Soldiers, Marines and sailors are the most popular toys for children in the military, according to a new survey from the U.S. Department of Defense.
But there are also a variety of military-related toys available for adults.
The military’s toy collection has grown dramatically over the past 20 years.
The latest numbers from the National Toy Manufacturers Association show there are now more than 7,600 toys sold in the U-M marketplace, including more than $10 billion in military-specific toys.
“It’s a growing marketplace,” said Gary Kinsman, vice president of research and analytics for the Toy Industry Association.
“That’s not surprising because they’re getting so much more sophisticated with technology.”
The U.M. toy industry is dominated by the military’s own brand, which includes toys such as the F-35 fighter jet and the B-1 bomber.
The F-22 Raptor and the F/A-18 Super Hornet are among the most expensive toys on the market.
It’s also home to toys for the military and their allies.
“The toys have become a staple part of the American soldier’s wardrobe,” said Peter DeFries, president of the Toy Manufacture Council.
“It’s very much an extension of the uniform and what soldiers wear, so we think it’s great to see the military market being really diversified.”
One of the more popular toys in the toy world is the military version of the LEGO-designed Batman toy.
The Batmobile, with its distinctive chrome and metal body and distinctive cape, is a popular choice among children and adults.
“A lot of kids are starting to gravitate towards the military because it’s a great way to get out of the house,” said David Rader, executive director of Toy Manufactures Association.
A recent survey from U.K.-based research company IHS Markit found that more than 80 per cent of children between the ages of two and 11 had toys in their homes with military themes.
In a follow-up survey, the firm also found that about a quarter of children aged 10 to 12 have toys with military military themes in their collections.
“There’s definitely a trend, particularly in younger children, for kids to gravitated towards toys with a military theme, especially with Lego,” said Rader.
The company also reported that military-themed toys are more popular than other types of toys for kids and young adults.
The military also has an array of other toys available to kids.
Toys for girls, boys and the elderly can be found in the classroom, as well as the military-branded toys, which include toys such a T-shirts and caps.
The toys aren’t the only military-oriented products available for kids.
There are also military-produced products for the home and office.
These range from the ubiquitous Star Wars toys to the Army’s M1 Abrams tank.