Little Black Box

This toy was designed by Poynter Products Inc in Cincinatti, Ohio, in 1980, and manufactured in Japan. It was available throughout ...

Motus

Designed in the late 1990s by the Japanese inventor Kazunari Higuchi, and sold for a while by the Swiss company Naef. ...

Mirror Mug

We think this idea dates from somewhere in the 1980s. A very basic eathenware mug, it is just the decoration that ...

 

Topnosis

This toy claims to the the worlds longest spinning top. Invented by Ed Rubin, who apparently can sometimes be found demonstrating ...

Pythagoras Cup

These little pottery mugs are sold on the Greek Island of Samos and elsewhere of course and are based on a ...

Via

Via was designed in the late 1990s by the Japanese inventor Yasuo Aizawa, and for a while it was marketed and ...

 

Jolly Jug

The Jolly Jug was popular in the early to mid 19th century, and no doubt was thought a great party joke, ...

Chinese Camel

OK, we know that you dont find camels in China! It is just that this tin toy was made in China. ...

Kissing Daffodil

This clever toy was designed by a magician friend called Simon Drake back in the 1980s. He started with an artificial ...