margaretvv wrote:what is "creative" and "educationall" about giving children toys that are replicas of things that are buildt to kill...........disgusting
RELAXXXXXxxxxx! It's ONLY a TOY! Although it may NOT be a toy that YOU yourself 'like, or approve of', does NOT make it, or mean it's a 'disgusting' toy. If you don't like, or want it don't buy it. Just don't. And ALWAYS REMEMBER that YOU have the FREEDOM and CHOICE to just go onto another webpage instead of staying on this particular one and getting yourself all worked up, BECAUSE OF any actual items, and heroic soldiers that these TOYS may represent.
What I had gathered from your post, you were wondering why there are toys such as these even made, and how can they be creative, or educational. I can answer that for you from my own personal experience. My own children are extremely patriotic, and very informed individuals. They are all very up to date with the world's current events. They follow politics, watch the news, and seek out webpages where they can learn more about the world they live in. (BTW, EACH of them do so by their OWN CHOICE, and NOT because they are 'made to', or 'urged to' by either myself, or my wife.-In case you were 'wondering'.) That being said, they DO KNOW what is going on around them, and realize the DIFFERENCE between 'just a TOY' and the 'real thing'. However, they are also children who enjoy using their imaginations, and creativity. So, if they choose to 'play war' with a 'lego type' of block, as their parent it is okay with me, and I do NOT think it is something 'disgusting'. Instead, I feel it is something that is exercising their minds, imaginations, and allowing them to create, and improve each of their own fine motor skill dexterity's. So yes, in those respects I certainly do think that these can be, and are educational items/toys, which can also help each of them to become even more creative individuals than they already are.