• 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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  • 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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  • Aquabot Turns Regular Water Bottles Into Super Soaker Guns

    Aquabot Turns Regular Water Bottles Into Super Soaker Guns

    The Aquabot is a replacement cap for wide-mouth 63mm water bottles that immediately turn them into high-powered water blasters.  That’s right.  No need to buy a Nerf Super Soaker to stage water battles – just put one of these on your Camelbak bottle and spray everyone in sight with a powerful blast of liquid. Made by California-based Lunatec, the accessory, which can shoot a water jet up to 25 feet away, makes an erstwhile standard water bottle even more useful [...]

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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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  • Tsumiki Sushi Set Let’s Your Child Prepare Original Sushi Creations

    Tsumiki Sushi Set Let’s Your Child Prepare Original Sushi Creations

    Your daughter has a veritable stacked mini-kitchen of cooking and food toy sets, allowing her to make everything from pretend stew, fake roasts, and inedible sandwiches. When she asks you for a new cooking set to add to her collection, you’re stumped. What else is there to get? If she’s up for making some phony sushi during play time, maybe try this Tsumiki Sushi Set, a set of woodblocks that let children build their own sushi masterpieces. Designed by Plaplax, [...]

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  • Buildies Kit Lets Kids Make Structurally-Sound Cardboard Forts

    Buildies Kit Lets Kids Make Structurally-Sound Cardboard Forts

    While kids can build decent forts with a few pillows, blankets, and shoe boxes, they won’t usually make for the strongest structures. Buildies, a set of cardboard construction objects, offers an alternative that doesn’t only make for a sturdier stockade, they can help teach kids basic architecture and engineering concepts, too. Using an interlocking system of bricks, roofing panels, and structural reinforcements, children can build forts that look like real fortification. No soft pillows, flimsy curtains, and easily-crushed boxes — your little [...]

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  • 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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