12,134 of 12,324 people found the following review helpful
Great lesson for the kids!,
This review is from: Playmobil Security Check Point (Discontinued by manufacturer) (Toy)
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 it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital.
The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I've heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I'll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2008 3:29:29 PM PST
Northside 415 says:
That is the FUNNIEST thing I have read in a long time. Makes me want to buy this toy just based on that!
Posted on Feb 28, 2008 8:35:22 PM PST
B. Tanner says:
Great Review! Loved it!
Posted on Feb 29, 2008 6:32:37 AM PST
T. Miller says:
Probably the best use of satire I've read ... ever! Keep up the good work. And by the way - I totally agree! Whomever thought this thing up ought to be ... interrogated!
Posted on Feb 29, 2008 8:26:59 AM PST
Hilarious. Maybe you should consider reviewing the following Amazon Special:
Posted on Feb 29, 2008 8:28:11 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 3, 2008 5:59:28 PM PST
Otter Pop says:
Mad props for brilliance. HILARIOUS.
Posted on Mar 3, 2008 6:23:15 PM PST
M. Zniewski says:
an ironic, sad and humorious comment on our society. loved the secret prison comments.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2008 9:48:36 AM PST
Daniel Tomkinson says:
Posted on Mar 7, 2008 11:49:52 AM PST
Stephen R. Devoy says:
I agree, your review is the best I've ever read. Amazon should have a "best reviews ever" category and yours should be at the top.
On another note, Playmobil should have a "security back-room" set where kids can drag unsuspecting passengers and make the TSA figures choke the passengers to death and then blame it on the passenger.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2008 12:28:15 PM PST
Reginleif II says:
Sorry, Stephen, but I think that it's more important to national security that Playmobil come out with the Airport Rectal Exam Kit.