Ah, growing up in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The most awesome time to be a kid. Before then you had fuck all, and it was always cold and gloomy. Everything was made of wood or Bakelite. After then, everything was safety-conscious and marketed up the wazoo.
When we grew up, the world was really just discovering plastic stuff, realistic toy weapons, electronics and foods laden with so many hyperactivity-inducing chemicals that I think most of us will take a thousand years to decompose. We were heartily encouraged to fall out of trees as much as possible and Action Man was an ACTUAL FUCKING SOLDIER.
There’s no way that the military industrial complex was not involved in the creation of Findus Crispy Pancakes.