One of the best selling Fisher-Price products, the brown plastic football toy chest, has a funny story behind it. Fisher-Price's manufacturing process was creating large amounts of waste plastic that could not be dyed any of the bright colors their toys are normally made of. They hired some designers to figure out what could be made from this plastic that was relatively dark in color, while keeping it appealing to children. The designers came up with the idea of the football toy chest. It used quite a bit of plastic, was brown in color, and immensely popular. Before long, Fisher-Price was purchasing brown plastic exclusively for the manufacture of the toy chest.