Playmobil Security Check Point Toy? WTF?

How in the world a toy company thought this would make for an interesting plaything I’ll probably never know. But here it is, available on Amazon for US $55 in all it’s Homeland Security glory. The only thing missing is the ATF, the cavity searches, the torn locks on the luggage and the latex gloves.

The review comments are simply hilarious! Here’s just one great sample where some serious flaws were uncovered:

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.

You like this, eh? That’s nothing, how about the Playmobil Safe-Cracker?!

Plymobil Security checkpoint

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7 thoughts on “Playmobil Security Check Point Toy? WTF?”

  1. This is impressive. I’ve been searching for tutorials like this for almost a week and i tend to not understand all of them except your post. It’s a good thing you made it in a step by step process. Thanks.

  2. Playmobil toys are created by a German company and that might have something do with how they could come up with these concepts – after all it is a reflection of the current airport security practices, but whether kids take any joy from this type of roleplay is yet to be seen.

  3. Playmobil have been a successful toy line for many years and they have been a major competitor to Lego toys.Playmobil toys are usually realistic, and present accurate representations of arms, armor, costumes, and tools from a recognizable time period. Especially notable for a fine attention to detail are the modern construction and city life toys.

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