Pecking Bird Craft Toy

This little wooden pecking bird was bought at a craft fair. The mechanism is very simple, but also quite elegant.

Dog Automaton

This cute little automaton of a dog is something of a mystery. It is in a case of toys dated 1991, ...

Perpetual Calendar

This Perpetual Calendar was made by the French company SculpturesJeux in 1991. It allows you to find out which day of ...

 

Waddling Seal

This toy was acquired in 1991, and it is either a prototype or maybe a craft toy. There is no packaging ...

Stress Busting Helicopter

This executive desk toy was bought in 1991 from Hamleys Toy Shop in London. Hamleys, in Regent Street in central London, ...

Balancing Butterflies

These balancing butterflies are a modern reproduction of a toy that was popular over 100 years ago. The cardboard butterflies have ...

 

Ghost Bank Money Box

This clever little money box was bought in 1991, and it was made by the TOMY Toy Corporation of Japan. Place ...

Two New Magnetic Toys

Firstly, we have an example of diamagnetic levitation. Diamagnetic materials are repelled by both the north and the south pole of ...

Faulty Calculator

Tim was given this calculator by a friend who knows how much Tim loves unusual and quirky items. Somehow, ...