Hello. I am a Timbuk elf, and I am here to give you a tour of our workshop. No, I don't mean the one in the North Pole, where our cousins make toys. I mean the one in the back of our store, beyond the "Employees Only" sign, where we test the toys.
Can you believe our cousins at the North Pole have NEVER gone skateboarding? It is always too cold and snowy, where they live. That is why they invented the Spooner-a durable, curved plastic board that can be used to practice one's tricks inside! But, of course, never having seen a skateboard, our cousins had to use snowboards for their inspiration. Thus, they created a skateboard-snowboard hybrid, perfect for performing both ollies and crails. The Timbuk elves have been having fun sending e-mail (the "e" stands for elf) videos to our cousins, featuring all the new tricks we have learned!
The attire for North Pole elves is quite simple-just a tunic, a pair of pants, a hat, and pointy-toed slip-on shoes. But, here in America, clothing is much more difficult to figure out. That is why the Timbuk elves commissioned our cousins to make us teddy bears that would teach us how to dress. The bear's clothing isn't exactly conventional-one is dressed like a princess, and the other is dressed like a pirate. But, nonetheless, they have been quite helpful to us. I have finally learned how to tie my shoes, and my friends have almost learned how to zip their jackets!
Tying and zipping aren't the only tasks that prove difficult with such miniature fingers. Limited by our tiny digits, we just couldn't get a grip on Legos. That is why our cousins have invented something similar, but smaller, called Nanoblocks. The styles of Nanoblocks include Neuschwanstein Castle, the Eifel Tower, and the Taj Mahal. But, the favorite style among the Timbuk elves is the space shuttle, because-when it is fully constructed-it is just big enough for us to ride.
I am not exactly a brilliant engineer. But, my brilliant cousins have invented an engineering kit so simple any adult elf, or ten-year-old human, can use it. The new Snap Circuits XP allows children to build their very own computer!
One of our new toys says "Made in America." That is not a lie. Although we typically leave the toy construction to our cousins in the North Pole, our estranged uncle from California made the Green Toys School Bus, out of recycled milk jugs. (Don't ask us why Uncle Snowball chose California over the North Pole. None of us really know.)
Now, normally, we elves live life in our miniature forms. But, being magical creatures, we have the ability to grow, when the situation requires. Since our jobs at Timbuk Toys often require height, you can spot us walking around the stores, appearing to be the height of average humans, and wearing blue aprons. If you have questions regarding any of the toys mentioned here, or any of our others, feel free to ask!