Toys of the Seventies, Jarts

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Game for inflicting great bodily harm. Large, sharp metal darts that were thrown in the air towards a circular target in a method similar to horseshoes. Due to several lawsuits jarts faded from the scene.
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Todd - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
My friend had a set of these and one day in 1981 he almost got a Jart in the head after laying on the ground and having me throw one in the air. Man that was funny as Heck as he rolled out of the way just in the nick of time. Laughed for about 10 minutes, at first he didn't think it was funny but then started laughing after realizing how close to serious injury he was too. I am sure someone has one of these laying around in the garage or attic. Dangerous toy and only played with it once.
Tim - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a set also 1979 I was 15. What can I say about this toy??? As Tony the Tiger would say"There Great". Just add some adults and alchol and you had a deadly mix of harm and mishap. On a fall night in 1979 I watched my Aunt Jean with 5 or more cocktails in here get a Jart to the arm,thrown from my mom. 5 hours later we left the emergncy room. Toooo Much fun! And to this day I belive I am the only one to do this!! We use to ride our mini bikes and have a good old mid-evial joust with our jarts. I still have scars from the day I took a Jart to the leg and crashed my Rupp Mini bike and when it was all done I limped away with a 2nd degree burn from the red hot muffler. Yes the toys from the 70's were too cool. Kidds today are wimps with all the xbox crap.....Get out side and "Man Up" Tim
Kelly - March 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I didn't think the dangerous type of this game was still around in 1981, or maybe it was left over from the 1970's. We did have a set for a short time. I have a sad experience with those as a kid my age back in the early 70's was killed by one of those Jarts. It was a Sunday afternoon at the lake and all of a sudden we hear sirens. There was lot of action going on about 200 ft from us, right where about 20 minutes earlier my mom was talking with an old school friend of hers that just happened to be at the lake that day too. My dad goes over to see what was going on, and he comes back and says, they were taking my mom's friend's little boy (somebody I had just met and talked to) away in the ambulance, one of those Jarts got him in the forehead, he died a few hours later at the hospital. Our own set of Jarts were never seen again. This obviously had to be one of the more dangerous toys from the era has if memory serves the spikes on those things were like four inches long and they had to have some force behind them as they came dropping down out of the sky. I wonder whoever came up with that thing and thought it would be safe, projectiles being tossed 50's in the air. Oh I'm sure the instructions had a safety warning on it, do not throw towards another person, but still, do people really pay attention to those things?
Aimee - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Kelly, that is why there is all the legal warnings on products now, like the one telling you not to use your hair dryer in the damn bathtub. My grandparents had a set. Most likely they are in the church basement now.

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