Oh, the simple joys of childhood! Remember whiling away a
summer afternoon playing with favorite trucks? You could pull
the levers, pick up rocks, or send a vehicle careening down
a hill. Even with a few dents, the metal kept shining. If
these are the memories that appeal to you, then "Toyosaurus"
is just your kind of dinosaur.
James O'Toole imagines a Torosaurus as a crane truck
with enough metal and gearshifts to amuse the rowdiest inner
child. The idea for "Toyosaurus," in fact, came from a child—O'Toole's
four-year-old son! With more than a little ingenuity and a
cool design taking advantage of the dino's horns, "Toyosaurus"
roared to life.