Though I've blocked the pain from my mind, longtime readers of DT may be familiar with the trials of the original Mini-boo, the toy-sized Bugaboo I tried to make one Christmas from one of those Riesenthel picnic baskets at The Container Store; an old pair of aluminum crutches; some model airplane wheels; and a rivet gun. [Just listing out the ingredients should be enough to tell you how it all turned out. Check here for some pictures.]
So when a friend sent these pictures of an actual Mini-boo, which she snapped at the big Maison & Objet expo in Paris last month, part of me was stoked. It's by a Spanish baby gear & toy conglomerate called Diset, but it doesn't appear yet on the company's website. [Why use unlinkable frames in 2008, cabron? the doll buggies are part of the "la Nina" collection.]
Yeah, part of me is stoked; part is exasperated that it's taken this long--and counting--for a Mini-boo to hit the market; and part is not liking the way that rear vertical brace looks, even though it helps make it foldable. While it's nice, it's still not as cool as the Miniboo in my mind.