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(Daily Mail)   New Playmobil set may not be suitable for children under four-years-old due to small parts, and the re-acting of a violent crime   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-02-10 08:04:15 PM  
because the only chance you will ever see money when you grow up, is if you rob a bank. this playset should help the young ones work out a good plan.
 
2013-02-10 08:51:10 PM  
That looks like a lot of fun, actually. These kids have probably seen Ocean's 11, The Italian Job, or maybe even The Dark Knight, so what's the difference?
 
2013-02-10 08:52:13 PM  
That's an interesting choice for a child's toy.
 
2013-02-10 08:54:03 PM  
I like this one:

api.ning.com
 
2013-02-10 09:06:23 PM  
what about these:

www.toplessrobot.com

www.toplessrobot.com
 
2013-02-10 09:06:48 PM  
Oh give me a break. Kids like to play things that are exciting and adventurous. Of course if you give them a bank play set they're going to play bank robbers. If you don't include the bank robber figure they'll just use another figure as the robber. What the hell else are kids going to play with a bank, they're not going to be giving mortgages to their action figures, they're not going to play "let's collapse the global economy with risky banking practices".
 
2013-02-10 09:38:25 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Could be used for crime: Last year police swooped on a shopkeeper's business and seized a cache of gun-shaped calculators because they feared they could be used in a robbery

Anyone who mistakes that for a real gun deserves to lose their money.
 
2013-02-10 09:38:29 PM  

davidphogan: That's an interesting choice for a child's toy.


Have you never played Cops and Robbers?

Kids will do this no matter what you do. The best line of attack is to let them.
 
2013-02-10 09:39:50 PM  

L.D. Ablo: I like this one:

[api.ning.com image 720x540]


Still not as bad as the Lego concentration camp.

i20.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-10 11:12:29 PM  
re-enacting you illiterate fark.
 
2013-02-10 11:12:42 PM  
Danny Bryan of Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime,

Only in Great Britain.
 
2013-02-10 11:14:01 PM  
Robber has good trigger discipline...
 
2013-02-10 11:16:09 PM  
Playmobil has been making play sets like these for ages. Nothing new there.
 
2013-02-10 11:16:35 PM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x276]

Could be used for crime: Last year police swooped on a shopkeeper's business and seized a cache of gun-shaped calculators because they feared they could be used in a robbery

Anyone who mistakes that for a real gun deserves to lose their money.




Worked for Dillinger.
www.fieldandstream.com
 
2013-02-10 11:18:34 PM  
I thought this was some sort of joke.... one of those fake things made by a so-called "artist"

It's not?

http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-5177-Bank-with-Safe/dp/B0077QT 57 O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360556138&sr=8-2&keywords=playmobil+bank
 
2013-02-10 11:19:40 PM  
Next up: Playmobil Hollywood porn set!
 
2013-02-10 11:20:00 PM  
Fix that headline. Eep.
 
DB
2013-02-10 11:24:05 PM  

LesserEvil: I thought this was some sort of joke.... one of those fake things made by a so-called "artist"

It's not?

http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-5177-Bank-with-Safe/dp/B0077QT 57 O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360556138&sr=8-2&keywords=playmobil+bank


What's even crazier is this:

$72.39 + $32.20 shipping
 
2013-02-10 11:24:57 PM  

Ghastly: Oh give me a break. Kids like to play things that are exciting and adventurous. Of course if you give them a bank play set they're going to play bank robbers. If you don't include the bank robber figure they'll just use another figure as the robber. What the hell else are kids going to play with a bank, they're not going to be giving mortgages to their action figures, they're not going to play "let's collapse the global economy with risky banking practices".


I thought that was the same thing as playing bank robber, 'cept you're working for the bank while you're doing it and rob quite a few more folks in the process.
 
2013-02-10 11:26:03 PM  

Fluid: Playmobil has been making play sets like these for ages. Nothing new there.


yea, was all WTF, and looked up their site... bank robbers, art thieves, this set coming... wow okay then.
 
DB
2013-02-10 11:26:32 PM  
That said, yes. Kid's play cops and robbers. BFD. The screwdriver to pry the ATM is a nice touch.
 
2013-02-10 11:27:28 PM  
Can't wait for the Playmobil Chris Dorner set.
 
2013-02-10 11:29:52 PM  

Ghastly: Oh give me a break. Kids like to play things that are exciting and adventurous. Of course if you give them a bank play set they're going to play bank robbers. If you don't include the bank robber figure they'll just use another figure as the robber. What the hell else are kids going to play with a bank, they're not going to be giving mortgages to their action figures, they're not going to play "let's collapse the global economy with risky banking practices".


Exactly.  If there isn't a bank robber, who are the cops going to heroicly swoop in and gun down?
 
2013-02-10 11:33:57 PM  
So playing cops and robbers is is damaging to children now?

*rolls eyes*
 
2013-02-10 11:34:58 PM  
I wish I had bought this one:

www.megdesk.com
 
2013-02-10 11:40:41 PM  

thorthor: Next up: Playmobil Hollywood porn set!


Now with mandatory condoms.
 
2013-02-10 11:41:31 PM  

skinink: Can't wait for the Playmobil Chris Dorner set.




img2.etsystatic.com
 
2013-02-10 11:44:56 PM  
projectplay.myblog.arts.ac.uk

laughingsquid.com

I think it's the slice of reality that critics don't like

Me, I think these things are awesome.
 
2013-02-10 11:46:14 PM  

PsyLord: I wish I had bought this one:

[www.megdesk.com image 200x198]


Why? All I see is some Harkonens I want to kill!!
 
2013-02-10 11:46:17 PM  
They've had pirate Lego people since forever. I don't really see the problem with this.
 
2013-02-10 11:48:36 PM  
I've been selling Playmobil at my store for ages.  They have had jewel theives, getaway cars, safecrackers, catburglers and so on for years.  Every police station set they release has a jail cell that has a breakaway wall for the villians can escape.

That's to say nothing of the knight and pirate sets and all the violence there.

Frankly I've always thought it was cool how they never felt the need to worry about being PC when it comes to there product.
 
2013-02-10 11:48:49 PM  
I guess playing cops and robbers as a child had something to do with working tech support when I grew older. Time to go see a therapist.

/actually a TMNT fan growing up, and Transformers
//still not karate chopping Shredder but I love pizza
 
2013-02-10 11:49:15 PM  

clowncar on fire: [projectplay.myblog.arts.ac.uk image 300x300]

[laughingsquid.com image 400x300]

I think it's the slice of reality that critics don't like

Me, I think these things are awesome.


The female tsa agents have some pretty shiny latex looking uniforms there fan boy...
 
2013-02-10 11:49:36 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.
 
2013-02-10 11:53:01 PM  
Getting upset over this is completely absurd. The set is comical... at best!Besides, everyone know the real criminals are running the bank.
 
2013-02-10 11:53:46 PM  

Smiledriver: I've been selling Playmobil at my store for ages.  They have had jewel theives, getaway cars, safecrackers, catburglers and so on for years.  Every police station set they release has a jail cell that has a breakaway wall for the villians can escape.

That's to say nothing of the knight and pirate sets and all the violence there.

Frankly I've always thought it was cool how they never felt the need to worry about being PC when it comes to there product.


This is stuff they make, That I've never seen, I guess the toy stores around here are too PC to even carry it.
 
2013-02-10 11:55:42 PM  

Sim Tree: They've had pirate Lego people since forever. I don't really see the problem with this.


I have the pirate ship.  It is awesome.  The cannons even "fire".
 
2013-02-10 11:58:56 PM  

L.D. Ablo: I like this one:

[api.ning.com image 720x540]


Looks like some TSA strip-search and object-insertion porn is eminent. NTTAWWT
 
2013-02-10 11:59:27 PM  

UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.


Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.
 
2013-02-11 12:00:34 AM  

PsyLord: I wish I had bought this one:

[www.megdesk.com image 200x198]


I'd totally get a couple of those to decorate my bathroom with.
 
2013-02-11 12:01:20 AM  
kids playing cops and robbers?  cowboys and indians?  EXPEL THEM ALL.
 
2013-02-11 12:01:44 AM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.


IIRC, a few years back when I was in Munich for a language school, the ATMs there gave various denominations.
 
2013-02-11 12:03:00 AM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.


Sunglasses:  $15
Screwdriver: $5
New Handbag: $50
----------------
Knowing where to jab: Priceless.
 
2013-02-11 12:06:38 AM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.


We have some that do 10's and more every day that do 50's up here, I'm not sure anyone even has a 500, let alone has them available in an ATM...
 
2013-02-11 12:09:24 AM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.


You expect accuracy from a toy?  However, you missed the screw driver somehow opening a safe.  I would rather see a truck with a chain and detachable bumper for that redneck flavor, for ATM theft.

Some of those sets would be cool if you have that same profession.  Gotta have some silly nic-nac for the desk.
 
2013-02-11 12:09:45 AM  
so like, uh, trying to ban toy guns is dumb. i mean.. like, purposefully keeping your children ignorant of reality to the point where certain symbols aren't even registered in their youth as existing is... beyond counter productive, and instead counts towards brainwashing. it's cool though.

really though, are they gonna say the usa dropped a giant hovering man eating potato on hiroshima? this shiat is farking insane.

but feel free to not let your kids know that bacon is pork is pig, you dumb farks. YAY REALITY, totally unnecessary in considering just or real actions.. lol, a bank robber playset is totally inappropriate  fark you people are stupid.

anyway, robbing a bank is pointless, you should just be a bank and rob the people! % over time is harder to notice after all. in comparison to gun in the face at once.

because you are all dumbfaces. your faces... they are dumb.
 
2013-02-11 12:12:36 AM  
download.gameblog.fr

Genocide is FUN
 
2013-02-11 12:15:05 AM  
www.millionaireplayboy.com

Playmobil approves of bread and circuses, AND feeding Christians to lions.
 
2013-02-11 12:18:09 AM  

sno man: fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.

We have some that do 10's and more every day that do 50's up here, I'm not sure anyone even has a 500, let alone has them available in an ATM...


I don't really know why I would; no one here will even take a fifty. Most of the shops have signs saying they don't keep enough change on-hand for 50s and 100s. I've even had trouble with 20s, sometimes. When I wind up with a fifty, I need to specifically cash it at my bank as if it were a check or something.

I think it's from the prevalence of ATMs nowadays. Everyone who wants to spend cash only gets 20s, instead of an even mix of change, as in the old days. So the shops spend all their change on hand making change for these 20s, and soon have nothing left in the till but 20s. 50s would make this problem worse, but the 10s are a good idea.
 
2013-02-11 12:20:19 AM  
I really like Playmobil now.
 
2013-02-11 12:20:30 AM  
ATMs here have 50s. Last time I got $300 out I got four 50s and five 20s.Surprisingly awesome.
 
2013-02-11 12:20:42 AM  
lol wut?
 
2013-02-11 12:22:27 AM  
<i>But Danny Bryan of <b>Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime</b>, which works to help youngsters avoid lives  of violence, said: 'We don't want to be encouraging young people to look at these sorts of things. </i>

It must just be the name of that organization, but I've never felt such an urge to troll IRL than I'm feeling right now.  The rational part of my brain is pleading that I'll snap out of it before I send in the paperwork to form the anti-form of this organization.
 
2013-02-11 12:23:30 AM  
Beagle Boys banned by Britain?
 
2013-02-11 12:23:59 AM  
Well, to hell with you new Fark html autotagger...  I'm not playing your button pressing game.  I fear change, so I'll just keep using html tags just to spite you.
 
2013-02-11 12:24:44 AM  

L.D. Ablo: I like this one:

[api.ning.com image 720x540]


Playmobil Sexual Assault Play'n'Learn?
 
2013-02-11 12:30:58 AM  

Fluid: Playmobil has been making play sets like these for ages. Nothing new there.


Isn't the whole deal with Playmobil to have many different sets making up a small town? Surely they're going to have a police set as well to arrest the toy robber with. It's a tool to teach them how the world works.

/goddamned helicopter-idiots
 
2013-02-11 12:31:08 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x276]

Could be used for crime: Last year police swooped on a shopkeeper's business and seized a cache of gun-shaped calculators because they feared they could be used in a robbery

Anyone who mistakes that for a real gun deserves to lose their money.

Worked for Dillinger.
[www.fieldandstream.com image 618x271]


Yeah, but HIS couldn't calculate square roots.
 
2013-02-11 12:32:34 AM  

sno man: Fluid: Playmobil has been making play sets like these for ages. Nothing new there.

yea, was all WTF, and looked up their site... bank robbers, art thieves, this set coming... wow okay then.


do they have a Hacker play set? a Hitter? Grifter?
how 'bout a Mastermind? Maybe he's in a bar play set?
 
2013-02-11 12:34:30 AM  

knowless: so like, uh, trying to ban toy guns is dumb. i mean.. like, purposefully keeping your children ignorant of reality to the point where certain symbols aren't even registered in their youth as existing is... beyond counter productive, and instead counts towards brainwashing. it's cool though.

really though, are they gonna say the usa dropped a giant hovering man eating potato on hiroshima? this shiat is farking insane.

but feel free to not let your kids know that bacon is pork is pig, you dumb farks. YAY REALITY, totally unnecessary in considering just or real actions.. lol, a bank robber playset is totally inappropriate  fark you people are stupid.

anyway, robbing a bank is pointless, you should just be a bank and rob the people! % over time is harder to notice after all. in comparison to gun in the face at once.

because you are all dumbfaces. your faces... they are dumb.


Uh, no. We dropped a little boy.
 
2013-02-11 12:38:01 AM  

kim jong-un: Well, to hell with you new Fark html autotagger...  I'm not playing your button pressing game.  I fear change, so I'll just keep using html tags just to spite you.


Yeah, you can disable that and go back to the "old" style in the myFark link, under "Comment Preferences," uncheck "Enable modern rich text (WYSIWYG) editor for posting comments."

Some habits are just hard to break, so I disabled the newfangled WYSIWYG editor.
 
2013-02-11 12:44:13 AM  
Objection to good old cops and robbers but none for the TSA set?

laughingsquid.com
 
2013-02-11 12:49:05 AM  

thorthor: Next up: Playmobil Hollywood porn set!


Not a stretch, they can just recycle the ATM...
 
2013-02-11 12:55:01 AM  
Holy shiat, is that Patty Hearst?
 
2013-02-11 12:56:08 AM  

Breygon: sno man: Fluid: Playmobil has been making play sets like these for ages. Nothing new there.

yea, was all WTF, and looked up their site... bank robbers, art thieves, this set coming... wow okay then.

do they have a Hacker play set? a Hitter? Grifter?
how 'bout a Mastermind? Maybe he's in a bar play set?


You lost me, I have no idea how to answer these questions...
 
2013-02-11 12:57:43 AM  

leadmetal: Objection to good old cops and robbers but none for the TSA set?

[laughingsquid.com image 500x308]


The reviews on Amazon for that are a farking riot...

http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-36138-Playmobil-Security-Check /p roduct-reviews/B0002CYTL2
 
2013-02-11 01:01:49 AM  
Sim Tree
sno man: fusillade762:

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.

We have some that do 10's and more every day that do 50's up here, I'm not sure anyone even has a 500, let alone has them available in an ATM...

I don't really know why I would; no one here will even take a fifty. Most of the shops have signs saying they don't keep enough change on-hand for 50s and 100s. I've even had trouble with 20s, sometimes. When I wind up with a fifty, I need to specifically cash it at my bank as if it were a check or something.


Then there are other countries - like the one where Playmobil comes from - where most people use cash if they aren't going to buy something expensive.
 
DB
2013-02-11 01:03:57 AM  
CSB: I once had an ATM try to give me $400 in tens. They wedged in the machine and the dispenser snapped shut after the transaction timed out while I frantically tried to pull it out. Had to appeal to the bank to get my money back. 40 tens?

/CSB
 
2013-02-11 01:08:36 AM  

LesserEvil: I thought this was some sort of joke.... one of those fake things made by a so-called "artist"

It's not?

http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-5177-Bank-with-Safe/dp/B0077QT 57 O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360556138&sr=8-2&keywords=playmobil+bank


*add to cart*
 
2013-02-11 01:15:09 AM  
Pussies!
 
2013-02-11 01:28:52 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Why is a blind Hillary Clinton smashing open an ATM with a dildo?
 
2013-02-11 01:38:40 AM  

President Merkin Muffley: Holy shiat, is that Patty Hearst?


I wondered that too.

Anyhow, I have a soft spot in my heart for Playmobil since having a German aunt meant being gifted toys that weren't common in America in the early 80s. I remember being excited in the short period some Playmobil toys were in happy meal at McD, I got several Sheriffs and indians that way. Probably the highest quality happy meal toys they ever had to make.
 
2013-02-11 02:21:33 AM  

bearded clamorer: leadmetal: Objection to good old cops and robbers but none for the TSA set?

[laughingsquid.com image 500x308]

The reviews on Amazon for that are a farking riot...

http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL%C2%AE-36138-Playmobil-Security-Check /p roduct-reviews/B0002CYTL2


Bookmarked.
 
2013-02-11 02:37:53 AM  

RatMaster999: Ghastly: Oh give me a break. Kids like to play things that are exciting and adventurous. Of course if you give them a bank play set they're going to play bank robbers. If you don't include the bank robber figure they'll just use another figure as the robber. What the hell else are kids going to play with a bank, they're not going to be giving mortgages to their action figures, they're not going to play "let's collapse the global economy with risky banking practices".

Exactly.  If there isn't a bank robber, who are the cops going to heroicly swoop in and gun down?


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-11 02:49:18 AM  

Krieghund: RatMaster999: Ghastly: Oh give me a break. Kids like to play things that are exciting and adventurous. Of course if you give them a bank play set they're going to play bank robbers. If you don't include the bank robber figure they'll just use another figure as the robber. What the hell else are kids going to play with a bank, they're not going to be giving mortgages to their action figures, they're not going to play "let's collapse the global economy with risky banking practices".

Exactly.  If there isn't a bank robber, who are the cops going to heroicly swoop in and gun down?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x243]


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-11 02:49:49 AM  

President Merkin Muffley: Holy shiat, is that Patty Hearst?


I'm guessing. You can't get Fashion Barbie Bank Robber, so they had to improvise.
 
2013-02-11 02:59:06 AM  
Playmobil always struck me as being for the kids who were too dumb to figure out Legos.

(and f*ck you, pedantic bastards. I know it's LEGO, but I don't care)
 
2013-02-11 03:00:25 AM  
I'm surprised there isn't a Playmobil meth lab.

Or is there?
 
2013-02-11 03:11:31 AM  
When I was 5, my Barbies were murdering each other. I blame watching Sherlock Holmes on the television.
 
2013-02-11 03:50:39 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
Could be used for crime: Last year police swooped on a shopkeeper's business and seized a cache of gun-shaped calculators because they feared they could be used in a robbery

Is there an app for that?
 
2013-02-11 03:55:22 AM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.


The casino ATM willingly spits out $100s.  I knew this all too well back in the day.
 
2013-02-11 07:53:43 AM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.


There was one I saw that dispensed tens and, I want to say but I can't remember, fives on my college campus.
 
2013-02-11 10:03:33 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: fusillade762: UsikFark: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 632x520]

Guess this isn't another Daily Mail commentary on welfare.

Pretty absurd, if you ask me.

I've never seen an ATM that dispenses anything but 20s.

There was one I saw that dispensed tens and, I want to say but I can't remember, fives on my college campus.


When I was in university I lived in a shared house around the corner from a gas station.  That gas station had two wonderous things - an express McDonalds (no salads or special items, but you could get the standards, burgers, fries, etc) and an ATM that handed out fives.  It was a beautiful thing for a hungry student coming from lab at midnight, with $7.40 in their bank account.

University made me fat.
 
2013-02-11 10:13:10 AM  
i641.photobucket.com
Approves.
 
2013-02-11 11:11:15 AM  
Could be used for crime: Last year police swooped on a shopkeeper's business and seized a cache of gun-shaped calculators because they feared they could be used in a robbery

And the Brits make fun of us for our gun-crazy culture.
 
2013-02-11 11:51:57 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Looks more like the Baader Meinhof Playset.
 
2013-02-11 12:31:57 PM  
This review is from: Playmobil Security Check Point (Toy)I don't know, at first I didn't get what the point of the toy was. My family played with it for an hour with little incident. However, my neighbor Abdul tried to touch it and was tackled by the two TSA agents and beaten with that little yellow wand. Very educational, my 11 year old learned a lot. Thanks Playmobil!
 
2013-02-11 12:37:52 PM  
Getting two for my sisters that work in banks.
 
2013-02-11 10:58:14 PM  
Teaches valuable life skillz.

For example, the idea of jimmying open an ATM to get at the money inside. I can see that being an imitatable act for children young enough to play with the toys.

It's about time they updated Cops & Robbers for the electronic age.

I imagine their next update will be Cowboys & Indians--replace the Cowboys with drones and the Indians with Pakistanis.

At least it'll be geographically correct. Maybe they can include a toy map of South Asia.

Or California.
 
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