This is a (very good) recurring column on Comic Book Resources that proves or disproves urban legends, mostly related to comics, but sometimes going into the broader world of pop culture. This week's second legend (which the link should take you directly to) is pretty jaw-dropping for any child of the 80s. The cute, cuddly teddy bears indirectly led to some of the least cuddly characters of the era.
Also, there's more than a bit of Hasbro bone-headedness worked in there as a bonus. (Don't want to spoil it, but think of how they could've royally ****ed up an entire decade if they got their way.)