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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

Nostalgia For A Nonexistent Past?

Help me find two toys from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Jun 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there an Incredibles toy I could buy somewhere for my son that is a reproduction of the "Octopus Robot" that Syndrome controls -- given that my son is apparently obsessed by this robot?

Is there an Incredibles toy I could buy somewhere for my son that is a reproduction of the "Octopus Robot" that Syndrome controls -- given that my son is apparently obsessed by this robot?
posted by Mr. Justice on Jun 8, 2006 - 9 answers

collect 'em all - what are the odds?

4 different models of a toy are sold in identical, sealed boxes. Assuming the 4 different models are produced/sold/distributed in equal numbers, etc..., what are the chances of buying only 4 boxes, chosen at random (at different times, even), and getting all 4 different toys? [more inside]
posted by ab3 on Jun 2, 2006 - 12 answers

Does what a toy represents mean anything to a young child?

Are there developmentally harmful implications of giving a very young child toys that are uncommon representations (U.S. senators or industrial manufacturing robots) rather than common ones (trucks and puppies)? Or benefits vice versa? [more inside]
posted by pokermonk on Jun 1, 2006 - 9 answers

I need a gross of penguins.

I need a gross of penguins. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on May 1, 2006 - 14 answers

konbini toy /modular doll's house filter

When I visited Japan two years ago, some konbini stores sold boxes with toys that contained a room with furnishings. More rooms could be interconnected to a complete house. I still kick myself on a daily basis for not buying them then and there. Can they be found for sale online? [more inside]
posted by ouke on Mar 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Build a better Rattrap

Any toy designers on Mefi? I am an artist looking to make a Transformer. I have access to 3-D programs, rapid prototyping and moldmaking capabilities. I'd like material suggestions / online tutorials (if any)... [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Feb 17, 2006 - 2 answers

How safe are old plastic toys?

My daughter recently got my old play tea-set (cups, a teapot etc.). It is made from hard plastic. Is it still safe to drink from? There is no mention on the toys of the type of plastic it is made of. They are approximately 25 years old.
posted by davar on Jan 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Where to find lots of Superballs of one colour?

BouncyBallFilter - I'm looking for a place where I can buy a large quantity of Superballs (like the ones in the Sony Bravia advert). I can find lots of them using Google, but not those that I want. [more inside]
posted by lodev on Jan 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Cool gifts for a nine year-old girl

I want to buy some fun, interesting "stuff" for my girfriend's nine year-oid daughter. Suggest away: toys, crafts, music, surprises....If it helps, she's in Ontario, and I'm here in NYC.
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 16, 2006 - 26 answers

American Girl: Creepy or Cool?

Can someone explain the American Girl phenomenon? Are they creepy or cool? [more inside]
posted by hendrixson on Jan 9, 2006 - 39 answers

Help me identify this 1975 toy slide projector

Help me identify this truly awesome toy I had as a child, a kind of transparency projector with groovy slides. [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Dec 31, 2005 - 13 answers

Slot cars for a 5 year old.

While on a factfinding mission to a toy store, my 5 year old son had to be dragged away from the demo slot cars. Does anybody have any recommendations on purchasing a track for a young child? I don't want him (or me) to be frustrated with constantly having to put the car back on the track.
posted by donpardo on Dec 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Toys Gone By.

I need to identify a toy from years gone by. It was made perhaps by Playskool. It had a white plastic base that extended upward into a handle. The bottom of the base itself had a half-sphere of transparent plastic at the bottom connected to two blue wheels. Within the half-sphere of transparent plastic were numerous plastic ping pong balls colored in primary colors. When this wheeled contraption moved, it resulted in much "pock pock pock" noise as the balls were rattled about by a popping plate at the bottom of the half-sphere. [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Dec 6, 2005 - 15 answers

How do I make a doll to a somersault over a trapeze?

I am trying to buy or make a "trapeze artist", a stuffed animal or doll that does trapezes, like they have on the ceiling in stew Leonards. can anyone tell me how to make one or where to buy one? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Dec 5, 2005 - 6 answers

What type of electric train should I get?

I'd like to get my two sons (six and two) an electric train set. Mostly, it would be for under the tree and other special occasions. Help me not be overwhelmed by the choices. [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Dec 4, 2005 - 19 answers

Help me think of ideas for tiny gifts

I'm looking for very tiny, inexpensive, but semi-useful things. Need ideas/suggestions! [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Nov 28, 2005 - 27 answers

Matchbox, Hotwheels and Tonka: What's the difference?

Matchbox, Hotwheels, Tonka: What's the difference? [more inside]
posted by melixxa600 on Nov 27, 2005 - 11 answers

Name that children's toy...

Name that children's toy... [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Nov 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Looking for miniature toys

Does anyone know where I can find miniature plastic toys on the cheap? Or does anyone have any they'd like to donate for a fun cause? [more inside]
posted by skrike on Nov 11, 2005 - 12 answers

Where in Toronto can I get a wolf puppet?

Where the hell in Toronto can I get a wolf puppet? I thought it would be easy to find one, but no luck so far. I'd prefer that it cost $10 or less. I need it to complete my Little Red Riding Hood Halloween costume. (If I had a date, I'd make him dress up as the wolf, but as I'm going stag, I'll have to settle for a hand puppet. Yes, I get the symbolism.)
posted by orange swan on Oct 26, 2005 - 7 answers

What's this toy.

Can anyone indentify this toy (or toy parts)? I found it in a box of matchbox style cars that I bought at a yardsale. [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Oct 21, 2005 - 2 answers

Help me get ideas on how to spoil my cat.

My cat is dying, any ideas on how I can spoil the hell out of him in his last few months? [more inside]
posted by atom128 on Oct 10, 2005 - 39 answers

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