Monday, December 15, 2008

No light sabers for kids

Woolworths department stores in the UK are refusing to sell light sabers to kids under eighteen years old because they apparently look too much like a real gun.

"Some companies are going the whole hog and are banning the sale of any weapon-style products to anyone under the age of 18, even if they are clearly toys like these," said Brandon Cook, who specializes in restricted sales issues for the Trading Standards Institute.

Really? How does a light saber look like a gun? Or a weapon at all. It doesn't even look like a sword or a knife.

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