• These 3D-Printed Open Toys Can Turn Fruits And Veggies Into Cars, Planes, And Submarines

    These 3D-Printed Open Toys Can Turn Fruits And Veggies Into Cars, Planes, And Submarines

    If you own a 3D printer, you’ve probably entertained the idea of saving a bunch of money this holidays by just manufacturing your own gifts for family and friends. Only problem is, what are you supposed to make for each one of your recipients? If you have a bunch of children on that Christmas list, you may want to consider these clever 3D-printed Open Toys. Designed by creative studio leFabShop, it’s a series of 3D-printed parts that you can stick […]

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  • Use This Grumpy Cat Puppet As A Surrogate For Your Negativity Any Time You’re In A Horrible Mood

    Use This Grumpy Cat Puppet As A Surrogate For Your Negativity Any Time You’re In A Horrible Mood

    Nobody likes being around anyone who’s ornery, crotchety, and downright irritable. Simply put, it’s a surefire way to ostracize everyone with earshot. Unless, of course, you express your lousy attitude using this Grumpy Cat Puppet as a surrogate. Apparently, people don’t mind when someone’s being grumpy, as long as that individual is a furry feline with an adorably sour face. Heck, some folks even find it cute. Whether you want to antagonize people at the office, whine at your family […]

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  • LittleBits Made A Smart Home Kit, So Your Kids Can Now Automate Your Home

    LittleBits Made A Smart Home Kit, So Your Kids Can Now Automate Your Home

    We know littleBits was intended to be a modular electronics kit for kids.  The way it’s evolving, though, it’s turning into a product even grownups are going to find useful for a whole load of projects.  Take the outfit’s new littleBits Smart Home Kit, for instance, which contains a selection of snap-on modules that you can use to automate plenty of functions inside the home. Just like other littleBits modules, these ones require no wiring, no soldering, and no programming, […]

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  • This Ride-On Kiddie Car Is A Tricked-Out Children’s Party On Wheels

    This Ride-On Kiddie Car Is A Tricked-Out Children’s Party On Wheels

    Around the age you have kids, you’re probably well past the inclination to trick out your car with a gaudy light show and monster speakers right out of that old MTV show, Pimp My Ride.   We doubt you’re well past seeing your son’s ride-on car tricked out the same way, though, and that’s why this Kia Soul Sing-A-Long Car exists. Made by Kid Trax, it’s an open-top kiddie version of Kia’s popular compact hatchback, tricked out with two big ass […]

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  • School Supplies And Drag Races Come Together In This E-Racer Eraser

    School Supplies And Drag Races Come Together In This E-Racer Eraser

    If you ever played with your erasers in grade school, pretending they were die-cast race cars that had wheels, you were probably not alone.  Those things just made sense for playing as pretend cars.   These E-Racers still aren’t die-cast cars, but they do have wheels, so kids can race them without even having to pretend that the erasers can actually move on their own. Even better, the erasers actually look like regular erasers instead of being shaped like a car.  […]

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  • Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit: Nerf Hoops For Grownups

    Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit: Nerf Hoops For Grownups

    Putting a Nerf Hoops in your office is great, giving you something to do when you’re bored, stuck, or just plain not in the mood to stare at a computer screen for the next five minutes.  The impression that having one of those plastic Nerf toys inside your office leaves on clients, on the other hand – probably not so great.  Maybe you should consider retiring that to your son’s bedroom, in favor of this Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit […]

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  • Finally, A LEGO Exo Suit For All Your Space Exploration Fantasies

    Finally, A LEGO Exo Suit For All Your Space Exploration Fantasies

    Building LEGO spaceships is fun and all, but if you’re going to build a LEGO space diorama, it needs a colossal mech to stay current with the times.  And now you can with the LEGO Exo Suit, an articulated mech designed to aid humanity’s quest to explore and conquer worlds beyond our own. Originally designed by Peter Reid for the unofficial book, LEGO Space: Building the Future, the set lets you build a minifig-piloted mech that looks perfect to throw […]

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  • Turn Children’s Bedrooms Into Restricted High-Security Zones With The Room Defender

    Turn Children’s Bedrooms Into Restricted High-Security Zones With The Room Defender

    Someone made a door security system that’s meant to function as a toy.  Really.  And, wildly enough, it’s actually fun.  Called the Room Defender, it’s a door-mounted guard dog of a contraption that lets children turn their bedrooms into high-security, restricted-clearance zones. Created by SmartLab, it’s designed to mount along the side of the door (anywhere above the doorknob will do), where it will stand guard against uninvited parents, snooping siblings, and other unwanted intruders.  It comes with a pressure […]

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  • Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk Is The Flying Car Of Our Jetsonian Future

    Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk Is The Flying Car Of Our Jetsonian Future

    Just because the world has, so far, failed to come up with a commercially-viable flying car, it doesn’t mean kids should be deprived of the awesome possibilities a land and air combo vehicle can provide.   You know, like being able to throw your empty coffee cup into the clouds and have it land someplace on the ground.  Let them experience the air-faring automobiles promised by our Jetsonian future with the Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk. In car mode, it’s a […]

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  • Move The Earth With This LEGO Technic Volvo Wheel Loader

    Move The Earth With This LEGO Technic Volvo Wheel Loader

    Sure, the LEGO Technic Volvo Wheel Loader is nowhere near that gigantic Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter the company showed off a while back.  When it comes to new Technic sets you can actually buy, however, this is the biggest to come out this year.  And it’s absolutely awesome. Developed in partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment, it’s a replica of the Volvo L350F, the company’s largest and most technologically advanced heavy-duty earth mover.   Not only can it be driven, the entire […]

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  • Whet Your Appetite For Autonomous Vehicles With Takara Tomy’s Self-Driving Toy Micro-Cars

    Whet Your Appetite For Autonomous Vehicles With Takara Tomy’s Self-Driving Toy Micro-Cars

    If self-driving cars will be our future, then it’d make sense they’d be the future of our toy cars, too.   And they’re here now, with toys like this Choro-Q Q-Eyes, a micro-sized car which can detect obstacles and change routes to avoid them. Made by Takara Tomy, the toy vehicle uses sensors under the left and right headlights to identify obstacles, which it then avoids by steering towards the direction away from it.  If an obstacle is directly in front, […]

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  • SAM Lets You Build Internet-Connected Electronics With Drag And Drop Ease

    SAM Lets You Build Internet-Connected Electronics With Drag And Drop Ease

    Similar to LittleBits, SAM is a modular electronics kit that lets you build functioning tools by combining different hardware modules.  Unlike it, you don’t need to snap the SAM modules together.  Instead, each one comes with its own power source and wireless connection, so you simply gather all the modules in one place and use the app to define each module’s function.  No wiring, no soldering, no snapping things together. Described as “the first electronics development kit that seamlessly integrates […]

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  • Take Your SimCity Obsession To The Tabletop With These 3D-Printed Ittyblox Buildings

    Take Your SimCity Obsession To The Tabletop With These 3D-Printed Ittyblox Buildings

    Ever wanted to build your own mini-city on a tabletop, but realized there weren’t too many options in toy buildings and other infrastructure available at hobby shops?  Yeah, city building fans are like unwanted children when it comes to fun things.  If you’d still like to take a break from SimCity to build miniature urban landscapes you can touch, Ittyblox offers a potential avenue to satiate your longing. Created by architectural enthusiast Steve Fox, it’s a series of 3D-printed buildings […]

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  • Hendo Hoverboard: It’s Real, It’s Awesome, And It Kinda Works

    Hendo Hoverboard: It’s Real, It’s Awesome, And It Kinda Works

    It’s not quite the hoverboard we wanted, but given the absolutely barren list of choices, the Hendo Hoverboard is the one we want anyway.  Yes, someone finally made a real hoverboard that can lift a short distance off the ground while supporting the weight of an adult on top. Unlike the one Marty McFly rode in the Back to the Future movies, you can’t exactly take this one out for a spin around the neighborhood.  That’s because it can only […]

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  • The Mozartkugel Music Box Is The Random Desk Toy You Never Knew You Wanted

    The Mozartkugel Music Box Is The Random Desk Toy You Never Knew You Wanted

    Looking for a way to inject some culture into your cold, unwelcoming cubicle at work?  Try this Mozartkugel Music Box, an odd-looking desk toy that will play Mozart’s “Voi che sapete” on cue. Designed by Adam + Harborth of Siebensachen, it’s an adult take on the classic childhood music box that automatically plays music when opened.  You know, like those toys that will mysteriously open and play music in haunted house movies even though the protagonist was sure it was […]

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  • MyBuild Robot Frame Lets You Build Articulated LEGO Robot Figures

    MyBuild Robot Frame Lets You Build Articulated LEGO Robot Figures

    Building LEGO robot figures is fun and all, but if all they can do is stand there all stiff, they can only be so much fun to play with.  While using LEGO Technic pieces can let you make articulated robot parts, this new solution called MyBuild Robot Frame offers what appears to be a simpler, more cost-effective approach.  If you have access to a 3D printer, that is. Made by Hero Design Studio, it’s a 3D model for an articulated […]

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  • Crazy Cart XL: Everyone’s Favorite Drifting Toy, Now For Grownups

    Crazy Cart XL: Everyone’s Favorite Drifting Toy, Now For Grownups

    Razor’s Crazy Cart is one of the most amazing toys ever created, giving kids an insane drifting machine that can turn any empty room into a veritable wonderland.  It’s so amazing, in fact, that even grown-ups want one.  And, soon, they can with the new Crazy Cart XL. Designed for adults, the new ride is bigger, faster, and downright crazier than the original kiddie version.  Sure, it’s no actual drift car like Ken Block would drive, but we doubt you […]

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  • These Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Are The RC Fingerboards You Never Knew You Wanted

    These Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Are The RC Fingerboards You Never Knew You Wanted

    It was a long time ago when you came to terms with the fact that you sucked at doing tricks on a skateboard.  Being a frustrated skater, you turned your attention to fingerboarding.  Except you’re so clumsy, you sucked at that, too.  Don’t worry, it’s not time to give up yet.  If you’re any good at mashing buttons and moving joysticks, these new Tony Hawk Circuit Boards might just be the thing to get you over the hump.  And, yes, […]

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  • Fold These Poligon Metal Sheets And Watch Them Turn Into Beautiful Animal Sculptures

    Fold These Poligon Metal Sheets And Watch Them Turn Into Beautiful Animal Sculptures

    Similar to foldable paper toy models, Poligon is a pre-designed sheet that you can fold and attach together to create a 3D sculpture.  Unlike them, however, it uses metal for the sheets, allowing you to create durable, hardwearing sculptures that look like laboriously-produced art pieces. Don’t worry, you won’t need superhuman strength to fold the metal sheets.  Instead, each one comes pre-lined, with each line chemically etched, so they can be folded just as easily as a relatively slim piece […]

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  • Laser Collar Pet Toy Is The Modern Dangling Carrot That Will Keep Your Pet Busy for Hours

    Laser Collar Pet Toy Is The Modern Dangling Carrot That Will Keep Your Pet Busy for Hours

    We can’t say it often enough: lasers make everything better.  Even pets.  To prove that point, just look at this Laser Collar Pet Toy, a simple laser pointer that will keep your pet busy playing on his own for hours on end. Everyone’s familiar with just how much dogs and cats enjoy chasing after the light on a laser pointer.  Only problem is, you had to hold the laser pointer and keep moving it around – not exactly the best […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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