Lately we’ve been seeing quite the interest from the general public when it comes to ‘what’s inside’ the many artifacts that make up our day-to-day lives.

Perhaps the best examples of this trend are the recent videos of objects being ‘shaved away’ one millimeter at time. While there are a few of them floating around out there, Waves of Grain and Verschleif have been making their way around for the past few weeks like wildfire…and it’s not surprising why: they’re dang cool to watch and informative at the same time.

While product designers can take a quick glance at an assembly through toggling some transparency settings in their favorite CAD program, it’s interesting to see these same views of actual products as they are in the real-world…manufacturing defects and all.

In ‘X-Rays of Toys’, photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick gives the viewer a closer look at what’s inside of these seemingly simple retro-futuristic and military toy designs:

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f78595e69b669685050aef528db4d91aHorned Robot

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a5ce4d122b2f19985869dc34f3dcde07Chinook Helicopter

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Fitzpatrick is also selling the prints for $25 a pop if you think a ray-gun would look good on your wall…and yes, it most certainly will.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.