Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Italian toy maker Brumm has created 1:43 scale models of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II and has been roundly criticized for being insensitive. "Little Boy" and "Fat Man", as the bombs were known, fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, killing tens of thousands of Japanese civilians, and thousands more would later die as a result of nuclear fallout and from cancer.
The firm, known for making miniature car replicas, says the toys are actually a protest against the insanity of nuclear-war.
Is this a good way to raise awareness of history or is it a tasteless money grab?