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06 Nov 2011, 8:15 am

This is a Tangle, for those who don't know:

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I bought it because so many people recommended it as a fiddle toy. I've used it heavily for several months, but today it finally gave out - one of the connectors snapped. I was about to throw a paddy but I realised that the beauty of this toy is that you can pop segments out and rearrange them, so I was able to simply take the broken bits off and snap the two "new" ends back together. Hopefully I will get a few more months use out of it before I have to buy a completely new one. :wink:



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06 Nov 2011, 8:25 am

It's great that you could fix it. Do you play with other toys to? I'm 44 but I've had this need for a long time to buy few sets of Lego blocks. But I wonder what my wife will think :oops: She knows I'm childish, but still :?:



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06 Nov 2011, 8:41 am

AdamDZ wrote:
It's great that you could fix it. Do you play with other toys to? I'm 44 but I've had this need for a long time to buy few sets of Lego blocks. But I wonder what my wife will think :oops: She knows I'm childish, but still :?:


Sometimes I do, but I haven't for a while. I have boxes full of Lego and Playmobil that I don't think I could ever get rid of, as well as my old doll house and furniture.
Another reason why I like the Tangle so much is that I can play with it without people thinking, "That's a child's toy, look at that weird person playing with a toy". I can have it in my hand at college and it's not particularly strange. I've never been told to put it away.


Oh, and with regards to the Lego, I say go for it. There are loads of adult Lego collectors.



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06 Nov 2011, 9:01 am

Me want one!! !

I have LOADS of koosh toys. You know those fuzzy plastic things that stretch? I lose them if I take them out though so I tend to wear a coat with lots of fluff or dangly bits on instead!


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06 Nov 2011, 9:32 am

Jellybean wrote:
Me want one!! !

I have LOADS of koosh toys. You know those fuzzy plastic things that stretch? I lose them if I take them out though so I tend to wear a coat with lots of fluff or dangly bits on instead!


I can't stand Koosh balls, because I hate the feel and smell of rubber. It's a shame, because lots of fiddle toys seem to be made of rubber. :(
I'd like a Koosh-style ball if instead of rubber strands, they were plastic.



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06 Nov 2011, 9:41 am

Looks great such a fiddle toy. Some people can be really annoyed when I fiddle around with pens or diverse office supplies.
Maybe I should have one of those on my desk.



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06 Nov 2011, 1:27 pm

I want a Tangle. Could tell Santa how good I've been? Maybe he'll give me one. :D


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06 Nov 2011, 2:02 pm

Transformers! Yeah!

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Fun to mess with while waiting for a render to finish.



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06 Nov 2011, 2:39 pm

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Transformers! Yeah!

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Fun to mess with while waiting for a render to finish.


OMG YES!! I can remember the feeling of these, can't describe it but ohhh do they still sell them? I'm going to buy a few for my son and keep one for myself this christmas!!

edit: look at THAT!
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06 Nov 2011, 3:53 pm

ediself wrote:
OMG YES!! I can remember the feeling of these, can't describe it but ohhh do they still sell them? I'm going to buy a few for my son and keep one for myself this christmas!!


They are allot more complex now, some pretty cool design work when into these new ones.



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06 Nov 2011, 5:43 pm

AdamDZ wrote:
It's great that you could fix it. Do you play with other toys to? I'm 44 but I've had this need for a long time to buy few sets of Lego blocks. But I wonder what my wife will think :oops: She knows I'm childish, but still :?:



I am always fiddling with something but don't have a specific fiddle toy. I mentioned several months ago to my husband that I missed playing with Lego ... Tonight we went to dinner with his parents and I left with a huge box of his old Lego :) :) very happy! When I got home I took it to my quiet room and immediately started sorting it by colour and block size so I could see what was there. An hour later I realised I hadn't even got as far as taking my coat off ...

I love Lego :)


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06 Nov 2011, 6:45 pm

ediself: That is one helluva motorcycle!

Hey, that 'Tangle' looks like something to put a hamster in...or are my eyes seeing the scale wrong?


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06 Nov 2011, 7:53 pm

YellowBanana wrote:
Tonight we went to dinner with his parents and I left with a huge box of his old Lego :) :) very happy! When I got home I took it to my quiet room and immediately started sorting it by colour and block size so I could see what was there. An hour later I realised I hadn't even got as far as taking my coat off ...

I love Lego :)


I'm jealous! I looked up Lego products but they have gazillions of specific sets. I want a generic set that's not meant to be something in particular. I like their Architecture sets though. I'm still looking over them. Perhaps I should hit Craigslist!



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06 Nov 2011, 7:53 pm

My tangle has a link missing - has done for quite a while - still works for me..... Also have one of the bigger one's.

I want one of the one's with different textures but I'll have to import it from the US or UK and haven't got round to it yet.


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07 Nov 2011, 2:56 am

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ediself: That is one helluva motorcycle!

Hey, that 'Tangle' looks like something to put a hamster in...or are my eyes seeing the scale wrong?


You're seeing the scale wrong. When it's completely "crumpled" up, it can fit into your hand. :)



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07 Nov 2011, 3:24 am

YellowBanana wrote:
When I got home I took it to my quiet room and immediately started sorting it by colour and block size so I could see what was there. An hour later I realised I hadn't even got as far as taking my coat off ...

I love Lego :)

You just solved the autistic puzzle :D we sort them out to know what's there! Let's go tell the NTs!