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@The NYC Toy fair 2008 – the misc

@The NYC Toy fair 2008 – the misc

Here are some final odds and ends from the NYC Toy fair 2008, these aren’t necessarily DIY/Science – but things I thought were interesting, bizarre or a little of both … (pictured here, all year weather sled, you attach large ice blocks for summer use)… keep clicking for more! Metal GORT! Reissue of the first […]

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The NYC Toy fair 2008 – coverage round up

The NYC Toy fair 2008 – coverage round up

We’re pretty happy about our NYC Toy fair 2008 coverage, hundreds of photos and dozens of posts round the clock during the event. Looking around online I think we had the most complete coverage, especially of DIY/Science and learning products. We skipped a lot of awful at the Toy Fair, but we hope showcasing some […]

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Maformers – make 3D shapes from 2D magnet building set

Maformers – make 3D shapes from 2D magnet building set

@The NYC Toy fair 2008 there were a few magnet-blocks, but I liked Magformers the most. There are strong magnets on each side of the shapes, they magnets can move freely inside their container so you can make 3-D structures by arranging them on a flat surface and then “lifting” them up to form a […]

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Matchitecture – models made from matchsticks

Matchitecture – models made from matchsticks

@The NYC Toy fair 2008 I spotted these amazing models you build from matchsticks, well – similar sized wood stick that is called microbeams. I did some research online and here’s how they got started: My name is Roland Quinton. I am the (INNOVATOR) creator of MATCHITECTURE I am pleased to answer the numerous e-mails […]

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Live sculpting, 3D art… and tiny Barack Obama

Live sculpting, 3D art… and tiny Barack Obama

@The NYC Toy fair 2008 there was a sort of bizarre station, in a good way. A sculptor was working on a clay skeleton, another artist was making something in 3D (figures, a giant gun) and I think it all had something to do with Jailbreak toys, the makers of historical figures (they gave me […]

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New from VEX – Wi-fi and VEX mini

New from VEX – Wi-fi and VEX mini

@The NYC Toy fair 2008 was a favorite – Innovation first. They make the VEX robots as well as the HEX bugs. The big news, they announced the Vex-Mini and Vex Wi-Fi… both of these are good additions to their robotics / learning line up. Here are the details… The VEX RCR Mini, like the […]

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Pocket (or TV) spelling bee

Pocket (or TV) spelling bee

@The NYC Toy fair 2008 Franklin showed off their new product, a T-Mobile Sidekick looking device called the “Speaking Spelling Bee” – this isn’t a DIY/science kit type thing, but I really liked it and it’s a unique gadget (and I haven’t seen it anywhere else)… You can play it on the go, or plug […]

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