If you have kids or know anyone who does, you know it’s easy to get eyeballs deep in a sea of plastic toys that seem to have a very short shelf life. That, along with a love of the 60s modernist vibe, led to Candylab Toys being born. The brand merges the same type of mid-century craftsmanship its designers evoked with their love of classic American cars to result in a collection of modern wooden toys with a vintage feel.

So far, Candylab Toys has successfully completed three Kickstarter campaigns to help them launch new models, and currently they’re up to 16 that are available for purchase, including a Woodie, Camper and Police Car. (Via Designmilk)




Love these Micro Cubebots designed by David Weeks. They are made by sustainably harvested beech wood and they are 4.25 inches tall with 5.5 inch arm span (at play); 1.5 x 1.5 inch cube (at rest). Inspired by the Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot by joining ancient Japanese traditions with contemporary toy culture. Cubebots’s powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. When it’s time for him to rest, he folds into a perfect cube. An enduring classic that will withstand generations of play.


For its LEGO Superheroes Marvel and DC Universe waves in 2013, LEGO unveiled 14 minifigures for the DC Universe and 7 minifigures for Marvel. These characters include: Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Venom, Doctor Doom, Penguin, Scarecrow, Mr Freeze, Doctor Doom and Aquaman.

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