the cord and hear him talk!"
have found their way into almost everything. Virtually every
toy company has some product that winds up, uses gears,
or eventually, simply moves. Mechanics are now in LEGO,
dolls, cars, and even personal invention. Just check out
the Knockman Family which have three unique figures in the
set. Please watch the video in the section to see just what
they do! Ryota Kuwakubo is known as a "device artist"
in Japan and together with Maywa Denki, he has produced
some of the most bizarre and innovative design pieces we
have ever seen! Bitman
is just crazy, and that gets us to electronics.
They have played a huge part in the evolution of certain
toy concepts. The DigiQ is a perfect example. It's predecessor,
the ChoroQ (known in America as the Pennyracer), are purely
mechanical. They pull back and move when you let them go.
The DigiQ is the remote control version and it's similarities
with it's earlier cousin are very apparent. Both run around
2.5" in length and are respectibly detailed. Micropets
are another unique contraption. Like Furbies, they have
voice activated commands and interact with each other. They
even and get retired like Beanie Babies!