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23rd Jun '17 2:52:31 AM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvaniaTheSeries'' episode "Hide and Shriek", Mavis discovers her old Demented Debbie doll who turns out to be very clingy, wants to have fun all the time, and [[TheCatCameBack is quite difficult to get rid of]]. The commercials for her show her abusing a werewolf girl, wanting to play with her even when the latter doesn't want to, and still pestering her after ''800 years'' because the doll's batteries last forever. When Mavis' Debbie kidnaps her friends, Mavis [[StartXToStopX buys another Debbie to chase the original away]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvaniaTheSeries'' episode "Hide and Shriek", Mavis discovers her old Demented Debbie doll who turns out to be very clingy, wants to have fun all the time, and [[TheCatCameBack is quite difficult to get rid of]]. The commercials for her show her abusing a werewolf girl, wanting to play with her even when the latter doesn't want to, and still pestering her after ''800 years'' because the doll's batteries last forever. When Mavis' Mavis's Debbie kidnaps her friends, Mavis [[StartXToStopX buys another Debbie to chase the original away]].
22nd Jun '17 4:00:45 AM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' Christmas episode ''The Toy That Saved Christmas'', the eponymous toy is a "Buzz-Saw Louie" that has gained a conscience and seeks to stop the over-commercialization of Christmas that resulted in his design and manufacture in the first place. Buzz-Saw Louie dolls have functional buzz-saws in their right arms.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' Christmas episode ''The Toy That Saved Christmas'', the eponymous toy is a "Buzz-Saw Louie" that has gained a conscience and seeks to stop the over-commercialization of Christmas that resulted in his design and manufacture in the first place. Buzz-Saw Louie dolls have functional buzz-saws buzzsaws in their right arms.
21st Jun '17 5:53:21 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' carry weapons that can damage the surrounding landscape, concrete and steel included. They're quite popular with the kids. Fortunately the live weapons have only appeared in video games. However this doesn't change the fact that the Medabots have self-healing capabilities and are VERY durable. If it weren't for the fact that their medals can be ejected with enough damage (or manually) these things could take over the world. At one point in the past there was a incident where Medabots went rogue and nearly destroyed the world. Oddly enough, Metabee has [[VitriolicBestBuds attacked his owner]] several times, with no lasting ill effects to the latter.
** Played even more straight with the Kilobots, because its creator and target audience are StopHavingFunGuys who want Meda-Battles to be {{CurbStompBattle}}s with them as the ones doing the stomping. As such, the ones closest to the "mook" scale of power are still a chore to deal with and the really nasty ones are virtual Weapons of Mass Destruction. One episode has a SuperPrototype Kilobot being accidentally released and going on a rampage that destroys a significant part of the city and the police [[OneManArmy just]] ''[[ImplacableMan cannot]]'' stop.
* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'': With some of the things Beyblades do to each other in the anime, they wouldn't be approved for kids in most real countries. The real ones are much less dangerous, but you should always make sure the parts are on ''tight''. It doesn't help that there are military helicopters in ''Metal Fusion'' designed to specifically launch beyblades as weapons.
** Beyblades specifically used as weapon is as old as the second arc of the first season of the original series, when it's revealed ''the whole Chinese team'' (and Rei, who hails from the same village) are ''trained'' to use them as weapons. This discovery comes right after a BruceLeeClone showed up with a nunchaku-mounted beyblade launcher. Then we get in Western Europe, where the top four bladers enter in official matches (and not official ones in the case of two of them) in ''[[UpToEleven full armour and include the launchers in functional weapons]]'' and by the final arc of season one it's almost expected that the Russian team ''[[UpToEleven tops that]]'' by having their beyblade launcher looking like firearms and, in one case, ''being used as such'' (thankfully it was a single-shot sniper rifle).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' carry weapons that can damage the surrounding landscape, concrete and steel included. They're quite popular with the kids. Fortunately Fortunately, the live weapons have only appeared in video games. However However, this doesn't change the fact that the Medabots have self-healing capabilities and are VERY durable. If it weren't for the fact that their medals can be ejected with enough damage (or manually) these things could take over the world. At one point in the past there was a an incident where Medabots went rogue and nearly destroyed the world. Oddly enough, Metabee has [[VitriolicBestBuds attacked his owner]] several times, with no lasting ill effects to the latter.
** Played even more straight with the Kilobots, because its creator and target audience are StopHavingFunGuys who want Meda-Battles to be {{CurbStompBattle}}s [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battles]] with them as the ones doing the stomping. As such, the ones closest to the "mook" scale of power are still a chore to deal with and the really nasty ones are virtual Weapons of Mass Destruction. One episode has a SuperPrototype Kilobot being accidentally released and going on a rampage that destroys a significant part of the city and the police [[OneManArmy just]] ''[[ImplacableMan cannot]]'' stop.
* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'': With some of the things Beyblades do to each other in the anime, they wouldn't be approved for kids in most real countries. The real ones are much less dangerous, but you should always make sure the parts are on ''tight''. It doesn't help that there are military helicopters in ''Metal Fusion'' designed to specifically launch beyblades Beyblades as weapons.
** Beyblades specifically used as weapon weapons is as old as the second arc of the first season of the original series, when it's revealed ''the whole Chinese team'' (and Rei, who hails from the same village) are ''trained'' to use them as weapons. This discovery comes right after a BruceLeeClone showed up with a nunchaku-mounted beyblade Beyblade launcher. Then we get in Western Europe, where the top four bladers enter in official matches (and not official ones in the case of two of them) in ''[[UpToEleven full armour and include the launchers in functional weapons]]'' and by the final arc of season one it's almost expected that the Russian team ''[[UpToEleven tops that]]'' by having their beyblade Beyblade launcher looking like firearms and, in one case, ''being used as such'' (thankfully it was a single-shot sniper rifle).



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* Very minor example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doc McStuffins}}'': the sword of an action figure in the show is shown to be sharp enough to rip through a plush toy when said plush is swung into the sword in error in the same episode. Given that plush fabric is usually pretty strong material, the sword couldn't have been made of plastic.

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* Very minor example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doc McStuffins}}'': ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'': the sword of an action figure in the show is shown to be sharp enough to rip through a plush toy when said plush is swung into the sword in error in the same episode. Given that plush fabric is usually pretty strong material, the sword couldn't have been made of plastic.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvaniaTheSeries'' episode "Hide and Shriek", Mavis discovers her old Demented Debbie doll who turns out to be very clingy, wants to have fun all the time, and [[TheCatCameBack is quite difficult to get rid of]]. The commercials for her show her abusing a werewolf girl, wanting to play with her even when the latter doesn't want to, and still pestering her after ''800 years'' because the doll's batteries last forever. When Mavis' Debbie kidnaps her friends, Mavis [[StartXToStopX buys another Debbie to chase the original away]].



* The most infamous: Lawn Darts. Which are large, heavy, metal tipped darts that kids are given to throw at targets placed on their lawn. Needless to say, throwing spearlike "toys" is not a good idea. Considering lawn darts are the modern equivalent of the [[http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39726 plumbatae]] of the Late Roman Empire. Even worse - the original game required each player to place their target at ''their own feet'' from where you would throw your darts at your opponents targets placed at ''their feet.'' Even six year olds knew this was a bad idea.

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* The most infamous: Lawn Darts. Which are large, heavy, metal tipped metal-tipped darts that kids are given to throw at targets placed on their lawn. Needless to say, throwing spearlike "toys" is not a good idea. Considering lawn darts are the modern equivalent of the [[http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39726 plumbatae]] of the Late Roman Empire. Even worse - the original game required each player to place their target at ''their own feet'' from where you would throw your darts at your opponents targets placed at ''their feet.'' Even six year olds knew this was a bad idea.
5th May '17 7:49:29 PM boxorak
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*** The ''Transformers Classics'' got around this problem by having [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megatronclassicstoy.jpg Megatron]] transform into a gun resembling a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:N-strike_maverick.jpg Nerf N-Strike Maverick]].
28th Apr '17 8:42:03 AM AgProv
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* In Victorian times, many toys were sold to or for children that wouldn't be today, making it resemble this trope; although you may prefer to think of it as ValuesDissonance. Mid-range trains and steamships could be powered by some rather heavy metal clockwork systems, and many were driven by live steam. Leaving aside some cast-iron toy ranges, most parents have some sort of weird problem with giving their children a live boiler powered by a naked flame to play with. While [[http://www.deutsches-museum-shop.com/besondere_geschenke/modelle/6000000128449 similar models]] do exist nowadays, they are museum-quality pieces out of the price range aimed at children.

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* In Victorian times, many toys were sold to or for children that wouldn't be today, making it resemble this trope; although you may prefer to think of it as ValuesDissonance. Mid-range trains and steamships could be powered by some rather heavy metal clockwork systems, and many were driven by live steam. Leaving aside some cast-iron toy ranges, most parents have some sort of weird problem with giving their children a live boiler powered by a naked flame to play with. While [[http://www.deutsches-museum-shop.com/besondere_geschenke/modelle/6000000128449 similar models]] do exist nowadays, they are museum-quality pieces or high-end model engineering out of the price range aimed at children.
28th Apr '17 8:40:45 AM AgProv
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* Sky lanterns, basically candle-propelled paper hot air balloons, are at the mercy of the wind and present a fire hazard if they land while still aflame, leading to their ban in many countries, states, and jurisdictions, including Sanya, China, the city where they were invented.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qb20B6X4k This video]] shows a ''working'' miniature stove made in Japan in the 1970s. [[note]]Amusingly, when released during Chinese celebrations in the West where they are unfamiliar, they have been reported as UFO sightings. It is possible that they have been deliberately released in known UFO hotspots by those of a trolling mentality, to provoke this reaction.[[/note]]

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* Sky lanterns, basically candle-propelled paper hot air balloons, are at the mercy of the wind and present a fire hazard if they land while still aflame, leading to their ban in many countries, states, and jurisdictions, including Sanya, China, the city where they were invented.
invented.[[note]]Amusingly, when released during Chinese celebrations in the West where they are unfamiliar, they have been reported as UFO sightings. It is possible that they have been deliberately released in known UFO hotspots by those of a trolling mentality, to provoke this reaction.[[/note]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qb20B6X4k This video]] shows a ''working'' miniature stove made in Japan in the 1970s. [[note]]Amusingly, when released during Chinese celebrations in the West where they are unfamiliar, they have been reported as UFO sightings. It is possible that they have been deliberately released in known UFO hotspots by those of a trolling mentality, to provoke this reaction.[[/note]]
28th Apr '17 8:39:32 AM AgProv
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qb20B6X4k This video]] shows a ''working'' miniature stove made in Japan in the 1970s.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qb20B6X4k This video]] shows a ''working'' miniature stove made in Japan in the 1970s. [[note]]Amusingly, when released during Chinese celebrations in the West where they are unfamiliar, they have been reported as UFO sightings. It is possible that they have been deliberately released in known UFO hotspots by those of a trolling mentality, to provoke this reaction.[[/note]]
24th Apr '17 7:43:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Merrick And Rosso'' had a sketch involving two modified remote controlled toys from hell; One being a ThomasTheTankEngine with a buzzsaw on the front, the other being a Barbie-style van with a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]], both tearing up mundane toys. (Except the official Merrick and Rosso [[NonActionGuy inaction]] figures)

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* ''Merrick And Rosso'' had a sketch involving two modified remote controlled toys from hell; One being a ThomasTheTankEngine WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine with a buzzsaw on the front, the other being a Barbie-style van with a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]], both tearing up mundane toys. (Except the official Merrick and Rosso [[NonActionGuy inaction]] figures)
21st Apr '17 12:34:10 AM Vir
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* Subverted in the episode "Tag Sale, You're It" of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. When Dr. Venture holds a yard sale, Henchman 21 almost cries upon seeing a ''real lightsaber'' for sale. Dr. Venture says it is a prototype, rejected by {{Creator/Kenner}} for being too costly and by the military for being a sword. 21 buys it immediately, and when an EscalatingBrawl breaks out he decides to use his new toy to face down Venture's bodyguard. The sounds and visuals are appropriately badass, but when a swing connects, the beam turns out to be harmless, and he flees in terror.

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* Subverted in the episode "Tag Sale, You're It" of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' When Dr. Venture holds a yard sale, Henchman 21 almost cries upon seeing a ''real lightsaber'' for sale. Dr. Venture says it is a prototype, rejected by {{Creator/Kenner}} for being too costly and by the military for being a sword. 21 buys it immediately, and when an EscalatingBrawl breaks out he decides to use his new toy to face down Venture's bodyguard. The sounds and visuals are appropriately badass, but when a swing connects, the beam turns out to be harmless, and he flees in terror.
20th Mar '17 11:49:07 PM Vir
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The trope name is a pun on ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', and should not be confused with MyLittlePhony, nor with a {{Crossover}} between MLP and ''GirlsUndPanzer'' ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bvKejRe2rQ although somebody has probably written that fanfic]]). Or with [[Series/AlloAllo mein little tank]]. It's also not a PerversePuppet or the like; a My Little Panzer is inherently dangerous to use, but it doesn't have to be ''malicious'', or even living. Compare other failures to regulate safety in TV Land: NoOSHACompliance, NoProductSafetyStandards, HappyFunBall, SocialServicesDoesNotExist, ThereAreNoTherapists. Compare specific cases of toys as weapons: KillerYoyo and BattleTops. Not to be confused with [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys wonderful toys]] (although those are often effectively the same thing).

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The trope name is a pun on ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', and should not be confused with MyLittlePhony, nor with a {{Crossover}} between MLP and ''GirlsUndPanzer'' ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bvKejRe2rQ although somebody has probably written that fanfic]]). Or with [[Series/AlloAllo mein little tank]]. It's also not a PerversePuppet or the like; a My Little Panzer is inherently dangerous to use, but it doesn't have to be ''malicious'', or even living. Compare other failures to regulate safety in TV Land: NoOSHACompliance, NoProductSafetyStandards, HappyFunBall, SocialServicesDoesNotExist, ThereAreNoTherapists. Compare specific cases of toys as weapons: KillerYoyo and BattleTops. Not to be confused with [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys wonderful toys]] (although those are often effectively the same thing).
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