It’s interesting to note that the original 1964 movie didn’t have Santa returning to the Island of Misfit Toys as he promised. Apparently there was a public outcry that Santa did not fulfill his promise to go to the island. So in 1965 they rewrote the movie to include Santa’s journey to the island to pick up the misfits before delivering his toys.
Now for the non-conformists, Take Hermey. This poor elf doesn’t like making toys. He wants to be a dentist. And what does everyone do? Make fun of him. Yell at him. Of course the optimist in Hermey tries to fit in by fixing the teeth on the dolls, but the head elf tells him that no one wants a chewing doll (just wait until he sees the dolls of the 21st century).