Michael G. has a different take on those infernal anti-theft wire ties that keep toys attached to the packaging. These ideas were so hack-worthy I promoted them from the comments:
Those wires are better off intact and out of the box.
- Use them to tie water bottles to a diaper bag.
- Bend them into shapes for the kids to play with.
- Need to keep wires in a neat package? Wire tie them.
Besides, if you leave them in the box, it is harder to recycle the box and could ruin a batch of cardboard at the plant.
Take the time to remove them and you will teach your kids patience while they wait for the toy.