Last month I bought an old wooden Creative Playthings kaleidoscope on eBay. The transaction went fine, but the toy itself is not that great.
Now don't get me wrong: I'm with it enough to dig the potential beauty of a straightforward, mirrored box. I'm not one of those hippie guys who insists a kaleidoscope must use embedded glass or plastic color bits and produce only psychedelic patterns. But somehow, it's just a bit boring.
I don't know, maybe our house is too monochromatic; we need to take it out into the sunlit autumn trees or something.