WABA Fun Superstructs Wacky Machines Wins And Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award

Evan enjoys building things more and more as he gets older. I enjoy watching his imagination soar as he uses these building products. WABA fun manufactures and markets educational children's toys under the Superstructs™, Arc-a-Teks, Moon Sand®, and Bubber® brand names. Their Superstructs Wacky Machines has won the Platinum Award from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for being among the most innovative and engaging new products of the year!

Superstructs are like your old Tinkertoy set---on steroids! Kids can construct seven different models with this big 175-piece set. What's new are the 16 large gears that add motion to the Superstructs. It comes with a 59-page step-by-step building guide to help kids create a ferris wheel, clock, a drilling car, a thumping watcha-ma-call-it, a three-wheeled car, a crane with gears and a lawn mower. Kids can build these or create structures from their own imaginations. Comes in a sturdy storage container. Pieces are dishwasher safe. 5 & up.
The container came full of pieces and an instruction booklet that is sure to provide hours of fun. The set is for children over 5 and Evan is 4, so I still need to help him. He would look at the pictures and get me the pieces that were next. He has even been doing some of the steps by himself as we use the set more often and he becomes familiar with it.

Building the machines is a lot of fun, but WABA fun takes it one step further. The gears work together on the one we made and it pops up one of the "Straw" pieces. Isabella thought this was so amazing, so we tied a string to the car and she pulls it along. I absolutely adore that there are so many pieces so you can build more than one "machine" at a time. It isn't necessary to take one apart to build another.

My only issue so far is that in the booklet, the wheels are red. There are no red wheels-only blue. This isn't a huge deal, but if you have a color coded instruction booklet, then they need to be the correct color. Also, there are two different size "straws" that are red. I feel like one should be red and the other should be orange or something.


Visit WABA fun to learn more and to view their other products.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for the review.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

these are great!! i need to look into getting these for my son he loves to build!!

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Kelli Wood

Lynn Brooks said...

My autistic son loves to build. He just might like these. Would be a great activity for us to do.

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esluka said...

OMG! My son and I were playing with these at a Daycare I volunteered at last week at a new Park Build..I was thinking how silly these men's heads were..now that I see them IN THE CARS like they are...I get it! Duh.... erinnsluka@gmail.com

BethElderton said...

Building toys do so much for a child's development--from exercising their imaginations to practice with fine motor skills and critical thinking skills.
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Rachel C said...

I've never seen these - my son would love them!

Jennifer H said...

Very cool. My son would love putting this together.

mommy2luke2008 said...

This looks like an awesome toy! My son would love these! His favorite thing right now is "how it works" so these would be great!
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Christina said...

So cool! I love toys like this for my kids. Thanks for sharing, adding this site to my favorites for Christmas time. And the wrong color on a color coded instruction set would totally throw me off (but me and instructions usually don't get along that well anyway)

Xmas Dolly said...

Tinker Toys I use to love to play with those when I was little, but they were made out of wood. This is too cool. I have got to get some for my grandbabies & keep them here so I can play with them too! ~snicker-snicker~ There's a method to may madness.

freddie said...

My grandsons would love playing with these and I love that they are dishwasher safe. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

My grandsons would love playing with these and I love that they are dishwasher safe. dwelchert@yahoo.com

alissa4illustration said...

We got something similar at Hobby Lobby for Mica's birthday. He just hasn't gotten into yet. He's really into Lego's though. I think this set looks really cool!

Jen said...

So cool! Love that it is the same concept as Tinker Toys but seem to be designed better! I like the vibrant colors and how it comes with the design booklet. singnsk8(at)hotmail(dot)com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I appreciate the fact the these are dishwasher safe. These would be great for either boy or girl & since I have a grandson & granddaughter, it's nice to have toys at my house that both can enjoy.

Owen's Mom said...

Wow! I am a big fan of Tinker toys and would love to add this set to our playroom. I will have to look for them. I wonder if they are compatible with the old Tinker Toys?

Owen's Mom said...

Wow! I am a big fan of Tinker toys and would love to add this set to our playroom. I will have to look for them. I wonder if they are compatible with the old Tinker Toys?

jeleighbean said...

okay, you made those look way more fun than the box ever did.

Terri said...

My 2 kids loved Tinker Toys and had so much fun with them. These Superstructs Wacky Machines look even better and I love that you can build more than one machine with so many pieces in this set. My granddaughter loves to build things with her 4 little (boys) cousins. I'm sure they would enjoy this set. Thanks!

Eileen said...

My grandkids would love this...boys AND girls! Isn't it a wonder what these kids minds can construct? I like to give them time to come up with something themselves first and not become so stuck on the booklet ideas. I love that these have working gears! wow...great innovative product to get kids thinking. Maybe a few more engineers will be in the making because of this!

thanks for sharing!

Anissa said...

Oh they remind me of tinkertoys!

Lloyd Family said...

we love the waba fun superstructs that my 5 year old got last year for christmas and we are hoping to get some arc-a-teks this year
thanks for the review!

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