Goodwill stopped accepting donations of any toys except stuffed animals, and other charities checked all toys against government-issued checklists. On the eve of their wedding, young girls around fourteen would offer their dolls in a temple as a rite of passage into adulthood. The concept of using technology in a way that bridges the digital with the physical world, providing unique interactive experiences for the user has also been referred to as "Phygital.
Construction sets such as Lego bricks and Lincoln Logs are designed for slightly older children and have been quite popular in the last century. For example, Legos added more colors to certain sets of toys in the s, including colors commonly attributed to girls such as lavender. See also. In Saharan and North African cultures, play is facilitated by children through the use of toys to enact scenes recognizable in their community such as hunting and herding. In recent years many toys have become more complicated with flashing lights and sounds in an effort to appeal to children raised around television and the internet.