The Topobots are the latest series of wood toys from Geared For Imagination’s Topozoo line. While we’ve seen various animals and dinosaurs in the past, this series is made up of four special robots: Herobot, Piratebot, Rockbot, and Vampbot.
As can probably be surmised from their names, each wooden 3-D toy puzzle combines a popular character (especially amongst kids) with a robot. Every Topobot is made up of four interconnecting pieces, each one painted in a single color.
Manufacturer: Geared For Imagination
Material: Recycled Wood
Dimensions: Around 12"tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Herobot, Piratebot, Rockbot, Vampbot
Pricing: $9.99 each
The packaging is fairly simple. Every Topobot come packaged on a recycled cardboard backing, and the toy is held in place by clear plastic. All that means is that you can recycle the recycled packaging.
I have a three-year-old son. Little boys of that age appear to be obsessed with a few specific things: cars, construction equipment, nature (bugs and animals), and robots. Not surprisingly, the moment I opened the package from Geared For Imagination, he wanted to bust open one of the Topobots.
Each figure is made up of four pieces. There are two body pieces and two legs. The body pieces work in conjunction with each other to give depth and changes in color (since each piece is painted one solid color) using the cut holes. Also, there are some pieces (Piratebot’s eye and Vampbot’s heart) where it appears a router – I’m sure they have something much more advanced – has been used to give you a view of the base wood.