Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Rancor, most fearsome beast in the galaxy in troub


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

_mamatchi_

  • mamatchi user photo
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 710 posts
  • Joined: 31-December 06

Posted 20 February 2007 - 06:35 PM ( #1 )

January 16, 1997 a local TV station, KWTV channel 9 Oklahoma City ran a story of a mother complaining about the instructions and display of Rancor. His directions say he eats young women for "snacks" and "finds them tasty." The mother felt this was not an appropriate toy for her young son. The station aired a graphic of the woman on the display and "altered" it so it would not be offensive to viewers. They contacted the manufacturer, Tiger Electronics, and their response was,they were just being true to the Star Wars character.
Here is virturalpet.com's response:
We certainly understand how a mother could find this offensive. But if mothers find this offensive, we have seen a lot of instruction sheets they better not read. We (Polson Enterprises) do offer design services in the develpment of unoffensive, easily read, understandable English text for virtual pet instructions sheets, brochures, and packaging along with verifying the pet design itself will not cause problems like this one.

Poor Rancor! :)

Edited by _mamatchi_, 20 February 2007 - 06:36 PM.


Replies

1

Views

313

Started

20 Feb 2007

Last Post

25 Apr 2007

Mothra

  • mothra user photo
  • Group: Senior TamaTalk Guides
  • Posts: 3,356 posts
  • Joined: 19-June 04

Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:22 PM ( #2 )

That Rancor pet is from the original run of Giga Pets.
I am surprised polson bothered to answer.
That is also pre-buyout of TigerElectronics. I am surprised anyone there bothered to answer too.

But yes, that is what the instructions say. :angry: