Perhaps all some toys need are a little sunlight, like these solar-powered wooden helicopters available at Plastica. Place one in a patch of sunshine and watch the propeller spin. Sadly, it doesn’t actually lift off, but kids and adults alike will be fascinated to see solar energy in action.
An energy-efficient and environmentally-sound toy – amen! Now here’s hoping it will be a small step in helping the next generation break free of fossil fuels. Or at the very least, end our dependence on Duracell. –Julie