for a new Playmobil offering: Airport security checkpoint! Sample review: "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)."
Also, this: "The best part about this set is the TSA agent with the wand. You have to
be careful, but if you can find the secret button, the wand dude will
say, 'So, is that an extra chunk of plastic? Or, are you just happy to
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
TSA, LoL: Latest Viral Amazon Review Thingy
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