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Old 01-25-13, 09:58 AM
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-Wars-set.html

After 30 years since the movie was released they think the toys are racist? Give me a fuckin' break.
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Old 01-25-13, 11:00 AM
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So they were too afraid to sue Lucas and went after Lego instead?
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I think the Muslim community should sue the people complaining because they are making Muslims look like dolts.
Old 01-25-13, 11:27 AM
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So vaguely looking like re-purposed Byzantine church that is now a secular museum, but was once a mosque, is an affront "religious and cultural feelings"? Surely there is a way to profit from such knowledge.
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Here I thought this was going to be some crap about the Lando minifig.

As far as I know this is the first toy to ever model the outside of Jabba's Palace, but yeah they're about 30 years too late.
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The turks have this crazy anger toward how they're depicted in films. Go check out the Midnight Express message board on imdb. That movie is 30 years old and all but forgotten and there are still people furious about its depiction of Turkey.
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Hey you'd be mad too if your country was named after poultry.
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I have been to the Hagia Sophia and that is no Hagia Sophia.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
Here I thought this was going to be some crap about the Lando minifig.
They really shouldn't have included that plastic piece of fried chicken.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
Here I thought this was going to be some crap about the Lando minifig.

As far as I know this is the first toy to ever model the outside of Jabba's Palace, but yeah they're about 30 years too late.
Micro Machines had this years ago. I still have most of mine.



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So vaguely looking like re-purposed Byzantine church that is now a secular museum, but was once a mosque, is an affront "religious and cultural feelings"? Surely there is a way to profit from such knowledge.
This is the greatest irony (of many) of this story: the Hagia Sophia was designed and built by Christians.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
They really shouldn't have included that plastic piece of fried chicken.
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I thought they were referring to the Lego Plantation set.

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OMG that is so wrong.
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Yeah, the landowner should be whipping the Negros in the back since it appears they haven't picked their cotton yet.
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Wonder what they think of this

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Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
I thought they were referring to the Lego Plantation set.

Why does the master have an asian girlfriend who wears contemporary clothes?
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Why does the master have an asian girlfriend who wears contemporary clothes?
What about her is Asian? She has big round eyes.
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How many WHITE women do you know who have pink hair.

And look good with it.
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Originally Posted by Shazam View Post
Yeah, the landowner should be whipping the Negros in the back since it appears they haven't picked their cotton yet.
wrong...so wrong...
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I hate to out myself as a HUGE FUCKING NERD here, but I seem to recall that Jabba's "palace" in Return of the Jedi was originally a religious temple of some kind that Jabba took over.

There's some kind of backstory that the priests in the temple removed their brains in lived in spider-like robotic bodies (one of which can be glimpsed in the movie when C-3PO and R2-D2 make their entrance).

So having it resemble a mosque or temple isn't entirely out of line.
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Originally Posted by funkyryno View Post
I thought they were referring to the Lego Plantation set.


Is that the new Django Unchained Lego set?
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Originally Posted by Dumbass Ozzie Turk Dude
“It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.”
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Is the press release from Lego going to be : "Eat a dick"?

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