Reg is a pull / push-along toy - measuring roughly 30cmL x 20cmW x 20 cmH.
Inside, sit 4 picture panels - as REG is moved, these picture frames flip over to show animation.
Reg is designed to grow with the child:
• a seated baby can move the car from the bumpers.
• a handle attaches to become a walker.
(This animation was drawn by an artist who has worked on Hey Duggee etc).
Daisy has central spinning picture panels.
This model has added interest (to the version shown in 'videos') with squeakers, crinkly material and extra moving parts.
Daisy has a suction cap for fixing to a table-top but also the means to attach to a pram's bumper bar.
(Pictures not applied to the animation panels)
Chunky's central, vertical petals spin with the pictures.
(Pictures yet to be applied to the animation panels)
TIM (short for timber!) is designed to be pushed/pulled by hand. Tim is approx. 22cm long x 16cm high.
The artwork can be altered to create a police car, fire-engine and so on, the body stays the same.
Tim has 4 animation panels, these turn by gear train from the back wheels.
This Daisy contains the same animation panels as her plastic counterpart; her parts are mainly wood (or metal)
Wooden Daisy has two caterpillar characters. One can be woven in and out of the holes, or used as a music instrument - dragged across the top edge of the petals for a vibration sound/feel or as a drum stick.
The other caterpillar is formed of separate beads for pushing back and forth.
The little flower at the front has a shiny/reflective centre - to attract the magpies : )
The material leaves move freely and might contain crinkly paper or squeakers.
The whole lower unit rotates to make another noise and to show the reverse (to reach the threaded caterpillar or the beads on the wire).
In this model, animation panels (or pages) sit within a cylinder at the front. As the child pushes the walker, the pictures rotate/ change. No only is this fun but it should encourage the child to be active.
Visibility won't be obscured and if necessary the animation can be very simple so not to distract too much.
There are additional spinners in between the handle bars (no pictures currently applied).
An alternative model has the pages/panels without the cylinder housing (we are looking at the safety angles here)
(details coming soon)
This model is being designed but the above is a basic depiction.
The idea is that the animation happens across two sides of one panel only.
The moving wheels might spin the picture panel or it might be spun manually if designed as a highchair toy.