Toy shrines are a reaction to the perceived loss of innocence generated by visual media and digital culture where everything is immediate, nothing is sacred, and all is transparent.  Created in the first year of my fifth decade, they either contain toys of my youth or ones that are representative of those carefree years way back when my friends and I played endless games on our street or in my grandmother's back yard.  These toys, which for many years in my adult life were just plastic junk taking up space, are now objects worthy of veneration.