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JIX

JIX is a construction kit created by New York based visual artist and product designer Patrick Martinez. It is comprised of small modular elements that are specifically designed to allow standard drinking straws to be connected together, in order to create a wide variety of constructions. The JIX connectors come in flat grids which easily snap apart, intersect, and lock into place. With JIX you can build everything from ambitious room-sized structures to intricate table-top sculptures, all using JIX connectors and drinking straws.

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Triqo

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Roman

A new and intuitive construction system, which transforms flat, flexible, puzzle pieces into 3D structures. Roman is the first in a series of five ready-to-wear helmets. The kits arrive packaged flat, with components that snap together easily and efficiently. Stephen McCabe has invented an imaginative build-it-yourself system, which develops dexterity, visuo-spatial skills, and encourages imaginative role play for both parents and children. He has devised different skill levels for each helmet type, demonstrating with elegant geometry, structural designs that portray the spirit of the past.

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DIY Rembrandt Press

This Do It Yourself toy printing press is modeled from European designs that were used in the 17th Century by famous artists like Goya and Piranesi. The kit includes a wood printing plate after the old master, Rembrandt van Rijn. The press, like Rembrandt’s, is made of wood and suited for assembly by young people. It is good for teaching the art of hand printmaking. An added USB flash thumb drive set in the woodwork connects to a Smartphone or tablet so that users may download lessons free and also follow links to online resources such as the creator’s online print making magazine.

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PLAMA marble run 2D

The marble run 2d is a joyful toy for kids and adults. The entire set consists of 12 magnetic planes in different simple shapes and colors. It allows the user to create an intinite variety of paths on a magnetic surface. The marble traverses between the wall and the edges of the single pieces. While the toy is not in use, it cleverly forms a rectangular shape that can act as abstract wall art or beautiful and simple decor. plama may help to develop creativity and logical thinking. It can increase the understanding of two dimensional space and proportion.

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vic & ddory (Mascot)

Vic and ddory are the mascots of the new professional baseball team launched by Korea Telecom in winter 2013, kt wiz (Abbrev. for wizard). Being the symbol of the team, the mascots aim to extend the communication platform beyond the stadium experience. Targeted towards the growing population of female and children baseball fans, the mascots named as vic and ddory, together pronounced as 'Victory' was born. Gaining insights from the fans, a list of functional toys are made that are able to show kt wiz spirit and engagement throughout fan's daily life.

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