Forget about those dopey stickers on old-school Rubik's cubes! For fun squared — or rather, cubed — indulge your inner child in one of these new David Weeks Cubebots, which were inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. Available in small (which fold into 2.5" x 2.5" cubes) and medium (which fold into 3.5" x 3.5" cubes) sizes, these wooden, robot-like figures can be contorted into a series of clever poses then collapsed into compact shapes that will draw no more attention than a paperweight on your desk.
You can make your Cubebot flip over and do a headspin, walk like an Egyptian, raise the roof, or do the Macarena – anything your silly little heart desires. And when it's time to act like a grown-up again, you can fold the puzzle pieces back up into their neat cube shape. Who needs Transformers?
David Weeks Medium Cubebot, $35 each, and Small Cubebot. Available at Areaware.com