It's a Bilibo. In yellow.
ShallowGal had written a phenomenal piece about the brilliant minds that brought us ABBA and IKEA kind of dropping the ball on this one, when her fifth grader informed her that Sweden and Switzerland are two entirely different countries. Fine. SG expected more from the country that gave us fondue.
But you can see where SG might be confused since one of the ways you play with this toy is such:
And when one thinks of turtles, naturally this comes to mind:
Now it's entirely possible that ShallowGal is underestimating this toy. If someone would like to send SG $27.99 she will take that money and use it to invent a time machine. Then SG will go back to the exact moment she wrote this post and this time ask for $8000 instead to take a Northern European cruise to Sweden to investigate this toy in it's native habitat. Because if some sucker will finance lunacy, ShallowGal wants to be first to take advantage.
Online reviews praise the Bilibo because it encourages children to be creative. Coming from the mother of a child who wanted to name her baby brother "Johasphat Macaroni Head" and has sixteen imaginary friends all named Bert, imagination may be overrated.
Now if the nice people of
On a totally unrelated note, ShallowGal has invented a new toy herself. It's called a mixing bowlborkborkbork.
1) Dude. I've been done for weeks.
2) Actually that works out nicely because you can hide the money in a secret Alps account. Isn't that another Swiss perk?