Learning From Toys

I’m fascinated by some of the toys and collectibles that have emerged after September 11. Here’s yet another innocent childhood toy from Playmobil, a security check in (here’s another image in case the previous one doesn’t work), complete with conveyor belt to screen luggage and a metal detector (via Metafilter).


  1. jenny Said,

    April 10, 2004 @ 10:21 pm

    That’s one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen. Today.

  2. Matt K. Said,

    April 11, 2004 @ 12:04 am

    Yes, ick.

  3. chuck Said,

    April 11, 2004 @ 5:59 pm

    Yeah, I found the police officer particularly creepy for some reason.

  4. mjones Said,

    April 11, 2004 @ 8:17 pm

    What’s next, little plastic dolls doing cavity searches?

    Did anyone see the Malcolm in the Middle episode where Dewey and his dad create a hugh city, and then Dewey turns it into a fascist society with rows upon rows of uniform little people? Someone must not have realised that it was a joke.

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