Santa Cruz dad Derek Perkins began working on the Weerol a year ago, when his kid was two. The design objectives: a goodlooking, high-quality toy that adapts to a kid's play patterns as he gets older, thus eliminating a parade of quickly outgrown, plastic junk. Which, I think Santa Cruz is banning in 2013 anyway, right?
Anyway. Weerol. Modular molded ply goodness, from $84-219, depending on how many you want, and whether you want the rocker base. Now also available in plain:
Weerol convertible toy by Derek Perkins, Kickstarter campaign ends Sept. 22 [kickstarter.com via dt reader renee and her kickstarter-addicted husband]
Modern Wee Fabrications [weefab.com]