History Main / TonkaTough

30th Jul '16 6:07:53 PM nombretomado
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** DaveBarry once riffed that Fisher Price toys are so tough because they're made of a mysterious plastic-like substance from another planet. Furthermore he sees no reason why we can't make indestructible cars by enlarging Fisher Price toys and adding real engines and seats.

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** DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry once riffed that Fisher Price toys are so tough because they're made of a mysterious plastic-like substance from another planet. Furthermore he sees no reason why we can't make indestructible cars by enlarging Fisher Price toys and adding real engines and seats.
17th Jul '16 10:36:42 PM kelpso
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*** A couple of LetsPlay people [[ElementalRockPaperScissors decided to test]][[labelnote:*]]To explain, the methods of damaging the cartridge correspond to several of the elemental types of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. The process is [[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Science/ detailed on this page]][[/labelnote]] whether the old Game Boy cartridges live up to the reputation. Throwing and hitting it didn't even leave a mark. Dirt jammed into it while it's in the Game Boy? No problem. Covering the contacts in alcohol and running magnets over it? Didn't bother it. Dunking it in water finally made it fail to start. So they dried it out by ''burning a hole through the cartridge''. ''They BURNED the electronics inside the cartridge''. Also failed to start. So they waited an hour and came back to it. Presumably, the Nintendium just laughed at them as it started right up. The most fitting part? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrSkTfzrcE The cartridge was of Pokémon Red Version]].

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*** A couple of LetsPlay people [[ElementalRockPaperScissors decided to test]][[labelnote:*]]To explain, the methods of damaging the cartridge correspond to several of the elemental types of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. The process is [[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Science/ detailed on this page]][[/labelnote]] whether the old Game Boy cartridges live up to the reputation. Throwing and hitting it didn't even leave a mark. Dirt jammed into it while it's in the Game Boy? No problem. Covering the contacts in alcohol and running magnets over it? Didn't bother it. Dunking it in water finally made it fail to start. So they dried it out by ''burning a hole through the cartridge''. ''They BURNED the electronics inside the cartridge''. Also failed to start. So they waited an hour and came back to it. Presumably, the Nintendium just laughed at them as it started right up. The most fitting part? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrSkTfzrcE The cartridge was of Pokémon Red Version]].Version.
9th Jul '16 2:21:20 PM nombretomado
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** This isn't entirely true, especially regarding ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}/HeroFactory'' socket joints, infamous for shattering with very little effort (especially when lime-coloured).

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** This isn't entirely true, especially regarding ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}[=/=]HeroFactory'' socket joints, infamous for shattering with very little effort (especially when lime-coloured).
6th Jun '16 2:44:44 AM Freyaday
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* Tandem Computers made this their mission. Every single piece of kit in their machines had redundancy. Their computers ''exceeded'' five nines of uptime--that's less than five-and-a-half minutes of downtime ''a year''. They even had the ability to upgrade their software without shutting any of it down. When the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993, an entire basement full of Tandem Computers suffered blast damage. Just the basement, though: the computers had only fallen over. They were fine.
2nd Jun '16 5:33:51 PM dotchan
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** 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.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]
11th May '16 12:29:37 AM LucaEarlgrey
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Of course, there's a good reason for these toys' sheer durability: they ''have'' to be capable of withstanding play by rough children who may not have a good grasp on how to take good care of their belongings; otherwise, the end result will result in a lot of unhappy, crying children and angry parents who want refunds at best and lawsuits arising from injured children at worst.

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Of course, there's a good reason for these toys' sheer durability: they ''have'' to be capable of withstanding play by rough children who may not have a good grasp on how to take good care of their belongings; otherwise, the end result will result in a lot of unhappy, crying children and angry parents who want refunds at best and lawsuits arising from injured children at worst.
11th May '16 12:29:22 AM LucaEarlgrey
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Of course, there's a good reason for these toys' sheer durability: they ''have'' to be capable of withstanding play by rough children who may not have a good grasp on how to take good care of their belongings; otherwise, the end result will result in a lot of unhappy, crying children and angry parents who want refunds at best and lawsuits arising from injured children at worst.
1st May '16 12:47:51 PM lorgskyegon
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** Unlike earlier hard drives and magnetic tape storage systems, flash memory doesn't have to worry about losing information from magnets. Any magnet strong enough to disrupt flash memory would be strong enough to pull the iron out of your blood.
1st May '16 12:41:54 PM lorgskyegon
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*** This leads to another weakness. If the hinge weakens, something trapped inside can quite easily break the screen by pushing against it.
28th Mar '16 11:56:10 AM Lopiny
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*** When ScrewAttack did an amiibo cockfight (amiibos fight each other, and the loser forfeits their amiibo to be destroyed), two of the items used to destroy them (a sledgehammer and a blender) actually broke while trying to destroy one.

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*** Amiibos are seemingly indestructible as well. When ScrewAttack did an amiibo cockfight (amiibos fight each other, and the loser forfeits their amiibo to be destroyed), two of the items used to destroy them (a sledgehammer and a blender) actually broke while trying to destroy one.one. Other testers have reported the Amiibos surviving prolonged submersion, oven temperatures and being run over by a car. IGN also reported a Kirby Amiibo being immune to anything short of "pliers, a hacksaw and a ''lot'' of willpower".
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