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@  Whirl Maximus : (29 July 2016 - 01:20 PM)

IDW G1 has been a victim of it's own success.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 01:23 AM)

Though frankly I prefer IDW Ratchet with a Marvel-style head rather than his current Prime-style head.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 12:34 AM)

Like dual Fall of Cybertron-IDW G1 designs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.


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#61 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:01 PM

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Enforced in what manner?

Ideally one that works!

Why do you keep asking questions like this? Are you trying to make me admit that I'm not a trained factory inspector?

You seem to be pretty convinced you aren't just asking Hasbro to wave their magic wand and fix everything, and I'm trying to figure out what you are asking Hasbro to do.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE(Fulcrum @ Dec 19 2011, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I wonder how many complaints submitted here were made possible by devices and means that were constructed under similar conditions. Things less frivolous than toys. iPHONE FACTORY WORKERS COMMITTING SUICIDE If they were similarly built, would you stop using them?

It's a false equivalence (toys are luxury items not tools) but yes it still stands, and we should also be demanding ethical practices from those companies too. Why not?


Is it? Have you seen some of the useless crap you can do with an iPhone? If I wanted something that fit a simple necessity, like an actual tool would, I'd use one of those caveman flip phones.
It doesn't matter, though. I don't use an iPhone. I just wanted to make a point.

I'll get started on that e-mail, it's the least that I can do.

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Edited by Strafe, 19 December 2011 - 06:24 PM.


#63 Fulcrum

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Dec 19 2011, 11:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You seem to be pretty convinced you aren't just asking Hasbro to wave their magic wand and fix everything, and I'm trying to figure out what you are asking Hasbro to do.


I'm asking Hasbro to hold their factories to stricter conditions. I've made this pretty clear. It is not my job to work out how this is done. If Hasbro wants to claim that they're an ethical company (and wants my money), then they'll find a way to do this, in a way that does not seriously damage their bottom line.

You seem pretty convinced that basic workers rights are impossible and we shouldn't bother to suggest otherwise!

QUOTE(Strafe @ Dec 19 2011, 11:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it? Have you seen some of the useless crap you can do with an iPhone? If I wanted something that fit a simple necessity, like an actual tool would, I'd use one of those caveman flip phones.


If I was a member of an iPhone fansite when the apple factory news hit, I'd be damn well trying to get people to complain to apple! The electronics industry in general is pretty sketchy, but this is a Transformer fansite so I figured I'd just stick to this issue. icon-blitz.gif

Edited by Fulcrum, 19 December 2011 - 06:07 PM.


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I'm gonna go off on a limb and say Shipwreck is the most dangerous man on the GIJoe team, what with the constant-threat to the sacred and holy institution of red-blooded American marriage he and his kind represent.

#64 Walky

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:06 PM

I can't stick my nose up at other people for continuing to buy Transformers toys in light of this news, so long as I continue to use any other product bought in a first world country. Look under your keyboard. Does it say "made in China" there? Then quit typing and throw it away, because its manufacturers are also exploiting the way the world works.

It's really simple to get angry at other people for overlooking this problem and going on with their lives. Way more simple than to examine our own more closely. This is a very complicated problem that is way bigger than any individual, and to escape it and be truly able to be blameless enough to cast the first stone, you'd have to destroy everything you own and move into a hut on the side of a hill and grow your own food and make your own clothes. And even then, you still, legally, have to pay taxes into a government that enables this international relationship.

As I said, I can't with good conscience point fingers at other consumers so long as I too am a consumer. That is the reality.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Dec 19 2011, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't stick my nose up at other people for continuing to buy Transformers toys in light of this news, so long as I continue to use any other product bought in a first world country. Look under your keyboard. Does it say "made in China" there? Then quit typing and throw it away, because its manufacturers are also exploiting the way the world works.


CW:

Still, I'm glad you're angry, and all the other filthy awesome communists of the Allspark. We should be angry. I think everybody here should read the full report. The really infuriating thing is how unnecessary all of it is.

Edited by Autobus Prime, 19 December 2011 - 06:17 PM.





#66 Fulcrum

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Dec 19 2011, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I said, I can't with good conscience point fingers at other consumers so long as I too am a consumer. That is the reality.


Honestly, I'm not trying to point fingers at people. I'm trying to get people to voice their disaproval, that's all. I'm hoping that Hasbro will become aware that some of their biggest fans don't like the conditions in which their toys are made, and hopefully improving them.

Walky, I thought you of all people would at least want to let Hasbro know that this crap doesn't fly.

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I'm gonna go off on a limb and say Shipwreck is the most dangerous man on the GIJoe team, what with the constant-threat to the sacred and holy institution of red-blooded American marriage he and his kind represent.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:16 PM

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Petitions are great and all, but the important factor is, will China itself listen? Probably not.


Hasbro/Takara-Tomy brings money into the country through investment. Thus they have some degree of leverage, even if it's only on a local level, which may be enough to improve things a little. It's worth trying for!


You're absolutely right. That's a solution for "I want my Hasbro toys to be ethical". That is a goal that is possible.

However in the broader category of "I don't want the Chinese Far Right Conservative sleeping on bedbug mattresses and working 12 hours with hardly any bathroombreaks", the solution there is pretty much Invade China and take over.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:17 PM

Yeah I got my own labor issues to deal with icon-fire.gif
Did you know Im exsempt from overtime pay because Im in the entertament industry?
Lets solve our own work related issues first before tackleling someone like Chinas

Not that I care about OT pay my jobs coushy baiscly stress free anyway.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:19 PM

I sure as hell CAN point fingers at the DEGREE and TYPE of consumption, as well as the degree of indifference exhibited once consumers have been made aware. Absolutism is a shameful tactic.

Making a change, and more iimportantly, COMMUNICATING that change to the supplier, is a damned sight better than slacktivism, and is light years ahead of apathy. Fulcrum, I would be interested in seeing the text of the email you sent, as well as the email address you sent it to.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Dec 19 2011, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't stick my nose up at other people for continuing to buy Transformers toys in light of this news, so long as I continue to use any other product bought in a first world country. Look under your keyboard. Does it say "made in China" there? Then quit typing and throw it away, because its manufacturers are also exploiting the way the world works.


This, this is the point that I was trying to make. THIS.

None of us are blameless. I'm not going to stop buying toys. Many systems are corrupt, and this is one of the worst. And, that's pretty damned awful.
I can fire a serious inquiry at Hasbro, and take a few minutes to lament the condition of a country that allows these things to happen on such an enormous scale. A scale that extends well past Transformers. And, then I'll probably fix dinner and go on with my life.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:22 PM

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However in the broader category of "I don't want the Chinese Far Right Conservative sleeping on bedbug mattresses and working 12 hours with hardly any bathroombreaks", the solution there is pretty much Invade China and take over.


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No, the solution is to say, "institute breaks, disinfect the dorms, serve better food, and clean up your act, or we pull our $$$$$ toyline out of your plant". And then enforce it. Motivated by the public embarassment generated by a widely circulated report, which isn't yet widely circulated. Motivated by common decency.

Which would also result in better quality, because if you hug with people, you hug the quality of your product. I've worked in bottom-feeder shops where they hugged around with people, and that never works. Prices might even go down. Bad quality and rework costs money.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE(Sheba @ Dec 19 2011, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're absolutely right. That's a solution for "I want my Hasbro toys to be ethical". That is a goal that is possible.

However in the broader category of "I don't want the Chinese Far Right Conservative sleeping on bedbug mattresses and working 12 hours with hardly any bathroombreaks", the solution there is pretty much Invade China and take over.

But then our glorious toys and gadgets wouldn't be dirt cheap. I saw this at other boards: people harking about moving production to "better places", but don't realize to pay what we would consider a decent wage...prices would have to go up.

Considering how much bitching that goes on about Convention stuff, imagine how much you would see if a retail deluxe Transformer was $30 or more!

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:23 PM

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Making a change, and more iimportantly, COMMUNICATING that change to the supplier, is a damned sight better than slacktivism, and is light years ahead of apathy. Fulcrum, I would be interested in seeing the text of the email you sent, as well as the email address you sent it to.

This is the email I sent. I had trouble finding a suitable (or any) email address, so I sent it to askhasbro.co.uk The US site might have better contact details, I don't know.

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A recent report (readable here - http://www.globallab...s-by-Hasbro.pdf ) has bought to light unethical practices in a factory that supplies Hasbro products. This is a clear violation of your stated ethical guidelines (http://csr.hasbro.com/saf01-our-products.php), not to mention extremely distasteful.

I urge Hasbro to seriously investigate this matter, and deal strictly with any manufacturers that mistreat their staff in this way. While I understand the need for "competitive" pricing, it is no excuse for abuse.

I will be distributing the report as widely as I can. Until improvements are made I will not be purchasing any Hasbro products, and urging others to do the same.


Short and to the point (I am bad at writing emails).

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I'm gonna go off on a limb and say Shipwreck is the most dangerous man on the GIJoe team, what with the constant-threat to the sacred and holy institution of red-blooded American marriage he and his kind represent.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:25 PM

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So, support more third parties?

The companies with even less to lose and fewer restrictions are far more likely to be less considerate of the treatment of workers at similar factories.

So... not the time, not the place, not applicable, and not funny.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:28 PM

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As I said, I can't with good conscience point fingers at other consumers so long as I too am a consumer. That is the reality.


Honestly, I'm not trying to point fingers at people. I'm trying to get people to voice their disaproval, that's all. I'm hoping that Hasbro will become aware that some of their biggest fans don't like the conditions in which their toys are made, and hopefully improving them.

Walky, I thought you of all people would at least want to let Hasbro know that this crap doesn't fly.


Oh, by all means, tell Hasbro they suck. I'm really glad these whistleblowing reports exist, and I hope they are made as public and as visible as possible. Hasbro should be subjected to some sort of pressure to change, or at least be made aware that this sort of thing matters to us.

I just don't buy into the idea that I can shame other people into feeling exactly the same. Again, I'm typing this on a Made In China keyboard. That knowledge tempers my wrath. "You are an irredeemable bunghole for continuing to buy Transformers toys" is just as intellectually lazy a response as "I don't care if the folks who make my toys are punched in the face with poison gloves, because I really like buying toys." Complicated situations that are larger than us and have eclipsed us all our lives require more, I don't know, finesse.

Quit buying Transformers toys. That is good. Make sure Hasbro knows you've stopped, and why. I just don't think I could, personally, make this an Ethical Superiority thing.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

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You're absolutely right. That's a solution for "I want my Hasbro toys to be ethical". That is a goal that is possible.

However in the broader category of "I don't want the Chinese Far Right Conservative sleeping on bedbug mattresses and working 12 hours with hardly any bathroombreaks", the solution there is pretty much Invade China and take over.

But then our glorious toys and gadgets wouldn't be dirt cheap. I saw this at other boards: people harking about moving production to "better places", but don't realize to pay what we would consider a decent wage...prices would have to go up.

Considering how much bitching that goes on about Convention stuff, imagine how much you would see if a retail deluxe Transformer was $30 or more!


SM:

If you made Transformers in the US, with the same production rate, paying $15/hr (cost to employer $22/hr), prices would go up...

Two. Dollars. (Three, minus the CN-US fuel cost, which is money burned up.)

If Jet Fair stopped screwing with their employees, and heck, even doubled the pay rate, the cost increase would be tiny enough to be absorbed by small QC improvements. And even that $2 mentioned above would quickly be wiped out if production were partly streamlined or QC improved.

This stuff is completely unnecessary.

The first thing to do is to go home and make dinner.

The second thing to do is to print out this article and hand it out to everyone we know.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Dec 19 2011, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't stick my nose up at other people for continuing to buy Transformers toys in light of this news, so long as I continue to use any other product bought in a first world country. Look under your keyboard. Does it say "made in China" there? Then quit typing and throw it away, because its manufacturers are also exploiting the way the world works.


No-one is saying you should live in a mud hut, but there are actual things you can do to make a difference, even if it is just writing an email to Hasbro, rather than shrug and say "oh well, everyone else is doing it, it must be okay."

Personally I would like to believe in the 21st century that companies behave ethically, it isn't really much to ask, but when we find an occasion when they don't, the answer isn't 'do nothing and ignore it'. By all means continue buying things, but make a bit of a fuss as well.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:35 PM

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QUOTE(Sheba @ Dec 19 2011, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
However in the broader category of "I don't want the Chinese Far Right Conservative sleeping on bedbug mattresses and working 12 hours with hardly any bathroombreaks", the solution there is pretty much Invade China and take over.


S:

No, the solution is to say, "institute breaks, disinfect the dorms, serve better food, and clean up your act, or we pull our $$$$$ toyline out of your plant". And then enforce it. Motivated by the public embarassment generated by a widely circulated report, which isn't yet widely circulated. Motivated by common decency.


So, basically you want them to treat the slave labor better? May be nice in the short term, but that doesn't fix the issue.

Edited by mignash, 19 December 2011 - 06:35 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:36 PM

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Making a change, and more iimportantly, COMMUNICATING that change to the supplier, is a damned sight better than slacktivism, and is light years ahead of apathy. Fulcrum, I would be interested in seeing the text of the email you sent, as well as the email address you sent it to.

This is the email I sent. I had trouble finding a suitable (or any) email address, so I sent it to askhasbro.co.uk The US site might have better contact details, I don't know.

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A recent report (readable here - http://www.globallab...s-by-Hasbro.pdf ) has bought to light unethical practices in a factory that supplies Hasbro products. This is a clear violation of your stated ethical guidelines (http://csr.hasbro.com/saf01-our-products.php), not to mention extremely distasteful.

I urge Hasbro to seriously investigate this matter, and deal strictly with any manufacturers that mistreat their staff in this way. While I understand the need for "competitive" pricing, it is no excuse for abuse.

I will be distributing the report as widely as I can. Until improvements are made I will not be purchasing any Hasbro products, and urging others to do the same.


Short and to the point (I am bad at writing emails).


I like it. It was important to provide links to both the report and their own guidelines. Thanks for posting this. It will serve as a good template that we can use for own mails.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

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However in the broader category of "I don't want the Chinese Far Right Conservative sleeping on bedbug mattresses and working 12 hours with hardly any bathroombreaks", the solution there is pretty much Invade China and take over.


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No, the solution is to say, "institute breaks, disinfect the dorms, serve better food, and clean up your act, or we pull our $$$$$ toyline out of your plant". And then enforce it. Motivated by the public embarassment generated by a widely circulated report, which isn't yet widely circulated. Motivated by common decency.

Which would also result in better quality, because if you hug with people, you hug the quality of your product. I've worked in bottom-feeder shops where they hugged around with people, and that never works. Prices might even go down. Bad quality and rework costs money.

The flaw is that even IF hasbro moved, another company would take its place and the conditions would continue.




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