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24th Jun '17 12:51:34 AM BNSF1995
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** The durability of Nintendo consoles is referenced in the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series, a video game series featuring Moe personifications of video game consoles and companies. The character Blanc, who is meant to represent Nintendo home consoles, has the highest defensive stats of any playable character; her younger sisters, Rom and Ram (who collectively represent the DS family of systems), are not so durable, possibly as a reference to the more fragile nature of the original DS and DS Lite.
13th Jun '17 9:02:10 PM Benjamin1234
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** [[http://www.toyota.com.au/hilux-tonka/ In March 2017, Toyota partnered with Tonka to create a life-size Tonka truck.]]
12th Jun '17 12:28:43 PM Piterpicher
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*** The DS has a slightly less reputable history, most especially the DS Lite, which was prone to the hinge problems. The joint just below the R button can weaken and snap very easily, leaving a broken R button (which most games use as a major button) or a free swinging topscreen. Then, it only takes one clumsy drop just right for the screen to snap out of the right side and the wires on the left to be strained enough to render the topscreen almost unusable. All editions of the DS were prone to the L and R buttons occasionally going haywire. By the time of the XL, these had mostly been rectified and will presumably carry over to the [[Nintendo3DS 3DS]].
*** And, it has been tested that a Nintendo3DS can survive, with no damage, being kept in the left jacket pocket of the coat of a driver, that hits a stationary vehicle at 35 miles per hour. However, the PlayStationPortable can as well.

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*** The DS has a slightly less reputable history, most especially the DS Lite, which was prone to the hinge problems. The joint just below the R button can weaken and snap very easily, leaving a broken R button (which most games use as a major button) or a free swinging topscreen. Then, it only takes one clumsy drop just right for the screen to snap out of the right side and the wires on the left to be strained enough to render the topscreen almost unusable. All editions of the DS were prone to the L and R buttons occasionally going haywire. By the time of the XL, these had mostly been rectified and will presumably carry over to the [[Nintendo3DS [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]].
*** And, it has been tested that a Nintendo3DS can survive, with no damage, being kept in the left jacket pocket of the coat of a driver, that hits a stationary vehicle at 35 miles per hour. However, the PlayStationPortable UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable can as well.
3rd Jun '17 2:42:30 PM nombretomado
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** Referenced in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. After the first battle, your room looks like a tornado just hit it, but if you examine the {{Wii}}, you'll find that there's not even a scratch on it.

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** Referenced in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. After the first battle, your room looks like a tornado just hit it, but if you examine the {{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, you'll find that there's not even a scratch on it.



** The WiiU, despite a commercial failure, is also Tonka Tough as well.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQpKh9ma88 This video]] demonstrates the durability of the WiiU gamepad by dropping it from various angles. The end result: Nintendo still has it.

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** The WiiU, UsefulNotes/WiiU, despite a commercial failure, is also Tonka Tough as well.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQpKh9ma88 This video]] demonstrates the durability of the WiiU Wii U gamepad by dropping it from various angles. The end result: Nintendo still has it.
31st May '17 4:53:52 PM MoonlightBomber
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** The Nintendo3DS:

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** The Nintendo3DS:UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS:



*** Actually subverted, with [[pingastroper one troper's]] 3DS (a few months after getting it and about a month after a really small part near the right shoulder button came off) had its top screen (which is essential to the system) detach. Only their family knew (until they shared it with the internet.)

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*** Actually subverted, with [[pingastroper [[Tropers/{{pingastroper}} one troper's]] 3DS (a few months after getting it and about a month after a really small part near the right shoulder button came off) had its top screen (which is essential to the system) detach. Only their family knew (until they shared it with the internet.))
** The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch:
*** One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QCFNAgPDo YouTube channel did a drop from 1000 feet in the air]]. Thanks to the left Joy-Con taking the brunt of the landing impact, the main unit managed to survive.



* The NintendoSwitch:
** One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QCFNAgPDo Youtube channel did a drop from 1000FT]]. Thanks to the left Joy-Con taking the brunt of the landing impact, the main unit managed to survive.
* The Takatoku VF-1. [[SuperpowerfulGenetics By extension]], all later VF-1 toys based on the same mold qualify: Matsuhiro VF-1J, Bandai's 1980s VF-1's, Bandai's early 2000nds VF-1 reissues, Bandai's late 2000nds VF-1 reissues and [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne Jetfire]].

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* The NintendoSwitch:
** One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QCFNAgPDo Youtube channel did a drop from 1000FT]]. Thanks to the left Joy-Con taking the brunt of the landing impact, the main unit managed to survive.
* The Takatoku VF-1. [[SuperpowerfulGenetics By extension]], all later VF-1 toys based on the same mold qualify: Matsuhiro VF-1J, Bandai's 1980s VF-1's, Bandai's early 2000nds 2000s VF-1 reissues, Bandai's late 2000nds 2000s VF-1 reissues and [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne Jetfire]].



* Most of Bandai's 1990s ''SuperSentai'' and ''PowerRangers'' toys.

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* Most of Bandai's 1990s ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' toys.
31st May '17 12:15:55 PM RacattackForce
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* The NintendoSwitch:
** One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QCFNAgPDo Youtube channel did a drop from 1000FT]]. Thanks to the left Joy-Con taking the brunt of the landing impact, the main unit managed to survive.
29th May '17 5:17:27 AM Morgenthaler
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*** There is a Game Boy that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBeTXPaewMo survived a bombing in the Gulf War]]. (It is the page image for MadeOfIndestructium.) Now, the original screen was bacon-crispy and had to be replaced, but the circuitry survived. It's still running, playing {{Tetris}}, and is currently housed in Nintendo's store in NYC for the world to see.

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*** There is a Game Boy that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBeTXPaewMo survived a bombing in the Gulf War]]. (It is the page image for MadeOfIndestructium.) Now, the original screen was bacon-crispy and had to be replaced, but the circuitry survived. It's still running, playing {{Tetris}}, VideoGame/{{Tetris}}, and is currently housed in Nintendo's store in NYC for the world to see.
15th May '17 6:08:45 PM Sammettik
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** [[spoiler: An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://ww;w.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]

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** [[spoiler: An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://ww;w.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]
15th May '17 6:08:02 PM Sammettik
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** [[spoiler: An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]

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** [[spoiler: An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://www.[[http://ww;w.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]



** The Nintendo3DS

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14th Apr '17 4:14:26 AM Bassman
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** A typical TOMY model takes beating, getting submerged in water, can be frozen, ''can be used as an ice hockey puck'' and the damn thing still works.



*** The La Baye 2x4 is known for it's odd shape and the fact that Bob Mothersbaugh of [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] has thrown his current one several times (once on Josh Freese while he was drumming, and another time when he threw it at an amplifier and broke it) yet it's always back for another show. To use it as a self-defense implement against policemen attempting to stop your peaceful anti-war protests and play it as if nothing happened once you're out of jail, without any change in its sound was basically the norm for the hippies who owned one of the few 2x4's made back in the day.

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*** The La Baye 2x4 is known for it's odd shape and the fact that Bob Mothersbaugh of [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] has thrown his current one several times (once on Josh Freese while he was drumming, and another time when he threw ''threw it at an amplifier and broke it) it'') yet it's always back for another show. To use it as a self-defense implement against policemen attempting to stop your peaceful anti-war protests and play it as if nothing happened once you're out of jail, without any change in its sound was basically the norm for the hippies who owned one of the few 2x4's made back in the day.


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