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Amazon Sells Out Predator Drone Toy After Mocking Reviews

Amazon users are addressing the drone controversy with sarcasm. Maisto International Inc.'s model Predator drones are selling out on Amazon.com Inc.'s website as parody reviews highlight how the toys can help children hone killing skills, mocking a controversial U.S. practice. The toy is a replica of the RQ-1 Predator, an unmanned aircraft that the U.S. Air Force has used in combat over Afghanistan, Pakistan, Serbia, Iraq and Yemen, according to the product description on Amazon. Only one of the $49.99 military-style toy jets is available for purchase on Amazon's site, which is brimming with assessments laced with dark humor. 'You can't spell slaughter without laughter,' one pithy joker wrote.


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Best review from Maurice Cobbs

You've had a busy play day - You've wiretapped Mom's cell phone and e-mail without a warrant, you've indefinitely detained your little brother Timmy in the linen closet without trial, and you've confiscated all the Super-Soakers from the neighborhood children (after all, why does any kid - besides you, of course - even NEED a Super-Soaker for self-defense? A regular water pistol should be enough). What do you do for an encore?

That's where the US Air Force Medium Altitude, Long Endurance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) RQ-1 Predator from Maisto comes in. Let's say that Dad has been labeled a terrorist in secret through your disposition matrix. Rather than just arrest him and go through the hassle of trying and convicting him in a court of law, and having to fool with all those terrorist-loving Constitutional protections, you can just use one of these flying death robots to assassinate him! Remember, due process and oversight are for sissies. Plus, you get the added bonus of taking out potential terrorists before they've even done anything - estimates have determined that you can kill up to 49 potential future terrorists of any age for every confirmed terrorist you kill, and with the innovative 'double-tap' option, you can even kill a few terrorist first responders, preventing them from committing terrorist acts like helping the wounded and rescuing survivors trapped in the rubble. Don't let Dad get away with anti-American activities! Show him who's boss, whether he's at a wedding, a funeral, or just having his morning coffee. Sow fear and carnage in your wake! Win a Nobel Peace Prize and be declared Time Magazine's Person of the Year - Twice!

This goes well with the Maisto Extraordinary Rendition playset, by the way - which gives you all the tools you need to kidnap the family pet and take him for interrogation at a neighbor's house, where the rules of the Geneva Convention may not apply. Loads of fun!

One of my favorite quotes from a review

"Remember, due process and oversight are for sissies."

So By Selling Out

does that send a message that the drone toys are great? "We hate drones so let's all buy them for our kids because they were put down on Amazon" What a strange society we live in.


The craft "model", complete with stand

is usually bought by collectors of military model crafts. A well recognized hobby you may not be aware of.

The listing of ages 3 and older on the package is required by US laws, basically, don't let kids younger mess with your model collections and store in a safe place out of reach of the younger kids as small plastic parts are a choke hazard. Ages 3 and younger like to put everything in their mouth.

It's also people, who are awake, buying this particular model to display as a conversation starter about stupid things our government is doing. The tongue-in-cheek reviews of the model on amazon are sarcasm about the real drones and refer to the model as a "toy" complete with roll play scenarios.



Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Loved It the First Time

When this was linked here on DP last year, I'm sure many of us added to the reviews. They were sad but what can you do but laugh?

One parent complained that their child was targeting the neighbor's dog, and I suggested that he might have mistaken "terrier" for "terrorist."

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Enjoyed this, thanks.
Hasbro will cast it mini for the Monopoly game board.

A few of those reviews are hilarious

I'd love to see a mock TV commercial uploaded based on these reviews.

Dad/mom playing with little Billy... "Please!!! Please don't kill me Billy, I'm not a terrorist!" "Shut up, you don't get a lawyer!" **Badadaddadda... KA-Plishhhh!!!** Mom and dad gaze adoringly at little Billy.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

That government is best that

That government is best that is mocked the most. Some hilarious comments there, thanks for the laughs!

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Sounds like "Pump and Dump Stock"

I wonder if the manufacturer has helped push this along....hmmm


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