CCFC bashes the idea of Hasbro TV

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  1. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Copy Paste from Source... ICv2 - Org Bashes Hasbro TV

    The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood pronounced Hasbro’s new TV joint venture with Discovery (see “Hasbro Buys into Discovery Kids”) “a new low in children’s television,” calling it “a network devoted to showing infomercials for Hasbro’s toys and games.”

    The organization urged the FCC to take “a long, hard look at this new venture as they consider whether their current restrictions on embedded advertising are adequate to protect children.”
     
  2. bradforj

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    Let me guess, they will be spreading this message through commercials? They better be nice and call them "public service announcements."

    I really, truly hate for someone to take it upon themselves to decide what is best for me and my family. CCFC, get off your high horse and let parents decide whether to let their kids tune in or out! Jesus Christ, does no one in this country trust parents to do the parenting anymore?!
     
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    It's no different than CN, Nick, Noggin or the Disney channel. Most of the shows on those channels have their own toy lines.
     
  4. Shockscream

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    Excellent point. I know that, me being in the UK, Habro TV isn't going to affect me all that greatly. However, I still think that it is a stupid statement to make. I wonder if this organisation passes comment on those programmes and toys/products that their children like...?
     
  5. Beastbot X

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    I'd sure hate to be a CCFC member's kid.
     
  6. Ash from Carolina

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    I could see them bashing something like using cartoon characters to pimp say fast food since that teaches bad eating habits. But I can't figure out what's so evil about toys. It seems like you'd want to get kids playing with toys because that gets them away from the game system or TV for a while and gets them to use their imaginations.

    Oh the joys of our over protective society. Makes you wonder how we ever survived childhood given all the evil things of our own childhoods.
     
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    Last I looked, even Sesame Street toys are for sale. Fail.
     
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    Nope. And it's not just your country either. Ludicrous, isn't it? :( 
     
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    This is why Professor Princess was made.
     
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    *facepalm* *faceplam* *facepalm* *facepalm*

    *Fucking Facepalm*
     
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    God I hate people this. You don't want your kids to be exposed to lots of commercials for toys, fien don't let your kids watch TV. Don't want to eat meat? Fine don't eat meat. But once you start telling others how THEY should live, you cross the line.
     
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    No shit... If we had current toy regulations back when I was a kid, I wouldn't have had half the toys that I played with. And don't even get started with current playgrounds compared to the playgrounds of my youth!
     
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    I find transformers to be healthy for kids.
    How many adults do you think can transform a Universe or Movie toy?
    Current company excluded, of course.
     
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    Why is this any different to a regular cartoon channel like Disney? Disney advertises merchandise based off their shows...i mean since when is it a bad thing to advertise child related products along with child programs? this isn't Mac Donald's ad's or advertisements for adult orientated products and shows.
    What makes them believe advertising the toys to kids is a bad thing? especially if its by hasbro when every other children's channel does it?

    Its just like what happened to the Transformers movie, Just about everyone unfamiliar to the franchise accused the film of being one giant advertisement for toys and cars, just plain ignorace by people who don't research it.
     
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    The difference is time.
    Disney is well established. Probably VERY hard to effectively attack it.
    This Hasbro/Discovery thing is just starting up.

    They're not wrong in that accusation.
    Most transformer media is one big advertisement for the toys.
     
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    Don't want your kids to see commercials?

    Turn off the T.V.

    Bamn.. done.
     
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    Heck, many adults I know can't transform a flipchanger. Seriously.
     
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    Freakin' foam mats. We had gravel, and we liked it!
     
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    They can complain all they want to, that's free speech in action.

    But the FCC is powerless in this situation, and should be.

    The only reason the FCC can regulate television broadcasts and radio is because they are free and the limited broadcast frequencies belong to the people, thus bringing them under governmental control. Despite a lot of questionable power-grabs by the FCC in recent years, if you pay for the service, as you do with cable, the FCC has no authority, just as the FCC cannot regulate movies, print materials or anything else where you pay for the service.

    The CCFC is largely driven by nostalgics, I'd wager. They forget the rampant commercialism of their own childhoods. Being adults and more aware of how things work, they see it now, but they haven't connected the dots to their own youths.

    I've watched kids television from the 1950s. It was brutally manipulative and commercial to a level that can only be described as utterly crass. And if children don't learn to ignore commercial bombardment early, how will they learn to ignore commericals as adults?

    -Trent
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    Makes you wonder what stupid thing they will come out with next. Most summer movies have a related toy line so maybe we should keep kids from watching movies as well.

    "Sorry little Timmy but you can't go see Wolverine, Star Trek, Transformers, Terminator, or GI Joe because some bad old people might make you want a toy."
     

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