Cubebot - micro violet
At last, cool robot toys that aren't made of plastic and no batteries required! Inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, Cubebots are brilliant, moveable robots made of beech wood. Cubebots's powerful hardwood frame can hold dozens of poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. When it's time for him to rest, he folds into a perfect cube.
Dimensions: 4.25 inches tall with 5.5 inch arm span (at play); 1.5 x 1.5 inch cube (at rest)
These little chaps are designed for ages 3+ but we think they'll be just as popular with grown-ups.
Designed by David Weeks for Areaware, a Brooklyn-based producer of everyday objects that are both functional and unusual.