Nerdbots: throwbacks to the tin toy era

These cute little robot figures are strictly for decoration, but they hearken back to a day when decorative figures were our toys. Do none of you remember the fun we had with immobile, poorly-molded Star Wars figurines and the original tin robots these ones emulate? Toys are a bit more complicated these days — not that I don’t enjoy them too.

These Nerdbots are made from household items, and remind me a bit of what might happen if you went around the house zapping things with the All Spark. They’re pretty expensive at around $200 (they’re one-of-a-kind), but if you can’t spare the bread, they look easy enough that you and the little you could put some together some rainy Sunday.

[via Apartment Therapy]