// posts about kids
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
The Blackbird,Fly is a 35mm twin reflex camera by PowerShovel/Superheadz of Japan. Powershovel designs toy cameras, these are not reproduced from some old Soviet plans or found in a warehouse somewhere. You can pickup one of these toy cameras in various specialty shops around the US or by mailorder. It takes pretty cool pictures, a BBF Flickr Group has a lot of examples of the results. I love that it uses regular old 35mm film and the exposure frame overlaps the sprockets.
And Four Corners Dark has an interview with Hideki Ohmori of Powershovel: part 1 and part 2.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
I am not exactly sure what to make of this Boba Fett Transformer by Hasbro. I think the Slave 1 was one of the most innovative starship designs in the Star Wars universe. Little did I know that it could transform into a gigantic robot in the same form as its pilot… So meta.
Friday, February 27th, 2009
How awesome are these wooden toys by David Weeks? Ursa the Bear is the newest addition – she’s available in May 2009 through Areaware. I personally would like to take home Hanno the Tattooed Gorilla…
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Two nice vessels from the Cooper Hewitt Design Shop. One will cost you bank and one might help you get there. Left is the Paro Goblet designed by Achille Castiglioni and right is the TankBank designed by Larry Dinkelman.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
I thought they smelled bad on the outside! It’s too bad the I Am The Boss dinosaur by K’s Kids may have missed a gold mine of an opportunity by making it look like a tauntaun. Either way, it still looks like fun for kids.
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
The iRiver MPlayer Eyes from is a novel take on a music player. The 10 LEDs on the face communicate what the player is doing – ff, rew, scan, volume, etc. While it has the Disney logo, I think they should get KAWS to do a version too.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
The opening sequence of Star Wars Ep. V is probably the best first 15 minutes of all of the Star Wars movies. No mind-numbing conspiracy drivel or poor acting, just stuff getting blown up. The Lego AT-AT brings that sequence home in the form of a huge motorized toy that actually walks with the help of motors and gears. If I had it, I would have it tear around my house with a little lego Luke riding a kitten trying to attack it. Giant kittens live on Hoth, right?
Friday, December 5th, 2008
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008