Fifty Years of the Worst Toys Ever Made…

2The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab

Only available from 1950 to 1951, this proto-DIY kit had everything a budding nuclear engineer could want…including radioactive uranium ore. Let me say that again. It included radioactive uranium ore. To be fair, we didn’t possess a whole lot of knowledge on the long-term dangers of radiation…but that’s not what killed this toy anyway. The $50.00 price tag did (roughly $500 today).