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More than Meets the Eye

An extension to baboo's Take’Em Apart™ Toys idea
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Excerpt from original idea (link below): "A Take’Em Apart™ radio would use the old transistor model and be built to make it especially easy to take apart and put together, but essentially works and functions as a simple radio. If a machine is too complicated to begin with, the Take’Em Apart™ version can be simplied, but should not sacrifice any essential component. The toy package comes with a solution to the problem, including a step-by-step guide to taking apart and rebuilding the device, as well as an explanation of how, and why, it works. But first, the child is encouraged to fiddle with it and make the discoveries by herself."

My addition:

bristolz' comment on the original idea suggested that they be made so kids can still play with them when taken apart, which spurred this idea...

The toys could be made in the style of Transformers so they transform into some robot-looking character, then when in their "camouflage" version, are working little gadgets.

This is totally do-able - I imagine digital camera, radio, MP3 player, cell phone - when taken apart the inside mechanisms are exposed to be discovered, but the item is now also usable as an action-figure.

So, you have a normal-looking MP3 player, which disassembled and reassembles into a cool looking Transformer, then for the kid to listen to MP3s again, he/she has to reconfigure the parts back the original way.

I'm female, but I inherited toys from my mom's boss' boys when I was young, and spend many an hour playing with the original Optimus Prime tractor-trailer (see link).

Time to update to appeal to modern kids!

I hear another Transformers movie is coming out - anyone want to pitch this to Paramount? :)

paix120, Mar 28 2009

Original Take'Em Apart Toys Idea Take_92Em_20Apart_99_20Toys
by baboo [paix120, Mar 28 2009]

Next Transformers Movie (sequel) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1055369/
[paix120, Mar 28 2009]

Transformers Action Figures http://www.starstor...movie-Voyager-2.jpg
example for the confused [paix120, Mar 28 2009]

(??) Vintage Optimus Prime http://cgi.ebay.com...A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
old-school transformers [paix120, Mar 28 2009]


       This is along the same lines... http://tr.im/EUap
paix120, Nov 13 2009

       there's a certain passive Darwinian component to this idea: the user would assume that bigger plug-in models can be taken apart safely.   

       ps: don't use redirect url's. [-]
FlyingToaster, Nov 13 2009


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