LEGO Friends Butterfly Beauty Shop (Credit: LEGO)Amid much pomp and circumstance, each year the toy industry picks one deserving plaything to receive the Toy of the Year award. Among this year's hotly tipped frontrunners are the newly revamped Furby, Activision's collectible Skylanders: Giants, and the staggeringly popular Monster High dolls.
But for every friendly toy, there are a handful of hateful ones.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), a group that aims to suppress marketing that targets children, has come up with its own take on the whole shebang. Their award is dubbed the TOADY Award, which rather dubiously stands for "Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children." It's bestowed upon the year's most exploitative (and downright worst) toy as determined by public vote.Read More »from Controversial Lego Friends among worst toys of 2012