eBay removes listings selling Nazi caricatures of Adolf Hitler… made from LEGO

January 13, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Auction site eBay today removed these Lego caricatures of ADOLF HITLER from sale.

The miniature toy men were made from official Lego bodies painted in Nazi uniforms with swastika arm bands and a tiny ‘Hitler’ moustache.

Other examples included figures of a concentration camp officer, one of Hitler’s personal bodyguards and a WW2 German officer holding a Luger.

Th Swastika on his SS uniform

Th Swastika on his SS uniform

The Adolf Hitler Lego figure on eBay

The Adolf Hitler Lego figure on eBay

The Lego Nazis appeared on eBay from various sellers for up to £12 each but the auction site has now removed all the listings saying they violated its terms of use.

A spokesperson for eBay said: “These products are not permitted for sale on eBay in the UK. They will be removed.

“We proactively search for these products and remove them from the site, including banning overseas sellers from exporting to the UK.

“We have a very clear policy on this and I can see from the listing that the seller has taken some specific steps to avoid our automatic detection system.”

The eBay page showing the listing has now been removed

The eBay page showing the listing has now been removed

A series of Hitler Lego figures were created and sold by a user called ‘gandalf the yellow head’.

When contacted about the sale, he said: “I do other custom WW2 minifigures. One I’m working on now is a German medic.

“If someone lets me know what requests they want, I can try. They are airbrush painted.”

A spokesman for Lego also slammed the sick trade in modifying their models to create controversial figures.

Head of PR Emma Owen said: “We are proud of our product portfolio which has been developed to encourage imaginative play.

“It is unfortunate that on rare occasions people use their creativity in a rather tasteless manner.”

eBay came under fire last year after it emerged people were selling Nazi Holocaust memorabilia including clothes worn by concentration camp victims.

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