Robo Crane

August 20, 2007

Toy cranes haven’t changed much over the years but as of late they have been seeing some hard competition from the likes of Stacker titles. 

In Japan they have come up with a new concept for cranes called the RoboCrane. Players steer a robot around to collect their prizes which leads to a different feel and degree of control over traditional cranes. It is an interesting concept and is currently being tested in Japanese arcade venues.

Extract from Arcade Heroes

Random pic of the week

August 20, 2007


A yellow spot on the horizon slowly approaches the coast. People have gathered and watch in amazement as a giant yellow Rubber Duck approaches. The spectators are greeted by the duck, which slowly nods its head. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relief mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

Title: Rubber duck
Year: 2007
Location: river the Loire, France
Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 32 meters
Materials: inflatable, rubber coated PVC, pontoon and generator
Assigned by: le Lieu Unique and the Biennial Estuaire

Extract from Florentijn Hofman


Starck new Fossil collection have metal of the inner part of the display cantilevered out into a clear section of the metal case to produce a dramatic face that you can see right through.
If you have really hairy arms, this see-through design might not look quite as clean as it does in these pictures…

Extract from technabob