What you get: 216 very strong little rare earth magnets
What you do with them: anything you want!
The possibilities are limitless. Watch the video on their website. This toy is mesmerizing, very difficult to put down, and it will feed your obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I’m a little confused about why it is called a buckyball, because it doesn’t look like to me like the traditional spherical fullerene named for Buckminster Fuller. But maybe it’s just missing the sticks? I’ve spent lots of time playing with it, but I still haven’t gotten around to trying to form a real buckyball because I keep getting distracted by the cool patterns and behavior of the magnets!
$30, ages 13+
Great for your mature friends. You know, the serious ones at the office who think they don’t like toys.