toys includes a range of items that cause surprise and/or joy and addresses both young and older audiences. there are pieces that approach social topics like beauty standards (see doll hacking) or resist social stereotypes that discriminate based on gender, removing phrases like ‘for girls’ or ‘for boys’. a delicate tic tac toe board game, an updated tamagotchi, or the well-known UNO upgraded to feature the tactile writing system, are also part of toys bringing memories from the past. meanwhile, plush toys placed in restaurants to secure appropriate social distancing amid the pandemic regulations respond to everyday life conditions (see here). from family board games to LEGO based on the iconic central park coffee shop (friends tv show), toys encompasses a variety of alternatives with the common aim of arousing excitement.