That's No Playground, That's A Dieground!

October 9, 2009


Apparently Giganta was a piece of robotic playground equipment available in the late 70's for really sadistic playground designers. I'm just thankful the Baptist preschool I went to didn't have one or I may have not made it past five. Seriously, who the hell would want to play inside the cage-like belly of a two-ton robot? You've got to hand it to the manufacturer though -- I love how they awarded themselves a fake prize for the product to make it look better. "Miracle Medalist", that's great. What's the real miracle is that Giganta here didn't send kids running into oncoming traffic.

Playgrounds From the 70s [make]

Thanks to BiSScuiTT, who grew up playing with bears in the woods like a normal kid.

  • Ever Sienna

    There's one in Benbrook, Tx at the park.

  • julepgirl

    This is still a thing. At Santa's Village in NH... I had to google a picture of it, here it is:

  • We had one of those at a nearby park when I was growing up. After a few years, they padlocked the top section out of concerns that kids would get hurt (and eventually the thing was removed entirely). Which was a pity, we all LOVED it as kids. 

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