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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:57 PM

10 Most Biting Amazon Reviews for Children’s Drone Toy

A drone toy for children ages 3 and up has recently sparked a forum for satire on its Amazon page. The Tailwinds toy is titled “Scale Die Cast United States Military Aircraft - US Air Force Medium Altitude, Long Endurance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) RQ-1 Predator.” As if kids weren’t already militarized enough by our violent culture, this toy normalizes our new, perhaps most abhorrent form of war for children — some of whom aren't even old enough to read yet.

http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/alyssa-figueroa/10-most-biting-amazon-reviews-childrens-drone-toy

1. “My son is very interested in joining the Imperial forces when he grows up. … He just loves flying his drone around our house, dropping Hellfire missiles on Scruffy, our dog. He kept saying that Scruffy was a terror suspect and needed to be taken out. I asked him if Scruffy should get a trial first, and he quoted Lindsay Graham, Imperial Senator: ‘Shut up Scruffy, you don't get a trial!’ I was so proud…”

2. “This toy is absolutely terrific. Our son spends countless hours hovering around our house and firing imaginary missiles at imaginary weddings, funerals, goat herds, you name it. And then, being the clever boy that he is, he waits a few minutes for the rescuers to show up and then kills them too. He took his sisters dolls and cut their arms, legs, and heads off and sprinkles them around the strike zone for realism…”

3. “Whether your violating constitutional rights at home, or bombing children abroad, this toy's perfect for all clandestine missions! Double tap strike to triple your pleasure and casualties!”


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Reply 10 Most Biting Amazon Reviews for Children’s Drone Toy (Original post)
MountainLaurel Jan 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #2
MountainLaurel Jan 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #4
Maven Jan 2013 #5
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #6
Bossy Monkey Jan 2013 #7
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #8
marble falls Jan 2013 #9
HangOnKids Jan 2013 #15
marble falls Jan 2013 #16
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #10
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #12
idwiyo Jan 2013 #13
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #14

Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:02 PM

1. Think I will wander over there and stick in a review...who wants to join me?

I am SO damn proud that folks are using Amazon for political purposes...
what is even more wonderful, there is NOTHING the freepers can say to negate the reviews!!!!

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Response to MountainLaurel (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:12 PM

4. "this year is the 40th anniversary of the Christmas bombing on Hanoi"

mentioned one person in a review.

and i thought how cool that one person actually has kept track of the dates from so long ago.

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:33 PM

5. Made in China!

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:36 PM

6. Someone did something like this for the reporters killed in Iraq by an airstrike.

Created a whole dummy page with orange camera lenses and other 'don't shoot me' paraphernalia. Can't find it at the moment.

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:50 PM

7. "Buzz bomb" is so much catchier. n/t

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:53 PM

8. Jeez! Toy companies have been making toy planes and toy tanks since the real things have been around

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:15 PM

9. My kid just tagged his first dink with his. I dunno what the problem is, it isn't as if they're ....

humans or anything like that.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:31 PM

15. You Might Want To Add The Sarcasm Smilie

This will get alerted on if you don't, just sayin'.

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:41 PM

16. Where was the sarcasm emoticon on the origional post? Anyone who knows me knows what I meant....

thanks for looking out for me. I do appreciate it. I have been worried about the generation of gamers and thumb twitchers who fly and drones as if it were a video game. I came from a generation of B-52 that flew miles above their 'targets' and never saw any of their victims or risked any sort of being shot down.

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:37 PM

10. K&R

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:42 PM

11. No different than the old "Johnny Seven OMA Antique Toy Rifles" from the 60's

 

Different era... different military toys.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:57 PM

12. I'm old enough to remember this..



Look Ma! No gun!

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:09 PM

13. K&R

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Response to MountainLaurel (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:14 PM

14. Plenty of posters defending the real thing here on DU

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