I first saw the Magna Color 3D Magnetic Design Station ($29.99, ToysRUs.com) at a conference last summer. It’s a neat little toy. Small dots are placed on the magnetic board with those pens you see pictured. Kids can design whatever they want, or they can use the pages that come with the toy to design already preset pictures. They can then put on the 3D glasses and the pictures are in 3D.
So I know what you’re thinking – what a huge mess hassle, right? That’s what I thought with all those little dots. But it’s actually easy clean up! A white “wiper” is used to push the dots into a slot, where they get sorted by color (each are a slightly different size so they fit into the designated hole for its size and you can reload the pens.)
The Magna Color 3D Magnetic Design Station comes with:
- Specially-designed magnetic drawing studio with screen sweeper
- 4 design stencils
- 4 colorful pens
- 160 3D Magic Dots in 4 different colors
- 1 pair of Ultra Vision Glasses
Disclaimer: I received a sample product of the Magna Color to facilitate this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.