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Stick Em' Up!
on 15 February 2013
After hearing about the media hysteria surrounding this product, I knew I had to buy one before they were banned and taken off the shelves.
Made in Germany, it reeks of quality as you'd expect, and comes with all the parts necessary to pull off the perfect bank job. To help plan (or re-enact) a bank robbery, you get two little plastic figurines, a blond (probably a wig) female (let's call her Sabine)and a male, (let's call him Gerhard) as well as the frontage, counter and ATM machine needed to finish off the scene. Also included is gold bullion, bank notes of various denominations, from 10 credits right up to 500 which will make it easier to launder the lolly after you get away. 'Sabine' gets a natty red shopping bag so she will blend into the background and sunglasses so as not to draw too much attention. She is also tooled up with a handgun, (Glock 17 9mm Semi-automatic unless I am very much mistaken) in case any persuasion is needed, and a big screwdriver for jagging open safe deposit boxes and ATM machines. It can also act a secondary deterrent if any innocent civilians or annoying have-a-go hero types get in the way.
The only let down is, it's obvious from the stupid grin on Gerhard's face that he knows Sabine, and is in on the caper. Though somehow, I don't think this exciting, stylish, risk-taking villainess has included this dull, steady halfwit in her plans. After the meticulous planning and ruthlessly executed heist, this little madam will be off enjoying spending her ill-gotten gains in Acapulco while he takes the rap. Sorry Gerhard.
Any little Lenny, Vinnie or even Bonnie, who is lucky enough to get one of these as a present, will be delighted with the thought that has gone into this bank robber set. And parents, if those exam grades don't turn out as expected, the educational hours they'll have enjoyed playing with this toy will not be wasted. They'll always have something to fall back on.