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Napoleon's Shadow
06-19-2011, 05:54 PM
:eek::eek::eek::mad::mad::mad:


http://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-3172-Security-Check-Point/dp/B0002CYTL2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308523694&sr=8-1



http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G9WA5NRDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417MT4RKG2L.jpg

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MelissaWV
06-19-2011, 05:56 PM
Not realistic. It doesn't look like you can strip-search.

olehounddog
06-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Read some of the reviews. Some guy got it to show his kids what to expect before a trip to Europe. Said he wanted to relieve some of their anxiety.

Philhelm
06-19-2011, 06:06 PM
Un-fucking believable. Not really, but I'm sure you guys know what I mean. At least the comments on Amazon give me some hope. The first one is a gem:


I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger's shoes cannot be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger's scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said "that's the worst security ever!". But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital.
The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I've heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I'll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).

QueenB4Liberty
06-19-2011, 06:12 PM
Haha wow is that a joke? They don't look like TSA agents!

MelissaWV
06-19-2011, 06:25 PM
Read some of the reviews. Some guy got it to show his kids what to expect before a trip to Europe. Said he wanted to relieve some of their anxiety.

Did you read the rest of that review? :eyeroll:


My family was planning a vacation to Europe, so I purchased this item to teach my twins about what to expect at the airport and hopefully, alleviate some of their anxiety. We also downloaded the actual TSA security checklist from the American Airlines website and then proceeded with our demonstration. Well, first we had to round up a Barbie and a few Bratz dolls to play the other family members, so that cost us a few extra bucks at the Dollar General and it is aggravating that the manufacturer did not make this product "family-friendly." Of course, since the playmobil Dad could not remove his shoes or other clothing items, unlike the Barbie, the playmobil security agent became suspicious and after waving her wand wildy a few dozen times, called her supervisor to wisk the Dad into a special body-cavity search room, (which incidentally led to quite an embarasing and interesting discussion with my twin daughters about personal hygiene and a slight adjustment to the rules we had them memorize about touching by strangers). But worst of all, since the suitcase did not actually open, the baggage inspector made a call to the FBI and ATF bomb squads which then segregated the family's suitcase (which btw was the only suitcase they provided for our educational family experience) and according to the advanced TSA regulations, had to blow it up, (since they could not otherwise mutilate the luggage, break off the locks and put one of those nice little advisory stickers on it), which we had to simulate out in the backyard with a few M-80s and other fireworks. The girls started crying. They became so hysterical by the whole experience that we could not even get them in the car when the time came to actually take our trip, and so we had to cancel the whole thing at the last minute, losing over $7,000 in airfare and hotel charges that we could not recoup do to the last minute cancellations. We've now spent an additional $3,000 to pay for the girls therapy and medication over the past year since this incident occurred, and the psychologists have told us that this will affect them for life, so much for their college fund and our retirement. Then, to top it all off, when we tried to use to playmobil phone to call the company to ask for reimbursement, as you might expect, of course the damn thing didn't even work; neither did our efforts to e-mail them using the computer screen on the baggage checkpoint; and our real-life efforts to contact them to obtain re-imbursement have also likewise been ignored. Worse yet, we had the product tested and found out that it was positive for both lead paint and toxic chemicals, having been manufactured in China by workers holding formerly American jobs, so now we all have cancer and have been given only another year or so to live. My advice - educating your kids about airport security with this toy may actually be more harmful to them than just packing them in the damn luggage with some bottled water & hoping they survive. :)

BamaAla
06-19-2011, 06:29 PM
Haha wow is that a joke? They don't look like TSA agents!

Apparently not; although, it looks like the set isn't available anymore.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/07/security_check_point/

http://www.playmobil.de/on/demandware.store/Sites-GB-Site/en_GB/Product-Show?pid=3172&cgid=

sailingaway
06-19-2011, 06:31 PM
If the TSA have guns in those holsters my son would have wanted it.

MikeStanart
06-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Social programming at a young age.

MelissaWV
06-19-2011, 06:32 PM
The dolls come with a wide stance for enhanced groping... :(

123tim
06-19-2011, 07:55 PM
Playmobil Police Officers Addons
http://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-7385-Police-Officers-Addons/dp/B001E18JWU/ref=pd_sim_dbs_t_1
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bkgO6o7sL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Playmobil 3906 Police Checkpoint
http://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-3906-Police-Checkpoint/dp/B0002YM16U/ref=pd_luc_sbs_00_03_t_lh
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31WG41KB3ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Playmobil 5878 Policeman with Bandit
http://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-5878-Policeman-with-Bandit/dp/B001RHAF7I/ref=pd_sim_t_7
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yojt1TFpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

EvilEngineer
06-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Ok... new challenge. Someone needs to make a stop motion movie using these to make a satire on the police state.

specialK
06-19-2011, 11:51 PM
This review is from: Playmobil 3906 Police Checkpoint (Toy)
This playset is one of the best purchases I have made for my three-year-old. In the past, when we have been stopped at roadblocks, or when during one of Daddy's arrests, he would start crying uncontrollably. Now, after playing with this for the past several months, he is perfectly docile.

As an adjunct to this product, I would also recommend that you purchase the Playmobil Armed Standoff Playset, Fisher-Price Little People Battering Ram, and the Nerf Tear-Gas Canister Deployment Gun.

Bill of Rights sold separately.

The ability to leave comments is a beautiful thing.

Raudsarw
06-20-2011, 02:23 AM
Easy way to explain to children why they're a threat to national security.

S.Shorland
06-20-2011, 03:32 AM
Is that a Cobra on the bandit's arm? Do children discriminate between Cobras and gadsden snakes?

Napoleon's Shadow
06-20-2011, 08:00 AM
Easy way to explain to children why they're a threat to national security.
Google image search for "My First Cavity Search" :p

MelissaWV
06-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Easy way to explain to children why they're a threat to national security.

That post is more disturbing given your avatar, seriously.