posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 09:06 AM
I began this thread with the attitude, oh come on. After all, lots of kids have parents who work in airports, and as police, so I can see a market for
these toys. Also some kids like to have entire sets of little people sets, to make towns, so I guess they all have their place.
But then I read the responses. I was born in 1969, and I am a woman, so I grew up with Holly Hobbie and Barbie. At one point in my youth I wanted to
be a Playboy Bunny, I wonder if Barbie had any influence that?
(I am a dork, I played with my Barbies until I was 15!!) My brother grew up loving
Star Wars, but he is merely a professional now, not a war monger.
I think these toys simply reflect the world the kids are growing up in now. Back in my youth, there were army men, guns, cops and robbers toys,
battleships, etc. and coincidentally, we have been sending my generation to war for years so maybe OP is onto something!
The poster who brought up Monopoly, I noticed the same thing!
And talk about kids growing up too quick, have yall seen Halloween costumes lately? How many elementary aged kids ask Mom and Dad to be a PIMP for