While most parents would feel uncomfortable paying more than forty dollars for a toy, there are those families, and we all know them, that will stop at nothing to provide entertainment for their children. The perfect fodder for spoiled brats, here are the top seven most extravagant toys that some deluded parents have bought for their children.
Playhouses are favored by all children alike, and most parents would not mind paying a couple of hundred dollars for one. However, would you be willing to pay $22,000 dollars for your child’s playhouse? This house, complete with doorbell, skylight and sponge painted walls costs just that.
Another playhouse that seems excessive, this one comes with the price tag of almost $19,000. This house is designed as a washed-up pirate ship with old fallen tree, swing and fireman pole. This playhouse is so big that even an adult can go inside.
Do you remember the old 1950’s television show called Forbidden Planet? The robot on the show, called Robby, was loved by many, and a full sized version is available today. It is even programmed to say lines from the show. For even more fun, it can be connected to your home theater system. Robby comes with a price tag of $49,999.99. That one penny shy of $50,000 makes it affordable, right?
Everyone knows those games from arcades that included a lifelike car seat with pedals and a big screen, and for most people that’s exactly where they belong, in the arcade. But not for a few lucky children! The Home Pro Racing System, which is made to work with your Xbox, Playstation or PC, costs about $4,000 and includes a 42” screen.
Who doesn’t want a full sized Batman figure made completely out of Lego? This sounds like a neat idea until your five year old starts taking it apart. That would not be a fun one to put back together. When it comes to extravagance level, this one is pretty high at $27,000 for a toy you can only stare at.
This Jeep is gasoline powered (for kids! Can you believe it?) and is designed for two kids to enjoy. Complete with speakers, radio, tape deck, and gear shift, this car costs more than many standard sized vehicles. Who would be willing to pay $32,350 for a child’s toy? Obviously someone is because this profligacy continues to sell like hotcakes.
Of course, we all want our children to have a bed they will like sleeping in, but this one may be a little over the top. Designed to look like a coach reminiscent of the one Cinderella’s glorified pumpkin coach, this pink coach-bed is crafted by hand. The price tag is $47,000 and linens are available for an additional cost. Unfortunately, there were no magic wands available to keep production costs down!
Toys should be fun, that is for certain. However, should toys cost more than a vehicle or half of the price of a house? Many of these extravagant toys may be the norm for rich kids, but chances are, everyday children will never see them. This may be a good thing. Is there ever really a time when parents should spoil their children to such an extreme? Probably not, but at least we can have a self-righteous smirk at those who do!