The Russian invasion of Ukraine is also taking shape in the world of toys, at least in the invaded country, reflecting what many Ukrainian children now admire.
A few days ago, the journalist Olga Tokariuk commented: “I bought a Mriya for my kid, because every child needs to have a Dream” (Mriya means “Dream” in Ukrainian). Olga was referring to the Antonov An-225 Mriya, but it’s not like she bought a real one, but this cute stuffed version:
As you will remember, the An-225 was the largest plane in the world and was destroyed by the Russians who took over the Hostomel airport. By doing that, they have made it a symbol for many Ukrainians.
Among the new stuffed toys are also the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles, a weapon that has proven to be very effective and has enabled the Ukrainian forces to cause serious problems for the Russians.
There is also a stuffed version of the Bayraktar TB2 drone, to which the Ukrainians have even dedicated a song, in view of how useful it is proving to be.
These toys are sold by the Ukrainian company Toys-Kopitsa.com.ua. I don’t know if they can ship abroad.
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