Make your dashboard one with everything for under five bucks. This Buddhist monk-on-a-spring wears an off-the-shoulder saffron robe and a blissful expression that will make your daily commute a little slice of Nirvana. Sits 4-5/8" tall with an adhesive base.
It’s called Thinking Putty® because while you do whatever you want with it, your brain relaxes and opens up to all kinds of creative thinking. Need it? Yes. And you can also knead it. Or bounce it, bend it, tear it, stretch it, snap it, pop it. Pick from the 3.2 oz of dark green magnetic Strange Attractor putty with iron filings infused in it, plus a 1/2” cubed rare earth magnet; the 3.2 oz glimmering light green Foxfire putty that you can draw on with the included blacklight keychain light; or the Super Scarab, 3.2 oz. of color-shifting blue/purple/copper/red putty reminesent of Egyptian scarabs. Comes in a 4” dia x 1-3/8” tin.
Bigger than a baseball across the top, this is one ginormous jewel. You pick a clear or deep-translucent-blue, 24% lead crystal, cut-glass gem. It’s 3-1/8” dia at the top, tapering to point 2-1/8” deep. Could be mounted in a stunning, but really, really, really big engagement ring.
Now comes this ball of geometric possibilities, from creativity guru Roger von Oech. Perfect for anyone with a 3-dimensional mind, from a precocious child to a bored nonagenarian, including your favorite artist, mathematician, designer, engineer, or whatever. The little red ball, 3-1/4" dia, comprises (30) magnetized right golden rhombic pyramids that will fit together in endless shapes, from a rhombic triacontahedron (see the pic), to stars, wreaths, animals, sunbursts, and endless others. Comes with a 96pp booklet on geometric possibilities and creativity. Plenty of desktop noodling fun, but a lot more than just a toy.
Uwe Meffert is the Erno Rubik of the non-cubic universe. You decide which of his puzzles you want to be driven crazy by: the Pyraminx is a 3-7/8" pyramid with different colors on each face, if you can get them there. Rated 3 stars of difficulty out of 5. The Gearball is a baseball-sized sphere with (6) facets that you try to align in their appropriate color before you just throw it into the mean neighbor's yard. Rated 5 stars out of 5 for difficulty.
Or there will be when you keep your money in this white nylonish canvas, jockey-style billfold. Everyone will crack a smile when you whip out your foldable skivvies, and you'll give new meaning to "stashing a little cash in your drawers." Save your dollars and you'll see London, you'll see France. Opens to 8" x 3-1/4" with a section for bills plus (1) window opposite (3) card slots.
These little punch-out puzzles can be a puzzle to assemble, with tiny pieces, but when done right they toddle along via the little wind-up gear motor. When done wrong, like we did, they toddle in reverse,like moon-walking dinosaurs, which is even more fun. You pick the 5" triceratops or the 6" T-Rex.
Fun at parties, or just to make your mother reconsider her decision to have children in the first place. From Steve Spangler Science, you pick the Growing Alien, who morphs from 3-1/2" to over 8" with the special powder; the Alien Glowing Eyes kit, in which dozens of tiny beads grow and glow; the Monster Eyeball kit, which is pretty self-explanatory except for the slimy part; or the Growing Brain kit, complete with a Blood Pill for display purposes. You might need a few common household items, but that won't stop you. For ages 4+.
Just stick these 2-3/4" long rubber feet on your fingers and patter away. They’re puppet feet that have lost their puppets, and are super-accurate, with toenails, ankle bones and that little vein on the arch. You get (2) right and (2) left feet. Would make lovely gifts in bulk for the podiatrist in the family, or for folks who just, you know, like feet.
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