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This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 8/17/2007

Paradoxy Products specializes in inventive toys and deeply amusing design objects. All are patented or patent pending.

They are simple, elegant and unbelievably inexpensive – due to clever use of common materials. Our products are finding their way into museum stores, toy stores, gift shops, bookstores and cutting-edge design stores.
MOZANIAC Picture Puzzle System
MOZANIAC Picture Puzzle System – Male Artists Puzzle
MOZANIAC is a patented, expandable picture-puzzle system in which the same flat, modular puzzle pieces can make four or more pictures. Everything depends on how the pieces go over and under each other, revealing and hiding part of what is printed on them. Each completed picture holds itself together as an integral unit until it is taken apart to form the next picture.

MOZANIAC is the most important development in picture puzzles since John Spilsbury invented the jigsaw puzzle in the 1760s. MOZANIAC presents new visual and physical challenges of a very high order. The first series of puzzles make four different pictures with the same six pieces.
 
The MOZANIAC system will be used for all kinds of visual material, beginning with fine art. We will produce puzzles of our own as well as custom puzzles for museums and other interested organizations. As the world becomes familiar with the new MOZANIAC system, the puzzles will increase in size and complexity.
New Wave™ Chess & Checkers
BB Mystery Magnets
New Wave™ Chess & Checkers is the world's lightest, simplest yet most tenacious game board. This 8 3⁄4” square board is an inventive breakthrough in play on flat surfaces.

It allows flat game pieces to stand up on the board with a full 3-D effect. The pieces can't be blown away or shaken out! The pieces move only when you want to move them. Another design innovation allows a checker piece to turn into a king simply by rotating it to show its crown.

New Wave tm Chess & Checkers is highly portable and can be played anywhere, indoors or outdoors. “Extreme” chess or checkers can even be played during an earthquake!

You can stop the game, travel with it or store it without fear that the position of the pieces will be disturbed.
 
These playful forms give a new level of fun and function to the so-called "fridge magnet." In addition to holding paper on metal surfaces and decorating home or office they are the world's simplest yet deepest puzzle.

Solving the puzzle is just the beginning. This model of basic interaction never stops inspiring creativity & insight. Its physical and mental pleasures continue forever.

You don't have to be a puzzle person or a philosopher to enjoy these forms. They are just plain lovable! They bring a smile to the face and joy to the heart. That's the best reason to own them and to give them.

At their most profound they are a major discovery about the true shape of yin and yang, the basic interacting or complementary forces in life. The old symbol (which looked like two fish forms) didn't show how they actually interpenetrate. A "bean" shape represents the concept in a more real and interactive way.
 
This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 8/17/2007