Battle Play

Combat-inspired toys cater to youthful males looking to exert aggression

Implications - With boys often engaging in acts of aggression with others at school or at home, what initially starts out as innocent can easily turn into something unfavorable. As a method to keep potentially hostile tendencies under control, parents are turning to battle-inspired toys like swords and lasers to give boys a more secure way to exert their naturally antagonistic ways. Toys that encourage battling with others reflects a move toward more regulated sources of contentious behavior.
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SCORE 5.9
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Authentic-Looking Assassin Toys (UPDATED)
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SCORE 5.7
Warm 9,867 Clicks Pub: Aug 24, 13
Sci-Fi Sword Lasers
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SCORE 3.6
Mild 2,203 Clicks Pub: Dec 13, 13
Authentic Wizard Weapons
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SCORE 2.6
Mild 6,561 Clicks Pub: Sep 21, 13
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SCORE 0.8
Untested 1,118 Clicks Pub: Nov 19, 12
Confrontational Combat Cyborgs
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SCORE 0.6
Untested 1,576 Clicks Pub: Nov 18, 12
Battle Sounding Blades
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