What could be more enjoyable for your kids this year than a doll resembling an Al-Qaeda terrorist? It comes fully accessorized too (which is awesome cause that’ll save you money during this financial crisis). It comes with hand grenades, a pistol, an assault rifle and the all too important rocket launcher (awesome, huh?). And just so you know, there’s a Nazi major figure also. You know, just to even out the indignation.
The company behind these dolls is BrickArms. They customize Lego figures but are not licensed by Lego to do so. This particular figure is from their Minifigs line and the name they’ve given it is “Brick-Arms Bandit Mr. White.” And for you safety conscious parents out there, this doll is not intended for children under 3 years of age. So, please keep that in mind if you want to purchase this for your little jihadist one.
Seriously, what were these people thinking? Glorifying terrorism and capitalizing on rising tensions? Probably. This is so not what we need right now. Not that there’s ever a time for putting out crap like this. And I’m sure these guys are making a killing with this line of figures; “Mr. White” is already on back order.
Lego put out a statement saying “BrickArms is not licensed by LEGO UK to customise LEGO figures and has no links to the LEGO brand. LEGO UK is committed to developing toys which enrich childhood by encouraging imaginative and creative play – and does not endorse products that do not fit with this philosophy.” I’m glad they think so.