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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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10th Apr '17 10:41:27 AM nombretomado
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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. 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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*** Amiibos are seemingly indestructible as well. When ScrewAttack Website/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. 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".
26th Mar '17 8:47:38 PM Caps-luna
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* Smartphone cases deserve a special mention as they are designed to not only last for long periods of time under tough conditions but also keep a fragile device safe while doing the same. Some brands take to this ridiculous extremes, one brand literally dropping an I-pad with their case from 100,000 ft with no damage to the I-pad or case.
26th Mar '17 8:21:11 PM Bassman
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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 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.
26th Mar '17 8:57:00 AM nombretomado
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** The NintendoDS:

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24th Mar '17 7:32:10 PM nombretomado
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** The {{Nintendo 64}}:

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16th Mar '17 1:04:21 PM pingastroper
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*** Your 3DS fell out of your pocket and slammed right on a concrete sidewalk? No problem! You will need to inspect your 3DS for a good minute before you locate the tiny dent of the direct impact point. You will not even lose data if it was on standby because it will have shrugged off the fall without even turning off. You may have damaged the sidewalk, though.


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*** Your 3DS fell out of your pocket and slammed right on a concrete sidewalk? No problem! You will need to inspect your 3DS for a good minute before you locate the tiny dent of the direct impact point. You will not even lose data if it was on standby because it will have shrugged off the fall without even turning off. You may have damaged the sidewalk, though.


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*** 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.)
15th Mar '17 6:46:49 PM nombretomado
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* {{MSX}} machines made by Yamaha appear to be completely indestructible. It's not unheard of them surviving ''decades'' in the Soviet high schools with no apparent wear.

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* {{MSX}} {{UsefulNotes/MSX}} machines made by Yamaha appear to be completely indestructible. It's not unheard of them surviving ''decades'' in the Soviet high schools with no apparent wear.
9th Feb '17 4:04:29 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The products from Creator/WilliamsElectronics are not as tough as most (or) any of the other objects on this list, but they were able to create the illusion of such: Williams had a patent (and, unlike most of their other ones, they still own it) in which if a mechanical part broke down, other mechanical parts' duties are redistributed such that it would appear the machine was still working fine. This was particularly handy with their {{pinball}} machines: Parts break down frequently, and Williams got an edge over its competitors due to this principle's sheer lastability, allowing operators to continue to make money for years, even decades, after their machines had come out. This trait would come back to [[GoneHorriblyRight bite them hard]]: By TheNineties, there were so many still-working Williams pinball machines in existence that Williams had trouble selling to operators, as most were already satisfied with what they had. The model simply could not function under the shrinking arcade presence in the west either, and Williams had to leave the market in 1999. Williams's substitution system is still in use in their gambling machines, however--learning their lesson with pinball, Williams instead rents out its slot machines and video poker machines so they could continue to make money for as long as the machines remained in working condition.

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* The products from Creator/WilliamsElectronics are not as tough as most (or) any of the other objects on this list, but they were able to create the illusion of such: Williams had a patent (and, unlike most of their other ones, they still own it) in which if a mechanical part broke down, other mechanical parts' duties are redistributed such that it would appear the machine was still working fine. This was particularly handy with their {{pinball}} machines: Parts break down frequently, and Williams got an edge over its competitors due to this principle's sheer lastability, allowing operators to continue to make money for years, even decades, after their machines had come out.out, with little to no maintenance. This trait would come back to [[GoneHorriblyRight bite them hard]]: By TheNineties, there were so many still-working Williams pinball machines in existence that Williams had trouble selling to operators, as most were already satisfied with what they had. The model simply could not function under the shrinking arcade presence in the west either, and Williams had to leave the market in 1999. Williams's substitution system is still in use in their gambling machines, however--learning their lesson with pinball, Williams instead rents out its slot machines and video poker machines so they could continue to make money for as long as the machines remained in working condition.
9th Feb '17 4:01:43 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The products from Creator/WilliamsElectronics are not as tough as most (or) any of the other objects on this list, but they were able to create the illusion of such: Williams had a patent (and, unlike most of their other ones, they still own it) in which if a mechanical part broke down, other mechanical parts' duties are redistributed such that it would appear the machine was still working fine. This was particularly handy with their {{pinball}} machines: Parts break down frequently, and Williams got an edge over its competitors due to this principle's sheer lastability, allowing operators to continue to make money for years, even decades, after their machines had come out. This trait would come back to [[GoneHorriblyRight bite them hard]]: By TheNineties, there were so many still-working Williams pinball machines in existence that Williams had trouble selling to operators, as most were already satisfied with what they had. The model simply could not function under the shrinking arcade presence in the west either, and Williams had to leave the market in 1999. Williams's substitution system is still in use in their gambling machines, however--learning their lesson with pinball, Williams instead rents out its slot machines and video poker machines so they could continue to make money for as long as the machines remained in working condition.
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