Bank robbery toys…startin’ ‘em young…
Playmobil, a popular toy manufacturer, just released a slightly shocking set of plastic toys for kids — the bank robbery set. The toys are marketed for 4-10 year olds, and is now for sale at Toys ‘r Us.
Parents are outraged, and anti gun violence activists are also concerned about the influence these toys might have on little kids. I have to say, I think the toy is in poor taste myself.
What do you think — is this just innocent fun, or a toy gone wrong?
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coolcalx on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm
yeah, because my green plastic army men caused me to grab a gun and shoot someone.
KevinCool26 on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm
I play video games that promote violence, I don’t promote this. It’s promoting crime. These should be illegal. Period.
Guns are fine, as long as these kids don’t have them. (Of course as well the criminals)
JavaTC on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm
You ******* whiners sit here and complain about anything that you think is in bad taste. What about those who enjoy it, hm? I loved playing with toy army men and little lego cops and robbers as a kid, and I’ve never aspired to do anything of the sort, and I’m anti war. I play BF3 every day typically, and yet I still know the harsh reality of war and violence and the power of a gun.
You need to remember that when you’re changing something like this you’re changing it for the entire public, not just those who think it’s wrong. You may appease a million anti gun activists but ruin it for hundreds of thousands of kids who may have enjoyed the toys without a thought in their little brains about actually killing someone.
Parents just need to sit their kids down and give them a reality check. Take them to a shooting range and show them how powerful a gun truly is. Show them the movie clip from Saving Private Ryan, anything to show them that’s wrong, not ruin playthings for the entire public.
Also, I don’t blame the writer, she’s doing her job and pumping out daily articles, there aren’t that many interesting things in the world, so nitpicking is kind of necessary at times.
Jake_from_State_Farm on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm
if we were to get rid of every toy that caused any kind of chaos, then wed like get rid of everything meant ages like 4-99.
like Nerf guns are guns
Legos could be made into guns
Rubik’s cubes could be assembled into guns
Play dough could be molded into guns
Stuffed animals would be animal hoarding
im not gonna even start on video games
but like people wine and cry about all this stuff…. you all are idiots xD
alexiswashere on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm
Don’t buy it for your kids?
KatesBack on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Well my son won’t have them that’s for sure.
NoReflection on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:24 am
Who cares? They’re just toys. I had plastic army men, but I hate the military. Why can’t a kid have bank robber toys, and hate bank robbers?
Connor-d-95 on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:46 am
It’s a toy… For kids like 5-10, I doubt at like 16+ they’ll even remember that they had these, plus it’s what’s happened in their lives which causes people to do stupid things
outdoors_guy13032 on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:21 am
its just a damn toy get over it. if you don’t like them then shut up and don’t buy it.