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Toy Making
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The Crazyfun Toybench in The Sims 2: Open For Business.

See also: Inventing
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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.

A toy making station, The Titanic Toy Machine, is featured in The Sims 3 Store, as part of the additional set from purchasing Midnight Hollow.

The Sims 2: Open for Business[]

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Toys Available: Sir Bricks-a-Lot

Sir Bricks-a-Lot[]

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.

Bronze Badge[]

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New Toys Available: Little Heroes Fire Truck, Clown-in-a-Box

Little Heroes Fire Truck[]

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.

Clown-in-a-Box[]

Melody Tinker gets scared by an evil Clown-in-a-Box.

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.

Silver Badge[]

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New Toys Available: Brinks' Kite; Twirl, Spin, and Wobble!

Brinks' Kite[]

A normal Brinks' Kite sitting on the floor.

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![]

A child playing on the 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.

Gold Badge[]

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New Toy Available: Wet n' Wild Water Wiggler

Wet n' Wild Water Wiggler[]

An evil Wet n' Wild Wiggler. It spawns weeds whenever used.

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.

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The Sims 3 Store[]

The Titanic Toy Machine
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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
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1,900
Object type(s) Crafting
Size 4x2

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.

Craftable toys[]

Baby Bricks-A-Lot[]

Baby Bricks-A-Lot.

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[]

A baby Sim playing with a Baby Play Mat.

Baby Play Mat can only be used by baby Sims. To be able to use the mat, babies must be placed on the play mat by an adult. The play mat raises all the needs of the baby except social.

Balloon Animal[]

Sly Fox Balloon.

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[]

A toddler playing with a drum.

Bang It Kids Drum can be used by toddler and child Sims. Using this toy raises the drums skill up to level 3[1], and it can result in a bad moodlet for other Sims around.

Image Moodlet Name Mood Effect Time Period Game Dialog/Description Notes
RacketMood.png 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[]

A child and a toddler playing with Block n' Roll.

Block n' Roll is an activity table.

Clown-in-a-Box[]

Bad outcome of Clown-in-a-Box.

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.

Image Moodlet Name Mood Effect Time Period Game Dialog/Description Notes
HappyClownMood.png Happy Clown +15 2 Hours Awwww... how cute! What a sweet little clown. Received after a good outcome while playing with Clown-in-a-Box.
ScaryClownMood.png Scary Clown -15 2 hours AAAHH!!! What the...?! Who thought keeping a clown trapped in a box all day was a good idea?! Received after a bad outcome while playing with Clown-in-a-Box.

Fashion Fortress of Justice[]

A child playing with Fashion Fortress of Justice.

Fashion Fortress of Justice is a dollhouse.

Highly Engineered Train[]

Highly Engineered Train.

Highly Engineered Train is a regular toy.

Just Right Bear[]

A child playing with Just Right Bear.

Just Right Bear is a teddy bear.

Kite[]

A Sim playing with a kite.

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.[1]

Remote Control Robot Uprising V1.0[]

A child playing with a robot.

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[]

A child playing with a race car.

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.

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Trivia[]

  • The Titanic Toy Machine is the machine that is used in the "Make Me an Offer" section over at TheSims3.com.

References[]

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