Panasonic Evoia Robot

August 12, 2009

Duracell has its drummer bunny. Panasonic has Evoia.
To demonstrate their long lasting evolta batteries, panasonic drove the small Evoia robot for 24 hours at the race track powered by two small AA evolta batteries, covering a record setting distance of 23.726 km. It set the guinness world record on August 6. This is the second record for the evolta battery, which previously was given the honour of ‘longest lasting AA alkaline battery’.

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The Rocking Horse

July 24, 2009

Rocking horse in a modern context, designed out of few bits and pieces of old german motorbikes. Good for the kid who grew up in a concrete jungle…

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Video gaming is getting really life like. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 “Prestige Edition,” will include a “fully functioning night vision goggles.” No idea how well they work… but this is really amazing. Maybe it’s even cheaper than what the army is using…

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Toy Sculptures

July 12, 2009

Sculptures made up of toys screwed together on wood.

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Random pic of the week

June 15, 2009

Barbie Foosball! Barbiefoot combines the iconic doll with table football, on one side it uses barbie’s pink, frilly world and on the other its uses the predominantly male world of table soccer.

It was created in partnership with mattel brands consumer products and babyfoot bonzini to stimulate thoughts about different mentalities and the pre- digested everyday ideas we commonly face.

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Ma Me Pa

June 3, 2009

“Ma Me Pa is a train of mama, baby and papa turtles. This wooden pull-along toy fascinates children and adults alike for its unique rotating shells.”

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Monster Burp

March 17, 2009

The Monster Burp vinyl is a two-piece figure and stands approximately 6” tall and has two points of articulation (the arms on the burp). It duplicates the look of the original print contribution from the Monster Burp show in London.

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Some LEGO employees get have a business card like this and they even try to match the look of the minifig (gender, hair, glasses) to the person.
They are expensive to make so only a few executives and people in PR roles get them.

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Plasma Dunny

February 7, 2009

Artist Dustin Cantrell took Kidrobot’s classic Dunny toy and fused it together with a novelty favorite: the Tesla-inspired Plasma Globe.
The Plasma Globe was originally conceived by Nikola Tesla in 1894 and worked by using an Tesla coil to excite the element inside an incandescent lap. Then in the 1970s, MIT researcher Bill Parker came up with the more modern design used today, which has a glass dome full of inert gases, and running a high frequency current through the dome, prompting the visual effects.
Wow… imagine the potential if this plasma globe can be shrank and inplanted into little figurines and toys powered with button batteries…

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Chubu 01

January 22, 2009

Chubu 01 is a robot from an alternate 1957 where robots are the primary mode of transportation. Build-it-yourself model kits are for sale in Harajuku’s TOKYO CULTUART gallery at 28000 Yen…
I love Japan’s imaginations…

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