you know those toys that you find and immediately fall in love with? maybe print out a few and place them into your "to-do" pile, but every time you reach for it, there's a little voice in your head telling you that you're not ready for it yet? well, the SPIKY was one such toy. each time i went to build it, i felt that, "not yet" feeling. and then a few weeks ago i finally went for it and built PLAYTIME.
it immediately became my favorite toy. just holding it in my hand brought an immense smile to my face. so elegant, so awesome! it also set off a mad search for any more i could find, yielding very little in the way of satisfaction (more on this later.) i did however, thanks to the generosity of greenelf, get my hands on the blank. so i started to think, why not make my own?
so i set out to customize this amazing toy, despite the fact that it's over 5 years old. the plain and simple being that i want more SPIKY in my collection. we all know how shin feels about his old toys, but i can't help but think that the world's a better place when there's more shin tanaka out there, condoned or not. i might be wrong here, and i'm certainly not suggesting these five will change anything other than the fact that they make me happy, but why not make more? why not spread the blank around this mad world of ours and raise a few smiles?
so i did, and i'm sharing them with you. i hope you like.
i won't be making these available on a file sharing service, if only to honor shin's desire to keep things "limited" and "rare" but i will gladly email you the template[s] of your choice should you ask nicely. and all that i ask, in the spirit of shin's wishes, that you yourself don't distribute them. should you encounter someone wanting them (if i allow myself to think they're desirable) send your friends to me, and i'll pass them along.
peace, love, and of course, PAPER!