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Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:20 pm

Does anyone else think this is over the top weird? Christian or no, is this a good thing? The news clip I saw showed the Jesus figurine saying, "I am the Son of God." Is it just me?

http://www.local6.com/news/13686443/detail.html
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:24 pm

Whiskey.

Tango.

Foxtrot.

They wont sell, and if they do, the kids wont play with them, and if the kids do, then I feel sorry for all the good sex those kiddie-poos will miss out on later in their life. Bible beaters in the making.

This is taking religion too far, IMO.

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:28 pm

Quoting LogansGirl (Thread starter):
Does anyone else think this is over the top weird?

Does it shoot down the perils of sin with the power of holy speakers? If it does...now thats weird.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:30 pm

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 1):


They wont sell, and if they do, the kids wont play with them, and if the kids do, then I feel sorry for all the good sex those kiddie-poos will miss out on in their life.

Um...

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 1):
Whiskey.

Tango.

Foxtrot.

A very odd response to this thread
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:41 pm

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 1):
They wont sell

In this country? I wouldn't be so sure about that...
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:05 pm

Strange. Very Strange.

Anyone else thinking this is absurdly weird?
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:39 pm

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 5):
Anyone else thinking this is absurdly weird?

Yes.
I'm sure it'll be a big seller in their core markets of the Deep South though. Probably throughout the west too.

A ridiculous, bizarre idea though.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:48 pm

Quite strange. I've never understood this sort of thing. It's not the same thing, but it'd be odd to see a King Tut action figure.

I also saw a Bible comic book once. I wonder if there is a market for this sort of thing? I guess my faith isn't represented by a toy.  Silly
 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:51 pm

Maybe it'll be like this???

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or in Bobblehead form
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:53 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 8):

A Buddy Buddha would be so much niftier.  Wink
 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:59 pm

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 9):
A Buddy Buddha would be so much niftier.

Not sure with his girth he could master the "Buddy Christ" pose though.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:47 pm

One of the TV news channels had a story on this a few days ago, and were showing pics of the figurines....the reporter was showing two woofy figurines side by side..."and here we see Samson and Goliath...."

Newsanchor at studio: "Ooops! That's another story altogether..."

(Guess you had to be there... Wink)

I see nothing wrong with this.

I would TOTALLY buy some and make them do obscene things to one another like I used to do with my GI Joes.  hyper 
 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:04 pm

How much will they cost? 30 silver dollars? Or 30 cents?

Anyway, jokes aside, Wal-Mart has a history of knowing how to and what to peddle to the public for prices that the buyer thinks is cheap but still produces a healthy profit for the stockholders. I get offended by this, and I am an Atheist. I guess we will finally find out if God really exists or not, because this is really over the top. God will - if He is real - smite the entire top management of Wal-Mart! The Saviour Jesus Christ can't still be Holy if reproduced by Chinese slave labour.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:28 pm

I reckon they'll sell heaps but not to heathens like us eh?

Some kids will prolly enjoy them although its heaps more fun blowing shit up with your action man but I see no harm in it, Jesus as a superhero......has quite a ring to it! I'd rather my grandkids played with these than Snoop Dogg and Fiddy Cent dolls  Smile

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:35 pm

Wal-Mart is such a contradictory company except for one thing - to make a lot of money. The money from the religious is the same as from the 'heathen'. I do hope these figure are made in the USA or Mexico, someplace where Christians live or at least allowed to practice their faith without difficulty.
 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:00 pm

Quoting LogansGirl (Thread starter):
Does anyone else think this is over the top weird?

Yep.

Quoting LogansGirl (Thread starter):
Christian or no, is this a good thing?

Good? No. Bad? I don't see how it would be bad, but I certainly don't see how any good can come of it.

Quoting LogansGirl (Thread starter):
The news clip I saw showed the Jesus figurine saying, "I am the Son of God."

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but that would be completely inaccurate. Nowhere in the Bible did Christ claim to be the Son of God, although it was certainly hinted at. He refered to himself as "The Son of Man". When others asked him if he was the Son of God, his answer was something along the lines of, "well, what do YOU think I am?"

Quoting Deskflier (Reply 12):
The Saviour Jesus Christ can't still be Holy if reproduced by Chinese slave labour.

I don't think these figurines were ever intended to be Holy in any way, but I agree there is a significant contridiction here.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:17 pm

Are they going to market a Mohammad action figure?
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:21 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 16):
Are they going to market a Mohammad action figure?

That would be a riot! (pun intended)
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:25 pm

Quoting Johnboy (Reply 11):
I see nothing wrong with this.

I also don't see anything wrong.
It's just part of the right of freedom to sell not illegal items.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:06 pm

I wonder if Jesus and Mary Madgalene can be posed in compromising positions.  duck 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:32 pm

Well, they would make for good target practice  Silly
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:21 am

Now, being non-religious here, I think that this is a tad OTT... however, I would not object to them being sold in stores. It's not my idea of a Christmas Present likes but oh well...

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 19):
I wonder if Jesus and Mary Madgalene can be posed in compromising positions.

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl   duck 

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:38 am

Quoting Johnboy (Reply 11):
I would TOTALLY buy some and make them do obscene things to one another like I used to do with my GI Joes.

I was just thinking exactly the same thing!  bigthumbsup 

While there is zero chance they'll be anatomically correct, I wonder if they'll have molded-on briefs the way that modern GI Joes do? Personally, I always saw Jesus as more of a "boxers" type of guy.  Wink
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 21):
It's not my idea of a Christmas Present likes but oh well...

Pregnant Mary is sold up to Christmas eve. Baby Jesus goes on sale at 12:01 AM on Christmas. Dead Jesus is sold just before Easter, but is replaced with angelic Jesus at 5 AM on Easter morning. Collect them all!
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 19):
I wonder if Jesus and Mary Madgalene can be posed in compromising positions.

As far as I know there's no Mary Magdalene doll, only a Mother Mary doll. The Mother Mary doll is a worthy investment, however, as it will immaculately spew out a replacement doll in case you lose Jesus.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:56 am

I'm waiting for the supplemental Sodom and Gomorrah set.
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Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:41 am

"Nails not included"

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:47 am

Will go great with these...


 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:54 am

We've got a bobblehead Jesus... it's the perfect accessory for the dashboard of the car.

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:41 am

Does Jesus come with Kung Fu action grip?
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:16 am

I had a friend who proposed a 12 to 14 inch size action figure in the shape of Jesus Christ that dispenses spray-cheese. The action-figure / cheese-dispenser was then posed on the cross, and when you pressed down on the head, cheese shot out.

He called it "Cheesus Christ"


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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:26 am

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 30):
The action-figure / cheese-dispenser was then posed on the cross, and when you pressed down on the head, cheese shot out.

Of what?  duck 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:34 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 23):
Pregnant Mary is sold up to Christmas eve. Baby Jesus goes on sale at 12:01 AM on Christmas. Dead Jesus is sold just before Easter, but is replaced with angelic Jesus at 5 AM on Easter morning. Collect them all!

Mwuhahahahahaha.... that was fantastic!  rotfl   duck 

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 23):
Pregnant Mary is sold up to Christmas eve. Baby Jesus goes on sale at 12:01 AM on Christmas. Dead Jesus is sold just before Easter, but is replaced with angelic Jesus at 5 AM on Easter morning. Collect them all!

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:55 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 1):
This is taking religion too far, IMO.

Messed up.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 15):
Nowhere in the Bible did Christ claim to be the Son of God, although it was certainly hinted at. He refered to himself as "The Son of Man".

Matt. 14:61-62

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 17):
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 16):
Are they going to market a Mohammad action figure?

That would be a riot! (pun intended)

 duck 

I don't know what all's sacred to most of you others, though. But this is just another fad/publicity stunt/etc. It'll fade. Then they'll come up with some other religious mockery of Him or someone else. If it is of Muhammed, though, that person/those people would find that anonymity is a good thing.

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:18 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 34):
I don't know what all's sacred to most of you others, though.

Nothing is sacred, nor should it be - we all have critical faculties, they are there to be used. In this case someone has used their critical faculties to make a quick buck out of those who have let theirs slide. Capitalism - gotta love it !
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:14 am

Quoting Johnboy (Reply 11):
I would TOTALLY buy some and make them do obscene things to one another like I used to do with my GI Joes.

You are so going to get smited by lightning and go to hell.  Smile
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:26 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 35):
Nothing is sacred, nor should it be

Sorry, but some things are sacred to me. But I understand that they might not be sacred to everyone. I might get offended at someone's treatment of something I consider sacred. But I'm not going to physically attack the guy for it.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:36 pm

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 29):
Does Jesus come with Kung Fu action grip?

Ahhh!!! you beat me to it.
 
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:42 pm

CastleIsland,

According to my friend, out of his mouth. Where did you think it would go out of?


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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:13 pm

Didn't God used to post here? Too bad he left, we could ask him what he thought about this.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:37 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 40):
Too bad he left, we could ask him what he thought about this.

You can ask him, he has a Christian forum on his new website but you'd have to IM me for the addy as I'll get throttled and beaten by the mods if I put it here.

God didn't leave, he got banned for threatening people with pianos.
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:32 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 16):
Are they going to market a Mohammad action figure?



Quoting Cfalk (Reply 17):
That would be a riot! (pun intended)



Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 25):
I'm waiting for the supplemental Sodom and Gomorrah set.



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 26):
"Nails not included"

    

I'd rather have a picture of Jesus Christ. At least you only need one nail to hang it up with.

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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:10 pm

God or Mammon? Well, the executives at Wal-Mart have chosen, and it doesn't seem to be God.

BTW, how about a pair of action figures in the form of Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley?
(Huxley was the flag-bearer of early Darwinism, since Darwin himself was a meek man who wouldn't speak up for himself even if he was threatened to his life.)
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:02 pm

I'm suprised they haven't done a Mr. Sam doll, seeing as he is the God of Wal-Mart!
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:34 pm

Or, horror of horrors...Bill and Monica dolls  Wink
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RE: Wal-Mart To Test Market Bible Action Figures

Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:47 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 47):
Or, horror of horrors...Bill and Monica dolls

Complete with stained dress?
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