- Toy Mashups: A “How to” Guide
- ‘Disney Infinity’: Epic Toy and Video Gaming Mashup
- The Dark Side of Play
- PLANTS VS ZOMBIES CAKE – NERDY NUMMIES
- Buzz Tron
- Who’s Hungry for an Angry Pizza?
- Mr. Potato Bed
- South Park Matryoshka
- We are Devo!
- Beat Dolls on Abbey Road
- The Matryoshka Bunch
- Reservoir Dolls
- Fastest Gun in the Nest
- Martyrshka Doll Grenades
- Spongebob Square Shoes
- Landfill Harmonic – The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
- Toy Mashterpieces
- Crayon Phone
- Rubik’s Cube Stamp
- Zero Dark 30 Rock
- Star Wars Light Saber Chopsticks
- The Sponge-inator
- Baby Alive!
- Doc McStuffins & Turkey
- playCHIC Word Winder and Moshi Monster Fashions
- playCHIC and Pony Royale Fashions
- playCHIC and The Settlers of Catan Fashions
- Board Walk Sneakers
- Upcycled Jewelry
- Colored Pencil Earrings
- Monopoly Jewelry Box
- Lego Heels
- Rubik’s Cube Fashion Accessories
- Bones and Socket Monkey
- Intergalactic Pumpkin Carving
- Spider WebKinz
- Doggie Boo!
Reinvent and reimagine your toys to make crazy and hilarious mash-ups! All thanks to beautiful Lego and sugru!
The joy of using Lego is you can keep making weird combinations – so you will never tire of your toys!
sugru is great for this because:
- it sticks to almost anything from Moshi Monsters to Spiderman!
- its strong and durable
Please note: sugru is not suitable for children in its uncured form – but as soon as it’s cured – its ready for playtime!
- sugru (the no. of minipacks depends on how many toys!)
- A hacksaw
- Tissue/ toilet paper
- A selection of Lego bricks (the slimmer the better)
- some cool toys
To start with, you will want a selection of Lego in varying styles that do different things. We’ve found that the slimmer the Lego brick the better!
Next up, take your toys and saw off limbs/heads/tails/torsos/feet etc.
Don’t think of it as killing your toys but as giving them new life!
Cut open a minipack of sugru and tear off a small piece. Knead it in your hands for 30 seconds to get it warmed up.
Next, roll it into a sausage and stick it to the bottom of the Lego and then sculpt it into a pyramid shape.
A pyramid shape allows the sugru the best possible even spread when it’s pressed onto the toy.
Press the Lego brick down onto the limb/torso etc. Here we have stuck it to this toy’s head.
Leave him to cure for 24 hours. (He’s had a busy day!)
In much the same way as before, knead, apply and sculpt the sugru.
Be careful about which side you stick the sugru on – it all depends on what sort of combinations you want to make. Here we are sticking sugru on top so the head can connect with it.
Push the Lego/sugru brick onto the body of the toy. Make sure the Lego is evenly placed and level.
Leave him to cure for 24 hours too.
Next up, we are modifying this wrestling toy. He’s hollow inside so stuff this toy with tissue/ toilet paper so sugru has a bigger surface area to bond to.
Smear sugru over the surface you want to put the sugru on.
Knead, apply and sculpt the sugru onto a Lego brick and then push it onto this toy’s body/
Using more sugru, build up the areas around the brick for an extra strong bond. You can do this by using the excess sugru from the sides or by making small sausages, applying it to the sides and then rolling your finger over it for an extra smooth finish.
Leave this to cure for 24 hours.
24 hours later, the sugru has cured and your new toys are ready to go!
Swap and play around with your new toy parts…
…the only limit is your imagination!
Here’s something fun!
Move over Skylanders! Coming in June, Disney Infinity mashes characters from your favorite Disney and Pixar movies into ONE video game. Plastic action characters and interactive pieces make the 2D characters come to life.
By Samantha Murphy, January 15, 2013
Want your favorite Disney and Pixar characters to come together in one epic video game? Disney executives announced on Tuesday in Los Angeles a new gaming platform that does just that — and even features real-life game pieces that make it come alive.
Disney Infinity, which is currently in development with Avalanche Software and will debut in June, will feature 17 plastic characters — and 40 interactive pieces — from both Disney and Pixar movies to power the game. The toys will focus on upcoming film Monsters University, as well as The Incredibles and Pirates of the Caribbean. It will also come with a base, so when figures are placed on top, they can play certain experiences. Meanwhile, each film has its own Playset (or gaming universe) that can combine up to three characters from other films.
However, the company stressed its more of an interactive gaming platform than just a typical game. Disney Infinity will come to gaming consoles such as Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and Wii systems, and will also come to mobile and online platforms, as well.
Disney is facing some tough competition in the interactive toy market. Activision’s Skylanders franchise, released in 2011, also combines collectable toys with a video game for a unique interactive experience. Activision announced Monday the franchise had grossed more than $500 million in the U.S. since launch.
These macabre mashups are disturbing, yet thought provoking. Using children in play scenarios that depict catastrophic events - tell us how you feel about that.
Are kids being exposed to too much realism at too early an age?
To view all of the photographs, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/jonathan-hobin-photos-in-the-playroom-recreates-americas-darkest-hours-with-children-photos_n_3200741.html
Delish sunflower cake created by fluorescent sunflower nails. Or, is that the fondant? Happy day! http://youtu.be/_ddvp1XkRuk
Tron Story reposted from http://madminerva.blogspot.com/2010/12/awesome-tron-story.html
@Afobos delivery shared an Angry Birds-inspired pizza. Looks delicious! I wonder if the anchovies are angry too?
Get your 40 winks on when you snuggle up in this cozy toy mashup, created by Craig Carpenter. Thanks for mashing with us Craig!
Hey little green army men, play nice or go home! Movie poster by Jim Tuckwell. http://www.soundonsight.org/toy-story-reservoir-dogs-platoon-mash-up-posters/
Here, the musical Matryoshka attempt to reenact the famous scene of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road. A little lost in the translation, but a bold effort by all!
Nostalgic TV show meets Russian nesting doll…what?