There’s something about miniature tools that sounds cute to me, and the fact that these are recognized brands makes them seem even cooler.
If you look at the above product image of the Ken Elephant DIY tool collection, the tools look detailed enough to perhaps pass off as real, but they’re not.
Online product descriptions say you get 6 items, or rather 6 groupings of items for (up to?) 12 tools in total, although there’s no guarantee that this is what you’ll get as they’re “blind packaged.”
There’s no information on the scale that I could find, even from Japanese websites, but a USA listing says they’re just the thing that your favorite [action or collectible] figures need.
Possible items include:
- Gel grip hammer with Hyper Scraper 200
- Tool Wagon Royal
- Torx L-type wrench with ball-grip driver & crystal line driver
- Hip paint can with paint roller
- G-Lock 25 tape measure
The tools are not necessarily sized in scale with each other, and a set of tools might contain duplicates.
There are Vessel screwdrivers, which is perhaps what triggered the “aww that’s so cute” response in me, since I’ve used the real version of the ball driver before.
There’s an Olfa scraper and a Vessel gel hammer.
And what looks to be a larger-scale Tajima tape measure.
Here’s an Amazon listing for the real-life Tajima tape measure. It looks like they even got the sticker plate copied perfectly.
A set of these miniature tools will set you back a pretty penny – $50, which seems a bit steep, but that’s likely due to the lengths the maker went to create authentic-looking models.
When I was looking around online to see if I could scrape up some more details, I found that there are a few other brands of scale and miniature toys, including dollhouse-sized Bosch cordless power tools.
And yes, I’ve seen that there are mini cinder blocks and wood pallets, which I’ll likely post about on a slow tool news day.
If you like this kind of stuff, there’s also a whole world of scale RC accessories out there.