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2011 City Advent Calendar Set - Is Anyone Else Troubled By The Police State theme?
I just got thru checking out the 2011 City Advent Calendar set and I was shocked at what I saw. Please understand that for several years we have been purchasing the Advent (City) calendar set for our children and each year they have been a joy to have. But this year’s City set is very different. While it has the traditional Santa-Clause mini-fig, Christmas Tree and wrapped gift pieces there is little else to associate the set with the traditional Advent series let alone the Holiday it is supposed to represent.
The first reaction I got when seeing what the set consisted of was POLICE STATE. When you take away the Santa mini-fig, the tree and the wrapped gifts you are left with :
2 Police & 2 Robber mini-figs, a police dog, 2 snow mobiles (one of which is shown as being stolen by one of the robber min-fogs who's holding a tool he used to steal it), a fisherman and a large Police Station/Jail. Of these the only thing not associated with Police & Robbers is the fisherman. If I were looking at the CITY-POLICE line of sets this would be expected but this is the Advent Calendar set and that’s not right.
Is anyone else even somewhat bothered by this? I should note that these are not just my opinions. When my children saw me looking at the set online they asked why a police set had Santa clause and a Christmas tree in it.
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