Who's ever even heard of this Naef Bau Bau birch building set designed in the 50's by Gert Muller? As far as I can tell, the thing's only been published in two tiny pictures in the Kurt Naef biography.
But holy smokes, why not? These Swiss Tinker Toys are apparently strong enough to make a theater for your Antonio Vitali puppets [sold separately]. Hell, they're strong enough to make a freakin' chair out of; Suddenly I feel ripped off for only getting the flimsy little American Tinker Toys. How could the Bau Bau's tremendous advances be so suppressed for so long? And whatever happened to Gert Muller? It's like he's Preston Tucker with his groundbreaking Tucker Torpedo, getting run out of town on a rail by the Tinker Toy Industrial Complex.
Naef Spiele Bau-Bau Modular Building Set Box/Brochure, currently $25+15 s/h, auction ends feb. 6 update: wow, ended at $227.50+s/h [ebay, thanks dt reader hans]