Available exclusively at Disneyland and presumably other Disney theme parks around the world, this wonderful new zoetrope toy called the Disneyvision uses strobing lights and a vibrating support to bring one of six included rubber action figures to life -- or at least create the illusion they've been brought to life.
Designed to look like an old retro TV set, the $US30 toy includes a pair of dials that lets users adjust the speed of the vibration motor -- and subsequently how much the figures flail about -- and the speed of the strobing LED lights inside. So the animation effect can be fine tuned until the results are surprisingly convincing. Nothing compared to a Pixar film, of course, but impressive for 10 seconds of messing about. [Disney Parks Blog via Boing Boing]