This is not a Hoax.
Playmobil, in their infinite wisdom, have brought out a Security Checkpoint.
You can get it on Amazon here.
Most entertaining comments and tags abound.
Tags (from Amazon):
police state (36)
amazon oddities (34)
martial law (27)
Comments include the following:
“…The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I’ve heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I’ll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush)…”
Thought provoking stuff there from Loosenut. Also Zampano adds:
“… Thank you Playmobil for allowing me to teach my 5-year old the importance of recognizing what a failing bureaucracy in a ever growing fascist state looks like. Sometimes it’s a hard lesson for kids to learn because not all pigs carry billy clubs and wear body armor. I applaud the people who created this toy for finally being hip to our changing times…”
What a wonderous world we live in.