8/5 (Sat.) Adults are buying toys... (Host: Rock)

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8/5 (Sat.) Adults are buying toys... (Host: Rock)

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Adults are buying toys for themselves, and it’s the biggest source of growth for the industry

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/19/kidults ... ustry.html

Recently, I found myself very determined to seek happiness. Because why not? But it seems that if you want to be happier, you need to learn more. Toys make kids happy. Can it make adults happy, too? If the answer is "yes" for you, then you are very welcome to come and tell us how to do it. If your answer is "no", you need to join us too because you may be in a great trouble and don't know how to be happy. :lol:

BTW, I'm a maker. We will make a toy by ourselves in the meeting. Let's see how it works.


The Recent Rise in the Kidult Industry: Why Adults Love to Play Like Kids
https://peopleofplay.com/blog/the-recen ... ike-kids-1

Adults Are Spending Big on Toys and Stuffed Animals—for Themselves
https://time.com/6234061/toys-for-adults-popularity/

A long history of kids doing weird stuff to Barbies
(I like this article. It's telling the truth and not being politically correct like others.)
https://www.vox.com/culture/23800314/wh ... rbie-dolls

【圖解】1年暴買3千億元,一次看懂Kidult頑童商機夯什麼?
https://www.bnext.com.tw/article/74663/ ... s-apr-mag?

Kidults are SAVING the Toy Industry?
Adults Should Not Be Allowed To Play With Kids Toys
Men Play With Barbies
Activity: brainstorming
We will be working together to collect the names of toys to see if we have good memory.


Questions
Session One

1. What toys did you like the best when you were a kid? Do you still like it? Why and why not?
1.1 Do you sometimes visit toy stores? What do you see and do there?
1.2 What toys do you still want to buy as an adult? Why?

2. Adults are buying toys for themselves, and it’s the biggest source of growth for the industry.
2.1 Does this news surprise you? Why and why not?
2.2 What are the reasons that some adults are buying toys not for kids, but for themsleves?
2.3 Would adults spend more money on toys and eventually become the major target customers for the industry in the future? What does this mean for us as a society?

3. What are the possible benefits for adults playing with toys?

Session Two

4. What are some of the reasons that adults shouldn't play with toys (too much)?
4.1 Is it childish for adults to play with toys? Does it mean that they are immature and thus have lower ability on other things?
4.2 Do kidults refuse to grow up to avoid responsibility so they don't work hard, take challenges and refuse to have a family and kids?
4.3 Do you agree with Matt Walsh, the speaker from the video, that
--"Adults should have fun and recreation. But the problem is that recreation has become the primary if not the sole focus of many people’s lives."
--"It’s not only a lack of maturity in the culture but also a misalignment of priority, a level of shallow materialism that is certainly unprecedented in the history of the world."
--"Your society is not in tip-top shape when adults are spending billions of dollars on children’s toys."

5. Is it ok for boys to play with barbies? How about men? Is it ok for a man to play with barbies?
5.1 What are some of the toys that girls shouldn't play with?

6. What are the good things and bad things about someone who has a huge collection of toys and really enjoy playing with them?
6.1 Do you think the habit of collecting toys would be a problem in marriage? Does a spouse have the right to ask their partner to give away their collection of toys and "grow up"?



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Agenda:
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

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