Product Type: Science Museum Novelty Toy
Newest Review: ... will be displayed on a shelf in my sons room until he is bored of it. I went for the Science Museum one as I found it reasonably priced... more
~A Fun Five Minutes with Pin Art~
Science Museum Pin Art
Member Name: newby2
Science Museum Pin Art
Advantages: good fun
Disadvantages: no longevity
==Science Museum Pin Art==
These pin art science museum blocks were all the rage when I was growing up and I am sure it seemed like all my fiends and I received them as gifts on the same Christmas. It was just one of those novelty toys that has never really gone out of fashion and is still rather fun for a short period of time.
I don't know how much my parents paid for it all those years ago but I shouldn't think it was that much seeing how it was one of my smaller Christmas presents that year. Having a look on the Amazon website now you can get these toys from around £10 up to the £20 price range.
The toy looks just as good now as it did when I first received it and it is something that is currently in my little boys bedroom and he finds fascinating. Its not especially large so doesn't take up much room on his shelf and he will of course get it down from time to time.
The idea of the toy is that you can make any 3D impression using the pins. There are hundreds of blunt metal pins placed inside a screen and these can move slightly through to the front of the screen. There is a further clear plastic front panel which stops the pins being pushed back through from the front. You can push your hand/face or various other body items (foot I was thinking!!) onto the back side of the pins and the 3D impression of this will be shown at the front of the screen. This picture can then be wiped away by tilting the toy back and making all of the pins slip back through to the back panel.
The look is really impressive and its fun trying lots of different items and to see what the impression that comes out of the other side is. Of course there is really limited play with this toy and you can only really give it 5 or so minutes of your time before getting a little bored and moving on to something else. It is however one of those things that gets picked up from time to time and is a talking point when friends come round.
For the price I think it is not a bad investment. As I say it is still going strong and looking good as new a good 20 years after it was first purchased so I should think it has had its monies worth out of it. Jack really enjoys it and I did too so I can't really see any real fault with it. The item is made well and will surely last another 20 years or more! I think I will aware a 4 out of 5 stars and only mark it down 1 mark because of the limited playability with it but all in all I would highly recommend it!
I do hope that this is something that has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a novel idea