I played with toy guns a lot as a kid. Some summers I do not think I went a day without a toy rifle or machine gun strung on my back or hanging at my side. I am not sure how or why the world has changed so quickly, but I have been informed that this sort of stuff is not common anymore. So my question is what do now as a substitute for play fighting? Do they do it at all?
My friend had a knockoff update of a toy that looked like the OMA, but it was super advanced and had a dozen sounds programmed into it. He was like Rambo in our backyard battles so he was always picked first. I had an old pump rifle that didn’t make noised anymore, so I was picked a little further down the line and would dream about a toy like this while waiting to get picked off under a hail of imaginary machine gun fire.
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