This is a set of four of our most popular optical toys that represent the historical development of animation and pre-cinema. From the Thaumatrope that demonstrated the persistence of vision principle, which is what allows us to perceive the illusion of animation. To the mysterious Phenakistoscope, which was the first animation device. To the Zoetrope, the 19-century party sensation that we are most familiar with when thinking about optical toys. And finally, the Praxinoscope, which improved upon the Zoetrope with dazzling mirrors that produced a sharper brighter animation.
Ordering these popular optical toys as a set, not only gives you a collection that spans the history of animation and pre-cinema, but also comes at a discounted price.
This set includes: