Our kid got a Fisher-Price school bus as a birthday present. Of course, it is very healthy and politically correct: it has a black person and a hispanic person and a girl and a boy and a plump one and one with eye glasses and a disabled one and a responsible adult as a driver and whatnot.
The fun thing is the amount of optimization which has been put in the system to minimize the number of figurines they ship with the bus. There are only three figurines (and a wheelchair, so anyone of them can be disabled): Carlos, Maggie and Michael.
Somewhere in the world, there's a person who's thought all this through. And an engineer who designed the production line.
Amazes me always to think about it.
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