Toy sales for 2022 seem to be doing quite thanks to the Kidult of the world. What is a kidult? A KIDULT is an adult who hasn't necessarily grown up from playing with toys. But can function at a high level within the boundaries of our society.
I can count on more than one hand the Colorado adults I know that play video games daily. Most of these folks are above the age of 30. Now, before you crack a joke about the adult child in the basement at mom's house, The "KIDULT" isn't aren't afraid to embrace their childish side. I say, nothing wrong with it, as long as you are an adult contributor to society.
The toys that are flying off the shelves these days are LEGOS, STAR WAR ACTION FIGURES and CARTOONS of all kinds.
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MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 04: Star Wars action figures are seen for sale at a Target store on September 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The merchandise is on sale ahead of the December release of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Hottest gifts on the Kidult list is A Stranger Things Lite-Brite set. The cost is ONLY $100. WOW
A big thank you for the booming market is the growth of Marvel Universe, which has put those action figures in the hands of the Kidults as well.
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: A fan cosplays as Deadpool from the Marvel Universe during the 2018 New York Comic-Con at Javits Center on October 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
Now I don't necessarily fall into this category. But I do remember working with a Gentleman who said , "Once I make enough money, I plan on buying back all my favorite toys as a kid". I LOVE THIS IDEA.
I immediately started thing of all the past toys I would get back if I had the Moola to do so. Here is my personal wish list.
#1 Evel Knievel Stunt Bike My first Purchase on my list (Accomplished)
Moon and his toys
Evel Knievel Stunt Bike
#2 Battle Tops
#3 Hot Wheels and Racing Trax
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 25: Hot Wheels race cars are seen at a Target store on October 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Manufacturing disruptions related to the pandemic have affected virtually every aspect of the global supply chain. The global market is severely affected as the demand for goods steadily surge and international shipping continues to face manufacturing and transportation issues. Shortages of toys and other consumer goods are projected to remain well into 2022. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
#4 Matchbox Cars
Next Year's Models
Designers with the latest in the 'Matchbox' series of die-cast model cars at the Lesney Products & Co. Ltd. factory in Hackney, London, 17th June 1968. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
#5 Super Toe
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