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Old 12-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #11
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Re: Dear Thieves ,

This is a particular frustration of mine. I spent a good 2 hours yesterday just opening toys to get them out of the packaging. I really hate the toys you need a screwdriver to open. I had a good laugh though yesterday too. I opened a starwars toy and out of all the action figures only 1 was lashed down. Chewbacha must get stolen alot because he was the only one of 10 action figures in the box tied up.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:52 AM   #12
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The last few years I have actually unpackaged (is that word?) everything before I wrapped it, to avoid cranky kids waiting while Mom stabs herself with a pocket knife in an attempt to undo packaging. Makes Christmas morning much more relaxing, I can sip on a coffee and watch them unwrap and instantly enjoy things! (Until they open a gift from someone else that is...)
This is what I do, but we had family xmas here and others did not and oh boy did I have quite the mess to clean up when there are 8 grandchildren.....
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #13
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It isn't theives as much as make things look pretty and touchable when you buy. We have had exactly what your talking about stolen plenty so not stopping them.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #14
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This is why I love Plan Toys. But, I think it's there to make sure everything looks nice. A thief would just steal the entire thing. It's the same reason so much produce gets thrown away, it doesn't look 'pretty' enough to sell.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #15
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The last few years I have actually unpackaged (is that word?) everything before I wrapped it, to avoid cranky kids waiting while Mom stabs herself with a pocket knife in an attempt to undo packaging. Makes Christmas morning much more relaxing, I can sip on a coffee and watch them unwrap and instantly enjoy things! (Until they open a gift from someone else that is...)
i have done this before. Managed to forget to this year though...must have been due to the newborn.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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One of the many reasons that Santa's gifts are unwrapped, unpackaged, charged/batteries in and ready to play with. It at least tides the girls over while mommy fights the urge to swear at the rest of the gifts as I open them.
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DH sliced his thumb open badly opening toys. Probably would have needed stitches if my stepmom hadn't had butterfly bandages.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #18
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Re: Dear Thieves ,

DD loves My Little Pony. I'm completely DONE with the unbelievable amount of packaging just for their hair - teeny tiny pony holders covered in a taped plastic tube with a crazy sewn together double plastic strip taped to the package to keep their manes and tails "perfect" in the box.
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DD loves My Little Pony. I'm completely DONE with the unbelievable amount of packaging just for their hair - teeny tiny pony holders covered in a taped plastic tube with a crazy sewn together double plastic strip taped to the package to keep their manes and tails "perfect" in the box.
Oh, and barbie hair! Yikes, I nearly gave one barbie a nice mohawk it was so hard to get out of the package!
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DD loves My Little Pony. I'm completely DONE with the unbelievable amount of packaging just for their hair - teeny tiny pony holders covered in a taped plastic tube with a crazy sewn together double plastic strip taped to the package to keep their manes and tails "perfect" in the box.
Those and Littlest Pet Shop have been the worst!
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