Theft prevention measures on children's toys too drastic.
December 30, 2006 6:06pm CST
Yesterday, I bought my son a remote controlled car with money he got for Christmas. I got the car home, and he was excited and ready to try it out. Then I opened the box.... Inside the box, the remote control was strapped to the styrofoam and cardboard with plastic coated metal wires. After 5 minutes to get those off, I moved onto the car itself...which was held to the cardboard and styrofoam with four screws in a plastic sleeve. The problem, however, is the hole where the screw was located was just slight smaller than the size of any standard screwdriver. All together, it took me 45 minutes to get the toy out of the box, nearly having to break the toy to remove it from the package. I have seen a growing trend in the use of these plastic wires and screws to hold toys in the packaging. This is obviously a theft prevention measure, but it seems a bit too drastic if it takes 30 minutes to get a toy out of the box. Has anyone else had frustration experiences with toys or other products that were impossible just to get out of their packaging?
31 Dec 06
there was a topic about this on a forum i visit just after christmas they were saying some toys were takeing 20 to 50 minutes to get out of the rapping and by the time they had got the toys out the kids had got bored and moved on to another toy not very good that a kid gets bored of there christmas toy before they even get to play with it dont have kids myself so i dont have that problem but i have seen it with tools i have bought buy a tool for a 5 minute job and takes an hour to get out of the box