Monday, July 20, 2015
Found! At the flea market
A set of original, steel-tipped, KILLER JARTS. I saw this dusty box on a shelf at the flea market and I swear, my pulse started to race. Did I buy them? YOU BET I DID.
Oh, do these bring back memories! I LOVED playing Jarts as a kid. Of course, they were supposedly not a kids' toy at all, and were pulled from the market after injuries and deaths started to mount. No, I'm not kidding; look up "lawn darts" on wikipedia and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I'm guessing that this particular set was manufactured in that brief period of time between when fatalities were starting to rise and the Feds finally yanked them off the market, thus the giant warning on the front of the box:
Let's play Jarts! mwa ha ha ha ha ...