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 lifeā€”or at least create the illusion they've been brought to life.


Designed to look like an old retro TV set, the $30 toy includes a pair of dials that lets users adjust the speed of the vibration motorā€”and subsequently how much the figures flail aboutā€”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 ten seconds of messing about. [Disney Parks Blog via Boing Boing]