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
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Science Museum Pin Art
Member Name: MikeBorry
Science Museum Pin Art
Advantages: Cool 3D images!
Disadvantages: None from me.
~*~*~ Science Museum Pin Art ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a very cool 'toy' that I remember loving as a child! It is basically a frame containing lots of flat pins on the back sheet which when pushed through will form an image against the glass frame at the front. I remember having hours of fun with these as a child so I bought one for my son two Christmases ago and I still have fun with it now!
~ What do you do with it? ~
As the image above suggests you can push your hand/fingers into the pins which have flat non sharp ends and as you push through the image is shown through the glass at the front, the glass also acts as a barrier to stop the pins coming out!
The silver pins sit in a black plastic board at the back of the 'toy' there are then six pins which enable the glass to be elevated at about 2 inches or so above so that you can push the pins through to make art!
The image will stay in place so long as you don't tip it back down.
Not only can you use your hand/fingers but you can press your face into the pins or use an object. When placed back down you can then display your art with style!
The image is in 3D which makes it so cool.
~ Overall ~
My son loves this, as do I. When he got it he knew what is was and set about making an impression of his ear which turned out really well, his ear was shown in 3D and displayed on the fireplace for a couple of hours until he shook it out to try something else. The glass at the front is very thick and strong and hasn't scratched at all despite us all using it, my children will often play with this and then the 3D image 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 in a local retro type store for £7.99. There are many other makes available and they all do the same thing, however I can say that this one is really good and has had lots of use without showing any signs of wear at all.
This particular pin art has a size of -
Height 17.5cm, Width 12.5cm, Depth 5cm.
It's a really cool, quirky & retro toy that will transport you back to your childhood!
I remember being really jealous that my cousin had a pin art and I didn't and then Santa brought me my own and I was over the moon. I am pretty sure that my original one is still in my mums attic so I think a little dig about soon will have to happen!
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: A great 'toy' for old and young!
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