Resale of old toys in the US to be illegal by February 10

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  1. Chibs

    Chibs durr i'm da best one

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    New law restricts re-sale of kid's products | News for Austin, Texas | KVUE.com | Top Stories
    If this were any other forum you'd see long list of expletives here, so I'm going to excuse myself to one of those and drop some there, but I think it's safe to say that this is Fucking. Stupid.
     
  2. MetroBoy

    MetroBoy Keeper of the Cheese

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    Wow... I wonder how the folks at eBay are gonna interpret this? Every toy on there could technically be considered a "re-sale".
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

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    wow :/
     
  4. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    Wow. That's a pretty pathetic overreaction...
     
  5. Tekkaman Blade

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    Lets see how long before this is changed/ amended. Especially with the new administration. With this many people pissed something will happen. Also the article may not have all the facts. They will probably just have to put used warnings on things.
     
  6. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    What the hell? I can't see this lasting.
     
  7. Tekkaman Blade

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    WTH?

    I too wonder how this will effect ebay sellers. Seriously. OVER REACTION.
     
  10. Tekkaman Blade

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    How in the name of God are toy collectors going to get all that vintage toy goodness now? I've still got huge gaps in my G1-Movie collections and I can't stand it. What about MISB/MOSC re-sales? Do those count as used even though they aren't open? Will this drive the after market prices for all MISB/MOSC toys through the roof making it impossible to lay your hands on any of them? Comic Stores and Specialty Stores that make half their earnings on selling/trading off used toys to collectors, what happens to them?

    I understand Politically Correct, but there's Politically Correct and then there's Publicly Crazy. It's a slap in the face to vintage toy collectors, especially some of those really old toys like the metal tin lunchboxes and Mickey Mouse figures and stuff. Politicians should stay the hell out of the Toy Collectors Re-Sale thing, not to mention they should avoid mucking up the most enjoyed public free-for-all of all time. Garage Sales.

    By the way, what the hell is wrong with OLD CLOTHES? They didn't use Lead in last years baby clothes too did they? Do we still have that rolling eyes smilie because dayum do I want to use it. :rolleye
     
  12. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    From the link in post #7:
    It looks like they are still debating how to enforce the law, but so far it looks like it may only affect new toys, and those who have NOT passed lead safety requirements, so it may not be a bad thing after all. We will just have to wait and see.
     
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    hmmm. I shall wait and see how this turns out. Chances are they're not THAT stupid, and they'll use it only for toys which don't meet the standards, like Gogdog said.
     
  14. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Yeah, from the article in post #7, it looks like it will only be for toys that fail to meet lead safety requirements, which is a good thing, right? So far, all we have is info from a single local affiliate that gives basically no details at all.

    In B4 no one reads this, and 100s of fanboys overreact.
     
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    BraveMax Used to speak Japanese

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    Doesn't it also mention resale specifically to kids? Somehow, I doubt they'd stop adult collectors from buying older toys because of potential "lead content" problems.
     
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    edited for sarcasm - Americans may not understand it... - Mod
     
  17. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Is that common sense not reading a thread before you make an ass out of yourself? You're doing your country proud kid. Keep it up.
     
  18. QuinJester

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    With the addendums, it's basically just saying they'll be banning the re-sale of recently manufactured toys that would have failed current lead-paint standards.

    Vintage toys wont be affected. Most toys probably wont be affected, really. Just ones that in all likelihood have already been recalled from store shelves for being toxic.
     
  19. frenzyrumble

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    exactly.
    I think this is for stores and/or toys that have failed lead testing.
     
  20. McBradders

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    How is this even appropriate?

    Sensible law is sensible.
     
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