• Road On A Roll Offers A Quick, Inexpensive Way To Build A Derby Track

    Road On A Roll Offers A Quick, Inexpensive Way To Build A Derby Track

    Building a long, large, winding derby track for your son’s die cast cars to cruise on sounds awesome. Until you realize just how expensive a long, large, winding derby track will eventually cost. There has to be a cheap way to build something like that, right? Turns out there is with Road on a Roll. A paper-based road and track system, it lets you lay down a massive flat driving track for cheap. And it’s cheap because it’s entirely made from paper, [...]

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  • Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars won’t turn into butterflies any time soon. But you can control where they crawl and creep their way into, allowing you to gross out people at the dining table, freak out your girlfriend’s annoying best friend, and entertain the kids with little critters that move in realistic fashion, making them more awesome than butterflies. Made by Japanese company JTT, the little crawlies come with realistic caterpillar bodies that accurately mimic the appearance of the little [...]

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  • TinkerBots: This is The Modular Toy Robot You’ve Been Waiting For

    TinkerBots: This is The Modular Toy Robot You’ve Been Waiting For

    Modular, snap-on electronics might very well become the choice educational toys of this generation, enabling STEM learning without the complexities associated with traditional avenues of training. As big fans as we are of products like littleBits, though, we have a feeling that TinkerBots will have a better shot at keeping children’s attention. Described as a “perfect hands-on introduction to the world of robotics,” it lets children build functional robots of varying complexities. Whether for 5-year old kids fashioning their first automaton [...]

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  • Mattel Announces BOOMco Line of Foam Blasters

    Mattel Announces BOOMco Line of Foam Blasters

    It’s not that Nerf never had any competition in the foam dart battle space.  It’s just that they’ve, pretty much, dominated the niche so well that nobody else even registers on the radar.  That could change soon with Mattel’s new line of BOOMco Blasters. Rather than go head-to-head with Nerf’s huge range of ridiculously powerful foam-firing blasters, Mattel is starting out small, releasing air-powered shooters (no batteries) rigged to send foam darts flying into your target of choice.  That means, [...]

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  • Man Hands: Because Everyone Deserves A Big Hand

    Man Hands: Because Everyone Deserves A Big Hand

    Big hands are great, making it easier to hail cabs, catch balls, and slap any guy who grabs at you in a crowded bar.  Unfortunately, your hands are tiny and plastic surgery for dainty hands has not been developed yet.  In the meantime, you can enjoy some of the benefits of large paws with these oversized Man Hands. A huge pair of gloves clad in the likeness of real hands, it lets you wave at friends, cover your son’s eyes [...]

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  • Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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  • Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Sure, you can blow soap bubbles mixing simple solutions and using small cookie cutters you have lying around at home.  And while we don’t doubt they’ll make for plenty of fun, that fun isn’t likely to come close to the fun you’ll have with the giant 40-foot bubbles you can make using the Wonki Wands. That’s right, ridiculously massive soap bubbles stretching as large as 40 feet long — way bigger than the already-amazing 20-foot long bubbles Bubbleinc makes.  Soap [...]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Scalextric RCS Pro Lets You Control Slot Car Races Like A Video Game

    Scalextric RCS Pro Lets You Control Slot Car Races Like A Video Game

    Slot car racing is fun. While arguing with other racers about how many laps you’ve completed or whether someone jumped the gun too soon can be half the fun, it’s also exhausting. We need a more accurate way to manage those things and that’s exactly what the Scalextric RCS (short for Race Control System) does. If you’re into slot cars, you should be familiar with Scalextric, which has been producing slot car racing sets for a good part of the [...]

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  • Korg tinyPiano: A Toy Piano With Real Instrument Sound

    Korg tinyPiano: A Toy Piano With Real Instrument Sound

    Toy pianos for young children have been around for seemingly forever. Why do you think so many young children grow up to become hipster musicians with no health insurance when they grow up, after all? We kid, we kid. The Korg tinyPiano is a modern update on the popular toy, injecting it with a little more musical muscle under the lid. At first glance, it looks like any of the toy pianos children have played with for the longest time. [...]

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