Most families love to disassemble family relics. After all, when you still find out the great-grandmother’s decorations, an antique antique chair or a cuckoo clock, who are still a king. But the most interesting thing can be the most ordinary teddy bear. After all, he immediately transfers memories into a serene childhood.
It seems to us that soft toys have always been. Meanwhile, of all kinds of children’s toys, this variety is almost the youngest. Mass production began only at the end of the century before last.
Today in stores there are so many plush dogs, bunnies that I can not believe in their relatively recent appearance on the market. A variety of toys of the same type leads to the fact that the child is more difficult to please. Same toys start to bore. Yes, and modern children have already mastered the computer, having abandoned the beloved of their parents bunnies and bears.
Now, to please a child with a toy, it must first of all surprise him. So there are quite unusual soft creatures on the market. Only here they can be explained by a good sense of humor in adults, but children need to acquire strong nerves.
This toy can be purchased on a special website dedicated to it, for $ 10. Back in early 2000, the world learned about the existence of a greenish-gray soft freak. He had a pointless look and a rectangular body. And the name of this character is Jeero. Oddly enough, he was loved – he was so touching and ridiculous. Over time, it turned out that Jeero has a few dozen friends. All of them, like one, were just as ugly and soft. And the whole company releases the brand Uglydoll. The history of this strange brand began with a letter sent by American David Horvath to his bride, Sun-Min Kim, long before the wedding. Wanting to cheer the girl, the guy drew on paper a strange creature called Wage. Below he wrote that he wants to realize dreams and be together. After a while, the girl sent her favorite parcel, which was sewn by her plush Wage. This freak so liked all around that soon the pair received a large order for the production of similar toys. Horvath and Kim went further – they came up with a story for each of their dolls. You can get acquainted with the biography of soft freaks on the company’s website. Today Uglydolls are very popular with children. Adults even collect them. For the same animals, which was once sewn personally by Sun-Min Kim, there is already a real hunt. Among the fans of this strange family is even the daughter of US President Barack Obama. On September 1, 2009, Sasha Obama was noticed with a keychain in the form of a Babo bird on her school bag.
These giant microbes are sold at a price of $ 9. At first glance, it may even seem that these are not microorganisms at all, but some exotic creatures. In fact, it is precisely microbes, viruses, cells, simply magnified millions of times. The idea to create such a soft toy came to mind Drew Oliver, a Harvard graduate. Strangely enough, he was not trained in microbiology, and is not even a doctor. Oliver is an ordinary lawyer. It’s amazing what made him develop a whole series of toys-microbes from 50 characters. Among them you can find both innocuous human cells (neurons and erythrocytes), and deadly viruses (Ebola and plague). Only a child will find it difficult to understand which toy is good and which is not. After all, there is no relationship between the appearance of the toy and the degree of its danger. So, the formidable malaria appears in the form of a harmless green caterpillar. The virus of West Nile encephalitis, as a sign of its origin, has just eyes that have been put in the Egyptian manner. The manufacturer did provide vision organs for plush microbes. And the coloring of these creatures is chosen deliberately bright to attract children.The manufacturer offers toys in both the standard version, with a height of 5 to 7 inches, and in a miniature (2-4 inches). In the second case, three such microbe will fit into the box. In this case, the manufacturer on the eve of the holidays also produces thematic sets. So, for Valentine’s Day, it is proposed to purchase a set of eggs and sperm. They are dressed in a smart package against the backdrop of a romantic landscape.
Food Chain Friends.
Only for 20 dollars children can get acquainted with friends eating each other. The producer himself characterizes the relations within this company as “complex.” Native soft toys is the planet Daro, which is similar to our planet 200 million years ago. There are many ecosystems there, because Daro simply teems with various forms of life. Nature has brought to them a simple law – the inhabitants do not need to quarrel, just each of them can take, that dine by their neighbor. Friends in the food chain are offered in sets of 2, 3 or 5 toys of different sizes. Here, the matryoshka principle is applied. The smallest animal is placed in the mouth of the larger one, the one into the mouth of the larger one. And on that also there will be a hunter. Since 2008, several sets of these food chains have already been on sale. Each of them received the letter of the Greek alphabet. It is related to the habitat of living beings. Alpha animals live in the steppe, beta in the forest and so on. Although the inhabitants of the planet Daro are rather unusual, in their appearance, the features of our friends – hares, squirrels, hedgehogs, turtles, are still recognizable. And invented such plush friends American illustrator artist Jennifer Rapp Peterson. Surprisingly, this series received several awards, including the title of the toy of the year according to the version of the publication “Family Fun Magazin”.
This strange toy is sold in Germany and costs 30 euros. The creators decided that nothing human is alien to even mild beings. So why not give them mental illnesses? These soft crazy can be ordered on a special site, which is called – “Psychiatric clinic for soft toys, broken in spirit.” In this clinic there are still five patients. Hippo Lilo is an autistic. In his story it is said that for several months he has been busy unraveling a simple puzzle. For all this time, the soft behemoth did not utter a word. Crocodile Croco has a paranoid psychosis. This disease gives him hallucinations and failures in memory. Dolly the sheep suffers from a split personality, the second half considers herself to be a wily wolf. Rattlesnake named Sly lives with a white fever. Because of this, she speaks with her own tail and sees everywhere non-existent white mice. The turtle Dab is in a state of deep depression, which came to her due to nervous overexertion. There is in the series and the sixth toy is Raven-Dr. Wood, who is a psychotherapist. And he and his oddities – they say that the doctor has a complex of God, he believes that he can heal anyone. The creators of this series of soft toys believe that they can help small masters get rid of their diseases. This will help the love, care and new techniques of toy psychoanalysis.
I Heart Guts.
This toy is sold in America at a price of $ 16. When we talk about a beautiful inner world, then, of course, we mean the human soul. But the creators of this series of toys for some reason decided that the inner world should be examined verbatim, through internal organs. Why not be beautiful? The origins of this project was Wendy Bryan. She believes that the toy looks like the insides of the famous Japanese figure Hello Kitty. But the direct relation to this character soft guts, kidneys, heart and bladder do not have. Wendy jokingly says that it all started with a heart broken by her boyfriend, a liver that suffered from constant alcoholic libations, and lungs, tortured with cigarettes.She began to sew plush insides only when she got married and finally gave up her bad habits. That’s why the toys turned out so cheerful. Smiles even tonsils and appendix, which it should not be worth doing – all the same, after all, they will be cut out with time. Such toys are popular in the US, they are given to people who have certain diseases of internal organs. Help plush inside and those who lost one part of their body. After all, they help to survive a painful and painful loss more easily. After all, even the family of the inventor herself was not insured against harm – her husband Wendy was removed thyroid gland. Six months after that operation, the woman sewed a plush shchitovidka specially for her husband, which is now stored on his desk.
This toy costs 25 dollars. But they should not be pitied, because it will help the child learn to distinguish their emotions. With the help of plush characters, adults can tell kids that they should not be embarrassed by their feelings, they just need to learn how to express them correctly. Kimochis will help the child communicate better not only with parents, but also with their peers. The toy has five main characters – Cloud, Beetle, Dove, Octopus and Cat. More recently, there were two more heroes – Rose and Clover. Each toy has a pocket on the belly. To show what emotion the toy is experiencing at the moment, it is necessary to put a corresponding smiley into the recess. There are three of them in the set, which can show their envy, pride, anger, sadness, joy or curiosity. If you want, you can extend the set of emoticons. In total Kimochis can show more than 30 different feelings. On the official website of the project, psychologists tell how to behave when a child reacts too emotionally to everything. After all, there are three simple steps for establishing constructive communication. We must start calling him by his name, until he responds. Then we need to establish a dialogue with him, and not get off on swearing. In the end, adults must admit their mistakes, especially if the child himself directly points to them.
The Particle Zoo.
This toy will cost caring parents a little more than $ 10. It is one of the many children’s amusements in the form of atomic particles, which became so popular against the backdrop of a public debate about the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Even many adults have a vague idea of the appointment of this formidable device. And what does it say about children, the words themselves “the hadron collider” they just scare. Usually at such an age there is no sense in explaining the basics of theoretical physics, but soft quarks and protons will still be useful. After all, they can help the child understand the structure of the universe. Such an animal from elementary particles was invented by American Julie Peasley. She had previously studied several thick books on physics, when suddenly it dawned on her: “Each particle has its own character!”. So why not express it in the form of a toy model? So bright colored neutrons, gluons, neutrinos and gravitons appeared. They are more like some good faces. The size of soft toys is slightly larger than the human palm. It is interesting that each booklet is accompanied by a booklet. The document describes the main properties of microparticles. And for the game you can buy as a whole zoo of their 36 creatures, and some of its one part.
Art-toys from Joshua Ben Longo.
This man graduated from the Brooklyn Pratt Institute. This university is one of the most prestigious art in the country. Longo received a bachelor’s degree in industrial design. But he was not going to let his talents for designing new tables and chairs. The artist came up with his own country, calling it Longoland. And settled in it sewn to them the same unusual creatures. Longo says that he constantly talks with his creations. He hopes that one day toys will answer him.Therefore, all that is on the faces of his monsters – the mouth, eyes and nose are absent at all. In this case, Longo uses non-expensive materials for the production of his soft toys – natural fabrics and fur. Not surprisingly, the cost of toys reaches up to $ 350. The residents of Longoland themselves are hard to call charming. Yes, and they remind me that they are no longer toys, but interior objects. Longo himself often appears at exhibitions of contemporary art with them. Only can a child fall in love with a strange soft thing, like a bison, or even a Pekingese? The designer himself claims that his toys help people to remain humane and learn to find the perfect even in the most terrible monster.
Erwin the Little Patient.
This soft toy worth 25 euros will be the best gift for a child who dreams of becoming a doctor. The disheveled plush Ervin under the shirt has a hidden zipper. If it is unfastened, then the eyes of the future doctor will be exposed to all the internal organs of the toy patient. At the same time, they can not only be seen, but also touched and even pulled out. But to put the organs back, and even in the right order, you’ll have to sweat even an adult. In this difficult task can help colored Velcro. They will prompt in what order the organs should be attached to each other. And on the inside of the abdominal cavity, Erwin even embroidered his own skeleton. This educational toy is designed for children from 2 years. It easily turns into an ordinary and unremarkable doll – you just need to zip up the zipper. It is interesting that Erwin can perform the functions of Erwin. After all, the toy has not only a universal hairstyle, suitable for both the boy and girls, but is also delicately devoid of genitals. This little patient was invented in Germany. Parents immediately split into two groups. Some people believe that it is not superfluous for the child to learn how our body is arranged. Other adults are skeptical of such a toy. After all, it forms a misconception about the anatomy of living beings. Who will guarantee that after playing with Erwin, children will not go looking for similar lightning from other people or animals? After all, this can lead to tragic consequences.
The toy industry has also adopted fashion for recycling. This phenomenon allows you not to throw out bored clothes and clothes, but to earn on them and provide a second life. Invented such use of old things by Jennifer Strandz from Baltimore. She began to make monsters of cotton, selling them for $ 25. Each toy is unique, Jen does not accept patterns. The main thing in the work is her own imagination. The girl has been carried away by needlework since childhood. Over the years she has become a real master in this business. Jennifer’s toys are perfectly sewn, with a lot of attention paid to such small details as claws and teeth. She is constantly involved in design exhibitions and sales, her creations are a success in the online store. Jennifer even created her own studio, which is crammed to the top with pieces of cloth, threads, semi-prepared monsters. But some of her creations are not much smaller than their creator. The woman claims that her monsters will become true friends not only to the child, but also to the adult. Soft dolls will help protect themselves from monsters living under the bed, they will be able to listen patiently, and in difficult moments they will simply call a smile.