Josh Finkle’s “extinct toys” are incredible.
From his website:
Handcrafted wooden toys of recently extinct animals. I selected these four creatures for their beautiful shapes and patterns. Choosing an anthropomorphic approach, I designed them with simplified, humanistic shapes and statures. Once unfolded, the packaging becomes an information graphic about the animal inside. These toys are meant to incite wonder and interest in creatures that existed only a short while ago. 2009.
Be sure to visit his site. There’s even photos of the process of making these beautiful carvings.