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A Classic

Give a child a classic, constructive and creative toy with this complete replica of the original 1951 Colorforms set. A perennial favorite, the original Colorforms set has versatile shapes that can be formed into a limitless number of colorful pictures and designs. The plastic-based Colorform shapes easily attach to any glossy surface, allowing hours of imaginative games, puzzles and activities. And two surfaces are already included, too. Imported. Made in the USA and assembled in China.

As featured on The Today Show.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: Colorforms began when two art students were experimenting with a new flexible vinyl material and discovered how the vinyl stuck to the glossy paint in their bathroom, and how much fun they had playing with the shapes they had cut out. It was first launched in New York City and was considered for the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

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Item ID
13236
Ages
3+
Made from
plastic, cardboard
Measurements
12.5" L x 14" W
Notes
Kit includes 350 brightly colored Colorforms pieces in a spiral-bound book.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET
 
4.7

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (96)
  • Durable (87)
  • Bright (63)
  • Easy to assemble (25)
  • Unique (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Living room (27)
  • Kid's room (20)
  • Gifts (12)
  • Kitchen (12)
  • Travel (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (48), Stylish (32), Budget shopper (24), Midrange shopper (24), High-end shopper (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (23), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (3)

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5.0

"It's So Fun To Play The COLORFORMS Way!

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from Murphysboro, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 2 Year Olds
  • Artistic
  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Colorforms
  • creativity
  • Durable
  • Moma
  • Retro
  • Unique

Cons

  • Absolutely NONE

Best Uses

  • Friendparent Play
  • Individual Play
  • Learning Colors
  • Learning Design
  • Learning Shapes
  • Self-expression

Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

As tagged, a SIMPLE design/color/shape/learning/fun toy for kids of all ages. Had a couple myself and I was born in 1952! Hours, days, weeks and years of use!

Service and delivery comments:

Had a little problem with delivery time, but UG worked with me and made it right!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

Awesome!

By 

from Nashville, TN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fun
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

    Bought this for my nephew because my brother and I LOVED Colorforms when we were little. My nephew (and brother) loved receiving them - and play with them all the time!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Love this set!

    By 

    from Worthington, OH

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Office

      Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

      I was so glad to find Coloforms again. This is one of the best designed art sets ever.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love Original Colorforms!

      By 

      from St Petersburg, Florida

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

        Original colorforms are by far the best, leaving everything to the imagination of the user. Loved them when I was a child and how want to share with my grandchildren!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Good prompt service, as usual! Thanks

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        5.0

        Brings me back to my own childhood

        By 

        from Wheatfield, New York

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

          I can't wait to see my grandaughters face ! Hope she loves this as much as I do ! Wish I had this when my own children were little

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sharing a favorite

          By 

          from Wells, ME

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Durable
          • NOSTALGIC
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Can go anywhere
            • Car
            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

            I loved colorforms as a child, and wanted to share this fun with my neice. She is 4 (given to her right before her 5th birthday) and is very creative, so I knew she would love this. She loves that she can creat something and leave it there for as long as she wants, or immediately demolish her creation and start over. Another great product from Uncommon Goods!!!

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            5.0

            Awesome Toy!!

            By 

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

              I bought this toy to engage my 2 1/2 yr old son's creative side. When the box came, he immediately loved it and created his 1st "colorform" artwork. He loves the colors and shapes. I love the simplicity of the "old school" toys. The pieces stick well (almost too well when then are piled upon on another) to the boards and the shapes have survived my son's repeated use.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery time was great... it actually arrived prior to its scheduled delivery.

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              5.0

              Love this!

              By 

              from Little Town, Nebraska

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room

                Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

                Great for creating designs at any age!

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Classic

                By 

                from Kingsport, Tennessee

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

                  Colorforms is a classic creativity toy which allows for repeated use and demands active imagining by the user. The bright colors, and free form design hearken back to a "pre-video game" age, when children were encouraged to create their own visual images. This set is durable, self contained, and affords the variety/scale needed for multiple users at a sitting. Get this for a child, and encourage an imagination.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  an old toy for new kiddoes

                  By 

                  from Junction City, KS

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about ORIGINAL COLORFORMS SET:

                    This toy (puzzle) is versatile and fun for many ages, including adults working or playing with children. It is timeless and meaningful.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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