Tag Archives: Toys

  • LEGO House: Win a Free Night from Airbnb (Video)

    LEGO House: Win a Free Night from Airbnb (Video)

    If you’re not familiar with LEGO House by architect Bjarke Ingels, it’s pretty much what it sounds like: The mecca of LEGO fans, where LEGO enthusiasts are encouraged to build and play to their heart’s content. Now, Airbnb is doing one of their signature giveaways in collaboration with the attraction, giving contestants a chance to […]

  • ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’ Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’ Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    Stretch Armstrong has been around for decades, but it’s been a while since anyone has heard from him. It seems he’s coming back to Netflix (an always popular way for half-forgotten characters to make their returns), but he’s now a teenaged superhero with a few superpowered teenaged friends. The name of the series is Stretch […]

  • Hot Toys Anakin Skywalker: Arguably Too Realistic

    Hot Toys Anakin Skywalker: Arguably Too Realistic

    Anakin Skywalker, the original moral relativist, is appropriately enough now the subject of a new figure from Hot Toys that some people will find creepily realistic, while others will proudly display on their mantel – or wherever it is they keep their action figures. And besides, it’s not like Star Wars fans have a ton […]

  • Radio Flyer ‘Star Wars’ Landspeeder: You Know, for Jedi

    Radio Flyer ‘Star Wars’ Landspeeder: You Know, for Jedi

    When the original Star Wars movie came out, the Hollywood Toy Industrial Complex was still churning out cheap Planet of the Apes action figures, and was nowhere near its current size and power. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why it’s taken 40 years for the Radio Flyer Star Wars Landspeeder […]

  • Micro but Many: A New Online Home for Micro Machines

    Micro but Many: A New Online Home for Micro Machines

    I was a Hot Wheels and Matchbox car kid, but I still have respect for the Micro Machines brand. I also have respect for a good, detailed online gallery, which is why I’m always intrigued by a site like Micro but Many, a new online showcase for the Micro Machine collection of Tim Smith. Micro […]

  • VFO HD Camera Frisbee from Brookstone

    VFO HD Camera Frisbee from Brookstone

    A Frisbee camera would at first blush seem to be a terrible idea – wouldn’t the camera be spinning so fast as to render most of the footage unusable? – but the folks at Brookstone have developed a Frisbee cam with an independent bearing between the camera and the Frisbee, which keeps the camera steady […]

  • LEGO Guggenheim Museum Released for Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

    LEGO Guggenheim Museum Released for Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

    Today, June 8th, is the 150th anniversary of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, and LEGO Architecture would be remiss if they didn’t observe this occasion in some way. So we have the LEGO Guggenheim, officially called the LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, based on one of Wright’s most famous works. 744 pieces make up […]

  • Colette Fidget Spinners, Some Inspired by Marvel

    Colette Fidget Spinners, Some Inspired by Marvel

    I’m a little bit too old to be fully aware of the whole fidget spinner trend, but a new line of fidget spinners from an unexpected place has definitely succeeded in catching my eye. Parisian retailer Colette has a whole bunch of fidget spinners available at their online store, and some of the Colette fidget […]