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TS2 -> TS3 - Toys, Toys, Toys!

by Purplepaws Posted 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:49 PM - Updated 21st Oct 2011 at 11:18 AM by Purplepaws : Fixed a minor issue
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

(4/3/10) - Files no longer show up as "corrupted" in the downloads dashboard.
(4/3/10) - Fixed lighting so that toys no longer cast overly-dark shadows indoors.

Yay, it’s finally finished! I’ve been working on this project since January and am now finally ready to share it with you all.

From TS2 expansion packs Free Time, Teen Style Stuff, Open for Business, IKEA Stuff, and Apartment Life, I converted 15 of the very best toys into much-needed items for your kiddos in TS3. Most of them are purely decorative, but four of them are actual working toys (non-default), which can be picked up, played with, and put into the toy box for storage. Because of their small size, I chose not to make them CASt-able, but every single other toy can be recolored. Yay for variety!

All of these have custom ground shadows, custom environment scores, size-appropriate slot placement, and all the original names and descriptions (where applicable). I reduced the files sizes as much as I could and tested them thoroughly after packaging. They have multiple color presets (shown below), part of which match the original objects’ color options, and part of which I added just for the fun of it (and to round out the group).

All toys range in price from §20 to §440 and can be found in the catalog under function sort: kids/miscellaneous kids and kids/toys, as well as room sort: kids’ room/kids’ décor and kids’ room/toys.

(Screens best viewed at full size.)

I hope you enjoy them! I know I will. I should have another conversion done within the next few months or so, but until then, I’ll see you around!


Polygon Counts:
(Same as originals.)

Helicopter: Polys - 895, Verts - 951
Fire Truck: Polys - 719, Verts - 975
Airplane: Polys - 752, Verts - 783
Hot Rod: Polys - 787, Verts - 865
Doll 1: Polys - 273, Verts - 222
Doll 2: Polys - 275, Verts - 208
Doll 3: Polys - 267, Verts - 207
Frog: Polys - 1027, Verts - 732
Hippo: Polys - 550, Verts - 462
Freezer Bunny: Polys - 289, Verts - 193
Action Figure: Polys - 1598, Verts - 1358
Jack-in-the-Box: Polys - 316, Verts - 272
Giant Robot: Polys - 1328, Verts - 1474
Giant Giraffe: Polys - 968, Verts - 575
Giant Bear: Polys - 1376, Verts - 857

Additional Credits:
s3oc, s3pe, S3ObjTool, TSR Workshop, Wings 3D, Milkshape 3D, Adobe PSE, and EA for the original meshes and textures.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Patch 1.26 and above

Size: 1.19 MB · Downloads: 37,607 · 21st Oct 2011
1.19 MB 37,607 21st Oct 2011

Size: 1.23 MB · Downloads: 98,726 · 3rd Apr 2010
1.23 MB 98,726 3rd Apr 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Field Researcher
#201 Old 1st Jun 2012 at 5:01 PM
Awesome thanks :D
Test Subject
#202 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 5:19 AM
Test Subject
#203 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 10:55 PM
some one make an pet neck slider and edible popcorn
Lab Assistant
1st Sep 2012 at 2:42 PM
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Lab Assistant
#204 Old 1st Sep 2012 at 2:45 PM
Where did you get the boy's shoes from?
Original Poster
#205 Old 8th Sep 2012 at 9:03 PM
Originally Posted by melb623
Where did you get the boy's shoes from?

I think I just recolored some base game shoes.

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Test Subject
#206 Old 8th Sep 2012 at 11:10 PM
Wow! They could make excellect props for toy store scenes or christmas theme scenes for shows or movies.
Lab Assistant
#207 Old 11th Sep 2012 at 6:38 AM
Originally Posted by Purplepaws
I think I just recolored some base game shoes.

Field Researcher
#208 Old 10th Oct 2012 at 11:20 PM
The dolls alone will make a couple of girls here ecstatic! Awesome items, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#209 Old 21st Dec 2012 at 7:55 PM
Freezer Rabbit!!
Test Subject
#210 Old 20th Jan 2013 at 4:17 PM
Love This Defiantly
Downloading Thank You
Test Subject
#211 Old 3rd Jun 2013 at 6:27 PM
thank you so much - so great an sweet Toys!
Test Subject
#212 Old 29th Jun 2013 at 5:20 AM
Oh my goodness, these are wonderful! Thank you so so much. Although the hippo looks... rude XD
Forum Resident
#213 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 2:00 PM
This makes me smile.
Test Subject
#214 Old 12th Feb 2014 at 7:22 AM
OMG this is adorable! I love decorations in my kids' rooms
Test Subject
#215 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 6:49 AM
Lab Assistant
#216 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 12:55 AM
Thanks, these really make up for the strange shortage of toys in TS3.
Test Subject
#217 Old 3rd Jul 2015 at 3:19 AM
that's pretty cool
Test Subject
#218 Old 21st Nov 2015 at 11:55 AM
these are just amazing thank you
Test Subject
#219 Old 3rd May 2018 at 9:03 PM
awesome some more toys for the Sims3 kids cool
Test Subject
#220 Old 3rd Jun 2021 at 2:17 AM
I really missed these... thank you!
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