Re: Transformer Toys are a Giant Letdown, Hasbro
by Ronnie D - Posted Mon April 13, 2009 @ 9:05 AM
Sure there's a way to go back to the old way of making the Transformers, as well as hundres and thousands of other toys - stop making them in China.
It's not only the Hasbro company. Let's talk about all the toy companies including Fisher Price and Mattel just to name a few.
When I shop for toys, or any other items for my family, especially for my 7 year old grandaughter, I look for the signage "Made In China". If it's made in China I DO NOT BUY IT. It's JUNK, and it's about time the American companies, stop looking to appease shareholders and making such huge profits -- make safety issues a top priority. I don't want lead or melamine in any of the products coming into my home.
I take my time looking at product labels. I don't buy anything made in China, no matter whether its toys, clothing, and nowadays it's even liquid hand soap and candy. Can't we in America make these products anymore?
I've even made my 7 year old grandaugher aware of inferior, and lead containing products from China as well as the Chinese children working in sweat shops. She even tells me that she can't have an item just because it's made in China.
What's the matter with everyone in the U.S.A. these days? Just because it's cheap to purchase Chinese items don't make them safe for our kids. Nowadays, it's even getting harder to some food products without seeing a Made In China label on it.
Doesen't anyone realize that once you buy this cheap stuff, if it's something you're going to use for any length of time, you have to replace it more often than if you purchased a higer dollar, and a better quality item. Just look at the quality of the clothing sold these days --- you can put your fingers right through the fabric on some of the products, and that even includes Levis jeans.
It's time not only for the tea parties for the tax issues, but let's all get involved in trying to get the American companies making their products in the Good Old U.S.A. and bring some jobs back to the States.