Indeed once we got the sword we went mad on the monsters we imagined in our heads. I am firmly in the "It's a sword that is how you play with it no matter what gender you are". Though to be fair my girl cousin would have not played with it at all...but that was her parents fault since they kept on telling her she had to act like a girl.
My parents didn't buy a second toy sword for me, so I had to make one out of Legos. So not fair.
I was given any toy I wanted whether it was for girls or boys. I received a Rainbow Brite doll and also an A-Team set because I like Mr.T back then. I also got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a gift when they were popular back then.
I certainly do remember getting plastic toy swords as well and playing with them. I would either pretend I was a knight or a pirate.
Hell, I still will pick up a "sword" whether it's a stick from the ground or something else and wave it around.
I once went into a hardware store with my mom and nephew three years ago and I remember picking up a dowel and waving it around. My nephew did the same and we had a "duel match" in the store before my mom yelled at both of us to put them away.
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