I have many flashlights. Most of them are for certain uses like work only or home only. My wife calls them toys. Never really thought of it that way. She gets agitated when I bring a new one home.
Amen brother! My family members always make fun of me when I show off my lights, but when the power went out the other day... It was like me changing from nerdy reporter Clark Kent to world saving Superman!They are toys until the power goes out. Then they become lifesavers.
Anything that you don't use for a productive purpose can be considered a toy. So yes, most flashlights are toys.
Total troll topic that gains replies no? Everyone here understands the usefulness of lights, calling them toys, to simply seek thread clicks seems obvious.