"Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist

Transformers News: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist

Friday, July 27th, 2007 7:04AM CDT

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Louise Barnett of the Mirror has posted a editorial on the outrage some have felt over Burger King UK putting toys in their kids meals, when the movie is rated 12A.

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Credit(s): Kern, Louise Barnett of the Mirror
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Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246500)
Posted by Geekee1 on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:12am CDT
:-x I hate stupid people!
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246502)
Posted by Supercollider on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:14am CDT
Hmm,
Would the same have happened if they had Harry Potter toys, Order of the Phoenix is 12A as well?
I think not.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246504)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:15am CDT
So not only American parents react in a stupid way to toys.....
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246512)
Posted by Supercollider on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:19am CDT
Just read the mirror's 'review' of the film here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/enterta ... -19518514/

Laughed out loud at this

"... with the shelves of Toys R Us positively creaking under the weight of die-cast models of those robots in disguise..."

Die-Cast!?!?!?
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246516)
Posted by Burn on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:23am CDT
So even though it's a parents responsibility as to whether or not they accept the toy on behalf of their own child ... it's still someone elses fault.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246517)
Posted by nintendofreakgcn on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:24am CDT
Frankly, while I believe there are arguably some good reasons not to let kids see the new movie, the violence isn't one of them. I don't see how that aspect is much worse than plenty of kids cartoons nowadays.

No, if there was something from the movie I'd be afraid of kids imitating, it would be the lubricating. That would just be disturbing. It's arguably best to keep really young kids away from the various bits of innuendo in the movie, as well.

Still, people involved in that article don't seem to realise that they're talking about a movie based (when you go right back, at least) off a line of children's toys. Of course there are going to be kids toys released in conjunction with it! I'd be disappointed if there weren't (heck, I wouldn't be collecting Transformers now if the movie hadn't had a toy line).

Also, it's not like people who get the toys will see the movie. I was just talking to a friend today, and he was discussing how he had loads of Transformers toys when he was a kid, but didn't see any of the cartoon.

In short, there's a technical term to describe the people who sparked this controversy: twits.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246518)
Posted by Kern on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:24am CDT
[color=darkblue]...y'mean I typed all that out and it was on the Mirror's sight all along?

Serves me right for not checking first.


What's the betting somebody mentioned to the reviewer in passing about the toys using to be metal, and he didn't bother checking? That, or somebody in the office has a Titanium around their desk.[/color]
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246521)
Posted by Psychout on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:26am CDT
The simple response is "dont take your fat little children to burger king then!"

The Mirror isnt worth wiping your arse with, the only UK paper that is worse is the houswife and hippies favoroute; The Daily Mail.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246524)
Posted by City Commander on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:27am CDT
Rediculous.

Maybe they should be worrying about the floods and the lack of drinking water in Glousceter instead? You know, do something useful?
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246526)
Posted by City Commander on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:29am CDT
lol The mirror.

Everyone knows the paper of choice for us galant Brits is The Times.
8)
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246533)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:35am CDT
Psychout wrote:The simple response is "dont take your fat little children to burger king then!"


Bingo.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246546)
Posted by Optimus Frimal on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:46am CDT
The Master Blaster wrote:lol The mirror.

Everyone knows the paper of choice for us galant Brits is The Times.
8)


Aargh! Um... yes... the Times... not The Mirror... yes.
Although I just read this article and the 'review' hahaha! I the part with die cast made me laugh Aargh!
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246556)
Posted by City Commander on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:50am CDT
Have you read their review too?

I thought that it pretty much sounds like the Daily Mirror team themselves. Stupid, dull, thrown together...


I really can't believe anyone reads that shit.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246562)
Posted by cog2007 on July 27th, 2007 @ 7:51am CDT
funny thing that they didnt do it when burger king did spiderman 3 which was a 12A here. The Mirror is stupid
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246575)
Posted by Silver Wind on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:03am CDT
I bet that if it were left up to the "NCC", we'd all be only allowed to watch the Teletubbies. :SICK:

:???: ...I'm a bit illiterate when it comes to TF toy terms since I only go for the cartoons and comics, so could someone explain what's so amusing about the "die-cast" thing?
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246583)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:07am CDT
JK Rowling just became a little less creative in my eyes:

Daily Prophet = Daily Times

The Mirror = The Quibbler

My world is destroyed. :(

:)
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246587)
Posted by Optimus Frimal on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:09am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:JK Rowling just became a little less creative in my eyes:

Daily Prophet = Daily Times

The Mirror = The Quibbler

My world is destroyed. :(

:)


Aargh! And the most depressing part be that its true :-(
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246599)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:17am CDT
Silver Wind wrote:
:???: ...I'm a bit illiterate when it comes to TF toy terms since I only go for the cartoons and comics, so could someone explain what's so amusing about the "die-cast" thing?


'Cause we have not see true TFs with diecast since the early days of generation one. The only ones that have had it lately are the TItanium series, both the 6 inch and 3 inch. Oh and I suppose the re-issues had die-cast too.
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246603)
Posted by DSanza on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:20am CDT
Autobots! Protect the humans! But do it in a politically correct, non-confrontational, gender neutral, non-biased way. And for Primus' sake, don't hurt anybody's feelings!
Re: "Fury Over 'Violent' Robot Gift For Kids" a Burger King UK Twist (246618)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:35am CDT
I had no idea that BK were running any kind of promotion. Will have to get up there and buy a couple of kids meals. Are the toys any good?

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