I don’t find out about you, however I feel it’s time to remove the time period “Kidult.” It’s how we within the toy trade at present discuss with adults who need to play with toys. Because the Oxford Dictionary defines it:
Kidult – “An adult with childish tastes.”
It appears to me that the time period is, in its essence, an insult to these adults who need to pay us cash for the toys we make. Millennial and GenZ buyers are nostalgic for the 80s, 90s, and 00s, they usually have some huge cash to spend on rekindling their reminiscences.
Contemplate this CNN headline: “Toy companies expect grown-ups to shop more for other adults this holiday season.” Here’s what CNN reporter, Paul R. La Monica, has to say:
The toy giants understand that many adults aren’t simply seeking to purchase toys for his or her youngsters, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Firms like Hasbro (HAS) are more and more seeking to adults (and never simply mother and father) as consumers for nostalgic merchandise, whether or not its presents for older family members, buddies or for themselves.
And it’s not simply the massive toy corporations recognizing the quick rising grownup toy market. McDonald’s is creating Comfortable Meals for adults. When you have been a fan of the Hamburglar, Grimace (and two different characters who I don’t bear in mind or don’t need to bear in mind – the jury continues to be out) you’ll want to get right down to your native drive-thru and choose up some Nuggets or a Huge Mac. They every include a collectible character.
It will behoove all of us to start out seeing ourselves as way over a baby’s product trade. We serve the entire household, and that features Adults.