Tube Toys From Oscar Diaz Assemble With The Box They Arrived In.

Tube Toys by Oscar DiazHave you ever noticed how much packaging is used on kid’s toys? Maybe it’s a theft deterrent but it is still a waste – recyclable or not. The Tube Toy is different. Designed by Oscar Diaz, the Tube Toy’s packaging is an integral part of the final product. Currently, Mr. Diaz has created 4 Tube Toy models: tractor, car, train and fire truck. The only waste is the label which includes the instructions on how to put your Tube Toy together. The Tube Toy was built for and is now available through Natural Products and Worldwide (NPW). Great idea.

Now here’s the rant section. The Tube Toy is simple and most kids would probably lose interest in it quickly. For the parents whose kids don’t, I’ve got some parenting advice: don’t raise the bar; keep your kids expectation’s uncomplicated when it comes to the toys you buy. Stepping up to the small electronics like a Nintendo DS or letting them play on your iPhone is the equivalent of giving them a kiddie gateway drug. Within a year, they’ll need more and if you’re weak like me, you’ll let them buy what they want. Before long, you’ll have an XBOX or PS3 (both power hogs) and you’ll be kicking yourself for ever introducing your kids to electronics. Much more difficult to stop than to never start.

So if your kids are around three and they haven’t been introduced to gaming, throw out your TV and get a Tube Toy. I wish I would have
followed my own advice because now I’m dealing with the daily effects of gaming withdrawal. [Core77]