Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Flog It Blog It, Toys R Us, NOT!

Molly The Wally & Her First Toy!

Playmobil, The Toys That Make You Think Why?

After we discovered the delights of Playmobils’ lets’s play bank robbers toy (herewe thought we’d have a look at what other toys they have for sale. Oh and yes we came across a couple of winners. Firstly there is Playmobils’ Security Check Point.

Then we thought we’d check out the customer reviews. Here is the best one.

Great lesson for 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 couldn’t 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-surveillance society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillance 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 Interrogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).

Then there is the Playmobil Police Station Extension - Prison Cell
And the review........

Great teaching tool for future interrogators!

Wow! I got this toy to go with my kid's Guantanamo Bay action set. I have to hand it to those kids working in Chinese labor camps they really get the details down quite well. If I may give one suggestion please make them so you can actually lock the doors. My son likes to play "So who wants to be a terrorist" with his pet mice. Also, he complained that the cavity exam room lacked restraints.

Happy days!


  1. Hahaha... the toys kids have these days!
    We looove your review.

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

  2. We never had anything like that when I was a kid, bank robbers, what ever next..LOL XX0XX

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Wow, kids sure have some interesting toys these days.

    What happened to playing with Barbies and matchbox cars? LOL!

  4. those are some unusual toys

    urban hounds

  5. Woof! Woof! Funny ... interesting if someone actually buys these toys. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. MIZ MOLLY! Is that you as a pup? OMD. You are just the cutest no matter what age. Well now, these goodness, what are people thinking? I KNOW....MONEY! KACHING!!!!!!!

  7. Molly what a precious picture of you as a wee Molly
    thanks for the smiles...
    Hugs Madi your B FFF

  8. LOL! You are sooooo funny molly, how on earth do you find these things, you have the best nose for sniffing out good stories!
    Mum had a Playmobil Castle with a glow in the dark ghost and things it was really cool but the security set is going too far!
    Also such a cute photo of you as a puppy! Awwwwww Molly!
    Love and Licks from your furiend Frank xxxxxxx

  9. OH my word, we are speechless (woodless??) at this end. Golly, Molly, we didn't know whether to laugh or woof disbelievingly when we read the reviews. Dear, dear me!

    Adorable photo of Puppy Molly!!!



  10. Molly - I hope that those reviews are not real lol.

  11. These are so funny - we saw them a few weeks back and chuckled like crazy !

  12. Oh look at cute pup Molly so adorable.
    Are they serious? Well it makes for a good laugh.

  13. Tinker toys sound more fun! :)

    Love the first picture! Molly, you sure were a cute puppy.

  14. Haha, the reviews are funny! I must say, we love Playmobil around here...I grew up with it. So much fun. Don't know so much about the jail and security checkpoint, but the other toys are fun!

    Elyse and Riley

  15. hahaha I like this review...but 169.99 for the secirity checkpoint? Think then I have to order the bank robbers toy first for inspirations ;o) were a super cute pup, Molly ;o)

  16. Hilarious - makes my old childhood games with a pair of plastic handcuffs used to handcuff my brother to car door handles seem boring!

  17. There was a bank robber in KC last week who got shot in the face by one of the workers. We were so proud of that worker and hope it keeps other dummies from doing that in the future!


  18. I loved it! So a kind review! :D
    Nice regards

  19. Oh molly we couldn't hardly read your post today cos our eyes wouldn't leave your puppy are so cute!
    stella rose and mags

  20. Now those are some educational toys!

  21. You mean to tells me afters all dis cool stuff alls I gets is STUFFIES??????
    I thinks dat I will wait and gets da interrogation playset dat lady was talkin' bouts...and da note from doofus George.


  22. Bwa ha ha! I want you and the other funny reviewers to get their own sketch comedy parody show. :)

    I think the women from Smack the Pony better watch their backs.

  23. I remember when I was a kid we had assault rifles that looked real!
    This post reminds me of the Harry Potter vibrating broomstick that they took off the market..

  24. Having a tough time believing these are real toys, but there's something impawtant missing from both...the dogs! Where's the drug sniffing dog at the security checkpoint? Where's the guard dog patrolling the cell? Major omissions!

    Molly, Momz and I want to nominate our pal Kirby from Krby's Dog Blog for this week's Share It Sunday

    Kirby's a cutie and his momz has a great Thursday series on dog breeds going on...You'll like Kirby

  25. You sure find the most unusual things sweet Molly!

  26. We love your Picture today...

    Now about those... ?? TOYS ?? WE think that kidlets would be better off with some nice Stuffies and some Balls and some rope toys... thatn with those thingys...

  27. These are too funny and the reviews BWAAHAA. Your puppy pic is too cute
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  28. Love your puppy pic! Wow, playmobil is getting so realistic. :)

  29. The reviews are hilarious!

  30. The little bipeds here have some of that Playmobil stuff too. But they really LOVE legos. Mom goes nuts because she spends hours helping them follow the directions to build the things, and then poof, one wrong move and they fall apart:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  31. Those toys are really something but those reviews are really funny!

  32. OMG that is so funny. I like to see that people are being sarcastic about this. Really I don't even understand WHO would think this was a good toy market. Perhaps to be used in therapy offices for the little children who are traumatized by TSA.

  33. Bwahaahaa! Enjoyed it. Love sarcasm !

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  34. Baaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Molly, where do you find this stuff?!? This was doggone hilarious! *takes deep breath to try and stop laughing* (whispers) I am thinking your you-know-what may appear at you-know-where tomorrow so stop by!

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  36. Ha, ha...those are hilarious! I am not sure that is what I wold want to be teaching my kids though :)

  37. Don't know which is funnier, the toys or the comments - must be the comments!
    Dip Bridge & Elliot x

  38. Are these really for real?!? My mom wasn't even allowed to watch the Simpsons when she was growing up...

  39. You loook like a little baby!!!! Ok the post I would like to share on your blog is:
    Let meknow if you can that you got it alright!

  40. Happy days indeed! The play mobile was one of the few toys my hippie parents tolerated, mainly because you could find women toys wearing trousers. I guess that changes it all! I love the reviews tho!
    Lots of love from Indigo, Malach and their hoomans

  41. We have never seen such things! Haha

  42. Gotta wonder what their sales are like??

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

  43. My mom is laughing very, very hard!

  44. Hey Molly!
    Wow, this is so BOL funny! I'm laughing and my peeps are howling over this. No wonder kids today have so BWAR HAR HAR I think our Blogville Police Department can live without these. Thanks so much for the belly-laugh, my good furiend.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  45. We love that cute baby picture of you, Molly! These are strange toys, to say the least. The sarcastic reviews from Amazon are awesome!

    Susan and Wrigs

  46. Ooh Molly, alí é você pequeno?! Super linda e fofa *-*

    Esse brinquedo realmente existe? meu Deus!! kkkkkkk

    Beijos e linda noite!!!!

  47. Baby Molly!
    Lovely picture!
    Those toys are not my favorites!
    Kisses and hugs

  48. this is mighty funny my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. would it be possible for me to just give you the url of the youtube video,
    ( or would that not work either? If not I shall pick another post asap!

  50. Molly, you're born with those sweet eyes!!! I can't believe those toys are for real! It's not funny nor even educational! Kids should use creativity instead of it!

  51. Hi Molly,

    Well what can I say, perhaps the Home Office should think of investing in some of these, although not perfect they are alot better than the systems we have, Teresa May-Be or May-be-not MAY want to give a go.