Monday, February 21, 2005

The Mega Sphere

Drum rolls please.. Today is DAY 100 of the Miskan project. Time flies when you are having a good time. Since Miskan started on my wedding night it means that I have been married for 100 whole days. Anyway lets get back to todays picture. Around 2 years ago I think (probably more) I was reading an article in WIRED magazine about a guy who invented this toy that expands really big from something really small. He later went and started applying this technique in architecture. So since that article I always wanted that toy. Last month, I was watching One Hour Photo with Nat (my wife) and there was a kid in the movie who was playing with that toy. So I told Nat how much I wanted that toy. I couldn't search for it on the web because I had forgotten what the toy was called and who the creator was. So yesterday night we were at Toys R Us, I was checking out some Hot Wheels when Nat calls me to the back. There it was, Hoberman Spheres. So thats what they were called.. Hoberman Spheres, no wonder I wasnt able to remember the name! Their were 2 Mega Spheres left, a bluish one and an orangish one. We left the place purchasing the blue Mega Sphere. This thing grows big! Starts off as a sphere, maybe 20cm in diameter and then expands to 1.2 meters! Best of all it cost only 7.5KD. Today we went back to get the other orangish Mega Sphere but it turned out someone else had bought it. Sucked, so we ended up buying 2 Mini Spheres (3.250KD each). I was also talking to the employee there, he told me they were currently looking for a bigger place for the store. He also told me they were planning on opening the largest Toys R Us in the world.. in Dubai. Lucky them! So want to watch a video of the Hoberman in action? click here..


Blogger muscati said...

Hey I bought one of the smaller ones (in orange) from the Toys R Us in Dubai about 2 years ago and to this day my wife just doesn't get my fascination with it. She keeps saying it's the stupidest toy ever.

Nice blog. Keep it up.

10:58 PM, February 21, 2005  
Blogger Rampurple said...

the video reminded me of the "jihad" videos from Iraq. I think it's the lighting and the missing head...

1:45 PM, February 22, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...


2:08 PM, February 22, 2005  

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