Unusual Toy Automata

A lot of unusual toys come out of Japan, and this range of Japanese musical automata is no exception! The ...

Balancing Cups

These stainless steel drinking bowls are called Balance by the German designer, Katja Hoeltermann, and are still sold by the German ...

Two Scandanavian Table Mobiles

Candleplay is a Swedish table top mobile, powered by the heat of a single candle. This was bought in 1989 from ...

 

Zip Bags

A zip bag is a long zip that when it is unzipped does not look like much, but when you fasten ...

Thunder Tube

This amazing instrument comes from the Remo drum company in the USA. They call it a Spring Drum, and also a ...

Memo Toast

We were given this toy recently, as an addition to the toy collection. We dont know much about it, and we ...

 

Emergency Can Opener

It is always good to be prepared for emergencies, and this emergency tin opener comes in a handy, well labelled tin, ...

Popping Turtle

This toy was added to the collection in 1989, and it was second hand even then. At first sight it ...

Dual Art

These wooden carved figures have an usual property viewed from one direction they seem to show one shape, yet when ...