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Posted: 1/3/2007 9:40:24 PM EST


www.nbc5.com/news/10655786/detail.html

Mother: Toy Police Belt Says Unlawful Word
Company Says Audio Clearly Not Using Profanity

A suburban couple who thought they had found the perfect Christmas gift for their little boy said the toy was not as perfect as it seemed.

Michelle Luciano said when the nightstick was removed from a toy electronic police set that she bought for a 3-year-old son, Dominic, she said the electronic voice on the speaker on the belt said a curse word.

"We hear it running around the house, and, there it is," Luciano said. "There's the word that we don't want to hear."

Luciano said she thought the gift would be good for her son, as he wanted to be like his father, who is a Westchester Police officer.

Dominic's brother, Daniel, has the soldier version of the toy, which Luciano said did not have any problems, NBC5's Anita Padilla reported on Tuesday.

Dominic now wants to play with his brother's toy, since his mother won't allow Dominic to play with the police belt.

"It says a bad word," Daniel said.

Luciano said the situation would be fine if she could take away the nightstick portion, Padilla reported, but Dominic knows that the button produces the bad word. Luciano said when she did an Internet search, she discovered that she was not the first parent to voice concern about the toy.

"If they knew the toy was like this two months ago, why was it still on the shelf for us to buy?," Luciano said.

Jerry Gibson, the president of the toy company Tek Nek said the audio source used to make the voice chip clearly said, "Stop."

Gibson admitted to speaker distortion, but said, "We didn't make a toy with a curse word, nor would we ever make a toy with a curse word."

Of the 30,000 toys sold, the company said only four customers have complained. Padilla reported, however, that the company is reissuing the belt with the word removed. Tek Nek is also sending the family a new toy, complete with new audio and a new belt.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 9:44:05 PM EST
I thought, reading the headline, it was going to say that "T" word that rhymes with "Bonk".

Stop is a bad word, btw. Every time my wife says it to me in bed, it makes me cry and hurt a little bit.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:32:06 AM EST
Apparently some production worker's idea of a joke. It is funny. I'm assuming the bad word is shit. I guess that would be the bad guy's response when the officer whips the stick out.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:35:15 AM EST
Dominic....Luciano....

Bad word that rhymes with STOP?

WOP?
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:35:33 AM EST
interesting i listened to it several times and all i could come up with was a very thin, maybe "nights-DICK".
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:36:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Seneca-Cayuga:
Apparently some production worker's idea of a joke. It is funny. I'm assuming the bad word is shit. I guess that would be the bad guy's response when the officer whips the stick out.


My money is that the toy has such cheap electronics that it is saying something benign, but the audio on it can sound like something else if you use your imagination.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:37:18 AM EST
so.... what's the word?
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:38:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2007 9:46:08 AM EST by NorCal_LEO]
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:40:18 AM EST
Nothing new. 5 years ago my daughter received an education game with an electronic voice. When we started it up it was supossed to say:

"Welcome to school - choose your lesson"

what it sound like to the ear was:

"Welcome to school - choose your weapon"

Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:44:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By CWO:
Nothing new. 5 years ago my daughter received an education game with an electronic voice. When we started it up it was supossed to say:

"Welcome to school - choose your lesson"

what it sound like to the ear was:

"Welcome to school - choose your weapon"


What were the options?
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:45:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:46:24 AM EST
My kids have this little Hello Kitty camera they like to play with. It says a few stock phrases when you push the button, and one of them is "how cute". Except, due to the crappy electronics or whatever, it sounds exactly like "fuck you".
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:47:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
WTH is an "unlawful word"

ETA: Per my diligent internet research, the word is the dreaded "mother of all curse words"


i'd also like to know what an "unlawful word" is.

the only one i can think of that's so bad it should be illegal is "mee krob".


Link Posted: 1/4/2007 9:52:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2007 9:55:38 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
I was hoping it'd say something like, "Alright! Gonna get me some stick time!"

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