The Art of Engineering series from Mattel Creations

Mattel Creations Art of Engineering Series

Mattel Creations celebrates 75 years of Art and Engineering by showing you the art and science that goes into each and every one of their iconic toys. To kick it all off, they’ve launched the limited-edition Art of Engineering collection, designed to give you a clear look, literally, at what goes into making some of their most legendary products.

Mattel Creations Art of Engineering Series

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The first Mattel Creations exclusive product drop from The Art of Engineering series includes limited transparent editions of Hot Wheels, Barbie, The Magic 8-Ball and a Skeletor Action Figure. The collection website also includes limited edition art prints and more.

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The Magic 8 Ball® didn’t roll out as a ball, but rather as a cylinder containing a single die in liquid known as the Syco-Seer. In 1950 the Syco-Seerwas transformed into the shape of a pool ball as part of a billiards company promotion, and it was this magic moment in which the Magic 8 Ball® was created. In this clear form, the magic behind the Magic 8 Ball® is revealed, and its innerworkings are similar to those of the original Syco-Seer. Is the Magic 8 Ball® an achievement in engineering? Signs point to yes!

transparent magic 8 ball
Limited Quantities (limit 2 per order)
Item available to ship March 1, 2021
$50.00, pre-order here

mattel creations hot wheel boneshaker 2 IIHIH

With a team that included an auto engineer and a rocket scientist, Elliot Handler set out to design a toy vehicle that merged speed with style. Using innovative materials and an axle built for precision and performance, they ultimately created a toy icon, which raced onto shelves in 1968. This undecorated Bone Shaker®, one of the most famous Hot Wheels® castings designed by Larry Wood, is deconstructed in a Lucite cube and showcases the parts that make up its assembly and reveal its true bones. As Handler said at the start, “Those are some hot wheels!”

mattel creations art of engineering hot wheel boneshaker
Limited Quantities (SOLD OUT)
Item available to ship February 1, 2021

mattel creations art of engineering Barbie IIHIH

Watching her daughter play with paper dolls inspired Ruth Handler in 1959 to design a three-dimensional doll that would go on to inspire girls for generations. The iconic Barbie® doll is not only a game changer in the world of play, she’s a game changer in the world of engineering. Barbie® transforms and transcends the traditional play experience associated with paper dolls by introducing articulation that allows for dressing up and posing with ease. The doll that started it all is clearly in her element.

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Limited Quantities (limit 2 per order)
Item available to ship July 5, 2021
$75.00, pre-order her here

transparent skeletor action figure

Originally introduced in 1982, Masters of the Universe captured the imaginations of kids with its “often imitated, but never duplicated” 5.5-inch action figure with exaggerated muscle tone. Step back inside of Eternia with new, reimagined figures that feature more articulation, but maintain the same signature form factor that have collectors shouting, “By the Power of Grayskull!” Skeletor is clearly a powerhouse figure that captures the retro style, and upgrades the inner workings for the modern collector.

mattel creations skeletor art of engineering

Limited Quantities
Item available to ship March 1, 2021
$50.00, pre-order him here

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