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A pair of Maltesers have appeared in court charged with fencing stolen Playmobil figures, some of which had been modified to show "knights holding decapitated bleeding heads and arrows lodged in the heads". Francis Difesa, 51, of St Paul's Bay and Nadine Cutajar, 26, of Ghaxaq, were held following a police investigation into …


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  1. Blane Bramble


    Playmobil reconstruction or it didn't happen.

  2. Craig 32


    This is serious!!??

  3. Philip Blythe

    I Think...

    We need a Playmobil recontstruction here.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    WHERES THE IMAGE????!!!!

    I demand pictures of the playmobil knights...

  5. Quinn Fidler

    No title

    I can't wait for the Playmobil version of these events. As long as it doesn't cause some sort of implosion in the space/time continuum a la the LHC...

  6. John Macintyre


    Let the playmobil re-enactments begin!...

  7. Cap'n wotsit


    playmobil pics, with a pair of maltesers in chokey or id did not happen

  8. Phil Edwards
    IT Angle

    May I Be The First

    To welcome our mutilated, subminiature plastic overlords...

  9. Jasper 1

    Without a Playmobil reenactment....

    It never happened.

    Mine's the one with pockets stuffed with headless plastic figures

  10. A B 3
    Jobs Horns

    You shouldn't let...

    the morally righteous stand in the way of fine art.

    If Mattel (Hasbro?) considered how many times GI Joe is going to meet his plastic maker, they would have been banned.

  11. Steve 26


    "being sold in bags at ridiculously cheap prices which undermined legitimate retailers".

    Translation: Being sold in bags at reasonable prices undermining legitimate retailers ability to sell pieces of moulded plastic at ridiculously inflated prices.

  12. Stephen Gray

    No comment as such

    I just want to be a Malteser

  13. Ben Rosenthal

    steve 26

    yeah damn those evil retailers, paying for their stock to sell at a profit! Scum!

  14. Timo

    you can have control of your production, or you can have cheap. pick one

    This is almost guaranteed to happen when a company outsources production. A low-cost outsourced production company with no respect for intellectual property, trademarks, even contracts, will not destroy the mistakes and will resell them in an underground market. Or they'll make another production run of "knockoffs" based on the original molds and patterns THAT YOU GAVE THEM.

    (Hmm perhaps that is the only way they really make any money is by this secondary business?)

    If you want complete control over your production then you may need to do it in-house, or pay more for a reputable company that you can trust.

  15. Law

    MMMMMmmmmm - malteasers

    A comment is required, in addition to a title.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Plastic Bags?

    Selling them in plastic bags??? - how terrible, the poor creatures might suffocate.

  17. Anonymous Coward

    Malt... what?

    People of Maltese nationality are NOT FUCKING MALTESERS.

    They are "Maltese", and here's an example in context: "a group of Maltese people".



    Andy Towler,


  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    are you sure.. they're not Maltesers?

    they're not Maltesers? A brief survey in the office has resulted in a split decision...

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