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Prohibited in Mexico

Common sense tells you not to try and bring in turtle skins or marijuana. But I wouldn’t have guessed this one. From FedEx’s Mexico-specific guide to items that cannot be shipped or imported into the country:

4908.90.05
Transfers, printed in colors or in black and white, known as “Garbage Pail Kids”, for sale in packages or envelopes, even including chewing gum, candy or any other article, containing figures or illustrations showing childhood in denigrated and ridiculous manners, inciting to violence, to self-destruction or to any kind of antisocial behavior, and mentioning to have been printed in the USA or any other country by “Topps Chewing Gumm, Incorporated” or by any company or firm.

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  1. Well, I guess I’ll have to rethink your birthday present…

  2. Yeah, I wonder what year that little ordinance hails from? If Mexico wants to ban anything else I might suggest banning ‘Bratz’…..those slutty little dolls for the tween set.

  3. Hah, seriously…BRATZ are some seriously hateful looking little dolls.

  4. “Welcome to the Mexico City Police Department, Enrique. Your extensive track record in homicide investigations has earned you a promotion to the Garbage Pail Kids Card Eradication Squad. Collect your bio-suit downstairs.”

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