• Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    You were wise to give up laser tag a few years back.  Playing it well into your adult age is far from the coolest thing you can get into, especially as you’re trying to fit into your newfound role of being  a responsible, well-adjusted grownup.  But even the best laid plans get screwed up somewhere along the way and we have a feeling the Skirmos is just the toy to draw you back into the laser tag fold. Billed as [...]

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  • Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    You come home from work.  It’s a lazy Tuesday night.  You open the fridge, bring out the frozen pork belly, turn on the Aroma Grill, and start making dinner.  As you’re slicing the meat, that Chumbawamba song from your childhood starts playing.  You crack a smile, shake your hips, and continue what you’re doing — it’s the perfect song to start the evening.  And you have the Cone Speaker to thank for it. A dedicated smart music device, Cone won’t [...]

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  • Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Chromecast’s small size and low price are just two of the things that have allowed it to eat a slice out of Roku’s set-top box business.  And while the company has had a thumb-sized version of their set-top box for a while now (which they now call Roku Ready), requiring an MHL port just made it inaccessible to a whole lot of TV owners.   The new Roku Streaming Stick takes Google’s cue, plugging in to an HDMI and a powered [...]

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  • My Monopoly Is A Brand New Totally Customizable Board Game. Exclusive Photos Inside!

    My Monopoly Is A Brand New Totally Customizable Board Game. Exclusive Photos Inside!

      We’ve seen different versions of Monopoly produced over the years, including one in 3D and another with a control tower.  So far, though, we haven’t seen one that use businesses you could actually customize.  That changes now with My Monopoly, a game set you can personalize with graphics and properties of your choice. Made by Hasbro, the set lets you play for stakes using landmarks and businesses in your locale.  Forget about Park Place and the Boardwalk, you can [...]

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  • AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    Chances are, you really don’t need another iPod speaker dock.  At the same time, the AeroBull isn’t about something that you need. It’s about something that you’ll want.  And, darn it, how can you say no to this adorable thing? Made by Jarre, it’s an iPod/iPhone speaker clad in the impossibly cute form a bulldog wearing a pair of sunglasses, with a Lightning dock sitting right on its head.  That’s it.  While that description sounds lame, the execution definitely isn’t [...]

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  • COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    External batteries are utilitarian things, letting you grab a hit of juice for your phone even without an open outlet for miles.  But who says they can’t be fun, too?  Certainly not odd-gadget purveyor Brando (yes, those guys that sell everything from Creepy Spy Cams to USB Itch-Removal Gadgets to Air Multiplier knockoffs), who just added this COI+ LEGO Power Brick to their inventory. An erstwhile regular power bank (or external battery), it comes housed in a case that can [...]

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  • Inceptor Board Game Lets You Live Out Your Inception Fantasies

    Inceptor Board Game Lets You Live Out Your Inception Fantasies

    Anyone who loves Inception has probably relived the experience by watching the movie multiple times.  After a few watches, though, that’s bound to get boring.  And the novelty of playing with your Inception Top tends to fade after a while.  Fortunately, you’re about to have another option to get your dream within a dream fix: the Inceptor. Made by Pilot Study, the game takes place inside a dream world, with the board representing the space within the dreamer’s mind.   The [...]

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  • Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    I think children have been making toys out of throwaway cans and bottles since our ancestors were kids.  While those makeshift DIY playthings made for plenty of fun, they were definitely far from the sharpest-looking toys around.  The Super Solar Recycler Kit changes that. A set of mechanical plastic toys, they’re designed to attach to cans, CDs, and PET Bottles, turning them into playable vehicles and robot toys.  Even better, the set comes with motors and a solar power generator, [...]

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  • N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12 Blaster Records Video Of Your Foam Battles

    N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12 Blaster Records Video Of Your Foam Battles

    Sure, you can probably put a GoPro on a NERF blaster to get yourself first-person footage of your various foam-fighting adventures.  But why bother when you can now get the N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12, a blaster with an integrated video camera. Granted, the onboard 0.3 megapixel camera’s 20fps video won’t exactly get you anywhere near the GoPro’s full HD quality captures.  Still, this gives you the ability to record stills and video right out of the box, with no [...]

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  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Action Figures Exclusive Pics And Video

    Guardians Of The Galaxy Action Figures Exclusive Pics And Video

    Without question, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most anticipated summer movies opening this year. And at the New York Toy Fair, everybody got their first look at Hasbro’s exciting range of GOTG toys. For context to the unfamiliar, the Guardians is a team of space-faring adventurers who are engaged in battle with extraterrestrial villain Ronan the Accuser. They are led by Peter Quill/Star Lord, who earned Ronan’s ire after he stole a powerful orb that the [...]

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  • Lightpack Extends The Show Around Your Television

    Lightpack Extends The Show Around Your Television

    One of the most unique TV accessories we’ve seen in a while, the Lightpack adds ambient backlighting to TVs and monitors, illuminating the wall behind the panel and the space around it.  The best part?  It displays the same colors that appear on the screen, making it look like the show is literally exploding out of the TV, essentially expanding your viewing range. Not only will it turn watching movies and TV shows into an entirely new experience, the unique [...]

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  • LEGO 75055 Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer

    LEGO 75055 Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer

    While the new batch of toys in LEGO Star Wars line didn’t seem to include really small models, smaller still appears to be the rule of the day for majority of the sets.  The same thing holds true with the LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75055, currently on hand at the 2014 New York Toy Fair. General build is similar to the 6211 Imperial Star Destroyer from 2006, although this one is slightly smaller.  Top is designed to come off quicker [...]

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  • The LEGO Movie Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

    The LEGO Movie Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

    Another set from The LEGO Movie line, this one features the 1980s-something space guy, who’s actually supposed to be a 70s-era spaceman, and the spaceship, spaceship, SPACESHIP of his dreams.  Aptly called Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!,  it lets you build the exact same spacecraft that the wacky spaceman both engineered and piloted in the film. Consisting of 939 pieces, the set contains Benny’s spaceship, along with a Robo Police interceptor and six minifigures.  Like Benny, you’re the master builder in [...]

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  • LEGO Star Wars AT-AT 75054 Pics And Details

    LEGO Star Wars AT-AT 75054 Pics And Details

    Who’s gonna stop the Empire’s monstrous All Terrain Armored Transport?  Nobody.  Well, nobody stopped us from lusting over the LEGO AT-AT Set 75054, which has been officially unveiled at the New York Toy Fair. While the new AT-AT is smaller than previous LEGO sets of the same four-legged walker, this one was made to be more robust.  Ready to rip apart the front lines of any defense put up against it, this smaller but tougher walker should better serve your [...]

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  • Hasbro’s Latest Star Wars Toys: Rebels And Command, Must See Pics And Video

    Hasbro’s Latest Star Wars Toys: Rebels And Command, Must See Pics And Video

    As we draw towards next year’s expansion of the Star Wars film franchise, the buildup continues in the form of an ever-growing line of toys.  Star Wars was definitely a presence at this year’s New York Toy Fair, with a slew of new toy sets that’s bound to get old and new fans excited all over again.  Hasbro’s offerings this year, which include Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Command, among others, only show in no uncertain terms that the [...]

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  • LEGO Ghostbusters Set 21108 Exclusive Pics And Video

    LEGO Ghostbusters Set 21108 Exclusive Pics And Video

    Somehow, someway, the Ghostbusters franchise managed to become a pop culture phenomenon of sorts, continuously gaining new fans decades after the two movies opened across theaters. So much so, in fact, that we have a new Hollywood installment under way. Not just that — the LEGO Ghostbusters Set turned out to be one of the most anticipated launches at this year’s New York Toy Fair. Designed by Brent Waller for LEGO CUUSOO, the set recreates the Ghostbusters’ iconic vehicle, along [...]

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  • MetalBeard’s Sea Cow LEGO Set 70810 As Seen At Toy Fair 2014, Exclusive Pics And Video

    MetalBeard’s Sea Cow LEGO Set 70810 As Seen At Toy Fair 2014, Exclusive Pics And Video

    Being a pirate is no easy life. Spending weeks in the water, dealing with the hazards of the open seas and facing shady characters just does not make for a peaceful and serene life. When you have a ride as sweet as MetalBeard’s pirate ship from The LEGO Movie, however, maybe things don’t have to be so bad. And now, you can have the same elaborate watercraft in your collection with the LEGO MetalBeard Sea Cow. The largest movie-themed set [...]

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  • X-Jetpacks H3X Hydro Brings Greater Power And More Height To Hydro Jetpack Fans

    X-Jetpacks H3X Hydro Brings Greater Power And More Height To Hydro Jetpack Fans

    Hydro-powered jetpacks have been slowly evolving from a casual curiosity to a popular watersport. As such, it isn’t surprising to see newcomers in the burgeoning space. The X-Jetpacks H3X Hydro is one of these upstart entrants, boasting both “hardcore marine engineering” and a “sports-centered design.” Like the Flyboard and the Jetovator, the contraption bolts on to a jetski and uses the watercraft’s propulsion to send the rider high up the air. Unlike most current products that are sold as kits, [...]

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  • Survival Slingshot Archer Can Hurl Stones And Shoot Arrows

    Survival Slingshot Archer Can Hurl Stones And Shoot Arrows

    I think I’ve found my zombie apocalypse weapon of choice. While I’ve always been partial to axes and swords, I have a feeling this Survival Slingshot Archer will prove more efficient for thriving in a post-apocalypse landscape. Like regular slingshots, it can hurl balls at high speeds, allowing you to hunt birds and other small game for food. Unlike them, it has been modified to also shoot arrows, allowing you to Katniss your way out of any predicament without an [...]

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