I’m not sure about the latest toys that I’ve seen for the new Wolverine movie. They look very violent, and I’m not sure they are very appropriate for children.
If you haven’t seen it the Wolverine Electronic battle Claw is a glove that you put on your hand, so you can emulate your hero Wolverine. The thing I don’t like are the extendable Wolverine claws, they look dangerous to me.
I was a little shocked when I saw the advert for this next slap bang in the middle of Lelli Kelli shoes and a Baby Annabelle.
It featured a bunch of rather intimidating children all flicking their claws at each other in a menacing way. I was really taken aback by the tone of it, very dark.
I know my son watches some things that he is a bit young for like Ben 10 and Spiderman, but under no circumstances would I buy him a glove with pretend blades coming out of it, even if he was a X-Men fan. I won’t even let my son have a sword because I know that he’s just going to hit his brother with it, I dread to think what he would do with this. It would scare the youngest stupid!
In the current climate of knife culture and gang violence, do the manufacturers really think this toy is acceptable. You can say all you want that young one’s shouldn’t be watching this film as it’s a 12A, but this claw is apparently appropriate from 4 years and is being marketed as such.
Nobody would allow a replica toy gun, with authentic shooting noises to be marketed to 4 year olds, so why is a glove featuring a set of retractable blades any different.
So now I’m going to look like the bad guy when I say no you can’t have one, ’cause you know all the boy’s will want one.
Forgive me if you think I’m being over dramatic, I know boys will always enjoy play fighting and good guys verses the bad guys , but I think this toy really is a step too far.