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The mother had a good idea to teach her kids a lesson.
- 1 (5.9%)
She had to pay for the bathtub somehow.
- 0 (0%)
It is terrible to humiliate your kids like that.
- 5 (29.4%)
Taking tops from kids is paramount to torture
- 8 (47.1%)
It was all a farse to get more money, the kids were acting
- 3 (17.6%)

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Author Topic: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending  (Read 4998 times)

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Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« on: February 06, 2011, 08:27:13 AM »

It probably seemed like a great idea in the beginning!

http://kotaku.com/5752906/boys-beyblade-bathtub-breakage-begets-ebay-bailout
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Re: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 12:58:40 PM »

Mmm, maybe Richy could find an old bathtub in Chico that we could use for the top battle? That will greatly increase the profile (in more than one way) of the contest  8)

PS: They took down the Ebay listing.
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Re: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 03:40:36 PM »

I'm glad my kids don't read this stuff (yet?)

Fortunately, we have plastic saucers....
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Re: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 08:40:32 PM »

As the board is going slow, I added a poll to see what do you think about this story.
By the way, if your little kid scratches the new giant TV with the tip of your S8 top, you can teach them a lesson and sell it to me :P
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Re: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 04:42:29 PM »

Unfortunately ta0, you did not put the

"Any mother who doesn't understand that 'i before e except after c' should not sell her children's beyblades on ebay"

option into the poll.
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...Is a top in the hand worth two on the floor?

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Re: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 10:40:15 AM »

It would be one thing to take their toys away, but another to publicly post pictures of them on the internet as punishment. That is just bad parenting. Also, being a kid who used his beyblades a lot, I've never seen one actually damage something like that, I bounced one into a neighbors window and it didn't even scuff it. Using beyblades to break the soap holder??? Beyblades are usually so cheap that they break when they hit anything that hard. Either she had a crappy, rotting bath tub which needed replacing anyways, or the kids must have been causing lots of ruckus, over long periods of time, from which the mom should have noticed if she was being a good mother.

PS $69.00 for 8 beyblades???
« Last Edit: February 24, 2011, 10:42:51 AM by Darren Kim »
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Re: Beyblades - True Story with Unhappy Ending
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 08:45:05 AM »

Here is another story with a video, a poll and lots of comments.
Beyblades are incredibly popular right now.  I have been on the cub scout banquet tour this month and the scouts are carrying them in there pockets.  Most have never seen anyone throw a peg top and I am happy to tell them about the "Battletop" games us old farts like to play.
http://www.parentdish.com/2011/02/24/bullying-parents/
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