Shashibo Earth | Source: Fun in Motion Toys/The Toy Book

The award-winning Shashibo puzzle toy has a new edition that’s perfect for Earth Day or any day.

Shashibo Earth puts a globe-centric artistic spin on the magnetic transformation puzzle. Shashibo is powered by 36 rare Earth magnets and transforms into more than 70 shapes. Each 3-inch Shashibo cube features four art designs, creating a kaleidoscope effect when users open the cube and create shapes.

Kids can combine two or more Shashibo cubes to build larger shapes with over a million different possibilities.

Shashibibo was invented by sand artist Andreas Hoenigschmid and was inspired by his love of design, geometry, and art.

Shashibo Artist Series | Source: Fun in Motion Toys/The Toy Book

A multitude of different styles are available directly from Fun in Motion Toys or from select retailers. The company recently debuted the Shashibo Laurence Gartel Artist Series Collection, which pairs the popular puzzle with fresh designs from “the father of digital art.” The Artist Series was a recent nominee for the 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards in the Specialty Toy of the Year category.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.