Wednesday, February 06, 2008


The redoubtable MAKE has posted its own instructions for the construction of contemptable LOOTY, the terrible toy. As their version is slightly different from mine and has what I consider to be a design flaw as regards the all-important admission of light, I am posting the above diagram along with a bad scan of an early ad for the device. WARNING: Looty-use may be harmful to your brain circuitry. Discontinue use and destroy device if reciprocal brain-looting leads to fatigue, hallucination, depression, , eyestrain, insomnia, paroniria, paranoia or paranormality.


Anonymous Matt T said...

I want a Looty!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Calista said...

Oh my gosh, I remember the Looty from the copy of Jimland Novelties I still to this very day prominently display! I really wanted one... but was afraid to make that a reality. Maybe I was right to be?

Still... now that it's become a DIY, I'm intrigued anew! It's been democratized.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Jim, that magazine ad is brilliant. I am terrified and inspired.

7:36 PM  
Blogger cartoonmonkey said...

Alternately, you could build this little guy:


2:20 AM  
Anonymous Dingbat said...

Thats awesome Jim, I love your magazine ads.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Horrifying yet terrifying.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Future Trash said...

That ad made my day. Thanks JIM!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that's pretty hot. I want a looty!
(I put this spam killer address at the end of each of my comments)

10:39 PM  
Blogger Shawn Wolfe said...

Looty made a strong impression on me when I first saw that ad years ago.

10:57 PM  
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This is perfect because I like freaky toys like this, I still play with them because I had a difficult childhood, I wanna recover those days.

1:52 PM  
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I really wanted one... but was afraid to make that a reality.

10:03 AM  
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I really wanted one... but was afraid to make that a reality. Maybe I was right to be?

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