Dinosaur claws, ‘Poo-dough’ make consumer watchdog list of ‘Worst Toys’ for holiday season

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NEW YORK — With the holiday season approaching, a consumer watchdog group has named its picks for the year’s most dangerous toys you should steer clear of.

And judging by the finalists, some might say the Grinch actually stole Christmas!

Each year, the group W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) releases its ‘Ten Worst Toys Of The Year’ list.

This year- some are obvious no-brainers like the teenage mutant ninja turtle sword, a foam dart gun that could be mistaken for the real thing, or a sling shot type toy that is the perfect weapon to use against your younger sibling.

There's even a fold-up trampoline that would no doubt earn a kid a one way ticket to the emergency room with a broken ankle.

But then there's some others that simply take the fun out of being a kid. Like the play-dough that looks like poop.

Or the skateboard without wheels that helps you learn tricks.

Plus there's even "Jurassic Park" dinosaur claws.

But if you were looking to push your kid into becoming a doctor so he or she could eventually support your massive shoe shopping habits, don't even think about getting the doctor play kit.

The lesson here is that when it comes to picking out certain holiday toys, we should all heed the warning Ralphie from "A Christmas Story," ignored.