The trouble with shuriken
During pre-production, one of our props guys ordered decorative shuriken, aka ninja throwing stars, for reference. Result? Customs stopped one of the packages and local police fined him for importing a weapon! Now, the throwing star in question wasn’t sharp although it was made of metal. It looked like the one above here. What do you think? Lethal weapon or cheesy collector’s item? I guess it’s a case of potato/potatoe.
Here’s an excerpt of the indictment letter we got:
The highlight states that he imported from Malaysia one throwing star.
And here’s the funny part (except for the fine, which we paid btw.):
That’s right, one throwing star confiscated for the benefit of the state coffers.
I hope the Government can put it to good use!