Mr. Scoops is a toy project that I've worked on for a "Production Materials and Techniques" design class. The basis of the project was to design and build a working prototype of a mechanical toy along with the expectation of craftsmanship and functionality.
The ideation of the toy spurs originally from the Fisher Price Corn Popper
toy, which uses a pushing technique that causes a popping motion of the plastic balls inside the clear dome. I took the working mechanism from the original toy and switched up the dome shape design of the Corn Popper by adding a more personable and kid-friendly 'ice cream truck man' character to it.