That’s not really the case. To me, they’re actually for people who can afford to buy and take care of them, so if you’re one of the less fortunate during your childhood, you’d always be the one drooling a la vitrine (window shop — origin of the blog’s title) or your best friends’ toys because he’s got the best and newest toys that you or your parents can’t afford unless it’s your birthday.
Toys or figurines have also changed over the years, making them catered to a collector audience, rather than settling for the pre-adolescence crowd. Some are very fragile and oftentimes contain small parts, a hazard which reinforces my argument that they’re not always for children.
One of the things that made me drool over every time we go to a toy shop were the original Transformers (duh, robots in disguise)
People who live in a cave or hypocrites would say to someone not at the age of 5-14 something are oftentimes told that these “toys” are for kids only. Well, first of all, most of the time, parents will not give expensive stuffs like this unless you’re rich or it’s your birthday or it’s christmas. Grown ups can afford to buy and take care of them, most kids would dismember these “toys” upod receiving them!
Come on, you all knew how it was being a kid, right? Not all of us could’ve afforded everything at that time. These new generation of collectibles are our second time around the childhood wagon. 😀
More information about these wonderful figurines can be found at amiami.com. Credits for the photos goes to the same website 🙂