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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

But then, neither are Captain America, Spiderman, or the Hulk… or Ironman?

Well, that's what the US Government has decided: link

The quote from the court's decision is priceless.

Streitax Inactive Member30 Jan 2012 11:01 a.m. PST

Specist drivel, I say!

Eclectic Wave30 Jan 2012 11:14 a.m. PST

But the thing is… Marvel was the one arguing that they are not human! Why? Because of all the taxes they don't have to pay because the Marvel toys aren't human (and thus aren't taxed as 'Dolls' which have a higher tax rate).

All the US Government was doing was agreeing with Marvel's lawyers arguments.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2012 11:21 a.m. PST

These kinds of custom tricks happen daily. Foods are imported half-prepared instead of importing the ingredients separately etc … It's all how you interpret and abuse the tariff lists.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2012 12:23 p.m. PST

Doesn't Iron Man just wear a suit? He may not be covered.

Personal logo Stronty Girl Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Jan 2012 12:59 p.m. PST

So do Mr Spock dolls pay half the tax, because he is half human, half vulcan???

XRaysVision30 Jan 2012 1:54 p.m. PST

Why isn't anyone asking why the taxes are different at all?

The Gray Ghost30 Jan 2012 1:58 p.m. PST


Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2012 9:00 a.m. PST

This totally belongs on The Blue Fez because it screams that something is wrong with the whole approach.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2012 9:18 a.m. PST

Wait, Andrew… are you saying it might be inhuman?

evil grin

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member31 Jan 2012 6:50 p.m. PST


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