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Mastodonts

At wodibow they believe that toys can mix design with being 100% natural. Mastodonts is a family of wooden magnetic animals inspired in architecture. From 1 body you can build 4 animals just by changing the heads, mouths and ears. No plastic, no paint, no varnish nor glue. It is all beech wood and magnets and finished with wax made of olive oil and beeswax. It is presented in a box made of poplar. They include a cloth and a tin of wax to maintain the Mastodonts. They design and produce in Spain to double-check every one of the pieces they make. To produce they use hi-tech CNC machinery.

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DIY Mini Press

This is the do it yourself Mini Etching Press kit, part of the Halfwood Press line of etching presses. It is made so that it can be packed in a compact box for mailing. Owners need about an hour for assembly. The kit has a user manual, felt blankets for intaglio printing and a chase for relief printing. Besides etchings and linoleum blocks users print lithographic, stencil, mono types and mono prints. This personal size press is youth friendly and capable of professional quality prints by experienced printmakers. The printed user manual is interactive with QR codes to link owners online.

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Brickle C

Brickle C is a small set of colored cork building blocks. They can be stowed in a handbag. They are used from Managers in Office Meetings and from Mummies when they are in a cafe with their children. The material characteristic of Cork do allow to build complex constructions due to the adhesive surface structure of cork. With KORXX young children are able to realize their imagination without getting lost in too much failure. As the materials does also have a light weight it is safe and silent in play.

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Delta Games

Delta Games is the next generation action figure game combining action figure, comic book, mobile app & voice recognition technologies as one product, these 4 elements together create an interactive and immersive experience. The series consist of a superhero human, a battle robot and an alien warrior. Kids can either read the comic book or install a free app to read it digitally. Figures take commands from kids and verbalize dialogues & sound effects, also help kids to make decisions at certain point of the story.

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Sofia

The design was inspired by a 19th century Slovenian wooden cart for dolls. The challenge presented to designers was that of taking a toy which is centuries old, giving it purpose again, making it appealing, useful, interesting design-wise, different and above all simple and elegant. The authors designed a modern portable baby crib for dolls. They came up with an organic shape, illustrating the softness of the relationship between a child and a baby toy. It is basically made from wood and textile. It can be used for sleeping, transport and storing dolls. This toy encourages social play.

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Cwic

Cwic, was designed to be both a tree that you can personalize into every season and a wood toy to explain the life cycle. A big trunk of a tree designed in wood with magnets inserted here and there. The magnets are inside the trunk to support circles of different sizes and colors that represent the foliage of the tree in the different seasons. Reducing foliage to circles of different sizes and colors is one of the main design ideas. Bigger in spring and summer, white for winter, and orange for autumn. The other design achievement is the packaging a wooden flowerpot that holds all the pieces.

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