Weaponized Playtime

The childhood desire for blasters compromises with adult concern

Implications - Though use of gun-mimicking toys is viewed as controversial, the rise of video games has created a higher demand among kids for blasters, shooters and the like. This push toward shooting toys is more careful than its predecessor, showing more clearly child-appropriate pieces to satisfy both parental concern, and childhood desire.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 14,765 Total Clicks Mar 13 - Mar 14
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