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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

Whatchamacallit

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

pushbutton toys

Pushbutton toys. Our 21-month old son absolutely loves anything with buttons, dials, and switches. But he's far past being interested in computer keyboards. What can I get him beyond Fisher Price, and more along the lines of dead instrument panels and video switchboards? The stuff on eBay always seems to be in working condition and bids well up past $100 (though I would pay that for something really nice). Any sources I might be able to look at, or maybe a different item I might have overlooked? I may be leaning towards an old-school oscilloscope for supervised play.
posted by zek on Sep 29, 2005 - 18 answers

Don't play with that, that's not a toy...

Parents - suggest developmental toys for an active 1-year-old? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Sep 9, 2005 - 10 answers

To recharge or not...

Are rechargeable NiMH batteries a good idea? [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Aug 29, 2005 - 27 answers

Looking for the 80s-era toy, "The Brain"

Back in 1988 or so I remember coming across a toy called, if I remember right, "The Brain." It was clear plastic, cylindrical in shape (a little bigger than but similar to a stack of 20 CDs), and it had about a dozen small black rods sticking up around the top plane of the cylinder. You could see a bunch of interlocking plates in the inside of the cylinder, and they controlled which rods you could move at which time. The goal was to figure out the code. Has anyone seen this toy or know where I can find one? I've tried eBay and Froogle but no luck.
posted by mark7570 on Aug 25, 2005 - 3 answers

Where are the amusing fake control panels?

Do you know of applications that simulate things like: notional starship control panels . . . mechanical Curta calculators . . . backhoes . . . Star Trek tricorders and similar devices? These things amuse me, but they're hard to find because there are so many simulation games and actual, industrial simulators advertised on the web, which clutter up my searches. [more inside]
posted by 3rings on Aug 23, 2005 - 1 answer

Teddy doctor visits?

Have you ever sent a plush toy to a "stuffed animal hospital"? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Aug 19, 2005 - 7 answers

Where to find a travel toy from the 70s?

Please help me find a toy of sorts from the 70s. I think it was called CarTalk -- a handheld flip sign that provided hours of fun while driving the interstates on summer vacations. As I recall, it was an oval-shaped paddle with messages on a spiral binder like: "Hello" and "I think you're cute," as well as some other goofy inspirations for fellow highway travelers. Let me know if you have more information or if you know where to get one.
posted by swamperro on Jul 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Ink? Laser? I'm the one with the drum

It's printer time! Yaaay! *fanfare* *cows explode* I have an "All in One" or "Multifunction" printer. This means it can fax, scan, copy, and print in color. I can't say I use it a lot, but when I have needed it the most, the fax, scan, and copy pieces have been wonderful to have. So I want to buy another one. Problem is, HP, Canon, Epson, Brother, Lexmark, Dell, and the rest all use different benchmarks. Any AiO fans out there? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jul 10, 2005 - 8 answers

Online Auction Tips?

Cleaning house, looking to sell books, CDs, toys etc., and I'm LOST. Need advice both specific and general. Is eBay best for books and CDs, or are there other places to get better value? With the 'Net awash in Star Wars paraphernalia, how do I find a price for this elaborate 1998 14" talking Darth Vader? (I've checked books and they're mostly about "vintage" SW toys.) How do I value odd things for my uncle, like this pipe from Germany circa 1890 or earlier, or some Xmas cards circa WWII made by Chinese Xtian nuns in Tsing Tao? Is there a market for historical magazines and newspapers, for example with headlines about the first moon walk? [more inside]
posted by Shane on May 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Toy Twist Tie Packaging

Every toy I buy for my daughter has a ton of those annoying wire twist ties holding them to to the package. Then there's tape....then the invisibly small rubber bands.....it's worse than CD packaging! I have to keep a pair of wire cutters in her bedroom. Why? The obvious answer is to protect the toys, but there MUST be more to this story. Is this a conspiracy to damage Chinese worker's hands? American purchasers? A Google search just finds people who hate the twist ties, no explanations
posted by Instrumental on May 5, 2005 - 11 answers

What's up with kids toy packaging

Lately, if you open a packaged kids toy, you're faced with the daunting task of unwrapping and untangling the toy from its own packaging. This is a daunting real task when faced with a kid who simply wants to play. Why all the wires? [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Mar 21, 2005 - 10 answers

What were these 1980s alien toys?

Help me identify something from my childhood. I remember having a bunch of little "army men" style Martian figures between 1984 and 1986. They each stood about an inch tall, were made of rubber or resin of some kind (no plastic), and were basically a "Smurfs in Space" knock-off. What were these little guys? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Feb 25, 2005 - 9 answers

How big is the Star Wars franchise?

A couple of people I work with and myself were having a debate on how big the Star Wars franchise is financially? With Lucasfilms being private they never release revenue. Does anyone know how many dollars of Star Wars videogames and toys are sold each year?
posted by rje7 on Jan 27, 2005 - 7 answers

I'd like to have some custom action figures made, and then mass-produced on a smallish scale....

I'd like to have some custom action figures made, and then mass-produced on a smallish scale.... [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 21, 2005 - 12 answers

Identify this geometric novelty toy

What do you call those three-dimensional geometric novelties, consisting of eight cubes, joined to each other at one edge to form one large cube, whose pieces can be flipped around to display different images on the exterior of the large cube? What is the history of this delightful object? What are the geometric priniciples behind it?
posted by Faze on Jan 20, 2005 - 15 answers

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