• Build A Mini-City Of Gifts With The Skyline Wrapping Paper

    Build A Mini-City Of Gifts With The Skyline Wrapping Paper

    Whether it’s for Christmas, weddings, or any other occasion, I hate wrapping up gifts.  I’m horrible at it, they’ll tear it open anyway, and I’m really horrible at it.  Seeing this Skyline Gift Wrap, however, makes me want to get good at gift wrapping.  Seriously, I’m excited about wrapping up tons of gifts for the first time. Made by Suck UK, it’s erstwhile regular wrapping paper, the same kind you can get from any gift shop for making your crappy […]

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  • Behold, The Amazing LEGO RC Cars In Sheepo’s Garage

    Behold, The Amazing LEGO RC Cars In Sheepo’s Garage

    Everyone who plays with LEGOs have probably tried building a car at some point.  And some of you may even be really good at it.  We have to say, though, that the cars in Sheepo’s Garage definitely take constructing LEGO automobiles to another level. Created by Sheepo, the alter-ego of a Spanish civil engineering student named Fernando, the fleet isn’t just made up of cars put together using construction bricks.  Instead, they’re functional radio-controlled vehicles that you can drive around […]

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  • OPPO Quack Turns Your Dog Into A Duck

    OPPO Quack Turns Your Dog Into A Duck

    Muzzles are great for preventing your dogs from unwanted biting and barking.   You have to admit, though, muzzles can make even the nicest canines look extremely menacing (especially when they’re sleeping in a supervillain pet crate).  That won’t be the case when your pet wears the OPPO Quack over his snout. Like regular dog muzzles, it will keep your hound from biting strangers that spook them in the park or bark with the fury of noisy fireworks at three in […]

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  • Use The Animal Gift Wrap To Make Your Crappy Presents Look Super Adorable

    Use The Animal Gift Wrap To Make Your Crappy Presents Look Super Adorable

    When you’re a kid, it’s tough to resist the urge to immediately rip the wrap off any gift you get.  Because, let’s be honest, you want to toys and boxes aren’t toys.  But if the gifts came covered in these Animal Gift Wraps, we have a feeling it might delay the impulse to tear out that wrapping paper just a little bit. Like any gift wrap, you use these to dress up boxes, along with a pair of scissors, a […]

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  • Paparazzi Thwarting Visor Covers Your Face In Reflective Robot-Like Shield

    Paparazzi Thwarting Visor Covers Your Face In Reflective Robot-Like Shield

    Even though people make fun of them, you think Google Glass actually looks cool.  So much so that you would actually wear one on your face, if it wasn’t for the fact that the darn thing costs over a grand.  If you just enjoy looking like a weirdo from the future, maybe you can get your fix wearing one of these Paparazzi Thwarting Visors instead. We’re not sure why they’re calling this a visor. I mean, it looks more like […]

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  • Treepee Is A Hanging, Swinging Tent For Kids

    Treepee Is A Hanging, Swinging Tent For Kids

    Building your kids a tree house can make you feel like the parent of the year.  But, let’s be honest, that’s going to be too much hard work.  Just set up a Treepee in the backyard and they’ll love you like you’re parent of the year all the same. Combining a tent, a swing, and a trampoline, it gives kids their own private fort that’s suspended a short height off the ground.  It’s designed to rock back and forth across […]

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  • Supersize Your Game With This Giant Vintage Chess Set

    Supersize Your Game With This Giant Vintage Chess Set

    We’re, pretty sure, playing chess on a large board with large pieces is just the same as playing on a regular-sized board with regular-sized pieces, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say watching the game played on this Giant Vintage Chess Set looks exponentially more awesome.  I mean, look at the darn thing. Made by Restoration Hardware, the board measures 29.5 inches on all sides and rises 2.5 inches off the tabletop when laid out all ready for play.  […]

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  • Prepare The LEGO Garage! We’re Getting LEGO Ferraris

    Prepare The LEGO Garage! We’re Getting LEGO Ferraris

    Ever thought of building a LEGO garage, then decided not to go through with it?  Well, it might be time to revive the project because you’re going to need the garage space to park all the awesome Ferrari LEGO cars in the new Shell V-Power Motorsport Collection. Four cars, one gas tanker (that you can put in a head to head collision with your LEGO Service Truck), and two playsets (a Shell station and a Ferrari-themed racing set with a […]

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  • Forget Toy Construction Sets, Here Is A Toy Destruction Set

    Forget Toy Construction Sets, Here Is A Toy Destruction Set

    Ever wanted to demolish a building but you don’t work construction and you’re not Incredible Hulk?  Well, maybe you can get your kicks sending toy buildings to ruin instead with the Build and Demolish Destruction Set. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, the toy lets you build an industrial facility, which you can then demolish with the included triple-blast detonator.  Since this is for kids, there are no explosives involved.  Instead, the detonator can individually activate three spring-loaded blasters […]

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  • Instagate Crams An Entire Tailgate Party In A Single 3x2x2-Foot Box

    Instagate Crams An Entire Tailgate Party In A Single 3x2x2-Foot Box

    Tailgating is fun.  Packing all the gear you need and transporting it in your little Volkswagen Beetle to the stadium parking lot, however, isn’t.  The Instagate is an all-in-one solution that bundles all the tools you need for a successful tailgate party in a single box.  Really. Forget trying to cram a table, a grill, and a cooler in the tiny boot of your compact sedan.  Just pick up one or two of these 60-quart cooler-sized boxes and you’ve got […]

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  • Sennheiser Urbanite: Hey Kids, We Can Make Headphones With Massive Bass Sound, Too

    Sennheiser Urbanite: Hey Kids, We Can Make Headphones With Massive Bass Sound, Too

    Sure, audiophiles love Sennheiser, but that kind of love doesn’t get you the kind of mammoth sales among the younger generation that made Beats an unprecedented phenomenon.  Sure, it’s probably too late to beat Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Apple at their own game, but who says Sennheiser can’t bring a slice of that young people market into its fold?  That’s what they’re trying to do with this Sennheiser Urbanite. Just like Beats, it’s aimed at the cool, hip urban crowd.    […]

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  • This Car Engine Repair Playset Turns Your Kid Into A Mini-Mechanic

    This Car Engine Repair Playset Turns Your Kid Into A Mini-Mechanic

    Teaching your children to tinker under the hood of a car is one of those bonding moments many fathers look forward to.  If they are not quite the age to properly handle a wrench, however, you could get the tyke started with this Car Lover’s Engine Repair Playset. A kid-friendly recreation of the front half of a car, the toy lets children pop the hood and tinker with the engine like in an actual vehicle.  Of course, it’s not as […]

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  • PUC Lets You Connect Any MIDI Controller Wirelessly To iOS Devices

    PUC Lets You Connect Any MIDI Controller Wirelessly To iOS Devices

    Hooking up your MIDI devices to an iPhone makes it easy to play music on the road.  The mass of wires you will have to deal, however, makes it just as much of a mess as when you’re playing at home.  The PUC can save you from the hassle. Created by the same guys behind the Jamstik, it’s a wireless MIDI interface that hooks up to your MIDI keytar, DJ controller, or Bliptronics Synthesizer to give the instrument the ability […]

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  • This X Cube Puzzle Has 125 Decillion Possible Permutations

    This X Cube Puzzle Has 125 Decillion Possible Permutations

    Once you’ve solved the Rubik’s Cube multiple times, going back to the same puzzle again and again can become impossibly boring.  When you find your brain aching for some new stimulation, maybe this X Cube will present the challenge it so deservedly craves. Originally a successfully-funded Kickstarter project, the puzzle takes the original Rubik’s Cube and fashions it into a three-dimensional X-shaped monstrosity.  We’re not sure if it’s easier or more difficult than Brando’s 12-Surface IQ Pentagon puzzle, but it’s […]

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  • Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    If building an arcade cabinet is among the unrealized dreams of your younger self, you’ll be happy to know that you can still have a chance to strike it off your bucket list.  And it’s going to be drastically easier this time around with the CupCade, a DIY mini-arcade kit. Made by Adafruit, the kit contains all the parts you need to build a proper miniature cabinet with all the electronics it requires to function.  Even better, it comes with […]

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  • Finger Hands Are Creepy And Funny At The Same Time

    Finger Hands Are Creepy And Funny At The Same Time

    The Man Hands, which makes smaller hands look like they belong to a giant lumberjack, is all manners of funny.  These Finger Hands, on the other hand, while just as funny, is also all manners of terrifying.  Like it came straight out of a demented horror movie. You know how finger puppets can be funny and, so, you assume putting hands on the tips of your fingers will look just as hilarious?  Well, it doesn’t.  I mean, look at the […]

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  • Brick-A-Pic Helps You Turn Any Photo Into A LEGO Mosaic

    Brick-A-Pic Helps You Turn Any Photo Into A LEGO Mosaic

    People have been using LEGO to create pixelated 2D artwork for years now.  So far, though, if you want to build custom mosaics, you’ll have to tap into your creativity (assuming you have some) and fashion one completely from scratch using trial and error.  Brick-A-Pic is an upcoming service looking to change that. Using a proprietary software, the service can take any image you upload and process it into a virtual mosaic using nothing but LEGO’s available colors.  You can […]

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  • 20 Of Our Favorite Things To Come Out Of Comic Con International San Diego 2014

    20 Of Our Favorite Things To Come Out Of Comic Con International San Diego 2014

    The 2014 San Diego Comic Con has come and gone.  Like previous years, it was used as the stage to launch some of the biggest pop culture projects due for release in the near future.  Here are our favorites. 1. Wonder Woman The first official photo of the new Wonder Woman appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were released on Saturday.  And it shamelessly bites on Xena, the Warrior Princess.  And we have no problem with it.  And […]

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  • These Puzzle Potatoes Let You Play Tetris With Tater Tots

    These Puzzle Potatoes Let You Play Tetris With Tater Tots

    We’re always on the lookout for more ways to play with our food.  Play is fun and food is delicious, after all, so playing with your food is like a grand collision of wonderful things on earth.  For that reason, these Puzzle Potatoes will now become part of our regular shopping schedule. Made by Monarch, the sliced potato pieces are shaped like classic tetromino bricks that you can put together to form a straight line with no gaps.  We’re not […]

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  • Bunch O Balloons Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons A Minute

    Bunch O Balloons Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons A Minute

    Water balloon fights always come down to who can throw the most balloons in the shortest amount of time.  In that way, the battle isn’t won in the field, but in the preparation – those long hours filling up balloon after balloon from the tap.  The Bunch O Balloon can optimize that bottleneck, claiming to fill up over 100 water balloons in just a single minute. Designed to attach to a hose, the contraption has 37 mini-tubes with a balloon […]

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  • Star Wars Stacking Mugs: Finally, A Reason To Stack Mugs On Top Of One Another

    Star Wars Stacking Mugs: Finally, A Reason To Stack Mugs On Top Of One Another

    In the past, there was no reason to stack mugs.  Why the heck would you stack mugs?   It made no sense.  So someone came along and created drinking vessels that will compel you to stack them together: the Star Wars Stacking Mugs. An officially licensed Star Wars merch, the mugs come with different parts of three Star Wars character printed along its sides.  One mug will have all the heads and upper torsos, another will have everything from the abdomen […]

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  • Leather Bat Bow Tie Or A Hair Accessory, It’s Cool Either Way

    Leather Bat Bow Tie Or A Hair Accessory, It’s Cool Either Way

    Granted, these Bat Bows were intended to be worn as a hair accessory for women.  But they look so perfect as a Batman-inspired bow tie that we can’t help but imagine putting it on to adorn a formal tux, too.  Like you’re Bruce Wayne dropping subtle hints about your secret identity. We don’t know that many ladies who will actually be caught dead accessorizing in Batman merchandise, but for those that will, these look glorious.  It’s, like, instant-Batgirl without the […]

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  • This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    Sure, it’s not likely to provide anywhere near the sophisticated immersion experience of virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and ANTVR, but the Google Cardboard VR Toolkit sure makes serviceable VR perfectly convenient.  And, you never know, it might end up being awesome, too. Basically, Google made a software SDK called VR Toolkit, which lets you write virtual reality apps for Android smartphones.  It’s experimental, at best, so don’t expect the same level of support as core Android SDKs, […]

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  • Turn Your Desk Into A Game Table With These Foosball Erasers

    Turn Your Desk Into A Game Table With These Foosball Erasers

    Boss never listens to your never-ending petition to buy a foosball table for the office?  Yeah, game rooms don’t really exist when you work in a place that isn’t a tech office — they reserve that for places where employees spend 16 hours a day in the joint.  But, alas, don’t despair.  You can now turn any workspace into a mini-foosball game with these glorious Foosball Erasers. Styled like the football men on a regulation foosball table, it comes with […]

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  • LEGO Fusion Combines Brick Building With Tablet Games For An Entirely New Way Of Playing

    LEGO Fusion Combines Brick Building With Tablet Games For An Entirely New Way Of Playing

    These days, it’s not unusual to see little kids glued to their tablets rather than playing with actual toys.  And it’s going to be hard to peel them away from it.  If LEGO wants kids to keep playing with the company’s classic construction toys, they’ll need to get creative.  And that’s definitely the case with LEGO Fusion, a new box set that combines physical construction bricks with tablet-based play. Melding the world of digital and analog play, each LEGO Fusion […]

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  • Mario Maker Will Let You Play A New Level Of Mario Bros. Everyday For Infinity

    Mario Maker Will Let You Play A New Level Of Mario Bros. Everyday For Infinity

    Can’t get enough of the Mario Bros? Not a problem when Mario Maker, an upcoming game that lets you design new levels of the game, comes out next year. Created by Nintendo for its current-gen Wii U console, the game lets you create infinite levels for the classic Mario Bros platformer, placing obstacles, enemies, and power-ups, among other in-game elements, at will. You only get to make 2D levels, though, so it’s not quite the sophisticated game builder that we’ve started seeing […]

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  • Freak Mask Lets You Put Any Face On A Balaclava And It Looks Horrifying

    Freak Mask Lets You Put Any Face On A Balaclava And It Looks Horrifying

    If you want a realistic-looking mask in the likeness of any person in the world, your best bet is probably to hire Hyperflesh, the outfit that creates those amazing Baby Masks. Not in your budget? Join the club. For the rest of us, I have a feeling we’ll do well enough wearing these Freak Masks instead. Made by Firebox, it’s utterly simple. Just a lycra hood that covers you entire face with cutouts around the eyes. That’s it. The trick is […]

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