Saturday, 10 September 2022

How Do You Make the Perfect Toy?

quote [ Fads come and go, but how to create a toy that stands the test of time is the billion-dollar question ]

A perfect toy made by perfect tools
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[by ScoobySnacks@8:22amGMT]


cb361 said[3] @ 12:15pm GMT on 11th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
I just bought Disney Plus. I didn’t really want it, but I found a website selling surplus 12 month keys for 85% off. Which settled the matter.

I’ve been watching Pixar movies, but found them to be a bit childish.

I thought that Up was going to be about raging at the dying light at end of day. In fact it was about chasing some sort of escaped roadrunner ostrich.

I thought that Lightyear was going to be about losing and accepting the loss of loved-ones caused by striving for some unobtainable goal, seen through the medium of relativistic time dilation. A brilliant idea and one I wish I had come up with myself, but it turned out I did come up with it because the film was about shooting some robots.

I knew that Toy Story 4 had a sentient toy made from a plastic fork. That clearly wasn’t going to survive for very long, so I assumed that the story would be about accepting that a very short life can be rewarding if you take it for what it is. Instead, the story was about something else. I can’t remember what. Possibly having elderly sex with little bo peep after the kids have left home.

Perhaps my expectations were set to high for a bunch of films for kids. Or perhaps I should watch films made for grownups instead. But they’re so boring…
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:53am GMT on 12th Sep
If watching movies is too boring, try making stop motion animations.
cb361 said @ 12:35pm GMT on 12th Sep
Do you mean that I should make stop motion animations, because it's more fun than watching them, or that I shouldn't make stop motion animations because it's more boring than watching them?
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:06pm GMT on 12th Sep [Score:1 laz0r]
I left it ambiguous intentionally. That way, it can mean what you want it to mean.
cb361 said @ 8:36am GMT on 13th Sep
No, I won’t let you suck my toes!
slaytanik said @ 1:13pm GMT on 12th Sep
You should stop making them
Stationary animations only please
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:05pm GMT on 12th Sep
That's the best kind.
eddiebax said @ 9:36pm GMT on 12th Sep
Bought my niece one of the classics: an Easy-Bake Oven.

Still waiting for that cake to bake; damned LED bulbs

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