First-time Toy Fair attendee FunDeco, LLC introduced a cuckoo clock kit last week at the Javits Center that stood out in not having a cuckoo to stick out.
No, the Flew the Coop—No Cuckoo, Cuckoo Clock kit has the clock, but not, states a press release, “the annoying little bird.” Rather, it has a single AA battery-operated quartz clock movement housed in a lightweight yet extremely durable and environmentally sustainable paperboard. It can be assembled in minutes using any type of glue or adhesive, with no tools needed; its plain matte finish can be decoratred with paint, glitter, stickrs or any craft material.
The clocks, which otherwise have the look of the traditional 19th century German cuckoo clocks, also come pre-assembled in various color versions and two sizes.
“We believe this product will be very well received by consumers of all ages for all occasions,” noted Todd Meissner, president of Sussex, Wis.-based FunDeco. “They will love the experience of creating their very own modern masterpieces.”