So, in yesterday’s post, I mentioned a story that happened. Well, not so much happened, but I wish they had this in the states.
While I was out walking, I ran across what looked like a small collection of stores. Going in, I discovered it was a 5 story mall, complete with bowling alley and skyway to a second 5-story mall. Anyway, while walking around in there looking for something neat for my daughter, I came across a wooden toy that looked perfect – except it looked like it had little toys with it. Upon closer examination I discovered it was this:
Yes, “The Attacker & Viruses”, placed right next to, I am not making this up, “Emo’s Mail Hub”. Yes, folks, this is a playset which replicates our faithful network admin, Emo, defending his email hub against the nasty viruses riding in on a wooden worm.
But, if that’s not enough, they combine it into one easy to buy full playset!
I really, really, really almost bought this. Except that, being on the road all the time it would just sit in my office not getting the proper attention such a toy as this deserves.
I do know that I have got to find the company that makes these (Brio is my guess) and see if they sell these, or any other cool toys, state side.
And, for the record, I ended up getting a teddy bear for Annabelle. I figure I’m going to wait until she’s at least a year old before introducing the networking concepts. ;)