archive: toys
August 28, 2008 - 1:35 PM

[toys] - Fwis โ€ข Readymech Series 002 - printable foldable papercraft (ooo, and Spitefuls: Disaster Dioramas)

mark nagata's boy karma

j pidgeon: My Collection

Traveling Toys

Plushie:An Interactive Design System for Plush Toys. adorable on so many levels.

Bandai Talking "Big Guy" Figure (1999) (from the splendid graphic novel Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot)

Blackbeltjones/Work: Toy/Story (site broken, archived copy, scroll down 4 or 5 screens to "Toy/Story")

YouTube - "The Vinyl Frontier" Comic Con Trailer. possibly coming out this year.

January 20, 2008 - 4:31 PM

January 16, 2006 - 2:05 PM

[toys] - Joe Ledbetter's Mr. Bunny and Fire Cat and paintings

Naal - designed by Nathan Jurevicius i like their little pipes.

Monty Python Black Knight Plush Toy

Astronaut Jesus (via)


Coochy Cooty

Keidolls - the egg series, and sun/moon/star series.

and 5 short videos on toy shopping in L.A. Off the Map

December 18, 2005 - 12:02 AM

[toys] - Domino Day 2004

Domino toppling in Japan (click left images, then left blue buttons)

it's like a cross between kinetic sculpture and pencil carving. i love it. (and am quite terrified of being subjected to a hell of actually participating... though its more of an ADD's hell.)

tabletop Domino Toppling

Scott Suco, a Domino toppling professional

I've always wondered how many "stoppers" they use in proportion to dominoes. 1-50? 1-100?

Google Answers: The art and culture of Dominos / Domino Effect

videos: Domino effect(mpg 4mb), and a beer ad featuring human dominoes(mov 3mb)

and recent news of Sparrow Mayhem!

December 2, 2005 - 12:33 AM

November 30, 2005 - 12:18 AM

[toys] - Circus Punk one-off, and more toys from DYZPlastic by Andrew Bell of the Creatures in my Head webcomic. [commercial illustration work at Dead Zebra, Inc (click the stripes. turn off sound bottom left)]

"Klong cannot see or hear you but senses your kindness"

kiss & bajs. blame sweden. (via)

Damon Soule paintings and a kid robot
peter arnell's kid robot
more photos from the Kid Robot Munny show

Michael Lau: 6-inch miniGardeners and Hero 108 Cannon Turtle 075 (via)

I.nsurgent W.ilderness G.ruppo

Frank vinyl figure set

The Polymer Musings of Meredith Dittmar. also her 22 My Guy dioramas

Mechanical toys

September 19, 2005 - 12:08 AM

[toys] - Hiëronymus Bosch action figures.

just in time for Talk Like A Pirate Day (today), Stikfas makes Pirate variants.

we are so very doomed. this makes me sad.

Wilfrid Wood (via)

"Opera Dude" Vinyl Figure, a character from tokyoplastic.

Good Wood Gang (more)

and a gallery of mindblowing soft toys from Friends With You, including science experiments from pg44-53, and movies(mov) from pg34-43.

August 25, 2005 - 1:48 AM

[toys] - continuing the violence theme: militarising your officespace
Super Maul - laser sighting pencil launcher

Office Bow of Death

a variety from ThinkGeek: Shot Blade Launcher(mMMmmm)(review here), Megazooka, Mighty Fog Blaster, Indoor Paintball Simulator, Room Defender, Defender Of World Peace II Softair Gun, and the Firewheel Rubber Band Gun which has absolutely Nothing on...

The Rubber Band Machine Gun (or anything else from Backyard Artillery)

Spud gun. not what you think.

August 7, 2005 - 11:43 AM

[toys] - The ultimate football table

a Giant football table by maurizio cattelan. "In 1991 he made Stadium, an enormously lengthened table-football game designed to be played by two teams of eleven players."

Human Foosball. life size, inflatable.

'soccer board game' by kosuge 1-16 and yokocom (via)

Table football - Wikipedia. overview of the sport, strategy and variations.
A brief history of football tables

funny trick shot video (wmv)

The Football Table Robot from Freiburg uni (videos, article). And the Foosbot from Rice uni (via).

July 26, 2005 - 12:01 AM

[toys] - The secret to a happy Happy Drinking Bird, is vessel height.

The rim of the water vessel should be at Exactly the same height as the bird's pivot point. This ensures it rebounds/refills at the appropriate angle.

The water within the vessel, should be appox 1cm down from the top. This prevents both oversaturation and premature-dehydration. Add water daily during summer.

(Happy Drinking Bird: history, variants, science of, and faqs. h2g2 entry
also modify your bird into a solar-powered non-drinking bulb! (sacrilege!))

Three birds are exponentially more amusing than one. More musical, less lonely.
A flock of alcoholic ducks.

June 28, 2005 - 1:21 AM
[toys] - hydro foam (10mb wmv). oooooooo, shiny. (via)

March 8, 2005 - 8:52 PM
[toys] - Miniature Railroad in Garden. effusive japanese playground.

January 27, 2005 - 4:01 PM

December 20, 2004 - 5:54 PM
[toys] - Archie McPhee, and an interview with the owner

November 12, 2004 - 4:51 PM
[toys] - cute things

July 2, 2004 - 1:00 AM
[tools] - Toastabags and I Rub My Duckie

May 11, 2004 - 1:14 AM

April 21, 2004 - 3:05 PM

April 21, 2004 - 12:57 AM
[toys] - wtf? and amphibious also

February 26, 2004 - 12:59 AM

February 24, 2004 - 9:58 PM

November 29, 2003 - 12:34 AM
[toys] - Juggle Saver. my favourite old screensaver is now freeware. (in the settings, set the "change frequency" slider to Often)

November 18, 2003 - 1:50 AM

November 4, 2003 - 2:30 PM
[toys] - so very wrong

October 11, 2003 - 9:17 PM

September 28, 2003 - 7:02 PM
[toys] - Airzooka

September 21, 2003 - 5:54 PM

September 4, 2003 - 12:21 AM

August 10, 2003 - 5:38 PM
[toys] - robots with videos and ray guns. thanks o. Mechanical Rabbit (Hopping Type). zeroblaster.

July 20, 2003 - 2:28 PM
[toys] - i couldn't resist. Beaker. still looking for the lab. dont even look at the complete list.

July 16, 2003 - 3:31 PM

July 11, 2003 - 7:35 PM
[toys] - i think Ernie would be proud. Ducks' odyssey nears end

July 6, 2003 - 7:27 PM
[toys] - the legendary arcade game Prop Cycle [namco]. want. also downhill biker.

July 1, 2003 - 4:44 PM
[toys] - jet powered hang-glider: DoodleBug. and other older flying fun.

April 21, 2003 - 2:11 PM
[toy] - The ScareFactory Catalog. 13' animatronic houseguest anyone?

April 11, 2003 - 1:49 PM
[toys] - to not give children. critterbox (via reverse cowgirl)

April 8, 2003 - 12:37 PM
[invent] - Tachi Laboratory toys (via memepool)

March 21, 2003 - 12:37 AM
[toys] - Sweatyfrog. (get a print fix of similar joy with giant robot magazine)

March 12, 2003 - 10:18 PM
[muppets] - my hero. i'm still searching

March 5, 2003 - 11:54 PM
[toys] - Tractor

February 15, 2003 - 1:48 AM
[toys] - i am so in love

January 27, 2003 - 1:37 AM

December 3, 2002 - 3:04 PM

July 3, 2002 - 12:16 AM

March 7, 2002 - 9:18 AM

December 2, 2001 - 10:15 AM

December 1, 2001 - 7:05 PM
Drinking Bird, the little heat engine that runs on water! Details on the science behind it, and how it could be enlarged for use as a powersource. Drinking Happy Bird 4mb .mov.
and yes, I accidentally fell into a toy store yesterday. I now have 3 of these birds around a mug. Cat is entranced. I am entertained.

November 9, 2001 - 11:43 PM
[questionnaire/toy] Cat Breed Selector. i can't help but see the various spoofs for how this will be for human baby selection in 30 years, were the technology to be developed and widely distributed. What questions would they ask on the Sony site? or Microsoft? or TW/AOL? And how will the various religions [or even philosophies] adapt to the times? Will you be able to tell a scientology baby from a pagan baby, to differentiate the children of objectivists from the children of evangelists, based only on their markings? 10% off all associated products, for life, if you let PhillipMorris bring your progeny into this world?
i'll stick with cats.

July 18, 2001 - 1:42 AM

November 25, 2000 - 11:56 PM
hacked furby. very cool.

June 20, 2000 - 9:59 PM
build your own ornithoptor in an evening.

June 14, 2000 - 4:21 PM
more toys that we want: Micro-Helicopters, and Skateboard trainers (from here)