Recently I had a chance to play with- er, I mean, let my preschool-aged son play- with this odd blue thing called the Bilibo Imagination Toy from ThinkGeek.
ThinkGeek’s site had a line that got my attention, which read, “the parents were like ‘What? It’s just a plastic bowl with holes in it. It doesn’t even use batteries!’ Kids just grok it.” The funny thing is, I saw the Bilibo Imagination Toy and I could instantly relate. My imagination was already running wild! This thing looked seriously cool.
- For ages 2 years – 7 years
- Winner of the Dr. Toy 10 Best Active Products Award and 100 Best Children’s Products Award and many others.
- Dimensions: 39x39x22cm
- Weight: 800g
- Material is a high density polyethylene that is resistant to shock at low temperatures and is non-toxic
Unpacked, this thing resembled an otherworldly chips and dip bowl… with “eyes”.
I was confident that I would be able to get lots of great action shots of my son playing with the Bilibo Imagination Toy. Turns out he could care less! This was the ONLY photo I could get of him near the thing, and it was 0.001 seconds after I placed it on his head in an effort to get a “helmet” shot. This was like, take 12.Sadly, the Bilibo Imagination Toy was a “miss” for my son. But I like it! Except I don’t have a use for it as an adult. Chips and salsa anyone?