I’ve been hitting the American International Toy Fair with my PiercingMetal.com website for a few years now and if this is something that you weren’t aware of you can click on THIS LINK to open up numerous posts about the event on that website. Historically speaking, I’ve only ever used The Chronicles to mention that we were attending but with this years event the time for change has come and additional coverage will be posted here. I’m not sure yet at this point but will decide once I am exploring the halls of Javits in February where I will again be attending as a member of the press. Recently I received an item in the mail from the fine folks at Nano Magnetics, the makers of these cool little construction dots that are magnetized. I met them at one of the Toy Fair conventions a few years ago and we kept in touch. I felt that featuring this item in a post made the most sense so behold “GYRO”. They come in this cool box which is about 5″ by 5″ in case you wondered.
Opening it up you see that four parts make up the set along with a stand for your desk in case you want to display them to the people who are visiting you. The two clear objects appear to have all the techno-stuff to them and they bear the most weight. The two colored spheres are lighter and I imagine contain less parts on the inside.
Here is how they look on the handy dandy desk stand. There is a slight indent for proper placement but the magnetic properties of the spheres are also at work here. It looks nice
Now before you think that I possess some sort of sorcerer level balancing skills let me tell you that those two exterior colored spheres are being held in place by the magnetic properties of the two doodad loaded spheres.
I couldn’t resist seeing if my big ole metal skull ring would have any interaction with the gyro but alas it didn’t. Oh well. It did seem to serve as a conduit from one to the other but otherwise nothing to share here. It would have made for some interesting photos if it had so you will just need to use it as is unless you have some other Nano Magnetics things.
I placed them by Spooke who was watching me intently and though it disturbed her snoozing on the couch behind me, you can almost hear her thinking what would you like me to do with these Daddy.
Okay I think that I better put these away now because I know that face and its the one that is ready to knock one of these spheres off the couch and give chase. If she gets at it I am sure that finding it again will be no easy task. You know how pets are with their toys, they end up vanishing to parts unknown and I don’t what my Gyro to find the same fate.
If you’d like to see how they manufacture the Gyro, just watch this short clip below.
I handled these for a short time as well as its the kind of product that can be thought of as a keep your hands busy item. You know, just futzing around with it in your palm or passing the spheres back and forth and seeing how close or far they can be from each other. That sort of thing. Sadly I didn’t snap photos of that process. I apologize. The product retails for about $40 which is not too bad considering that its something interesting and on the different side. I am glad that the Nano Magnetics people wanted my input and hope that you enjoyed this narrative as well. Thanks for reading and do please check out those Toy Fair posts since its a cool event that I love to bring to your attention.
Official Website: http://nanodots.com/constructors.html