Have you ever wondered why so many Super Villains set out to making a “Shrinking Ray?” The reason is simple – because it’s fun! Look at the movie Ant-Man for example – remember when we found out that the military tank that was on Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) keychain was actually a full-size tank that had been shrunk? Ponder the possibilities while thinking of World’s Smallest, a new line of collectible toys (and suspiciously, key chains) by the folks at Super Impulse. They’re working (to an extent) replicas (or are they?) of the real thing, now small enough that you can have toys for your toys. World’s Smallest are a featured Stocking Stuffer in my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine!
With licensing deals in place to make “World’s Smallest” versions of iconic toys like the Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone, Little People School Bus (70s style!) and Rock-A-Stack, alongside the Duncan Yo-Yo, Rubik’s Cube, Etch-A-Sketch, Little Green Army Men, Polaroid Camera and more, there’s a lot of fun to be had in a really small size.
While the fun factor makes this cool enough as-is, there’s also an unexpected learning element at play. The Polaroid Land Camera opened up a discussion about photographic history, and the technological advances of the past century. I actually have some Polaroids here that my mom once snapped using her Instamatic Camera in the late 70s and early 80s. It’s weird to think that our kids will never know a time when there’s not a camera in your pocket – and that the idea of waiting minutes for a picture (much less weeks for film to develop) is now considered ancient history.
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