facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Playmobil's toy robber raises controversy

Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:44 PM   |   Comments

ZIRNDORF, Germany, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- German toymaker Playmobil is drawing criticism for marketing a Bank and Safe play set that includes a gun-toting robber.

The Zirndorf company said the play set, which says it is for children ages 4-10, is aimed at encouraging youngsters to "imagine, invent and create," the British publication Sunday People reported Monday.

However, the toy raised the ire of Danny Bryan, chairman of Britain's Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime.

"We don't want to be encouraging young people to look at these sorts of things. I think it is horrendous that young people are given all these images to shape them," he said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Arby's Meat Mountain is here, and it is enormous
2
Watch seemingly naked couples tase each other in slow motion for art
3
Zig-zagging lane lines confuse commuters along I-66 in Virginia
4
Brazilian man wakes up in body bag after being declared dead, credits miracle
5
British grandma finds dead mouse in unopened package of Kellogg's Cornflakes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback