How Toys Have Changed

Good Essays
Topics: Toy, Play, Game, Mattel, Lego
Everyone has a toy they remember most. Some remember the first Barbie doll they received for their birthday, others remember the racecar they drove down the driveway, but the toy I remember most was a small plastic lizard named Godzilla. To me, Godzilla was never small. It was the giant dinosaur of doom. It threatened all the other toys and broke down whatever stood in its way. What was really important was that small plastic lizard could be anything that I could make it out to be. I had many toys like Godzilla; they didn’t have special features but were still fun to play with. Somewhere, my tastes changed and I found myself playing with more and more complex toys until I finally reached a new category: video games. In my opinion, toys are now different. They have different features and are more complex than before and that’s because of technology. When we compare/contrast the past/present, we can see that technology has changed the toys of this generation – it has changed the type of playtime kids want and the target audience.
Technology has changed the type of playtime kids like nowadays. Back in the 1990’s when I was a kid, I played with toys that required me to use a lot of my imagination to play with. Most of these toys did not have special features like being able to walk by themselves or detect if someone was in front of them or not. They were simple toys like my Godzilla – plastic army figurines and various construction cars and buildings that I made cities out of. Most of the other kids in my school had similar toys when we were really young but slowly, things started to change. I remember when someone in my class brought a remote control racecar and everyone in my class was impressed with it. The racecar was a mini version of those that I had seen in magazines or on TV. It could change its tire direction, go at fast speeds and even came with lights that would go on and off with the car’s operation. It was a newer type of toy and I wanted one like it to



Cited: LEGO.com. Web. 25 July 2010. .

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Reflection Paper Classrooms have changed a lot over the past four decades. When I was a child, I do not recall having any diverse learners in my classes. There were some children in my neighborhood who had learning disabilities, but they attended school somewhere else and I had little exposure to children that were different from myself. Today, my own children attend school in a very different environment than I did. Both of my daughters have boys in their classes who have Asperger's Syndrome. They…

    • 614 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    How Dogs Have Changed

    • 251 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Have you every had a dog as a pet? Dogs have changed over time. 35,000 years ago, they were wolves that attacked humans. They got to know humans and they started to help people. They made them do the hard work that people could not do. Over time they started to become smaller and humans started to care about them more. Dogs are a mans best friend. The relationship between dogs and humans has changed over time. 35,000 years ago, there was wolves and humans. Humans regarded wolves as threats…

    • 251 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    early marriage. Unmarried couples living together has almost become the norm now. Many decide to see how they get along living together before they decide to marry. It is also common for couples to live together, and possibly have children, without ever getting married. They live the same way as a married couple without ever making it official. Children It used to be rare for people not to have children. Most people would conform to a very specific lifestyle, marrying young and having children…

    • 543 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    of the children without taking any credit they were just expected to do it without questioning. However Women's rights have changed extremely after WWI, They got the right to vote and was able to take care of themselves without the need of needing men. All woman became much more independent. Some people may argue women's rights were changed for the better, others say it was changed for the worse. But I do Believe that woman's…

    • 838 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The messages that I received on how males and females should conduct themselves changed over time. When I was in grade school my parent’s views towards gender roles was typical. Males are supposed to take care of the home and do all the handy work around the home. The females are to do all the maintance inside the home (cook, clean, take care of the children). It all changed when my mother got diagnosed with diabetes. When my mother got diagnosed my father’s perspective change. He started to do the…

    • 153 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    How Do Dogs Have Changed

    • 369 Words
    • 2 Pages

    years and dogs turned into calm animals. To begin with wolves was just mean and harmful, but after so long people was having wolves and taming them and turned calm so they became dogs. So the relationship between dogs and humans have changed over time because dogs have changed from wolves and dogs are pets. To begin with wolves was dangerous and regarded wolves as threats.Then at one point a group of humans and a group of wolves teamed up.One common theory is that the relationship started when some…

    • 369 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    developed for a long time, but there are still discrimination against women. I think many women are still distressed by discrimination. How have women’s rights changed? Between 1848 and 1920, there was firstwomen’s rights movement in the U.S. At that time, women did not have the right to vote. Thus, women could not help to make society or law. They did not have any voice. Many women joined the first women rights movement to get the right to vote. The women picketed in front of the White House…

    • 398 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    How Do Atoms Have Changed

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages

    As Chemistry Summary of how the atoms have changed throughout the years? One of the first founders of the idea of atoms was called Democritus, which was in 430 BC. He argued that there were an infinite number of different types of atoms. They were all different shape however they were made from the same stuff. He describes atoms as indivisible particles and also explained certain natural occurrences such as the existence of elements. Atomos (in ancient Greek) means “that which cannot be further…

    • 765 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    woman have changed

    • 527 Words
    • 2 Pages

    How woman change in literature Throughout history woman’s roles have changed. They began to be doing a lot more political aspects like men and they are able to follow their own ideas and have more power to do so. The short stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “Trifles” by Susan Gaspel are good examples on how woman roles have changed throughout history and through literature. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is about a woman with a nervous disorder and everyone be…

    • 527 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    101 16 October 2012 How Have Cell Phones Changed Society What would you do without your cellphone? Most people wouldn’t know what to do. Cell phones are a part of almost everybody’s life, but it never used to always be like that. If people wanted to get in touch with you back then, they left messages with your office or on your machine (SHC). Cell phones have changed the society we live in today. When investigating how cell phones have changed society, one must consider how it changes people, businesses…

    • 1480 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays