Toys


If you are a fan of Apple or product design from the early days of personal computers, you would probably be delighted to meet the Macinbot Classic. The first in a series of collectible figures inspired by vintage computer designs, this super cute geek toy is created by Hong Kong-based start-up playsometoys, which has a soft spot for design from the 1980s and 1990s.

Modelled on the iconic Classic Macintosh computer, it stands at 10 centimeters or 3.9 inches tall—its limbs are attached to the body with magnets and can easily be removed, so that it can be displayed in computer mode. It also comes with a font suitcase and a Mousebot, a clever reference to the computer’s signature hardware and software.

You can now preorder this adorable design toy for US$34—it is expected to ship in June 2017. (via TAXI)

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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.

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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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