Idea: Lobster claw clasp coat hanger/Toy Idea - Living Hinge Dolls/Plus: Living hinge fold up models/Plus: Gable Hood Raincoat Jacket/Plus: Batwing fan
Idea: Lobster claw clasp hanger
I get tired of having to pick up coathangers that fall down and thats why I thought a Lobster Claw clasp coathanger would be a good thing. A lobster claw clasp coat hanger is a hanger for a coat; clothes or other things on which the hangers hook is pulled back by a lever just like the curved bar on a lobster claw clasp (Commonly found on necklaces) and then, when the hook is closed, the hanger is locked in place by the lobster claw clasp so it wont fall off the coat hanger rail.
Living Hinge Dolls
There is a type of hinge called a living hinge. It is a thin flexible hinge made from the same material as the two rigid pieces it connects. These type of hinges are quite common in packaging.
My Toy Idea is either plastic or wooden dolls with knees and elbows (and other jointed body parts if possible) that are living hinges so that they bend.
The plastic living hinges I've seen seem too fragile for this purpose but I've seen laser cut hardwood living hinges that might work for a wooden doll.
Why? - It would mean you could give a softness and flexibility to plastic or wooden dolls that you normally only get with soft toys like cloth toys.
Also: Living hinge Folding Models These are flat rigid pieces of plastic connected together by living hinges that, because of the living hinges, can be folded up and then will click together to form models of houses and other objects for children to play with.
To illustrate what I mean: Imagine a box unfolded and laid flat, if it were one of my living hinge models then the faces of the box would be the flat rigid pieces of plastic and, because they're connected by living hinges, you could fold them up into the box
Gable hood raincoat jacket - If a raincoat had a waterproof gable hood, such as the gable hoods worn by Tudor women, then the rain would run off of the hood just as it does the roof of a house.
A batwing fan is a folding hand fan that is like a webbed bat wing or ducks foot.