I can only imagine the conversation went a little something like this:
Fisher: Dude. You know what would be really funny? If we made a toy that kids LOVED but drove parents absolutely crazy.
Price: Duuuuude! That is a great idea. Let’s see, it should be loud…
Fisher: Yes, but instead of bells or whistles, or even an annoying song, I say we really take it to the limit. I’m thinking muted gunshots. Like the L.A. Prison riots, but in a kid-friendly form.
Price: What kid doesn’t love the L.A. Prison riots?
Fisher: And what parent does?!
Fisher: It should be big enough to be dangerous if swung about wildly.
Price: Yes. I’m thinking a cross between medieval weaponry and Candy Land.
Fisher: It should come with stuff in it that looks like candy!
Price: Obviously. Maybe make it perfectly round, small candy so that if the kid ever breaks it, the candy-shaped balls will fly all over the place and give the parents a heart attack because they are DEFINITELY a choking hazard.
Fisher: I like you. You are a risk taker.
And just like that, the corn popper was born. Let me hear it, readers. What’s the worst toy in your world?