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Q: What are the disk building toys in this picture? ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: What are the disk building toys in this picture?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Toys
Asked by: addisonbr-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 01 Feb 2005 07:29 PST
Expires: 03 Mar 2005 07:29 PST
Question ID: 466935
I would really like to know what the disk building toy is in this book
illustration (the narration on the page begins "Thursday is my
favorite...").  It's the one that the girl with black hair is playing
with in the background, looks like colored disks that possibly come in
a purple bucket.  The best answer of all would be one that points me
to a web site where I could buy it - but I'll accept an accurate
identification of toy name and manufacturer.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 01 Feb 2005 08:00 PST
There's something similar on this page:

see "Plastic Disks" near the bottom, but be aware that these are
pretty small items -- just an inch and a half across.

Am I correct in thinking you'd like to find something larger?


Clarification of Question by addisonbr-ga on 01 Feb 2005 21:32 PST
Well, as it turns out, this might be a dead end.  I got a wonderful
email from the illustrator of the book itself, saying that the toy was
"sort of invented" for the illustration.  This makes me sort of sad,
but it's nice to have closure.  Thanks all.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 Feb 2005 13:11 PST

Whoa now!  Don't give up.  

I hope you took a good look at the link that was provided in the
comments (below) by stas_beletsky-ga.  It sure looks to me like Stas
has come up with just the thing you're seeking.

Here's a link to an enlarged picture of the toy:

Forget the kid and the truck...look at the little inset photo.  Isn't
that what you want?

Here's the link that Stas provided for the ordering information:

The illustrator may have "invented" the illustration, but I think we
all remember playing with pretty similar items at one time or another.

Let me know what you think.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: What are the disk building toys in this picture?
From: stas_beletsky-ga on 01 Feb 2005 08:42 PST
I think that what you are looking for.

You can buy several sets to your kid(s) so they can build more complex
figures. I loved it in my childhood :) Also be carefull with it
because they are small pieces and it's easy for kids to swallow it.

Usually people call it just - plastic disks. 

Best regards,

Subject: Re: What are the disk building toys in this picture?
From: bilalarshad-ga on 02 Feb 2005 12:57 PST

 i have played much with this toy withmy younge brother this toy is
called "tazo" i got it from chips packet very famous company of chips
named as  Layz if u eat this chip then u will find one tazo in it i
collet more tha 500 by eating these chips, its size is 1.5 inch in
diameter so noby can swallow it u can attach them by joing cuts
present in it , i was bornin saudiarabia  but iam pakistanti in saudia
free taza was given on every LAYZ chips packet

hear iam sendingu sight but hear it name is plastic disk but it is not
100% tazo it match with it u  can say 90% because tazo can fly too and
very high fligt kidy use to fly it more that to join and made things
Subject: Re: What are the disk building toys in this picture?
From: gle-ga on 04 Feb 2005 18:00 PST
I believe what you're looking for is called Knex
You can purchase sets at

Best regards,

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