:18:45

Yanbu. If you have to get a screwdriver to take the batteries out to get it to shut up, it should live at Grandma's house!

VerySmallSqueak Tue 01-Jan-13 20:19:08

I've always liked them to be honest.

I do a little belly chuckle when I walk past the toy box and something speaks to me.

They make DH irrationally annoyed.He does his best to find an excuse to confiscate them.

Miserable sod.

BoatysTinselSails Tue 01-Jan-13 20:20:16

Many years ago I was in a toy shop just before xmas, a man asked the assistant for 2 of the loudest, toy guns they had, the assistant showed him one saying, ' that will drive you mad xmas day' the man said with a smug grin, ' not me...my exwife' :D

skullcandy Tue 01-Jan-13 20:21:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dizzy77 Tue 01-Jan-13 20:21:37

In my house, the toys do tend to get mysteriously "broken" with a hammer after a short period. My parents LOVE them, however. It's a complete cacophony when we visit.

SirSugar Tue 01-Jan-13 20:21:59

My mate got this dreadful fake winnie the pooh toy from a market stall one christmas for DD, as a joke present.

It was so loud my DM said they should have supplied headache pills with it

LovesBeingAtHomeForChristmas Tue 01-Jan-13 20:22:41


GreatCongas Tue 01-Jan-13 20:22:50

We used to have an incredibly evil sounding frog that would only ever chirp up if I was on my own At night.

NoraLuca Tue 01-Jan-13 20:23:31


Two favourites: Goat with helium voice singing songs from the Sound of Music or large smiley bulldog that sings and dances to "My Girl." If I could be arsed I'd film the bulldog, put it on Youtube and wait for it to become the new surprise hit grin

KellyEllyChristmasBelly Tue 01-Jan-13 20:24:49

YA so not BU. Everything should have an off switch. Bob the Builder phonics got 'lost' for this exact reason smile

nickelbabylyinginamanger Tue 01-Jan-13 20:25:23

thankfully dd and i have two homes.

the noisy toys live at the shop and only get used during the day

Shutupanddrive Tue 01-Jan-13 20:28:21

This thread has just reminded me that I have hidden furby aka jojo in my bed under the pillows to shut him up!. Ds2 wanted to take him to bed, I'm going to move it now or I will set it off as I get into bed later! Coconoonoo cocoon noo angry

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 01-Jan-13 20:28:40

We have an aeroplane that starts up randomly, freaks me out when I'm on my own in the evening.

The funniest one was a playmat that my mate bought for her PFB. She didn't know that it sang a song if you pressed a certain square, and tidying one evening when PFB was asleep and the house was quiet she stepped on it.

grin <snigger>

freddiefrog Tue 01-Jan-13 20:29:06

YABU, recorders are evil and should be banned grin

Someone bought one for DD2 for Christmas and she has been tunelessly blowing it ever since. Bastards

NoraLuca Tue 01-Jan-13 20:31:51

freddie: I see your recorder and raise you a harmonica. Lovely when played by Bob Dylan, less so when being fought over by a 5 y o & 6 y o. Who then take it in turns to "play" and ingest each others' germs <boak>

VerySmallSqueak Tue 01-Jan-13 20:33:31

I have to agree with you there freddie.

I bought DD a recorder when she was five.

No one else to blame but myself either.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 01-Jan-13 20:35:00

Ha ha Nora.I bought DH a harmonica this year.

It even had the dog howling.

I just don't bloody learn.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Tue 01-Jan-13 20:55:28

keyboards are betters. at least they make musical notes...

hairychristmasandahappynewyear Tue 01-Jan-13 21:19:00


I have taken the opportunity to donate the evil toy that says "ring ring ring and play away, who is on the phone today? Let's call cat!" to the local homestart service, as I need to clear some space for new toys smile

Fucking thing is nauseating.

bigmouthstrikesagain Tue 01-Jan-13 21:27:44

Glad I am not alonesmile

The 'best' noisy toy I have encountered is a doll bought on Walthamstow market by my brother, a hideous blonde with an apparently punched in face, terrifying... we didn't even know it talked till she suddenly and randomly started singing in what sounded like Cantonese, chipmunk style! Needless to say we refused to take her home with us, I fully expected her to go 'Chunky' if we didgrin

ds has a money box that says 'Transformers, roll out!' a lot and we had to kill it for sanity sake ... there really should be guidelines about this sort of thing.

Shattereddreams Tue 01-Jan-13 21:38:50

We had a wooden shape sorter, the flat picture ones where you lift the picture out with a little peg handle

It was a farmyard one, each animal made a noise when put back in correctly. Except it was light sensitive. Every night you'd say goodnight, turn the light off and it would quack, baa, moo, woof miaow etc. always a diff noise.

It got relegated to the loft and it carried on for years, every time you turned the loft light out. We never remembered it and used to leap every ruddy time.

bobbybear1606 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:10:58

YANBU ds Furby is certainly possessed. I've had a bloody awful cold since Christmas and I swear the little bugger is mocking me it pretends to sneeze and then giggles. The cat is demented with the thing and I fear will rip it to shreds given the chance.

glamourousgranny42 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:27:31

I am a grandma with a baby grandchild living with me. I haven't moved in the last week without something flashing or singing. It has driven me to drink! Make it stop!!!!

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