Toy replicas of things adults use every day -- some are so realistic it's hard to tell them apart from the real thing.
12 Toy Versions of Real-Life Stuff
Nothing warms a parent's heart more than seeing their toddler wielding a miniature blow torch from the First Craftsman Glowing Welding Set. The torch, which takes AA batteries, glows just like the real thing -- minus the third-degree burns.
Leaf blowers might be banned in a few cities for contributing to noise and air pollution, but that shouldn't stop your kid from having their own John Deere Whirly Wind Leaf Blower -- about as pointless as the real thing.
Introduce your kids to the exciting world of household drudgery with this Hotpoint toy washer. Just like the real thing, it makes washing sounds. Does that include the ear-piercing unbalanced load signal?
Baby BBQ Grill
Junior Chef Mini Barbeque Grill set includes Bar-B-Q, three grilling utensils, and metal drip pan. Territorial male griller not included.
How many times have you had THIS conversation?
"What do you want to be when you grow up, Sally?"
"I'd like to be a cleaning woman!"
Introducing the Cleaning Trolly, complete with real vacuum, sponge, water sprayer, mop, broom, hand broom, dust pan, bucket, and cleaning bowl. Get your kids ready for life's disappointments today!
Just like Daddy -- but hopefully without those little scraps of bloody toilet paper that end up on his face. This toy shaving kit comes with pretend shaving cream and brush, to get a really close imaginary shave.
Get your kid in touch with his or her inner lumberjack with their very own chainsaw. Watch and laugh when they try to use it to cut the couch in half! Timber!
Wet-Dry Vac and Circular Saw
For kids who want to keep their pretend wood shop clean, this scaled-down My First Craftsman Toy Wet-Dry Vac is just the ticket. Does Craftsman remake all shop items in toy form? Do they also make OSHA-approved emergency eyewash stations?
The real George Foreman Grill is famous for its fat-draining capabilities. Not to fall short, the toy Foreman Grill drips water into a tray below at the touch of a button. It's never too early to start worrying about your cholesterol count, right kids?
Toaster and Teapot
This is an example of kids' toys looking better than what the parents actually use. The Breville Classique Breakfast Set Reproduction gives little ones a stylish toy kettle and toaster based on the Breville Classique collection. Breakfast not included.
During these difficult economic times, fool your kids into thinking they're living in prosperity. This toy ATM comes with a "powercard" for easy withdrawals. To deter thieves, the colorful automatic teller machine asks that each tiny user type in a "pin" number before making a withdrawal.
Coffee Drip Maker
Get your kid hooked on fake caffeine with this realistic looking and sounding coffee maker. Not recommended for hyperactive children.