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(CNN)   Life size Lego Batman and other toys that you can't afford for your kid   (money.cnn.com) divider line 62
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2006-11-16 11:26:12 AM
Maybe not, but I sure can buy it for ME!

/if the wife says it's OK
 
2006-11-16 11:28:56 AM
What a ripoff, it only breaks down into three pieces! How much aggravation is that supposed to cause the parents? It should come in one huge drum, all little bricks, so dad can go insane trying to assemble it.
 
2006-11-16 11:30:54 AM
Asinine tag on vacation?
$22,000 for a 17' x 9' x 11' playhouse that the little crotch droppings will use for 2 months.
 
2006-11-16 11:31:03 AM
I'll pass on teh homer-erotic kitch for my kid this year, thanks.
 
2006-11-16 11:31:32 AM
I was about so make some snarky comment about how insane the American luxury market is and people being up against the wall when the revolution comes and yadda yadda yadda. Then, I took a look at #4 on that list. I want one.
 
2006-11-16 11:32:12 AM
I'll just take my new PS3 that I already got and sell it on Ebay for $3000. Sadly enough, there are enough morons out there that will actually PAY that much!

/Bidding is at $1600
//betting on $3000
///slashies sell for $30 each
 
2006-11-16 11:32:54 AM
A farking playground for $100,000? I can't imagine the materials needed adding up to more than a few grand.
 
2006-11-16 11:33:01 AM
SaintAwesome

Possible Homersexual tendencies of the toys you say??
 
2006-11-16 11:33:38 AM
However, I did build a lego Scarlet Johansen the other day. It was a little painfull to use.. but you get used to it.
 
2006-11-16 11:34:37 AM
I was checking out the very cool lego viking double catapult the other day, but for $49, I passed.
 
2006-11-16 11:35:09 AM
"I'm the god damn lego Batman!"
 
2006-11-16 11:35:14 AM
oh oh please....the Fantasy Coach for me...


help me to live out my Cinderella fantasies
 
2006-11-16 11:36:05 AM
Devanney

WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!
 
2006-11-16 11:39:38 AM
what, no real doll?
 
2006-11-16 11:42:53 AM
michelob:

you may want to rethink your investment strategy:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/15/AR200611150110 9.html
 
2006-11-16 11:43:07 AM
TV and game console not included!!!! For $4,000 that thing better give a reach around and tell me it will "love me long time."
 
2006-11-16 11:43:26 AM
from #5: "Just don't wish to be big, and you'll remain a kid forever."

Anyone else catch that? I loved that movie. Though the machine looks slightly different.
 
2006-11-16 11:44:42 AM
br>www.citypages.com

I am the cinderella man
 
2006-11-16 11:46:04 AM
They didnt mention that the 100K playground is hand painted by princesses with the blood of virgins.
 
2006-11-16 11:50:36 AM
What the fark is up with the victorian house? you know what my play house was? a bunch of old wood thrown together in the shape of a box, no fancy design the thing didn't even resemble a house, more like a bombed out shelter in iraq. Did I biatch at that? fark no, I liked it, my dad and I built it ourselves, without a layout or anything. Kids don't know what it means to build their own toys these days. They are all prissie little pieces of shiat. You know what my toys were when i was 6,7,8 years old? Tools, I had hammers, saws screw drivers, even a little wood carving kit. Did I ever cut myself? you better farkin believe it, but it made me concious of the dangers of tools and taught me how to use them. I used to make some pretty cool shiat when I was a kid.


/my kid isn't going to have video games until he is a teenager, nor is he going to have anything else that doesn't have sharp corners.
 
2006-11-16 11:51:38 AM
No way, nuh uh, not EVEN if I won the lottery am I buying any of that for my kid (it helps that she is 16)...though maybe I would buy the Voltar for myself. :-)
 
2006-11-16 11:52:14 AM
I just got gayer by reading the article. Even more gayer after reading all your post. Thanks guys now I have a craving for buttsex. The write way.



/
 
2006-11-16 11:53:37 AM
Welcome to the Machine


precisely what i thought. i can sort of understand not including the console, but no TV???? that means i'm left with a 2.1 speaker system (a few hundred dollars at best) and plastic/rubber components making up the rest of the console with the driving wheel controller (another couple hundred at best)


if it weren't for stupid people, noone would make money.
 
2006-11-16 11:56:18 AM
FTA
After all, Robby is a seven-foot-tall, remote-controlled robot.

1)Buy remote controlled robot
2)????
3)World domination!
 
2006-11-16 11:57:26 AM
2)????


2) Attach a doomsday device
 
2006-11-16 11:58:20 AM
2)????

2) Mount freaking lazers on its head
 
2006-11-16 11:58:41 AM
i80.photobucket.com

I wonder if you unplug it your wish will come true?

/Most kids have never heard of the movie Big, why the hell would they want this?
 
2006-11-16 11:58:55 AM
I'm not sure they ever actually sell any of these items (or maybe a handful to stupid NBA players and celebs), they're kind of 'halo' products for faoschwartz to make their toy lines in general seem more glamorous.

Several of the prices are dramatically (97K jungle gym?) higher than what you could pay to get the same or better item constructed by individual craftsment, and contrary to popular notions, rich people aren't stupid.

Fao schwartz is pretty silly with this stuff, but they do have some beautiful items there that are well worth the price, for example there is a difference between a beautiful stuffed animal constructed out of great materials by hand and a shiatty polyester one filled with cheap styrofoam. It just evokes a feeling of a different time whene everything wasn't a gimmick marketed made in china tickle-me-piece-of-shiat.

/my toy store of choice over the years
//for buying gifts not for myself, got jack shiat as a kid
 
2006-11-16 11:59:04 AM
BassPlayinManiac
What the fark is up with the victorian house?

I'm reminded of this.

"I'm looking at these kids in the picture, and it's very clear they're not playing. They're on their way to work or something."
 
2006-11-16 11:59:34 AM
Why would anyone pay $33K for a mini hummer that comes with a TAPE DECK? I mean come on!! At the least it should have XM or Sirus!!

BassPlayinManiac

Agreed! My seven year old son and I made a teepee in the woods in our backyard out of fallen branches and leaves just like I used to do when I was his age. He couldn't stop talking about how much fun it was to put it together. I guess I am pretty blessed because he would rather be outside playing and has never held a videogame controller in his hand for more then a few minutes before he became completely bored with it.
 
2006-11-16 12:01:07 PM
Ok, first that mini jeep thing costs more than a real one. Second, the Zoltar is a rip off... only 16 spoken fortunes and 23 written for $9,000?! Come on. WTF.
 
2006-11-16 12:01:08 PM
I don't get the point of the lego batman. Can't play with it as is, really, and can't tear it apart to make it into something else. What's the point?
 
2006-11-16 12:02:52 PM
Ooh Ooh Ooh Pirate House !!!

And the dimensions suggest i could fit my LCD TV in it, I'm so entering the lottery this w/e.
 
2006-11-16 12:04:58 PM
WTF is the 4x4 more expensive than a full on car ?!
 
2006-11-16 12:07:13 PM
chechcal
I don't get the point of the lego batman. Can't play with it as is, really, and can't tear it apart to make it into something else. What's the point?


The Batman would be cooler if you could really build the thing yourself or make other things like you said... but I guess kids these days just want to have everything done for them... (?)
 
2006-11-16 12:07:30 PM
The Zoltar isn't even accurate...in the movie you had to use a ramp to get the quarter in his mouth, otherwise you wouldn't get a fortune. I think that would kind of piss me off.
 
2006-11-16 12:08:38 PM
Yeah, my fort consisted of four wooden posts my dad helped me cement into the ground. Then he pointed to the lumber pile, gave me a hammmer and some nails and said "Knock yourself out." Sure I had to get stitches after I cut my finger open with a machete getting the palm fronds for my roof, but that fort was awesome!
 
2006-11-16 12:10:46 PM
wylkyn

Haha you forted
 
2006-11-16 12:15:35 PM
Spanky McLapdance

Probably has a damn lawn mower engine under the hood, too.

What's funny is, just a few days ago I was saying to my girlfriend that it's only a matter of time before we see gas powered Power Wheels. I guess since the luxury model is out, I wasn't too far off.

CONSUME YOU LITTLE BASTARDS! BUY! SEND MORE MONEY!
 
2006-11-16 12:16:01 PM
I want my own coach. I need to find someone to sue so I can afford it.
 
2006-11-16 12:16:11 PM
Blah, wouldn't spend that much for a lego Batman, especially when you can't break it down. I'd buy individual blocks and make it myself. And the Jeep... that's just silly. Wait a few years and buy your kid a real one for less.

/Wouldn't buy anything from here.
//Less they had a Magic Kingdom for Sale.
 
2006-11-16 12:17:16 PM
meatofmystery if it weren't for stupid people, noone would make money.

Bears mentioning, if only to see if the Irony Police are out on patrol, that "noone" isn't a word.

/No one
//TMYK
 
2006-11-16 12:24:34 PM
This shiat is so expensive they are forcing santa to deliver pizzas just to afford em. Damn rich kids always demanding the most expensive toys.

i80.photobucket.com
 
2006-11-16 12:25:41 PM
If you were a midget, that victorian house could be a steal...
 
2006-11-16 12:28:45 PM
What about
img472.imageshack.us

/taken in the Milan airport
//not a Potter fan, don't even know this character's name
 
2006-11-16 12:31:28 PM
greaser_77: But you knew he was from Barry Potter no? by the way its Haggard

/not a barry potter fan either, but at least I knew the characters name, jeesh.
 
2006-11-16 12:33:44 PM
Why is it so much? Is it not hollow inside?

Doesn't look like more than $300 worth of Legos to me.

/$300 I tell you..!!
 
2006-11-16 12:35:38 PM
BassPlayinManiac
Actually it's Hagrid, but close enough. :)
 
2006-11-16 12:38:36 PM
Kryllith
BassPlayinManiac
Actually it's Hagrid, but close enough. :)


Well damn, I tried...
/only read the first book, which was actually read to me by my teacher in the 5th grade and I usually passed out about that time...
//yeah my 5th grade teacher read to us, want to make something of it.
 
2006-11-16 12:43:47 PM
BassPlayinManiac

Haven't read any of the books, but I've seen the movies and like them well enough. Figure I'll get around and read them someday.

/my 7th grade teacher read a couple books to us.
//"It's Like This, Cat"
///and something about dolphins...
 
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