Toy Making was introduced in Open for Business, allowing players to run toy stores and giving a wider range of fun objects. These are usually for children and toddlers, though some can be used by older Sims. When a Sim starts making a toy, the player can customize its appearance; there are several choices for each toy. Gaining a badge level allows a Sim to make one or two new types of toys. High mechanical skills help with this badge, and creativity can also be helpful.
- 1 The Sims 2: Open for Business
- 2 The Sims 3 Store
- 2.1 Craftable toys
- 2.1.1 Baby Bricks-A-Lot
- 2.1.2 Baby Play Mat
- 2.1.3 Balloon Animal
- 2.1.4 Bang It Kids Drum
- 2.1.5 Block n' Roll
- 2.1.6 Clown-in-a-Box
- 2.1.7 Fashion Fortress of Justice
- 2.1.8 Highly Engineered Train
- 2.1.9 Just Right Bear
- 2.1.10 Kite
- 2.1.11 Remote Control Robot Uprising V1.0
- 2.1.12 Zoom Faster Remote Racer
- 2.2 Gallery
- 2.1 Craftable toys
- 3 Trivia
- 4 References
The Sims 2: Open for Business
Toys Available: Sir Bricks-a-Lot
Pet Bricks are the simplest toys. There's no risk of failure in making them, but they're also cheap to sell and don't do much. Sims can interact with the bricks, teaching them tricks and having them perform tricks for other Sims, who, depending on personality, will either play along or laugh.
New Toys Available: Little Heroes Fire Truck, Clown-in-a-Box
Little Heroes Fire Truck
The Little Heroes Fire Truck is a simple toy that raises Fun. The only option Sims have is to play with it. It has no evil version.
A Clown-in-a-Box is a jack-in-the-box toy. When played with, it releases a clown when the crank is turned. The evil Clown-in-a-Box has a flame pattern and when used will scare the Sim using it, causing a drop in fun and comfort. It will also cause the bladder need to plummet forcing the Sim to get to a toilet instantly or they will wet themselves. However, it is said that mean Sims actually like the evil Clown-in-a-Box.
New Toys Available: Brinks' Kite; Twirl, Spin, and Wobble!
With this toy, Sims can literally "go fly a kite", if there's enough room and the wind is right. The evil version is metallic, has red eyes, and attracts lightning.
Twirl, Spin, and Wobble!
Toddlers and children can sit on this and spin around for fun, though they may get dizzy. Other Sims can watch for fun, though they may get dizzy if their needs are low enough. This toy has no evil version.
New Toy Available: Wet n' Wild Water Wiggler
Wet n' Wild Water Wiggler
Up to four Sims can use this water sprayer at once, and others can watch for fun. If it is used outdoors, it will not leave puddles. If Pets is installed, dogs who have been trained to be clean can be told to wash themselves in it. Dogs who have been trained to be playful can also be told to wash themselves in it, as dogs seem to think the Water Wiggler is fun. A Servo may try to use this toy autonomously. While this will not necessarily cause the Servo to run amok, it is still a bad idea, as it will drain the Servo's Power motive. (This mod at Mod The Sims will keep Servos from autonomously playing in a Water Wiggler.)
The evil version is a bright red squid that will leave puddles and spawn weeds even when it is used outdoors.
The Sims 3 Store
|The Titanic Toy Machine|
|The Titanic Toy Machine was designed and built by a group of vagabond gnomes. They have since disappeared without a trace and no one knows exactly how the machine works, so thank heaven for clearly labeled buttons. Regardless, if you are looking for amazing toys for all ages, then fire it up and watch the magic happen. Just don't be surprised if those gnomes threw in a few kinks.|
|Game||The Sims 3 Store|
|Price in game||§1,900|
Toy making returns to The Sims 3 via The Titanic Toy Machine, which can be bought in The Sims 3 Store for 545 SimPoints. It is also included in the gold version of Midnight Hollow. Sims can craft toys that are not available in buy mode using this machine. Crafting toys is free, however the process can also fail, resulting in creation of a broken toy object, called as "Misfit Monstrosity". All the toys are craftable from the start. Sims can choose to create toys individually or randomly.
Similar to the mechanic in The Sims 2: Open for Business, players can create toy stores and sell crafted toys using the Savvy Seller's Collection, which also comes with Midnight Hollow.
Baby Bricks-A-Lot is a toy that looks very similar to "Sir Bricks-a-Lot" from The Sims 2: Open for Business, but this is just a regular toy that can only be played with, unlike its The Sims 2 counterpart.
Baby Play Mat
Balloon animals are decorative objects. There are four balloon animals that can be crafted.
- Freezer Bunny Balloon
- Kitty Balloon
- Llama Balloon
- Sly Fox Balloon
Bang It Kids Drum
|Image||Moodlet Name||Mood Effect||Time Period||Game Dialog/Description||Notes|
|What is that Racket!?||-15||2 Hours||That kid may have some talent someday, but today is not that day.||Sims around the Sim playing with the drum may receive this moodlet.|
Block n' Roll
Block n' Roll is an activity table.
Clown-in-a-Box can be used by child Sims. Similar to the Clown-in-a-Box in The Sims 2, a clown is released when the crank is turned. This interaction has two possible outcomes, and the Sim playing receives a moodlet according to the outcome.
Fashion Fortress of Justice
Fashion Fortress of Justice is a dollhouse.
Highly Engineered Train
Highly Engineered Train is a regular toy.
Just Right Bear
Just Right Bear is a teddy bear.
Kites can be used by all Sims aged child and older. When there is enough room, Sims can perform "Play With Kite" with interaction which raises fun need. Similar with the kite from The Sims 2, it has a chance to attract lightning.
Remote Control Robot Uprising V1.0
Remote Control Robot Uprising V1.0 can be used by toddlers and children. When used by a toddler, it behaves like regular toys from a toy box. However, when a child uses the robot, the Sim controls the robot with a remote controller.
Zoom Faster Remote Racer
Zoom Faster Remote Racer can be used by toddlers and children. Similar to "Remote Control Robot Uprising v1.0" toy, when used by toddlers, it behaves like a regular toy, but child Sims use a remote controller to control the car.
- The Titanic Toy Machine is the machine that is used in the "Make Me an Offer" section over at TheSims3.com.