Some iconic toys have successfully weathered test of time, such as the Rubik’s Cube, the Slinky, the yo-yo, and Silly Putty. Instead of “reinventing the wheel”, creative toy makers have decided to expound upon existing greats. Magnetic Thinking Putty is a prime example of how even simple things like Silly Putty can get revamped from great to greater.
Magnetic Thinking Putty
- Dimensions (metal container): 4″ diameter x 1.375″ tall
- Putty weight: 3.2 ounces
- Includes strong neodymium iron boron magnet (12mm cube)
- Ages 14+
- Made in the USA
The black magnetic putty has micro magnetic particles distributed throughout. So if you’d place the goopy putty near small metallic objects i.e. paperclips, the putty would seemingly devour the metal in sci-fi comic book fashion. Think of an amoeba engulfing its food or the scene in Spider-Man 3, when Peter Parker gets possessed by the dark side and turns into black Spider-Man. Creepy and cool at the same time.
Beyond magnetic science, the putty also has some Absent-Minded Professorisms. If you morph it into a ball, it becomes a bouncy ball. Stretching it resembles the stretchiness of Silly Putty. If you swiftly tear it apart, you get a clean fortune cookie-break. If you smash it, it shatters into a gazillion pieces like broken glass. And that’s when you bust out your super duper neodymium iron boron magnet to clean up the mess, lickety-split. The cubed magnet is so strong that the putty will reach out to touch it, making it look aliiiiive!
Vat19.com has Magnetic Thinking Putty in stock for $13.50.
Here are some other toys that take after their famous ancestors but have a cool twist: the Sudoku Rubik’s Cube, Thermochromic Glux Putty and the Scruble Cube.
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