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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbarada View Post
    Which is bizarre, because I remember talking to German students at the college I attended (there was a German Air Force Base in our town), and the only thing they knew about the Nazis was that they weren't allowed to talk about the Nazis.
    They are acting in a totalitarian manner to erase the idea that it ever happened, perhaps not noticing the irony.
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  2. #12
    Nazis were not supposed to be what Hitler made them.

    It's a sad chapter for the political progress of mankind.

    Nationalism = pride at being German (in spite of the World War One blame dumped on them - though deservedly so)

    and

    Socialism = more fairness and assistance to the population instead of a socially frustrating gap between the rich and poor that could become the impetus for revolution like it did in the Soviet Union.

    But it got funded on state robbery over-looked because it was predicated on anti-semitism. Then that turned into slave-labor and a campaign of genocide.

    Like I said, it's a shame because it gave a bad name to National Socialism or NATionale-SoZialIzm and the original founders of the Nazi Party had to flee the country (to the Netherlands) when Hitler rose to power.

    I do not see a problem with making action figures out of history's characters, including the bad ones - and even Holocaust prisoner action figures. It's a teaching tool.

    Now if a child's play pattern was to recreate Hitler killing Jewish prisoners, how does the "official action figures" facilitate that behavior any more so than since it was inspired by the imagination of "young Amidenijad" even before the play pieces were assembled?

    You can pretend the stormtroopers are Nazis and the P'auns are British and make all the Ewoks political prisoners facing genocide.

    The "normal" play pattern is for the Russian and American forces to rescue the Jews from the Nazis and win by using British Spitfires to defeat the Luftwaffen, etc. If you want to make the bad Nazis win (in a play scenerio), it doesn't start just because you have a Hitler action figure.

    Meanwhile, if you have any action figure and they're not well-articulated, your play pattern might suck pretty bad anyway.
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    Nazis were not supposed to be what Hitler made them.

    It's a sad chapter for the political progress of mankind.

    Nationalism = pride at being German (in spite of the World War One blame dumped on them - though deservedly so)

    and

    Socialism = more fairness and assistance to the population instead of a socially frustrating gap between the rich and poor that could become the impetus for revolution like it did in the Soviet Union.

    But it got funded on state robbery over-looked because it was predicated on anti-semitism. Then that turned into slave-labor and a campaign of genocide.

    Like I said, it's a shame because it gave a bad name to National Socialism or NATionale-SoZialIzm and the original founders of the Nazi Party had to flee the country (to the Netherlands) when Hitler rose to power.

    I do not see a problem with making action figures out of history's characters, including the bad ones - and even Holocaust prisoner action figures. It's a teaching tool.

    Now if a child's play pattern was to recreate Hitler killing Jewish prisoners, how does the "official action figures" facilitate that behavior any more so than since it was inspired by the imagination of "young Amidenijad" even before the play pieces were assembled?

    You can pretend the stormtroopers are Nazis and the P'auns are British and make all the Ewoks political prisoners facing genocide.

    The "normal" play pattern is for the Russian and American forces to rescue the Jews from the Nazis and win by using British Spitfires to defeat the Luftwaffen, etc. If you want to make the bad Nazis win (in a play scenerio), it doesn't start just because you have a Hitler action figure.

    Meanwhile, if you have any action figure and they're not well-articulated, your play pattern might suck pretty bad anyway.
    Regardless of all of this I know Hitler would've cancelled this abortion of a line because he hated it worse than the Jews.

    But I guess these figures are like Goerings turds in that people will still worship them.
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  4. #14
    Was their a topic to this thread? I wonder if any of Metallica's "Black Album" songs will be used for advertising this line: "Enter Sand People." If the popular figures are the short-packed ones: "Sad But True." If they all come with soft goods: "Nothing Else Matters." Hard-to-find store exclusives, ending up at collectible shows: "Wherever I May Roam."
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