Kids Toy, EpochAir Cool Wooden Transformer Toy Changing to Many Type of Shapes, Creative Educational Children Toys for New Version Design
Five out of five stars
This toy is very simple, it is fundamentally a robot-like action figure. What makes it interesting is the number of degrees of freedom that each of the many components have. It is constructed of individual sections, all of which can be rotated the full 360 degrees. The head is the only section where that is the only possible movement.
Each of the other pieces can be shifted plus or minus ninety degrees perpendicular from the axis of rotation. There are separate pieces for the shoulders, abdomen and hips, the arms have three sections and the legs have four. With 21 different pieces having three possible configurations based on the shifting of ninety degrees, there is the potential for 3 to the 21st power different ways that the figure can be posed. While not all of these will be physically possible due to spatial conflicts, the number of possibilities is effectively infinite.
The pieces are also very easily moved, so even the weakest of young hands will be able to manipulate the figure. I did not perform a stress test to determine how much force it takes to break a section off the figure. Since the pieces are small enough to pose a choking risk, one must be cautious when infants can come into contact with it.
This is a simple toy that will challenge the spatial perception of the child as they modify the figure into the many possible configurations. The feet and hands are circular, making is stable enough to stand on both the hands and feet. While that may seem trivial, it is one more significant option for posing the figure. The hands and feet have the shape of tires, so it is possible to convert the figures into cars.
There is a lot of challenging fun packed into this figure that is only six inches high.