I wrote my fair share of commercial ads back in the day, so I have noting against those that do it, including those who write them for toys.
The “toy” catalogs that show up in my mail are not children’s toys, yet our 10yo finds more stuff in them she claims to want than mommy and daddy combined -— and they’re OUR catalogs! Go figger.
My oldest daughter loves to browse the seed catalogs. She’s a funny girl! I caught my son looking at his dad’s gun catalog. Funny how they gravitate to certain items.