Wednesday, July 25, 2012
'Vile and tasteless' toy?:
Toy guns are common so why not this one?
A [British] luxury department store has apologised for selling wooden toy versions of Soviet-era rocket launchers. London store Liberty was forced to pull the £23.50 toy from is shelves following a number of complaints, with some describing it as 'vile' and 'tasteless'.
Available in baby pink, yellow or natural wood, the design appeared to be marketed at younger children. The toy was based on Katyusha rocket launchers which were first used in the Second World War by the Soviet Union. Recently, they have been used by Hezbollah militants to fire rockets into Israel and during the Libyan conflict last year."