Toy land trouble
The world is something like a plastic pet dinosaur, you put your finger up its bum and pull a lever and it snaps its jaw shut. Your other finger can be in its mouth when that happens, and you can get bitten and bleed.
This toy can swallow up to 20 small dinos in a display of how vicious its real ancestors were. The whole garden can become a Jurrassic park of long-tooth murderers, broken down cars and discarded guns from the little people who’ve tried to escape.
The toys for boys category is the best example of how the world is created generally with desire for speed and snobbery, a sort of no frills approach to acquisition.
The goodies for girls category, on the other hand, is all frills and shows how the gender gap functions, or rather malfunctions with unicorns, and doctors in pink to show girls how they can dream big and still wear their favorite color. The ice cream counter is the place where adults go to live their childhood fantasies again. Disappointed, we load the sugar.
What are the toys for little rebels I wonder? If we give children pens and paper for Christmas and say now go and write down something that you’re not allowed to say, would they still think they are having a fun holiday