While I was working on nuclear missiles for Giant Aerospace Company, there appeared in Aviation Leak and Space Treachery, an ad for a job opening as a ride designer at Disney World in Fla.
Most of us thought this sounded like a real dream job, myself included although there were a couple of requirements which, alas, most of us didn't have. The talk turned to ideal jobs, and my pick was to be a designer of small windup toys for Toomy Toy. The drawback as I saw it was that the company was located in Frostbite Falls Minnesota, so the weather would be a real downer.
Here's another, with Hasbro where some lucky dude gets paid for building larger and larger and ever more powerful Nerf guns. The drawback again is the location, Rhode Island not being high on my list of places to go back to. Yes, I lived there once, a long time ago. It was fun then, but I'm having a hard time finding it all that amusing any more. Still, there's those foam rubber blasters.
Designing and building kids toys has always appealed to me. Now if only someone would do it in a milder climate.