back to article T5 Transformers t-shirt bust: Shock snap

The shock news yesterday that if you're travelling via Heathrow's splendid Terminal 5 it's probably best to leave the Transformers t-shirt at home prompted widespread condemnation of the UK's terror-busting airport security protocols. In the case of Brad Jayakody, he wisely opted to swap the offending shirt for something less …

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  1. smell fresher
    Paris Hilton

    "dog teams "

    I've stared at the picture for 2 minutes and I can't see a dog. My work colleague says they can see it but won't tell me where. Is there really a dog?

  2. Xander
    Heart

    icon

    it says plenty.

  3. iSuff44
    Go

    Baggage

    Three carry on bags, I would have bust their ass!

    Coat is on just leaving

  4. Pete

    Dramamentury

    Wow, love the photo, worthy of crimewatch that is.

  5. Glynn Williams
    Happy

    Thank You

    Having had some rather devastating personal news today, thank you for putting a smile on my face again!

  6. Steven Raith
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    Does that mean that it's....

    ...Friday?

    That cheered me up :-)

    Steven R

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Playmobil, pirates *and* Transformers...

    ...there may be the odd geekgasm this afternoon.

  8. Slaine
    Coat

    OMG - Friday already?

    ah - if only. I'd better hang this back up on the lower peg.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    T5 Transformers t-shirt bust:

    The Horror, The horror.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Pirate

    New Keyboard...

    What's El Reg internal order code for a new keyboard, as you guys now owe me one.

    Fscking Brilliant - The best yet!!!

  11. John Macintyre
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    quality

    see title, especially the al-qaeda pirates. Scary thing is you can almost image it being true, half of the the nitwits in those jobs couldn't spot a weapon if it was waved in their faces.

    one question though - where's the dog unit? Or did the dog spot an approved training bag and confuse it for drugs ala japan?

  12. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
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    you guys are the nuts!

    roflmao..go OPTIMUS !

  13. Simon Painter
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    Flippin genius

    You guys are clearly having a slow news day but at least you are being more productive than I am.

  14. Dave
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    Thank Playmobil it's Friday, um Tuesday

    Another Photographic Masterpiece. Not sure if it makes up for the lack of a weekly Friday Playmobil section, but it's nice to have.

  15. Alex Cooper
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    LOL

    Utterly....Utterly........Priceless, I think you nicely summed it up, and in Lego no less, genius!!!

  16. David Adams
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    Pure Class!!!

    That is all.

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    It would be funny if it wasn't true

    War criminals can go free as long as they are guarded onto the plane, weapon shipments can be bribed through by parliament but you can't take a T shirt with a picture on it.

    WHAT IF? I wore a t shirt with that picture on it???? Would that get me banned. Oh wait it might be considered sexual arousal to have that image on as a T shirt because the age of female lego characters can't be determined and one of those poses could be construed as provocative, or worse could be considered illegal as extreme porn images because of the weapons and uniforms, kinky. So I would be arrested for that... and one of the cops has a gun in his hand. Which would clearly get me banned under the "toys with guns get you banned law."

    Mines the one with, "I must have taken too much drugs.. this can't be the world we live in." on the back.

  18. Joe Good
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    OK, now you've done it!

    I usually find the PlayMobil dioramas mildly amusing, but this one had me laughing out loud (and disturbing the sleeping family).

    Well done, El Reg!

  19. Mike Morris
    Happy

    Yes!

    ...and it's not yet Friday. We've got playmobil on a Tuesday. Nice job Lester.

    Cheers,

    Mike

  20. BoldMan
    Alert

    Awesome!

    you have me giggling like a loon now and getign funny looks from my colleagues!

  21. ChrB
    Go

    Made my day

    Lester, you just made my day!

    Keep the great work coming...

    Chris

  22. Frank Bough
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    Nice

    ...and where does Optimus Prime sit on a transatlantic flight? Anywhere he fucking wants. Take that, sky marshalls.

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Quality!

    Ahhh! The wonders of playskool toys... and it ain't even Friday!

    Thanks Reg...

    Really could do with some blood splattered around the concourse.

  24. Steve Renouf
    Paris Hilton

    Not only that...

    but they've totally failed to notice the REAL Transformer lurking in the background!

    Paris? Because she basically has a million times as many brain cells as these morons!

  25. Geoff Webber
    Stop

    Is it friday already?

    This is unfair, publishing Playmobil reconstructions of popular news items on weekdays is not good enough.

    I can just about allow myself to spend all day on Friday pressing F5 waiting for these highly entertaining tableaux - but i fear for my job if i get caught on a tuesday doing the same stunt

  26. John Macintyre
    Coat

    i take it back

    the hound has been spotted, I was clearly blinded by the new commoner criminalization system t5 has incorporated

  27. Busby
    Paris Hilton

    Is it Friday allready?

    and when is b3ta back online?

  28. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wonders...

    Can you do a t-shirt version?

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Tshirt Printing

    Someone should definately get that printed onto a front of a Tshirt before their next flight...

    Paris, because she'd wear a loose fitted one to hide her 'assets'

  30. Alastair Smith
    Boffin

    Hooray for the Playmobil!

    Them pesky Al-Qaeda types get more cunning by the day.

    Wasn't Optimus Prime one of the good guys/robots? Mind you, I can well believe that Megatron runs T5, and then OP would be well-justified in blowing the cr*p out of it.

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    Airport Security = MORONS

    I'm sure that I'm not the only one that is fed up with the continuous moronic behavour of airport security plods around the world. Stupid stupid stupid. Like the 5-hours it required to sort out that infant with the name on The List. It's time for 500 people to show up all wearing similar T-shirts. Shut down the friggen system.

    PS: Didya hear about Ted Kennedy? He's fine, except (with part of his brain removed) he woke up a Republican.

  32. AC
    Alien

    Could've been better

    If you had mentioned that the woman being ordered to the floor had been seen with a 101ml container of water.

    Would've totally completed the awesome pic ... it would be even funnier if it didn't ring home quite so loudly :/

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    HA HA HA HA HA *snort* HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA *giggle* HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA *Mecha-Barbara-Streisand* HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

    That is all.

  34. Linbox

    @ Busby

    b3ta is back online - in IP format - 207.44.242.20

    Also - bloody good work.

  35. Jon

    Interesting dramatisation

    But is this perhaps just evidence that you are suffering withdrawal symptoms following the temporary loss of b3ta?

  36. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Dog Teams

    "I've stared at the picture for 2 minutes and I can't see a dog. My work colleague says they can see it but won't tell me where. Is there really a dog?"

    Look for the upturned chair, the dog is between the legs of the chair and the cargo container of weapons of mass destruction.

    I see the Moderatrix gave up her handcuffs for the duration of this photo shoot...

  37. Adam Foxton
    Joke

    We need more El Reg stuff in the media!

    Think of how much better the world would be with a satirical diorama rather than Eastenders!

    I suggest the formation of the Playmobil In Mainstream Papers campaign! Alternatively it could be known as PIMP My Read...

  38. Scott
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    Agree

    I agree *nod nod* this sh*t be funny....

    And yep theres one dog...

  39. Mark Milaszkiewicz

    i'm just wondering what will happen

    if i go wearing my

    "smoking leads to heroin addiction, paedophilia and suicide bombing" t-shirt to T5?

    anyone want to pay for a flight for me to try? !

  40. Busby
    Happy

    Linbox

    Thanks my productivity levels were reaching dangerously high.

  41. Jamie
    Linux

    Optimus

    Was he there because he heard Megatron was going to try to sneak through customs on a shirt?

    One of the best photos I have seen in ages.

  42. Martin Nicholls Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Oops.

    Why would al-Qaeda be flying plutonium to Iran?

  43. Mark

    Re: "dog teams "

    Well, who do you think is holding the camera?

  44. Guy
    Happy

    That's not a pirate

    It is obviously a highway man, cos pirates aint afraid of showing their face, or is this a female muslim pirate

    Why are pirates caled pirates.............

    Cos they Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  45. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    I love it....

    Coffee and The Register's Lester Haines to start the morning.

    Thanks guys!

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Re: Re: Dog Teams

    I would suggest that the camouflaged dog is the least of his worries, from appearing behind the green scanner it looks like a panda is walking towards them.

  47. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    I was a bit lucky then

    As aI flew to turkey the other week wearing my lego star wars T-shirt (i know, the geek police are staking out my house right now) with has Good ol' darthy boy and obi battling it out with (shock horror) "Light sabres"!!!

    Could you imagine the the impact on T5 "security" staff?

  48. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Alert

    There are errors here...

    1) No fashion nazis, old ladies and complaintards baah-baahing the choice of T-Shirt from the sidelines

    2) Al Qaeda guys would NOT ship to Tehran but to Saudi Arabia

  49. Ian Willoughby
    Happy

    Dog Teams

    I think you will find him taking a waz behind the upturned chair.

    Shame Play Mobil doesn't do Rubber Gloves :-)

  50. WTF

    Absolute genius...

    Ridicule them relentlessly!

  51. Bruno Girin
    Happy

    Burnt dinner

    I was laughing so much I nearly forgot about dinner in the oven. Thank you El Reg, this is absolute genius!

  52. Elrond Hubbard
    Paris Hilton

    This has been the second biggest laugh of the day for me...

    ...the first being when the BBC News channel aired a piece with the title 'Delegates vote in Paris on Moseley'. Whey hey, I would have Paris voted in on me any day...

  53. Moss Icely Spaceport
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    Plastic Overlords?

    T5 be praised!

  54. Jon Tocker
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    Never ceases to amaze me...

    How every time someone screws up spectacularly and reveals their stupidity to the World, El Reg has a photographer on the spot to capture the moment.

    How DO you guys ('n' gals) do it?

    Frigging amazing!

  55. Andraž Levstik

    This one get's a dead tree version...

    I'm so printing this in full blown colour...

  56. Neil
    Dead Vulture

    I got away with it

    I once went through Heathrow and had to take my jacket off to go through security. I didn't realise until I took it off that I was wearing a red t-shirt with "CRIMINAL" written across my chest and back in large clear letters. An offense in itself. Security staff however didn't bat an eye.

    I think this backs up the Transformers story quite well. Completely illiterate, but they can spot a transformer picture from 50 yards.

  57. Paul Weston
    Paris Hilton

    roflmfao

    nice work guys =)

  58. TheHempKnight

    I think

    I've seen this before.... in the titles to "Have I Got News For You"

    http://uk.geocities.com/tonelaronemmii/HIGNFY.jpg

    Also I have been denied admission to clubs because my Tshirt had SECURITY written across the front, have to wonder how that would have fared at T5.

  59. Gary
    Go

    A petition

    ok, who's up for it....?

    We need a batch job of t-shirts printed with the slogan "Which one of you is the f**kwit that couldn't handle a picture of a toy robot with a gun" or more amusing words to that effect.

    And then we just need every single person going into T5 to wear it...heck, I might even set up a stall outside....although I can hear the words 'controlled explosion' just now....

  60. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    need help

    Where does one get the playmobil container of weapons-grade plutonium from? Enquiring minds want to know...

  61. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Excellent

    This should be framed and hung on the walls of the Louvre. I'm sure Paris would agree.

  62. Jon Tocker

    T-shirt wanted

    I'm flying internally within New Zealand next week and want to test our domestic airport security systems. Anyone got a Transformers or Guns 'n' Roses t-shirt - actually, any T-shirt with a recognisable firearm on it - I can borrow for the occasion?

    I've already determined I'll either have to check my single tiny bag (I travel really light) in rather than carry it on or leave my cigarette lighter at home and buy a new one when I reach my destination due to the ludicrous "security precautions" in place.

    Having just admitted I own such a dangerous terrorist weapon as a cigarette lighter, I considered posting anonymously as I have no desire to be stopped and cavity-searched for any cigarette lighters I might be attempting to smuggle into the cabin - but then I thought: "fuck it, let 'em try, I could frankly do with the compensation money they will be giving me to keep it out of court and the tabloids."

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