MPC1 wants model kits - the plastic kind where you put the pieces together - for her birthday (and I don't let her read this as I consider it an adult blog), so it's safe to discuss it here.
So, while looking through Amazon, I find this review of one model kit [my emphasis added].
This product is not at all as described. According to the product description, it's 8.8 inches long and 3 inches wide. In reality it's 6 inches long and less than half an inch wide. It also comes in one million little pieces that you have to assemble. The educational pamphlet describing each sub is quite good, but not enough to make up for how disappointing the toy is. We will be returning this item.
It's amazing that some folks can walk around unattended.
I would've LOVED to have seen the look on this guy's face when he opened the box, though.