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Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:38 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34606799

http://did.co/category/product/wwii-...an-army-supply-duty---bastian.html


It does look strikingly familiar.

But who buys these expensive dolls ?

http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/793D/production/_86273013_schweinsteiger_getty.split.jpg

[Edited 2015-10-22 13:40:08]
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:43 am

The irony was the response from the manufacturers (in HK) saying "we thought all germans looked this way"
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:33 am

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 1):

The irony was the response from the manufacturers (in HK) saying "we thought all germans looked this way"

He *does* look like what the Nazi's imagined the ideal German to look like. Tall, blonde, blue eyed, athletic specimen...I mean come on.
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:59 am

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 1):

When you're in a hole, stop digging. They need a new PR guy.

Who buys these dolls anyway?

Quick question. If this is a Wehrmacht uniform, did all such army uniforms at the time have the swastika insignia, or was that reserved for members of the Nazi party serving in the Wehrmacht? If it was part of the uniform worn by ordinary soldiers, calling all of them "Nazis" is a pretty ignorant comment by Amelung.
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:15 pm

A bit full of himself, isn't he?
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:35 pm

The Nazis made their party flag (the swastika) the national flag of Germany quite early, IRC in 1934 (replacing the black-red-gold of the Weimar Republic, which always was the colours of German democracy). From then on all German registered aircraft had to have a big swastika painted on their tails. This was done to make Germany as a nation equal to the NSDAP (and Hitler) as the political party.
All Wehrmacht and SS(Party) troops wore the eagle with the swastika. The Wehrmacht (Luftwaffe (Air force), Heer (Army) and Marine (Navy)) wore the eagle on their right chest. The SS, as a Nazi party militia, wore the eagle on their left upper arm. There were also slight differences in the design of the eagle between the different branches.

The uniform depicted on the doll is a Unteroffizier (corporal) of the Heer (Army).

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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:50 pm

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 4):
A bit full of himself, isn't he?

Yes, but the doll (1) does look pretty similar to him, (2) he is legitimately famous (plays for Manchester United after years with Bayern), so they would know who he is in China, and (3) the doll is called "Bastian" and (4) it's a depiction of a soldier serving the Nazi regime, which can be a very sensitive topic for many Germans.
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:02 am

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 4):
A bit full of himself, isn't he?

Well he is German!   
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:18 pm

Quoting offloaded (Reply 3):
They need a new PR guy.

Why? Schweinsteiger (I had to google up who that guy is) is taking care of all the free advertising one can wish for.
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:45 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 8):

No, I meant the PR guy at the Chinese toy company with the old "well they all look alike" gag.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 5):

Interesting, and completely answered my question. So, reiterating my earlier point, ("To see him as a swastika-bearing Wehrmacht soldier also constitutes a gross defamation and insult," Ulrich Amelung said.) Amelung's choice of words are themselves defamatory as by pointing out the "swastika-bearing" part, but without clarifying that it was part of the uniform for ALL German soldiers.
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:44 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 8):
Why? Schweinsteiger (I had to google up who that guy is) is taking care of all the free advertising one can wish for.

Anyone who knows anything about football would know who he is.
 
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RE: Bastian Schweinsteiger Sues Over Nazi Dolls

Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:09 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 8):
(I had to google up who that guy is)

The guy taking more punishment in the world cup final than the German army at Stalingrad  

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