Playful Gore

Macabre references extend into toys to reflect ongoing media saturation

Implications - With mass media serving as a source of influence for developing youths, a turn toward more bizarre and eclectic toys has emerged to reflect the normality of violence and gore on TV and in movies. This shift in consumer desire is born out of a desensitization of both older and younger minds. Ultimately, today's consumer is harder to shock and thus, harder to entertain unless an element of the dark or shocking is involved.
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