I would know. I have quite a few. I've read a lot of other blogs from the 30 day challenge and many of them involve babies, kids, playing with kids. But I never hear anything about toys.
I often use to think it was because toys are god damn expensive.
I just got a NERF gun called the Long Strike. I'm in the process of repainting it, it'll be up soon. It's 4 feet long
Regular price? $39.99.
For a Toy Gun. Thats outrageous. No wonder I never owned one when I was younger. I only picked it up because it was on sale.
It really sucks that Toys have increased in price so much. As a collector, I've seen prices skyrocket in the last 5 years. Figures that started out $6.99 now run for $11.99. Deluxe Toys/Vehicles from 10-15 now range from $20-30.
But I notice a ton of kids now have SHITLOADS of toys and they just play with something for one or two days and toss it aside to forever sit in a corner. Really crazy, expensive toys. So although toys are more expensive, parents are buying more of them. So then why do I rarely hear about them?
It's because toys over time have become just a simple distraction. I rarely see a kid value their toy and play with it for extended periods of time, cherish it by bringing it everywhere and throwing them in every kind of scenario imaginable. I might not be 100% correct, and there are kids out there who love and are deeply involved with their toys. But from what I witness, very few kids truly cherish the toys they are gifted.
I don't know what I'm getting at. I just use to have a few toys I cherished and my childhood revolved around. Now I see kids surrounded in a room full of expensive awesome toys while sitting in the middle playing a handheld video game.
So I keep collecting toys to keep the dreams alive.
I also feel that if a blog post has pictures people would tend to read them more. That's why I post pictures in all of mine. But didn't feel like bringing a Camera out today so decided to try a small rant without photographs and see who read its to the end. If you read it to the end, comment below and say "I buy toys for my kid, but really I still play with them"