Wow, that's descriptive!
10:1 they mean Bionicle.
Did you see the list for the Worst 10 toys? The Ninja Turtles were on
there. Apparently Mikey's Nunchucks are blunt objects. Wow! Big surprise!
It's a TOY WEAPON. *sigh*
Yeah, the other day I saw some toy trucks (in my day they would have been
plastic or metal) and the entire chassis was made of molded foam!
They looked like normal toy trucks, except when you grabbed them, they were
squishy on top. What worthless concept.
My favorite non-Lego toy growing up was a die-cast metal backhoe. Sure I
pinched my fingers in it's mechanisms a few times, but you could play with
it in the dirt, and it had working steering.
Now I'm sure that the foam trucks are meant for very small children, but
even with reasonable precautions, kids will find a way to hurt themselves on
the most harmless things. Eventually you have to learn not to be a clumsy
Once my little brother hurt himself on a Duplo brick! He left it on the
floor by his bed, and rolled out in the night and landed on it. It left a
really cool 8-stud Duplo bruise. I don't think it left any permanent marks
Anyway, I'll bet you're right about the Bionicle. I'll probably try to rent
the Xbox game just to see what it's like. I'd be more interested in a Lego
Racers game or something. A space themed game would be cool - especially if
it were classic space.
remember when hot wheels and matchbox cars were all die cast metal? do you
remember when the hot wheels wheels were made so good that you could push the
car straight across the entire kitchen floor?
now, theyre plastic pieces of junk. thank the chinese and a cheap american
thats exactly what theproblem with the world is today... a lack of
responsibility for ones own actions.
if someone builds a lego morning star and whips it at his brother, cutting
his lip, lego gets sued. thats the world we live in today.
Matchbox cars were always better when I was a kid. More detail, more
interesting models, etc. I think they were bought by Mattel.
The only Hot Wheels things I liked were the "Hot Wheels Railroad" sets.
Hence, the story of the Lego pirate cannon. I forget if someone claimed a
child choked (on a Lego piece with a hole in the center?!?) or if someone
had an eye put out.
Someone told me you're not allowed to have firing cannons on any toys in
America now as a result, but I see them all the time, so it must be an
internal Lego decision.
They need an "Adults Only" section that sells firing cannons and MindStorms
flamethrower attachments and such.
In my childhood, sometime in the late 70's, it was not Lego but the
Battlestar Galactica toysets that caused a fatality. One of those little
red spring-loaded rockets shot directly into some kid's mouth, he choked,
and died. Consequently small firing parts were outlawed, and that was a
good decision. Can't remember if the law extended to *any* firing part,
that would be a bad decision. I remember feeling lucky / priveledged to
have Microbot toys with big spring loaded armaments previous to that law.
Of course, those projectiles were so big I doubt it's possible to choke on
them, barring "the direct hit that destroys the station!"
A marketing non-starter. Really, an adults-only section in a children's toy
store, nobody would pay for that use of retail space, or enforcement. Can't
adults just go to hardware stores and buy real flamethrower parts anyways?
Brandon Van Every Seattle, WA
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