Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Evolution

I might have mentioned Zoomorphs last year as one of my favorite gifts of the season. If so, today is a repeat - and a breach of my self imposed rule about never repeating the same idea twice.

But, if it's true and I already shared Zoomorphs, then let it serve as a true testament to what a great gift I think these are for young creative minds. It's a year later and this toy is still going strong in my house.

In fact, if I worked in an office and had a steady stream of people coming in and out, I would be tempted fill my candy dish with Zoomorphs. What a great conversation piece it would be endless amounts of fun for your office mates.

The concept is easy. Animal parts designed to be interchangeable. Take the head of a feline and combine it with the body of a zebra, the legs of a cheetah, elephant, dinosaur, and zebra. Top the whole thing off with a pink tail and what do you have?
How about a Pink Zephtahsaur?

I know what you veteran moms are thinking. Is she crazy? Those insidious hunks of plastic will be strewn around my house in minutes... no seconds. In cushions, under couches, stuck in lights, wedged in drawers, and tucked in the bed sheets. Forget it!

Ours are stored in a kitchen cabinet, so I can bring them out in the evening while the kids are waiting for dinner to be ready. No muss, no fuss.
Today is Wednesday, so I thought I'd whack your thinking a bit. Take a look at the creatures below and try naming them. You'll see what I mean about this toy being fun.

Here's one.
Now two.
And then three.
Try your hand at naming all three or select just one. How about a Starbucks coffee, on me, to the person who comes up with a name that my boys think is most clever?

P.S. $16.99 for this box of endless fun and creativity.

Signing off until tomorrow....

6 comments:

Robin said...

You know some mom frustrated with a billion cheap plastic toy parts that didn't go together had to invent these toys. It limits mom frustration, it increases child creativity - what's not to love???

I've never seen them, very cute.

Jessie Freeman said...

I love these! I will be getting these for the neice and nephew! I will have to think on naming them, that will take a while since my creativity part of my brain isn't quite awake yet :)

Cheryl - I got the mistletoe and it is beautiful! I will take a picture of it when I finish decorating!

Robin said...

What do you get if you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros?

Elephrhino. (Hell, if I know!)

Sorry, this post BEGGED for the joke...

Cheryl said...

Ha Ha! These are funny. I don't remember them from last year either so you're good on the repeat deal. I can't tell what some of those pieces are but I see a lizard head- is that a potato body? Lizato. I see a zebra head with a kangaroo tail? Zebangaroo. And a Parrot head with- I don't know what the heck those things are!!! That thing is just scary with the red thing coming out of his chest!!! HA! I don't mind all the small parts of this for some reason.

Jessie- glad it arrived in one piece and that you like it. Can't wait to see the pics.

Claudia- do you have a winning cookie cutter from yesterday?

heather said...

Here are my pretty lame names:

#1: Black Spotted Shliz

#2: Zelizataur

#3: Blue-tailed Parrodactyl

Claudia @ Highlowaha said...

Cheryl and others.... yes, we have a winner from yesterday.

It was the ROOSTER!

Come to think of it, I think that was your suggestion, Cheryl.