It may be marketed as a toy, but it doesn't change that it is a puzzle.
Most people treat it as a puzzle and are never able to solve it, while most cubers treat it more as a toy.
In the boom days of the early 1980's, the 3x3x3 cube was considered the "latest hot toy" that you had to have. And because of that hype, people brought it. But just like any other "latest hot toy" you got bored of it and moved on to the next "latest hot toy" that was going at the time. So the attitude that the Rubik's Cube is a toy was created here. And also the fact that in the early 1980's, the Rubik's Cube was sold in toy stores as a toy item.
My parents bought me (at age 11 in 1981) my first cube ever from a bricks and mortar (no online retail stores in 1981) toy store. Despite their efforts, including buying me two "how to solve" book, I could not do it. That moment came in May 2009 at age 39 with a store brought Rubik's cube brought from a bricks and mortar department store where the cube was in (you guessed it) in the toy section of the store.
Yes, I do remember the Rubik's Cube craze of the early 1980's well.
they're just jelly they can't solve one ^^
Most of the people that call it a kids toy, and say how it's a complete waste of time, then turn around and spend £100 on alcohol at night, and then vomit it over their carpet.
Same is said about video games a well. I don't see how they are a waste of time if you're enjoying yourself.
I don't see why people should constantly be productive 24 hours a day. Nothing wrong with doing something just because it's fun. You're right about these people being hypocritical, as most of them will listen to music, watch TV/DVD's, etc.