Angry Birds may be the most copied and cloned toy around today. These knock-off toys are often inferior in design and quality. I found an Angry Birds set which is part TOMY big loader, part Angry Birds On Thin Ice and part Angry Birds Mega Fling. This toy was said to be reduced down from $70 to $40. So in American Pickers style I looked for another knock-off toy to do a bundle buy and this exposed me to another set of nightmares via an illegal weapon which is part of the other toy.
All this and much more is explained in the video, and this is just a tiny insight into the massive world of knock-off Angry Bird toys. Instead of mega fling we have the mega fail.
Angry Birds, “zogj të zemëruar” “غاضب الطيور” “զայրացած Թռչուններ” “qəzəbli quş” “haserre hegaztiak” “রাগ পাখি, ядосани птици” “愤怒的小鸟” “rozzlobený ptáci” “vrede fugle” “boze vogels” “galit ibon” “les oiseaux en colère” “θυμωμένος πουλιά” “ગુસ્સો પક્ષીઓ” “नाराज पक्षियों” “dühös madarak” “marah burung” “uccelli arrabbiato” “怒っている鳥” “화가 조류” “ນົກໃຈຫ້າຍ” “aves raiva” “arga fåglar” “นกโกรธ” “öfkeli kuşların” “ציפור כועסות” “tức giận chim”
What is a little strange is there is an argument that the masses of whats termed copyright leakage is actually a good thing for those behind Angry Birds. But when low end and dangerous toys start representing your brand it may cause more trouble than what it’s worth.
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NSW Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 No 127
Schedule 1 Prohibited Weapons
2 Miscellaneous Weapons – (6) A slingshot (being a device consisting of an elasticized band secured to the forks of a “Y” shaped frame), other than a home-made slingshot for use by a child in the course of play.
The Angry Birds slingshot is not a home made device so It can be classed as a prohibited weapon.