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Old 21.02.2011, 18:39
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Did you know they created an "nanomania" application available on i-Tunes. There is also a facebook page to visit.
Check-out the "on-tour" calendar on their website (http://www.nanomania.ch/de/) and make sure you don't miss the action and fun of swappings Nanos.
Gosh, I'll be happy when this promotion is over!! I hate to think what the next one will be?!?
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Old 21.02.2011, 19:24
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I find with any of these Migros toys, if you take them into your office and leave them in the lunch room, they will be gone the next time you visit.

I'm not suggesting they have magical powers, just that someone with kids of an appropriate age takes them.
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Old 21.02.2011, 22:11
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

They have magical powers ...
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Old 22.02.2011, 06:19
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They have magical powers ...
Sounds like somebody's been poppin' them...
Well, they just go through you, don't they. No major damage.


So far, the most fun collectible, beats the Coop dishes hands down..
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Old 23.02.2011, 08:39
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

http://www.tagesschau.sf.tv/Nachrich...ste-ins-Spital

Sorry, it's in German...but there was a programme on Swiss TV last night about the first kid to choke on one of these things...!

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Old 23.02.2011, 10:51
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

They're a choking hazard - so what? So are lots of children's playthings - marbles, play-dough, bits of lego, etc etc. And then there a sweets they could choke on.

It's up to parents to take a bit of responsibility to ensure that their younger children do not have access to these things.
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Old 23.02.2011, 11:10
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

This is fine if you have only one child or, alternatively, two or more with a big age difference to the youngest so that the older siblings can understand why they shouldn't leave their small, attractive new toys within range of the under three year old. (And the under threes who can climb up things with the vertical angle of the Eiger North Face are quite numerous I believe). Ours survived it but for me it was always a 'There but for the Grace of God go I' when somebody else's kid swallowed or choked on something he shouldn't have been able to get hold of.
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Old 23.02.2011, 11:22
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This is fine if you have only one child or, alternatively, two or more with a big age difference to the youngest so that the older siblings can understand why they shouldn't leave their small, attractive new toys within range of the under three year old. (And the under threes who can climb up things with the vertical angle of the Eiger North Face are quite numerous I believe). Ours survived it but for me it was always a 'There but for the Grace of God go I' when somebody else's kid swallowed or choked on something he shouldn't have been able to get hold of.
What I said still applies to all toys that are a possible choking hazard.

And it's still the parents responsibility - unless of course they are so weak-willed that they have to bow to pressure from their children to get them exactly what they demand.

And yes, I agree, and so do the statistics for young child deaths - choking is a real hazard.
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Old 23.02.2011, 11:24
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

As an aside - how many 'concerned' parents have done a first-aid course which deals with choking etc that specifically caters for incidents involving children?
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Sorry, it's in German...but there was a programme on Swiss TV last night about the first kid to choke on one of these things...!
Migros seems to like giving away small, choke-able items. Marbles, Dominoes ect. It isn't just the little kids that such tiny things are dangerous for - all it takes is for kids to put these things between their teeth when playing and then take a deep breath...and a trip to casualty. My other half swallowed a pin dart when he was old enough to know better. He needed a camera down his throat and a few trips to make sure that pin was gone. Anything with magnets inside is especially dangerous for the intestines Source and that's why my kids won't be collecting or playing with those Nanomania toys.
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Old 23.02.2011, 11:38
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Migros seems to like giving away small, choke-able items. Marbles, Dominoes ect. It isn't just the little kids that such tiny things are dangerous for - all it takes is for kids to put these things between their teeth when playing and then take a deep breath...and a trip to casualty. My other half swallowed a pin dart when he was old enough to know better. He needed a camera down his throat and a few trips to make sure that pin was gone. Anything with magnets inside is especially dangerous for the intestines Source and that's why my kids won't be collecting or playing with those Nanomania toys.
Magnets are only dangerous if more than one is swallowed.

And anyway, the Nanomania things are not magnetic.
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Old 23.02.2011, 12:17
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

MaireZug, I'm glad you provided this link (even if it doesn't apply to Nanomania toys) as our eldest is really into Geo-Mag, another Swiss toy.

This uses incredibly strong bar magnets and there are a lot of them. I guess this is the sort of thing that would cause real problems if more than one was swallowed.

We keep it away from our youngest anyway but we'll be even more vigilant.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I have quite a few of those Nanos, thought to collect them for my partner's boy.... however he's still little, so I might give them away soon.

I just can't understand how they work or if I just don't "use" them properly? They are just lying there, they don't stand up as advertised. Yes they wobble along if I push them like marbles, but they don't stand up or anything. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a manual for adults?
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I was looking for chocolate inside it.
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Old 23.02.2011, 13:39
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hum... I wonder what happens if they swallow the red "pill"....
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Old 23.02.2011, 14:05
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I have quite a few of those Nanos, thought to collect them for my partner's boy.... however he's still little, so I might give them away soon.

I just can't understand how they work or if I just don't "use" them properly? They are just lying there, they don't stand up as advertised. Yes they wobble along if I push them like marbles, but they don't stand up or anything. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a manual for adults?
Kids just like collecting things - as I mentioned before, stamps and coins are collected and they don't do anything either.

They seem to get most fun out of swapping them. I think the Migros wildlife and ocean stickers had more value though.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I am now hopping mad. Decided to wait until today to do my shopping so that my son could have the all singing, all dancing glow in the dark super nano that he's been going on about all week.
Do my shopping and manage to spend more than thr required 60 chuffs only to discover that the store has run out of these. This was 9.30 in the morning and I find it hard tobelieve that the whole of Neuchâtel was there spending their 60 chuffs before that so I can only assume that they never actually had any.
They had these convenient bits of paper saying that the had unfortunately run out but we can take the voucher to the store between April 19th and May 5th and get one.
That's nearly 2 months away and more than a month after the promotion finishes so my son is seriously unimpressed.
I could have gone to Aldi if I'd known and saved myself the trip.
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Old 23.02.2011, 16:00
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I have some nanos. They are unopened. Does anyone want them? I can meet at HB.

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I am now hopping mad. Decided to wait until today to do my shopping so that my son could have the all singing, all dancing glow in the dark super nano that he's been going on about all week.
Do my shopping and manage to spend more than thr required 60 chuffs only to discover that the store has run out of these. This was 9.30 in the morning and I find it hard tobelieve that the whole of Neuchâtel was there spending their 60 chuffs before that so I can only assume that they never actually had any.
They had these convenient bits of paper saying that the had unfortunately run out but we can take the voucher to the store between April 19th and May 5th and get one.
That's nearly 2 months away and more than a month after the promotion finishes so my son is seriously unimpressed.
I could have gone to Aldi if I'd known and saved myself the trip.
I'll join you for a rant and a moan. I went after lunch to my local store. At least they had the decency to have put a sign up declaring they had no "Jokers". So back in the car to drive a further 15 mins to the next nearest - no sign, so continued to shop. Having amassed nearly CHF150 worth, I then duly discovered they had also run out in the morning - and (only discovered later), I'd been short changed by one nano (only had 6).

This really p@*?!s me off. I'll put up with doing the majority of my shop in Migros to get the normal ones for the girls, but for Migros to entice parents in (under pressure from their kids) to get these special ones, which are only available for one day with a minimum spend of 60 chufs, and then not have any, is close to fraud/misrepresentation - but will undoubtedly be covered by the get out clause of "while stocks last".
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Can I tell if I have a glow in the dark one without opening the wrapper?
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