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    Found this on Fark:

    This is an image from Amazon.com for a Playmobil product called 'Security Checkpoint.'

    These are two reviews, probably the funniest, but still...

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    313 of 333 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Fun!
    Thank you Playmobil for allowing me to teach my 5-year old the importance of recognizing what a failing bureaucracy in a ever growing fascist state looks like. Sometimes it's a hard lesson for kids to learn because not all pigs carry billy clubs and wear body armor. I applaud the people who created this toy for finally being hip to our changing times. Little children...
    Published 8 days ago by Zampano

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    976 of 995 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great lesson for the kids!
    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...
    Published on September 9, 2005 by loosenut

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    And to think the most exciting thing I had to play with when I was a young tot was the Mickey Mouse Tree House Weeble Wobble set and some play dough. I can't decide if I'm jealous, or simply saddened by today's state of affairs.

    Meh, it's Friday. Enjoy your weekend.


    Beav said...

    If it doesn't come with a swarthy passenger with a ball-cap over a turban that you can harass with the security guards, then I'm not interested. Ooh, and can you replace the scanner wand with a billy club for "interrogations?"

    Soo Mi said...

    You can combine this set with others, including some that have police officers with pistols. Good times.

    Anonymous said...

    Don't lie, Soo, you played with the best kids' toys ever... lawn darts.

    Soo Mi said...

    Yes, I most certainly did! A double set, so all six could play at once. And we enjoyed every last dangerous moment of it!

    Hell, I'd give my own kids lawn darts if I could be certain they wouldn't just skip over the throwing aspect of stabbing each other with the darts. But they will. I have horrible karma.