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2014-03-19 08:10:02 PM  
Armor, swords? These are activities of the patriarchy. Down with peni!
 
2014-03-19 10:18:56 PM  
Needs more boob accentuation.
 
2014-03-19 10:19:00 PM  
And now guys will start playing with Barbie dolls....
 
2014-03-19 10:59:30 PM  
Back in the day we called her She-Ra.
 
2014-03-19 10:59:46 PM  
Practical body armor for the most impractical female ever?

Lolwut?
 
2014-03-19 11:00:33 PM  
The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.
 
2014-03-19 11:11:35 PM  
Looks like the next season of Robot Chicken is going to get detailed.
 
2014-03-19 11:20:28 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Armor, swords? These are activities of the patriarchy. Down with peni!


oh, i don't know, it sort of makes my penii up. is that wrong?
 
2014-03-19 11:21:39 PM  

Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.


Maybe he'll super glue the pieces together over and onto a cheap barbie?
 
2014-03-19 11:24:49 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?


EVERYTHING is a choking hazard to a 4 year old.

Keep your eye on yours or Dar wins.
 
2014-03-19 11:34:55 PM  
I'm waiting for the tech to get good enough and cheap enough that I can print my old die-cast super veritech fighter that I lost.
 
2014-03-19 11:34:59 PM  

Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.


If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.
 
2014-03-19 11:40:43 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Armor, swords? These are activities of the patriarchy. Down with peni!


Obligatory:
http://oglaf.com/glamazon-way/
 
2014-03-19 11:43:58 PM  
Righteous?  Really? Didn't realize she was a Pally.
 
2014-03-19 11:45:28 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Because People in power are Stupid: Armor, swords? These are activities of the patriarchy. Down with peni!

Obligatory:
http://oglaf.com/glamazon-way/


media.oglaf.com
 
2014-03-19 11:48:03 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.


Know how I know you have never raised kids?
 
2014-03-19 11:58:14 PM  
That's a really cool idea. Make the custom play sets that Mattel never thought of.
 
2014-03-20 12:04:19 AM  
img.amiami.jp
Come at me, bro!
 
2014-03-20 12:11:15 AM  
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Planet Terror Barbie
 
2014-03-20 12:35:29 AM  
Need to make the armor more like those in Boris Vallejo's pieces.
 
2014-03-20 01:27:43 AM  
That's clearly jousting armor. Can we get a lance and a helmet with a visor?
 
2014-03-20 01:40:39 AM  
Wow. 3D printing sure sounds useful.
 
2014-03-20 01:41:56 AM  
This is DREEEAAMHOOOUSEEEE!!!

I'd like to see some Spartan influenced armour.
 
2014-03-20 01:44:09 AM  

Catlenfell: This is DREEEAAMHOOOUSEEEE!!!

I'd like to see some Spartan influenced armour.


I want an Eva Green doll. Never mind what size.
 
2014-03-20 02:04:49 AM  

thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?


A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.
 
2014-03-20 02:13:12 AM  
Dark Souls 3 confirmed


/amidoinitright
 
2014-03-20 02:21:28 AM  

Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?

A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.


Or it's possible those child safety regulations they have in effect actually PREVENTED them from choking on toys. Go figure...
 
2014-03-20 02:29:26 AM  

thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?

A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.

Or it's possible those child safety regulations they have in effect actually PREVENTED them from choking on toys. Go figure...


It was kids in the 70s and 80s. Getting a Jart to the head was still a possibility.
 
2014-03-20 02:39:58 AM  
And kids were choking on toys then. That's why we DIDN'T get a rocket firing Boba Fett.
 
2014-03-20 02:44:29 AM  

Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?

A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.

Or it's possible those child safety regulations they have in effect actually PREVENTED them from choking on toys. Go figure...

It was kids in the 70s and 80s. Getting a Jart to the head was still a possibility.


Oops... see above comment.
 
2014-03-20 02:46:17 AM  

thefatbasturd: And kids were choking on toys then. That's why we DIDN'T get a rocket firing Boba Fett.


It makes me wonder, what percentage of 4 year olds try to see how many marbles they can fit in their mouths? That game is waaay better with mini marshmallows.

/truly dedicated children will still cram dimes up their noses.
 
2014-03-20 02:50:52 AM  

Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: And kids were choking on toys then. That's why we DIDN'T get a rocket firing Boba Fett.

It makes me wonder, what percentage of 4 year olds try to see how many marbles they can fit in their mouths? That game is waaay better with mini marshmallows.

/truly dedicated children will still cram dimes up their noses.


Think of it as evolution in action.
 
2014-03-20 04:47:26 AM  
Serious question - did they shrink Barbie's boobs recently? I seem to remember that doll differently, but that could just be my imagination.
 
2014-03-20 08:21:27 AM  

Boojum2k: Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: And kids were choking on toys then. That's why we DIDN'T get a rocket firing Boba Fett.

It makes me wonder, what percentage of 4 year olds try to see how many marbles they can fit in their mouths? That game is waaay better with mini marshmallows.

/truly dedicated children will still cram dimes up their noses.

Think of it as evolution in action.


So how many marbles can you fit in your mouth?
 
2014-03-20 08:50:57 AM  

thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?

A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.

Or it's possible those child safety regulations they have in effect actually PREVENTED them from choking on toys. Go figure...


That's not possible at all.

Europe and Asia still have kids. They don't have the same laws. The kids manage somehow.
 
2014-03-20 08:55:08 AM  

doglover: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?

A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.

Or it's possible those child safety regulations they have in effect actually PREVENTED them from choking on toys. Go figure...

That's not possible at all.

Europe and Asia still have kids. They don't have the same laws. The kids manage somehow.


Europe has stricter laws protecting their precious children, and Asia tends to go for the sea turtle method.
 
2014-03-20 09:13:35 AM  

doglover: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: Bonzo_1116: Jim_Callahan: The armor consists of 30 pieces, including the sword and shield.

If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea.  Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

Probably should have looked at how the corresponding GI-JOE stuff is designed as far as minimum part sizes and so on before doing this.

If your four year old is still randomly cramming toy parts in her mouth, you might have more serious issues than improperly dressed Barbies.  Your child should have learned by then that dolls don't taste good.

Know how I know you have never raised kids?

A grand total of none, but all the choking kids in my personal experience did it with food, not barbie heads.

Little toddlers, like two, maybe two and a half, yeah. But four? That's a bone-stupid four year old to choke out on a toy.

/it's possible that my little cousins were smarter than the average preschooler, but I doubt it.

Or it's possible those child safety regulations they have in effect actually PREVENTED them from choking on toys. Go figure...

That's not possible at all.

Europe and Asia still have kids. They don't have the same laws. The kids manage somehow.


Europe definitely does have child safety laws.
 
2014-03-20 09:34:23 AM  

thefatbasturd: Europe definitely does have child safety laws.


The sad truth about most child safety laws is they don't really do very much outside of industry. It's one thing to make sure your baby food isn't made of botulism and your children's toys aren't nice and shiny at night from all the radium. It's another thing entirely to make sure your kids aren't eating things off the ground or playing with rabid squirrels. There's always SOMETHING deadly, even for adults. We're just so used to it we don't even notice most of the near misses.

Safety is all about accepting acceptable risk. That's why castle towers tended to have open backs. If someone takes over your castle wall, you don't want them to have the same defense you enjoyed when they were on the other side. So you leave the back of the towers nice and open with plenty arrow slits from your inner wall pointed right at where men might like to hide. You accept the vulnerable back side for the security of having the fall back position of great strategic value. It's the same with the child. You accept the fact that Darwin will always find a way if he can, the open back, for the security of knowing that you're always gonna be there watching over them, the secondary arrow slit, until they're old enough to deal with things on their own. Even then, eventually you're not gonna be there, and then you just have to trust in your own DNA.
 
2014-03-20 09:40:35 AM  

AspectRatio: Wow. 3D printing sure sounds useful.


What is the aspect ratio of a quantum apostrophe?
 
2014-03-20 09:47:06 AM  

AspectRatio: Wow. 3D printing sure sounds useful.


Quit acting like a quibbling agitator.  I'm getting queasy and quite annoyed.
 
2014-03-20 10:20:40 AM  

Bonzo_1116: thefatbasturd: And kids were choking on toys then. That's why we DIDN'T get a rocket firing Boba Fett.

It makes me wonder, what percentage of 4 year olds try to see how many marbles they can fit in their mouths? That game is waaay better with mini marshmallows.

/truly dedicated children will still cram dimes up their noses.


My brother inhaled those little 1x1x1 Lego blocks, not once but twice, necessitating medical intervention both times.

First one lodged in a sinus cavity, second one had to be plucked unceremoniously from his trachea. Dad still has the pieces, cast in a Plexiglas block on his desk.
 
2014-03-20 10:43:08 AM  

Stone Meadow: AspectRatio: Wow. 3D printing sure sounds useful.

What is the aspect ratio of a quantum apostrophe?


Three beers.
 
2014-03-20 01:28:01 PM  

Jim_Callahan: If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea. Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?


I don't think this armor was designed with four-year-olds in mind.  However, it is to practical and modest to appear to the lucrative pervert demographic, either.
 
2014-03-20 03:35:35 PM  

ReverendJynxed: I'm waiting for the tech to get good enough and cheap enough that I can print my old die-cast super veritech fighter that I lost.


Well, man, what are you waiting for?  It's just like the real thing!!!
 
2014-03-20 06:55:57 PM  
Still waiting for tiny robotic barbies pit fighting to the death. Not animated, real ones like robot wars.
 
2014-03-20 09:33:21 PM  
Come up with Barbie-sized Varia Armor, and I'm in!
 
2014-03-20 10:21:08 PM  

flondrix: Jim_Callahan: If all the stuff shown in the picture are independent pieces, giving this to a four-year-old is an incredibly bad idea. Has this guy never heard of a choking hazard?

I don't think this armor was designed with four-year-olds in mind.  However, it is to practical and modest to appear to the lucrative pervert demographic, either.


It says he built it as a birthday present for a four-year-old niece.

He's apparently one of  those uncles.  The ones that intentionally fark with their siblings' kids just to annoy those siblings.

// Four-year-olds still put inadvisable stuff in their mouths all the time.  They don't put  literally everything in their mouth like teething-age kids do, but they still do it.  I did it, you did it, pretty much every little kid does it until they're 7 or 8 minimum.
 
2014-03-21 09:20:22 AM  

WelldeadLink: [img.amiami.jp image 600x592]
Come at me, bro!


I was wondering how long it would be before somebody mentioned Busou Shinki here. As usual, it didn't take long.
 
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