Buzz·Posted on Nov 29, 201216 Ways The Toy Industry Is Stuck In The Stone AgeOfferings for girls: pink kitchen-cleaning accessories and mini sewing machines. For boys: powerful telescopes and toy weapons.by Hillary ReinsbergBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Hi, girls: Your laptop has half the functions and costs less. boingboing.net 2. Say hello to princesses, ponies, and mermaids. Sorry, no scientists and builders. blog.pigtailpals.com From the Toys R Us 2010 catalog. 3. Here's a "diamond ring" for a "sweet baby girl" and a "saw" for a "busy baby boy." thesocietypages.org 4. It's playtime! Girls: Please clean the kitchen. Boys: Do science. craphound.com Dutch toy catalog. 5. In the 2009 Toys R Us catalog, the pink microscope gets the lowest magnification. static.thesocietypages.org 6. In 2010, it gets a mere fraction of the magnification. And costs way less. static.open.salon.com 7. "Do you think girls will get the memo about the kitchen? OK, well, let's make it pink just to be sure." static.thesocietypages.org From a Sears catalogue. 8. Boys: guitars, war, roller coasters. Girls: pink home decor, baking. blog.pigtailpals.com 9. Here's the boys' stuff in Australian store Myers' catalog. Via thesocietypages.org Here's the girls' stuff. static.thesocietypages.org 10. Important news: This cleaning trolley is for "girls only." Via momlogic.com 11. Just like Mom. images.dailydawdle.com 12. Merry Christmas! Please enjoy your respective sewing machines and cool robot things. dailydawdle.com 13. Ah, yes, boys and their "kooky" things. byebyepie.typepad.com 14. The war of the "arty, silly" boys and the "puzzly, pretty" girls. wordpress.com 15. Happy holidays! Girls, per this Pottery Barn Kids catalog, it's time to make tea in the kitchen. And then have a tea party. static.thesocietypages.org The boys, of course, have more diverse interests: They're permitted to play with trucks, trains, dinosaurs, and telescopes. static.thesocietypages.org 16. By the way, this will not stop when you grow up. Via thesocietypages.org From a 2010 Target coupon catalog.