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Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« on: September 25, 2010, 01:55:22 PM »
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My mother brought some Kinder Uberraschung Surprise home from Switzerland for the kids and my son's had this cool item in it;



It's a model of a New Holland E215B, and is about N scale.  While not a perfect up front model, it could make a good background model, or even you could dress it up for foreground. They also make a bulldozer, bucketloader and a large forklift. Their website is down right now, magic-kinder.com so I dunno if you can buy them separately, or you have to buy the eggs and get lucky that you get one and not some other toy.

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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 02:23:08 PM »
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Ah, kinder eegs, one of my favorite. I have the front end loader and forklift/boomlift. I will take pictures later and get them up here. They are close to n scale, and fairly nice for toys. The problem is trying to obtain these, their is no way to tell what the toy is inside. I have been here in Germany for about q year now and only managed to get the two construction veichels.

Intresting side note, kinder eggs are actually illegal in the states. I am not allowed to mail them home and you are not suppose to carry them back on the plane. Some acinet law that say no non-food product can be totally encapsulated with a food product. Ridiculous.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 03:07:42 PM »
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I think the law is fairly recent. I remember someone in this country tried this approach, and the hysteria police immediately began screaming about children choking on them. Thus a law came out from on high.  Not sure if someone actually did.

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 03:27:43 PM »
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They are widely available in Canada though.... so widely in fact that I can't believe you can't get them down south. Crazy...
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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 03:33:34 PM »
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Some acinet law that say no non-food product can be totally encapsulated with a food product.

Must have been influenced by Python...

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 04:20:51 PM »
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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 05:40:45 PM »
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Crunchy frog:

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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 06:05:03 PM »
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I think the law is fairly recent. I remember someone in this country tried this approach, and the hysteria police immediately began screaming about children choking on them. Thus a law came out from on high.  Not sure if someone actually did.

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Quote from: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/378773/why_kinder_eggs_are_banned_in_the_us.html
There are two reasons why these delicious treats are illegal in the U.S. One reason is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) claims that the toys are a choking hazard for small children. All of the toys are relatively small, and some contain even tinier pieces that need to be put together. Kinder Eggs have a warning on the package, in several languages, that they are only suitable for ages three and up, which should be enough to un-ban them.

Aside from children potentially choking on the toys, the real reason Kinder Eggs are banned is the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. This Act prohibits the embedding of non-food items completely enclosed inside food items, unless the non-edible part has a functioning value. For example a lollipop or popsicle stick is not edible but is a useful handle. This Act was originally put into place to prevent the addition of hazardous items to processed food and has never been changed.



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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 07:36:58 PM »
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well if we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2010, 08:30:26 PM »
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ntresting side note, kinder eggs are actually illegal in the states. I am not allowed to mail them home and you are not suppose to carry them back on the plane. Some acinet law that say no non-food product can be totally encapsulated with a food product. Ridiculous.

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I was trying to wean myself off them and now I'll have to buy lots to get the vehicles!
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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 08:40:36 PM »
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Ha, my mom's a felon now!

I think the law is fairly recent. I remember someone in this country tried this approach, and the hysteria police immediately began screaming about children choking on them. Thus a law came out from on high.  Not sure if someone actually did.

Frank



Actually he's right, its a 1938 FDA law, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2010, 08:58:53 PM »
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So; let me get this perfectly clear; you CAN have an automatic weapon; but CAN'T have a Kinder egg....cause it might kill.........?

Um............................................. ???
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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2010, 09:53:42 PM »
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... Maybe I'm missing something.. but what about prizes in cereal boxes... and silly puddy.. Or is the toy enclosed in the chocolate egg?  That law makes sense.. and a twisted sue happy cover your butt sort of way..

I haven't eaten cereal in about 20 years, so I'm sure they have put "DO NOT EAT" on the plastic bag enclosing the toy these days.. Heck.. I'm surprised they don't attach the bag to the top of the box so it's not mixed in with the food..

Have they found any evidence of cancer due to model trains outside of California yet?...

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2010, 10:22:04 PM »
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puddington my automatic rifle can not kill on its own
Jennie is not like that. But some dumb @$$ kid sticking a egg
in there mouth and blocking there airway turning blue and dropping
dead..
   its FUNNY that the good Ole USA has so meny laws
blocking or banning stuff the rest of the world feels is normal
and safe to eat,play with or drink 
 i MISS chewing on Chinese lead painted toys  or cheaply made fireworks
i mean who cares if joe stupid blows off half of his hand :'(

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Re: Kinder Chocolate vehicles
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2010, 11:00:42 PM »
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All I know is there's a place on Liberty Rd. in Randallstown that sells them.
I've been getting them for years,and it shows. ;D
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