Why Chosen: Even though I wasn't the most artistic kid growing up, there was something fun about playing with Play Doh. There were no instructions, so there was no right or wrong thing you could make out of the stuff. There was a time when my brother and I like playing with the stuff so much that my grandmother made us a batch of this stuff at her house. I still never got the Fun Factory that I wanted as a kid (see commercial below), but there was no shortage of cookie cutters to use while playing with this stuff.
Worst thing to happen to this toy: We were pretty rough with this stuff. If there was something that you made out of it and wanted to save it and show it off at a later date, it would dry out and be useless. That was the #1 cause of losing Play Doh, having it dry out. Also mixing the colors wasn't the best idea, you'd never the get the original color back. Lastly, some of this stuff did get caught in the carpet or on the furniture.
Where are they now?: Without a doubt, in the trash.
If I could play with them now, would I?: No, the stuff smelled bad and would leave your hands smelling weird. I'll probably never touch the stuff again, I kind of feel the same way about Silly Putty.
Relevant in today's times: Yes, this toy will never go away.