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Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers!

Transformers News: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers!

Friday, December 5th, 2008 3:17PM CST

Categories: Toy News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Raymond T.   Views: 12,390

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More baffling than shocking. A news item has appeared in Belgian newspapers about a break in on the night of December 4th at a well-known toy store called Toy Champ. Items that were taken included various action figures of Action Man, Star Wars and Transformers! This is the first time that the chain of toy stores have been in such a manner.

The police are investigating the case. It is unknown at this time if it was a random act of burglary or if the thieves chose to rob the store on December 4th due to the fact that the European lowlands celebrate the children's holiday of Sinterklaas on the 5th of December. The last day of Sinterklaas, it is tradition to exchange these types of presents in the evening, making the shopping hours on December 5th one of the busiest in the year for toy stores.
Credit(s): www.nieuwsblad.be

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Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (845960)
Posted by Dark Ops on December 5th, 2008 @ 3:42pm CST
Stupid Flanders. -_- *ducks*
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (845981)
Posted by Softimus Prime on December 5th, 2008 @ 4:28pm CST
first whoville homes now belgian toy stores. when will this crime spree end?
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846013)
Posted by Archanubis on December 5th, 2008 @ 5:14pm CST
Boy, things get really nuts around the holidays, don't they?
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846023)
Posted by 1337W422102 on December 5th, 2008 @ 5:30pm CST
Better get Tintin on the case.
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846031)
Posted by Sunstar on December 5th, 2008 @ 5:44pm CST
look for scalpers :P
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846144)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 5th, 2008 @ 8:28pm CST
Just another reason why i hate the holidays and why i say the human race is doomed. At this rate i think the end is going to be sooner then 2012.
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846151)
Posted by JEDI ALCHEMIST on December 5th, 2008 @ 8:48pm CST
Ho sad :-( I hope those kids who wanted Transformers for christmas get the them. Why would any one in their right mind want to rob a toy store just for Transformers? Like I said that's just sad.
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846171)
Posted by Bumblebeast on December 5th, 2008 @ 9:52pm CST
Made up, I say. We all know that Belgium doesn't exist.
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846205)
Posted by First-Aid on December 5th, 2008 @ 11:26pm CST
Alright...anyone know what Sinterklaas is? :???:

And who says the world will end in 2012? And by what means? I'm confused...the world was supposed to end on 1/1/2000 too...
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846294)
Posted by Raymond T. on December 6th, 2008 @ 4:18am CST
First-Aid wrote:Alright...anyone know what Sinterklaas is? :???:

And who says the world will end in 2012? And by what means? I'm confused...the world was supposed to end on 1/1/2000 too...
Sinterklaas is a 5 day Children's holiday on which the Christmas holiday is based. Instead of Santa Clause, Sinterklaas is a very old holy figure. Instead of elves there are Black Pete's. Instead of hanging your stocking you set your shoes at the fire place. Between December 1st and 4th, Black Pete will fill your shoe with candy. On December 5th the big gifts are exchanged.

http://www.sintersite.nl/home.php
http://images.google.nl/images?hl=nl&q= ... laas&gbv=2

As for the world ending, according to the ancient Mayan Calandar the world will end on december 21st 2012. The fact that the calandar did predict the first and second world war and the gulf war within a 10 year margin, some people who believe in the calendar fear the worst.
Re: Belgian Toy Store Robbed of Transformers! (846312)
Posted by bossbot on December 6th, 2008 @ 6:20am CST
thing is: I'm Belgian

And this doesnt surprise me.....toychamp is one of the few chains of stores witch actually stock transformers in reasonable quantities, and given that transformers (and toys in general) are rediculesly overpriced here (to give you an idea a deluxe is around 15-20 euro's here, with is about 19-25 US dollars)
They actualy have enough value to become something worth the risk of stealing in large quantities....


sad that this happens the day before Sinterklaas ,with is the most important day of the year for most kids :-(

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