WHAT WE STRIVE TO DO
WHO WE ARE
WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?
we built the
(WE REALLY DID)
now we run
this gives us all the inspiration
we need to
design our range
Our Toy Mission
At Timebubble Toys we wanted to join the wooden toy revolution, but with a different perspective. Our aim is to create contemporary wooden toy kits and models – and so, using our in-house cartoon style, we created the 'Timebubble Toys' and 'Timetravel Industries' brands – great fun to make, personalise and play with.
With our heads looking to the future whilst also enjoying the present, our Time Travel theme added the extra bubbles we were looking for! The Timebubble Machine, piloted by Walter Pickles (the one on the right, or is it the left?) embodies our 3 passions –
‘inspiring self-belief and a can-do attitude in all that come to visit our online shop or see us in person at events’
‘joining the action to tackle Climate Change: a problem no longer in the distant future’,
‘using the power of humour, knowledge, collaboration and imagination to fuel our endeavours to protect the future’
'I sure hope you're thinking about the future Mr.Eastwood?'
'...I think about it all the TIME'
Marty, Back to the Future III
Our T Shirt Mission
Why don't you join us? For you to fulfil ‘Numbers 2 & 3’ above, you are going to need the right T-shirt. We wanted to offer you a durable, affordable, low carbon footprint
t-shirt made from as much biodegradable material fibres as we could source, with added good humour and a pinch of imagination.
'Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.'
Timebubble Toys is a true cottage industry, striving to provide a first class service with a low carbon footprint. With the toy market being dominated with rigid plastic and a high percentage destined for landfill at the end of their period of use, It seems ironic that we give these toys to our children and yet it is through the same action that we are continuing to pave a future full of environmental problems. The truth is, that even if we’ve stopped and realised this, as consumers we have very little buying choice. But the tide is turning with large companies such as Lego even considering the use of biodegradable plastics.
In the meantime, we want to help.
'Imagination is greater than knowledge'
The Creator behind Timebubble Toys
Paul Gionis lives with his family and the Timebubble Machine in Suffolk. He still teaches ‘Product Design’ alongside the toy making, and has done for over 24 years; working to inspire the students that he encounters with the self-belief that ‘if you put your mind to it, anything is possible’ – sound familiar? In 2003, Paul was fortunate to be put forward for a BBC Pearson teaching award, and was pleasantly shocked when he received Secondary School Teacher of the Year in the Eastern Region and later shortlisted to the last four for Secondary School Teacher of the Year in England.