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Poll Results: What is the most painful toy to step on?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 47% (128)
    Legos
  • 1% (5)
    Dice (four siders in particular)
  • 10% (29)
    Jacks
  • 0% (1)
    Knitting needles
  • 7% (19)
    Wooden blocks (corners)
  • 6% (18)
    Animals (particularly horned animals *L)
  • 2% (8)
    Trees or signs that go to toy building, train or construction sets
  • 1% (5)
    Beads with pointy bits
  • 2% (6)
    Airplanes
  • 5% (14)
    Cars or construction equipment
  • 3% (9)
    Train parts
  • 0% (1)
    Tops
  • 2% (8)
    Toy knights or their horses
  • 1% (3)
    Pointy castle parts
  • 5% (16)
    Other?
270 Total Votes  
post #41 of 81
Legos and barbie brushes (bristle side up!!)
post #42 of 81
I voted "other" for Polly Pocket and Barbie accessories, but that may be because of biased exposure. DS is relatively neat and tidy compared to DD, so over the years, I've probably stepped on, over and around her toys, clothes, books, craft materials, etc. etc. a hundred times more often than his. I frequently have discussions with her (some are short and sharp !!) about how she "litters" her stuff around the house.
post #43 of 81
I voted toy knights and their horses but this could go for any action figure, really. Those hurt.
post #44 of 81

Melissa and Doug wooden ABC blocks

Owie!
post #45 of 81
I got a puncture ound from a forklift once. I voted cars and construction.

Legos also hurt really bad.
post #46 of 81
I voted other -- those triangular shaped crayons were horrible. I was so happy when she wore them out and I could replace them with round ones.
post #47 of 81
I voted legos without a second thought, but those miniature road cones for our construction set come in a close second.
post #48 of 81
Kiddo's danged Schleich giraffe has the most razor-sharp ears...
post #49 of 81
Lego, and anyone who says differently is nuts.
post #50 of 81
Lego and train bits for me.

DH said Yoda - we've got a little plastic Yoda figure with very pointy ears which he came to grief upon early one morning!!
post #51 of 81
I voted legos. And other - for any toy you step on in the rooms where you don't expect toys to be. You see, when I am walking in the family room, I half expect to step on a lego or crayon, so I walk self-consciously. When I am in the bathroom or my bedroom, I am just myself, and then a surprise lego can really jab into the sole.
post #52 of 81
I keep visiting this thread because it is cracking me up!!



I'm starting to realize it probably makes a difference if you have hardwood floors or carpet. I've been wondering how so many people find legos awful (don't get me wrong, I KNOW they are awful but how can they rival a wooden block?)

But then, we have carpet and maybe small items like legos sink into the carpet better when you step on them whereas a wooden block is just too big to sink out of the way of your instep.

I have been hoping to replace our carpet with hardwood since we moved here. Now suddenly I'm thinking maybe that can wait until we are out of the small-toy-lurking-in-the-dark phase.
post #53 of 81
Legos for sure!!

We don't have any Barbies here but I've heard the shoes are bad too! True story: I used to know a guy (watched his kids) that stepped on a Barbie shoe and he got an infection that turned bad and he lost his leg. When he told me about it and I was totally shocked. He lost it to above his knee.
post #54 of 81
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Originally Posted by Hokulele View Post

I'm starting to realize it probably makes a difference if you have hardwood floors or carpet. I've been wondering how so many people find legos awful (don't get me wrong, I KNOW they are awful but how can they rival a wooden block?)
Probably has a lot to do with it, we have hardwood floors, lol.
post #55 of 81
Legos and my 'other' was Playmobil people/accessories.
post #56 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokulele View Post
I'm starting to realize it probably makes a difference if you have hardwood floors or carpet. I've been wondering how so many people find legos awful (don't get me wrong, I KNOW they are awful but how can they rival a wooden block?)
The thing is, legos are tiny and hard to see. Blocks are large and easy to step around. Most people only have a few dozen blocks. People with legos have THOUSANDS of legos.

We have hardwood floors FWIW. Better for legos because you can sweep before vacuuming and not loose too many pieces.
post #57 of 81
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Originally Posted by Hokulele View Post
I can't believe only one other person chose wooden blocks. Yeeeeouch! They are worse than toy cars, and certainly rival legos. Maybe we just have the extra-sharp-cornered kind of wooden block.
I'm with you. Legos were a close second for me, but wooden blocks are THE WORST!
post #58 of 81
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Originally Posted by Mama2Bug View Post
Around here, our toy nemesis isn't small at all. It's a huge, handmade, wooden rocking horse. (This is not ours, but it's very similar.) And it wants us all dead. Everyone has tripped over the thing at least once a week since it arrived three years ago. A few times the trippee (sp?) has taken a hard enough dive to break part of "Horses" off and cause it to need repair. Many times, the tripee needs repair.

I've tried placing "Horses" in various rooms and positions. Doesn't matter a whit. I swear, we could lock the damn thing in a closet and it would gallop out to get in front of me as I carried in the groceries.

I would like to put him out to pasture.
Just had to let you know that this was the best laugh I've had all day!
post #59 of 81
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Originally Posted by loraxc View Post
Just had to let you know that this was the best laugh I've had all day!
I'm glad the wretched thing is bringing joy to someone.
post #60 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by LynnS6 View Post
Legos and my 'other' was Playmobil people/accessories.
Those were my exact votes! Playmobil *shake fist*
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