Chico Bicalho

Chico Bicalho was born in Rio de Janeiro and studied at an elementary school (where the football field had trees throughout, because the school was against cutting them down) later, he moved to Petropolis, RJ, an area surrounded by the South Atlantic tropical rainforest.

He believes in having a spiritual life, in freedom, and in peace; supporting the theory that the earth is one living thing. He feels that humans should understand nature, live with nature, and be equal to nature. He received a BFA in sculpture from RISD and MFA in photography at NYU. Since 1995 he has been working with a group of friends on reforestation projects replanting native South Atlantic tropical rain forest trees.

Chico lives in Rio with his wife, a graphic designer/industrial designer Isabella Torquato. He wants to keep traveling, making art, and planting trees.

Chico Bicalho
  • Pea Wind Up

    Pea Wind Up

    $17.00

    Chico Bicalho's newest critter wind-up PEA! This tiny dynamo marches, tumbles and hops over small obstacles. Go little tough guy!-One Pea Per Un...

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    $17.00
  • Le Pinch Wind Up

    Le Pinch Wind Up

    $22.50

    Le Pinch was one of the most complex windups to develop. Getting the articulated halves of Le Pinch to relate to one another was intense, but in ...

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    $22.50
  • Awika Wind Up

    Awika Wind Up

    $22.50

    For some reason of which we're not aware, Awika seems to always be in a big hurry. Awika was born when Bonga and Sparklz got together. She has t...

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    $22.50
  • Mxykikker Wind Up

    Mxykikker Wind Up

    $34.00

    MxyKikker, celebrating 15 years of Kikkerland's foundation, and 15 years since the first Critter was sold at MXYPLYZYK in New York, is an inspira...

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    $34.00
  • Cosmojetz Wind Up

    Cosmojetz Wind Up

    $16.00

    Cosmojetz is the last, and final item from the series of five products using the gearbox with a single spinning off-center weight. The idea here ...

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    $16.00
  • Sparklz Wind Up

    Sparklz Wind Up

    $19.00

    Sparklz thinks it is one of those Greek gods of lightning, but it's still trying to get the hang of thunder and rain. Meanwhile, Sparklz just wob...

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    $19.00
  • Pintacuda Wind Up

    Pintacuda Wind Up

    $22.50

    Pintacuda is a spin off from the pull string series. The propeller key gave Pintacuda a tropical 1950 racecar driver feeling, since its name is o...

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    $22.50
  • Spinney Wind Up

    Spinney Wind Up

    $16.00

    Spinney was created in deepest New Jersey, in the basement of a turn of the century Arts and Crafts house. Essentially, Spinney is Critter's baby...

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    $16.00
  • Cranky Wind Up

    Cranky Wind Up

    $16.00

    Cranky wants to help you remember things by holding cards, pictures, notes, reminders, whatever you can wedge in its little claws, and, it dances...

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    $16.00
  • Bonga Climbing Worm Wind Up

    Bonga Climbing Worm Wind Up

    $20.00

    Bonga thinks he is going through an evolutionary period in its life. Smacked in to the 21st century, Bonga has an attitude not unlike sea creatur...

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    $20.00
  • Zecar Flywheel Car

    Zecar Flywheel Car

    $20.00

    Styled by Gaga Casari, Zecar came in to this world for a very important mission, other than to entertain us. All of the proceeds from the royalti...

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    $20.00
  • Critter Wind Up

    Critter Wind Up

    $16.00

    Critter was conceived by chance, at the studio of a motion display company called Hankscraft Motors in NYC by Chico Bicahlo. The first four thous...

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    $16.00
  • Ping Ling Wind Up

    Ping Ling Wind Up

    $25.00

    "Ping-Ling / Pang-Lang" is a term known in Hong Kong to describe life in a state of chaos and general confusion. Ping-Ling is an off spring of Sp...

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    $25.00
  • Katita Wind Up

    Katita Wind Up

    $16.00

    Katita happened around four AM in a hotel room in Hong Kong, a child of severe jetlag. The key is an allusion to the leather hats "Cangaceiros," ...

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    $16.00
  • Oahaca Wind Up

    Oahaca Wind Up

    $22.50

    Oahaca belongs to a group so unruly and wild, we had to put him on a leash! There are two ways you can set Oahaca in motion: when you pull the S...

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    $22.50
  • Samu Wind Up
    Discontinued

    Samu Wind Up

    $34.00

    Samu has sixteen legs to enable it to perform a type of athletics previously unthinkable to any critter we've known. Samu puffs over obstacles va...

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    $34.00
    Discontinued
  • DIY Critter Wind Up
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    DIY Critter Wind Up

    $20.00

    The original wind-up critter was assembled by hand, along with 4,500 of its brothers and sisters, by designer Chico Bicalho using a simple gearbox ...

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    $20.00
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  • Skidum Wind Up
    Discontinued

    Skidum Wind Up

    $19.00

    Skidum is the reincarnation of a certain 'found object from space', transformed into a multi legged critter. Despite the evolution, the revolutio...

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    $19.00
    Discontinued