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Creepy and awesome

Kids are amazing.  The stuff that comes out of their minds is so free form and astonishing sometimes.  I recently got a drawing from a girl I teach at Karate Job of a T-rex on a blimp.  That’s right: a dinosaur riding on a blimp, which also had teeth and eyes, and fire coming out the back of it.

I pointed out the amazing art of David Devries, who turned children’s drawings of nightmares into horrible, incredible works of art.  Now there’s a company doing something similar, but far more friendly (and profitable, I hope): they’re taking children’s drawings and turning them into toys.  What a fantastic idea!  It also serves as a reminder of the kind of nightmare fuel that kids think of all my themselves.  Creepy and awesome.

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OMFG Imaginarium

inside: pure magic

I cannot begin to describe how rapidly and thoroughly I lost my shit whenever I saw the Imaginarium storefront.  My child-brain turned to mush as soon as I walked through the small door (I don’t think I ever entered through the big door).  My parents never bought us anything from this fantastic wonderland of magic and Legos, but they were generous enough to let us wander around and stare at stuff.  And stare we did.  O man.  Did I stare.

Not that I can remember anything I saw in there.  Except for the magnetic train set on wooden tracks that went up and down and made little turns and went through an awesome bridge… UGH I WANTED IT SO BAD!!

I still do.

Holy shit here it is!  The Imaginarium Classic Train Table with Roundhouse Wooden Train Set!  Just $285!