Adults only gaming toys

Adults only gaming toys


With both Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2 getting ready for releases later this year, it only seems normal that toys will follow for both popular series.  It used to be that toys were for kids, even the ones that were produced in conjunction to video games.  However, it seems the trend has shifted with some toys marketed to adults instead of children.

You might say this is nothing new since McFarland Toys has made all kinds of adult only toys for years, but I disagree because many of those are based on movies, music, and other things that appeal to adults.  Plus those tended to be on the mature side with blood, villains, and other things that might go bump in the night.

For Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2 the toys seem to be marketed toward adults only.  In fact the Charr toy from Guild Wars 2 is listed on the site as not only NOT a toy but also not suitable for children under 15 despite the fact that it is plush.  The Borderlands 2 ClapTrap does not have any kind of statement like that but considering how violent the game is the 4-inch figure can’t really be intended for children.

This rather makes you wonder what else is on the horizon with gaming toys designed with adults in mind.


Diane
Diane
I have been a gamer for over 20 years and a writer for longer than that. I was a gamer before it was "ok" for girls to play games. My preference is RPG's over everything else but I also like fighting games, action, adventure, sims, platform, puzzle, and casual games.
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Nathan Molver
Nathan Molver

First good article from you. :) Keep it up. I personally like all the novelty stuff that comes along with games, I remember seeing a halo Master Cheif action figure that came along with a warthog. It'd just be something cool to pull out of box in 20 years time and you think back to all the good memories you had with the game.