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Artsy Toy Ships

Papa Foxtrot Creates Wooden Playthings Inspired by Today's Technologies

— August 28, 2011 — Life-Stages
Papa Foxtrot creates stunning wooden toys that are inspired by today's technologies -- although they might seem more like beautiful works of art than actual playthings for children to run around the house and start imaginary wars with. If anything, Papa Foxtrot's creations are toys for adults.

Papa Foxtrot's recent creations include three amazing ships, which were modeled after Emma Maersk, the longest container ship in the world; Arctic Princess, which transports gas from the world’s northernmost natural gas fields; and TI Asia, which is now a stationary oil storage vessel. All of them were painted the same shades of blue, as though to market them as collectibles. Considering the craftsmanship behind each of these Papa Foxtrot toy ships, it wouldn't be surprising if they were considered just that.
Trend Themes
1. Wooden Toy Ships - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop eco-friendly and sustainable wooden toy ships that combine playfulness and artistry.
2. Technological-inspired Toys - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create toys that bridge the gap between contemporary technologies and nostalgic playtime experiences.
3. Collectible Toy Market - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the growing demand for high-quality collectible toys that appeal to both children and adults.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce innovative manufacturing techniques and sustainable materials to the toy industry in order to create unique and environmentally-friendly products.
2. Artisan Crafts - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine traditional craftsmanship with modern designs to cater to consumers seeking unique and aesthetically pleasing products.
3. Collectibles Market - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leverage the rising popularity of collectible items by offering meticulously crafted and limited-edition toys that resonate with collectors.
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