Toys


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)

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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.

http://areaware.com/designerprods.asp?DesignerID=16

Cubebots

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.

http://designtaxi.com/news/353663/Next-Year-s-LEGO-Marvel-DC-Collection/

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