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Fisher-Price Classics | Music Box Record Player | Baby Musical Toy, Baby Interactive Toy, Classic Toy with Retro Style Packaging, Pretend Play Toys for Boys and Girls Ages 18 Months+ | Basic Fun 1697

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If a toy's only value is "push a button for a predefined thing to happen", there is no opportunity for exploration. Back in the 60s we had an actual cheap-ass record player for 78s, and the 78s were thick - very thick - like more than an eighth of an inch thick.

It’s shaped like the classic toy they’re passing it off as, but it has none of the charm or educational value of the original (well, ok, the physical appearance of the player is still kind of charming). I just bought a radio flyer wagon and brought it back after it arrived being made out of cheap plastic and very thin wood. And saddest of all, I tried the same thing foone did, knowing that the unused binary codes (maybe not 0000 but surely the other five) were surely hiding a few extra songs. It was actually a lot of fun to make extra songs for it, the toy becomes interactive for the player.

You're not going to die or feel any ill effects from a brief exposure to the phthalates and dioxins released by vinyl, but those phthalates and dioxins both hit the liver very hard while dioxins are carcinogens even in trace amounts. PVCs are highly toxic, and at this point there are many regulations to ban their use in plumbing, consumer goods, and especially toys because they are so poisonous. If you choose not to make your Take 3 payments, then you'll pay interest on your balance at your account rate. For my son’s last birthday my parents bought him the FP garage/ramp… we were also disappointed with the quality. A single instance of someone getting corrected for misgendering, but with no follow-ups or toxic discussion around it.

With a toy like this one I would have (and probably did, with whatever equivalent I had) taken it apart and seen how the music box worked (the metal tines, the bumps on the record corresponding to notes, etc. The off-gassing from records is nearly instantaneous and reaches measurable levels where it's dangerous within minutes - having the extra surface area for off-gassing from the grooves makes it much worse. The original didn’t have a music box in the base; there was a spring motor to turn the record, but the actual music-box part was in the head (running along the record, which had detents in the plastic to pull the tines for the notes)—this is why you could get different songs by changing the disc. And while I didn't look at the pictures extremely deeply I bet they did part and assembly reduction using the following methodology.In this case, it'll end with the current generation of children, because toys like the one we're discussing here have nothing in them to create lasting memories. We have been in business for 25 years, originally known as Emerson Books (named after one of our owner's favorite authors, to wit, Ralph Waldo Emerson) located back then in Westport, Connecticut.

A friend of mine from engineering school had pretty much this exact idea for a joke record player: Require the user to provide a record and place the needle on it, but then use image-recognition to identify the label/cover art and stream the album while the record spun uselessly. This kid was fiddling with the “tone arm” and was plucking the times with gusto until he began to bleed! It was literally just music box tines in the head of the arm, and it was plucked by the bumps on the rotating record, just like a music box. The wind-up still turns the disc manually, but all it does is tell the speaker to play while turning. I, too, was disgusted that it took batteries but you still had to wind the knob, but I was even more offended by the awful staticky sound from the tiny speaker.any number of songs" = 10, in this case, and up to 16 but the extra 6 can't be delivered since there's no update mechanism. Especially that this has already happened at least once - there was a company storing unencrypted audio from a plush teddy bears in a publicly-accessible MongoDB instance. So many toys are already trying to suck on kids' data and hook up the parents to cloud services (see e.

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