A toy is something to play with, for children, adults or both. They may either be the sole device used in an enjoyable activity or one of many. A number of toys are associated with particular decades.
Many successful films, television programs, books and sport teams have official merchandise, quite often toys will be made and sold. The most notable examples are Star Wars and Manchester United. The haulage company owned by Eddie Stobart produced model lorries, which now subsidise the business.
Toys sold primarily as entertainment for adults are termed executive toys as some were originally marketed as a way to reduce executive stress. The term also avoids 'adult toy' which has connotations of sex toys used to enhance sexual excitement.
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