ToyFarce News: Kidult - A New Offensive Term?

by ToyFarce
December 23, 2022

A few days ago, NBC news ran an article about "Kidults, those adults that are buying toys for themselves and are the biggest source of growth for the industry". Since then, we've been able to witness anger, rejection of the term, and even riots (okay, maybe not...) from toy collectors worldwide, violently rejecting the label. ToyFarce investigated...

Now, to be fair, "Kidult" (or "Adulescents"... which is worse) is not really a new term and has existed for some time. It's only becoming a bit more mainstream now because of the NBC news article, which was picked up by several other news outlets after that. Multiple toy collectors reported being called "kidults" by colleagues and relatives since the article came out.

"Oh, yeah, they used... the k-word... left and right at family dinner." said Nick, a long time toy collector from New York. "We're having family over for the holidays, and of course, they all heard about that article. It's like they posted that article just before Christmas on purpose... I'm a grown-@$$ 37 year old man, and I don't want to be called anything that has 'kid' in it."

"The article defines the "Kidult" group as '12 and older'. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but when you're 12, you're not buying high end collectibles... your parents buy them for you! Do we really need to label everything?"

Anyways, it's the holiday season. Hopefully, people will have forgotten about that label over Christmas dinner. ToyFarce and Toy News International wish all of you happy holidays!

More news at 11:00... If you could pick, what term would you prefer? (Wrong answers only!)
*ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!


Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
McYote - 2022-12-24 @ 4:15 am
13 hours ago, TGArloMan said:

Based on the reactions alone, it's an accurate term.

I agree. I've seen nothing but childish reactions to a joke label (one that no one will use and will be forgotten in a year)

MagnaPrime - 2022-12-24 @ 3:42 am

Collectors. It's a term used by people who don't get it to infantalize us

ransomz - 2022-12-24 @ 1:16 am




ransomz - 2022-12-24 @ 1:14 am
10 hours ago, TGArloMan said:

Based on the reactions alone, it's an accurate term.

No, you are

TGArloMan - 2022-12-23 @ 2:18 pm

Based on the reactions alone, it's an accurate term.

Fozzi - 2022-12-23 @ 12:49 pm

I really hate that word kidult.

We are adult collectors that collect toys for ourselves period.

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