Waddling WalrusComments (0)
Clever toy chomps, waddles and rolls.
By David Wakefield
Since I began designing animated toys three decades ago, I continually strive to make my toys more than what most folks expect from a block of wood. My secret is to incorporate simple mechanisms that make the playthings come to life. This walrus is a case in point. Unlike most other toys that simply roll, this fellow has eccentric wheels that create an ambling gait as he’s pushed across the floor. And thanks to a cam and piston hidden within the body, the tusked head rises and falls as he’s rolled in either direction.
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