Lego terrorist threatens democracy
Religious leaders slam 'Toy Taliban'
Religious leaders have united to express their dismay at a custom range of Lego figures - including a "Toy Taliban" armed to the teeth with C96 broomhandle Mauser pistol, AK Assault Rifle and M67 frag grenades.
The offending terrorist - made by US firm BrickArms and punted for £9.50 to impressionable UK kiddies here - didn't much impress Mohammed Shaffiq, of Muslim organisation The Ramadhan Foundation, who slammed the toy as “absolutely disgusting”.
He told the Sun: “It is glorifying terrorism - the makers should be ashamed. We should be coming together to unite against terrorism, but how is that possible when children are playing with toys like this?”
Parents who feel uneasy about their kids reenacting exciting moments in recent Afghan history might consider buying their offspring an SS major instead - a snip at just eight quid.
Or maybe not. As Edie Friedman, director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, explained: “These distasteful toys are something we could all well do without, especially when there is so much tension around.”
Lego today issued a statement which reads: "LEGO® UK is not associated with the toys being sold by BrickArms, which have been customised without LEGO UK’s knowledge or permission.
"BrickArms is not licensed by LEGO UK to customise LEGO figures and has no links to the LEGO brand. LEGO UK is committed to developing toys which enrich childhood by encouraging imaginative and creative play - and does not endorse products that do not fit with this philosophy." ®
For something less controversial, try the rather good miniature James Bond.
Yet another laugh
According to the info page, this whole dangerous operation is one guy plus his family helping him out.
Is it *really* necessary to bitch about the activities of random people on the internet? Not to mention the whole fad of trying to pretend certain things never happen(ed).
"Cowboys and Indians"
To quote George Carlin...
...and was probably said by someone before him...but he's the one I've heard more recently...
"If 'fire fighters' fight fires and 'crime fighters' fight crime. What do 'freedom fighters' fight?"
Personally, I love this idea. By reducing the threat to the toy level, we've officially turned the terrorists into something "make believe"...obviously, if its not real, it can't hurt us...
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Honestly, though...ROFLMAO!!! I can't wait until they get back online so I can get a couple to add to my LEGO collection.