Goodbye Busy Beetles

busy beetles davescooltoys.comI’ve just found out that one of our favorite toys, Busy Beetles, and it’s companion, Batty Lizards have been discontinued.

Busy Beetles are a wonderful set of interlocking puzzle pieces of beetles that interlock, Escher style, into an endless combination of patterns. They are based on the principle of Tessellations. They are great.

We’ve been carrying them since 1999 and they’ve been a popular item over the years. Before that, starting in 1997, we carried a similar item called "Tessera". They were the same shape, size, etc. as Busy Beetles, but in cool, dark pearlized colors. I still have a few sets in my office somewhere.

I’ve ordered the last Batty Lizards that the distributor has in stock (they were out of the Busy Beetles), but when they are gone, we will have them no more. If we find another supplier for them, we will get them back in stock.

Goodbye Busy Beetles. We’ll miss you.

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2 Responses to “Goodbye Busy Beetles”

  • Hans says:

    Hi Dave, we’ve bought the Batty Lizards some years ago in Germany for our oldest son. Now, his siblings have really fun with them and we thought to order 2 more of them – and now we have to read that they have been discontinued. Did you get another supplier? Do you know an alternative? Thank you in advance! Best regards from Germany, Hans

    • Dave says:

      Sorry, but they don’t seem to be made anymore. I loved them to and was disappointed we weren’t able to find them again.

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