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Gift giving when the unthinkable occurs

Gift idea for 2 yr old boy in the hospital with severe burns on one hand? [more inside]
posted by InstantSanitizer on Feb 21, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for a wind up robot

Is there a specific name for the plastic toy robots that look like this? Bonus points for telling me where I can find them in Atlanta, GA.
posted by studentbaker on Feb 15, 2008 - 11 answers

webkinz site problems?

my daughter has received a webkinz for her birthday, and I am having difficulty registering her webkinz on the website. Has anyone else experienced problems with this process? Any advice?
posted by rudy26 on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Can you help me find a children's record player from my youth?

I'm looking for a very specific (Fisher Price?) record player from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Jan 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Organising a play space.

What options are there for tidying up a child's play area and creating a 'play space' within limited area? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jan 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy.

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy. [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jan 18, 2008 - 5 answers

What can my dog chew on?

Chewfilter: My dog, a year-old or so terrier mix, loves to chew rawhide bones. Seriously LOVES to chew them. But she goes through them fast enough that I worry about it. What can I get her instead? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jan 7, 2008 - 29 answers

3D Physics toys.

A few years ago I came across some cool OpenGL 3D physics demo programs. Basically, they gave you a surface with various objects on it, and you could click and drag the objects around, and watch them bounce into other objects - knock down bowling pins, roll along the floor, all that stuff. I want to find them again, or possibly something much cooler or newer - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Wanted: Musical Bear (Country Bears Need Not Apply)

I need a musical stuffed bear for my six year old daughter. She loves the one she has and says it "needs a friend." [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Dec 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Findiing toy stores, typewriters in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles shopping filter: Is there a big toy store like FAO Schwartz in LA? Also where can I buy a working mechanical typewriter? [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Dec 20, 2007 - 9 answers


Help me find safe, amusing refrigerator magnets for my 15-month-old nephew. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 13, 2007 - 9 answers

Who can find the small toy parts I need?

who can I pay for on-line research about sources for parts for toys? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Oct 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Building A Wooden Jacob's Ladder, And More

You've probably seen this toy Jacob's Ladder before. I'm wondering if there are any other illusions that use the same principle, and whether they can be easily recreated by crafty amatuers. [more inside]
posted by maryh on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Pocket-sized amusements for children at funerals.

Pocket-sized amusements for children at funerals. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Sep 17, 2007 - 22 answers

What are some new toys or games that children are asking for?

What's on the kids birthday lists this year? Parents, please help me get up to date on popular new children's toys and games. [more inside]
posted by JDC8 on Sep 8, 2007 - 13 answers

I need this magic turtle!

Help me find this toy turtle for my boyfriend! [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

I'm melllllllltiiiiiing...

I want to make one of these bowls instead of buying one. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

thomas the tightwad engine

Please recommend good cheap(er) Brio/Thomas-compatible train sets. Anyone bought from woodentracks.com?
posted by Armitage Shanks on Aug 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Making Zelda toys for a 3-year-old

DIY fantasy toys -- I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii, and my 2-year-old loves to watch and play along, to the point of sticking a foam sword down the back of shirt and running around with a Nerf slingshot and fishing pole. He turns 3 in September and in addition to his "nutritional" presents, I thought I would also get/make him some fantasy-enabling stuff. What are some existing toys that do a good job of mimicking Zelda-esque accoutrements, and/or what should be avoided, and/or what's easiest to make myself? An even bigger issue is finding "safe" stuff for him to swing his sword at ... some kind of indoor/outdoor monsters that are at least a foot tall or so. I can see making something out of pillows, or lampshades, or even buying a cheap toy if it's properly durable. Any ideas?
posted by blueshammer on Aug 24, 2007 - 22 answers

Stuck with some Sticky Hands

What should I do with almost 2-dozen novelty sticky hands? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Won't you help me with my Teddy Bear

Calling all aunts, uncles and parents: Need recommendations on teddy bears that can handle a LOT of love from a child and can be passed on later to the next generation [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Best gameboy for young child?

Is a Gameboy Micro too small for a four year old? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jul 11, 2007 - 9 answers


For a museum interactive, I need to choose popular kids' items of today related to the following categories: Book, item related to school, doll or figure, indoor game, and outdoor game. Your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Do you know what this game is that I found at a garage sale?

Help me identify this antique wooden game. [more inside]
posted by rdauphin on Jun 9, 2007 - 4 answers

potate log, late goop, go pot ale, tape gloo, a telo-pog, pole goat, pogo tale, po ate log, lo peg toa, pol to age, ol' pet ago, ego to lap...

How and why do I use my gate/loop pedal? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me get teenagers to read! With good yet cheap prizes...

Seeking cheap yet not-lame prizes for a teen summer reading program... [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on May 23, 2007 - 26 answers

How to make a stuffed animal "talk"?

How can I add a add a "talking" chip/device to an existing, or home-made stuffed animal? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Mar 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Cat Toy Recommendations

One for cat owners - What toys have you found your cats most respond to and enjoy? [more inside]
posted by chris88 on Mar 14, 2007 - 62 answers

Toys with magnets in their shoes

Anyone remember a toy series from the '80s or '90s which had figurines about an inch or so tall with magnets in their shoes? I think they were part of M.A.S.K. in space, but I can't find any info about them.
posted by riffola on Mar 12, 2007 - 9 answers

What products do you think should be modified for disabled?

What product or services (that haven't already been) should be modified for individuals with disabilities -- educational or augmentative toys, games? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Feb 4, 2007 - 11 answers

How to make my own Brio Sky Train supports?

Does anyone here know about the Brio Sky Train system? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jan 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Useless clutter or money makers in disguise?

My husband has a bunch of Masters of the Universe toys that his parents saved from his childhood; they are all in good shape and most have the original boxes (although most of the boxes have seen better days). More within... [more inside]
posted by melangell on Jan 16, 2007 - 4 answers

What do I do with the Brazilian patent to a popular US toy?

I own the Brazilian patent to a popular US toy that has sold over 100 million dollars. What now? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Jan 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Help Me Become A Toy Restorer

I want to restore pressed-steel Tonka toy fire trucks, but I haven't been able to find much information on how to do so. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Jan 10, 2007 - 3 answers

What's the chemistry of playdough?

What's the chemistry of playdough? The recipe for basic playdough is: 2 cups flour, 2 cups water, 1 cup salt, 2 tsp cream of tartar. This plus a little oil and food coloruing + low heat and stir until congealed. What's the function of thee salt and the cream of tartar? The oil is obviously for lubrication the flour and water are what make the dough through the reaction of starch + heat.
posted by singingfish on Dec 16, 2006 - 11 answers

How to play with a newborn?

Any ideas for interacting with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Dec 7, 2006 - 35 answers

Toys for the 30-something guy (me).

I'm a single 30-something guy and need some toys to fill out my Xmas wishlist. What are some fun & inexpensive gifts/gadgets/toys that I haven't thought of? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Dec 1, 2006 - 18 answers

Heh. My sister is going to shoot me for this. BRING IT.

Can anyone recommend a good remote control toy as a gift for a 9 year old? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Nov 13, 2006 - 9 answers

DIY Christmas gift-- Cardboard Car

I'd like to make some basic cardboard cars for my boyfriend's twin toddlers for Christmas. I'm a teeny bit crafty but not "handy" so no power tools. Any ideas or inspiration for me? [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Nov 7, 2006 - 3 answers

The Dog Ate Superman

Can you help us find another copy of the Superman Action Figure in this photo and make a little boy very happy? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Germs for me to play with?

Plastic germ action figures that were sold in test-tubes: does anyone remember these toys? [more inside]
posted by Powerful Religious Baby on Oct 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Please help me find my favorite toy

This toy was given to me by a friend when I was 10. I have no idea who manufactured it or even if it was wide-release or a dollar-store knock off. I'm 25 and I still play with it. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Oct 5, 2006 - 28 answers

Name that toy!

Name that toy! With [more inside]
posted by wavering on Oct 5, 2006 - 5 answers


Does anybody remember those circular templates that makes infinite radial patterns with colored ball pens? They had concentric holes for which to anchor a ballpoint against an outer axle, and then you change colors corresponding with the holes? What do you call those? Is it called anything at all?
posted by azul on Sep 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Monster? Pokemon? What is this?!

Who/What is this weird finger puppet? [more inside]
posted by mittenedsex on Aug 3, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for weird stuffed animals

Looking for a site with weird dolls/stuffed animals made with parts of a few dolls into weird hybrids. [more inside]
posted by terrortubby on Jul 25, 2006 - 2 answers

A ring for my Betty Jo Bialaski

Where to buy a "two bit ring from a cracker jack box" in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Jul 12, 2006 - 13 answers

The Wacka Wacka fish.

Someone help me find another toy like this one. (more inside.) [more inside]
posted by bradth27 on Jun 29, 2006 - 5 answers

Sexual behaviour stats?

Can anyone here point me to a website or know the approx. percentage of couples in North America who regularly use sex toys including vibrators with intercourse? Thanks!
posted by GoodJob! on Jun 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Japanese stuff that American kids like

Calling all kids and kids at heart... what kind of souvenir would you want from Japan? [more inside]
posted by QueSeraSera on Jun 27, 2006 - 42 answers

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