Tag Archives: Toys

  • 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 […]

  • Pokéball Collection Candy Cases From Bandai

    Pokéball Collection Candy Cases From Bandai

    When I was a little kid I was obsessed with cartoon objects existing in the real world—big wedges of Swiss cheese were a particular fixation.  And I still have a soft spot for stuff like the new Pokéball collection of candy cases from Bandai, thanks to its strong attention to detail in bringing the Pokémon equipment […]

  • Tamagotchi: Original 90s Virtual Pet Gets Re-Release (Video)

    Tamagotchi: Original 90s Virtual Pet Gets Re-Release (Video)

    One of the signature items of any 90s kid ensemble is the Tamagotchi, the digital pet that fit in your pocket and provided a pleasant distraction from schoolwork in the days before 24/7 social media contact with friends and enemies. Now, the original 90s model from Bandai is reportedly coming back, just like Seinfeld, The […]

  • Nimuno Loops: Tape That Can Make Anything LEGO Compatible

    Nimuno Loops: Tape That Can Make Anything LEGO Compatible

    It’s possible, if unlikely, that you have one or two prized possessions that are not LEGO related. This can be a drag when you try to incorporate your all-consuming love of LEGO building bricks into, say, your passion for framed Godzilla movie posters or plush Nintendo toys. But now, there’s Nimuno Loops. Nimuno Loops is […]

  • ‘Hot Wheels Nightmare’ Shows a Hot Wheels Car’s POV (Video)

    ‘Hot Wheels Nightmare’ Shows a Hot Wheels Car’s POV (Video)

    Camera technology has finally advanced to the point of being able to capture what it would actually feel like to sit behind the wheel of a Hot Wheels car as it races along its track. But for 5MadMovieMakers, the YouTube channel behind Hot Wheels Nightmare, that wasn’t quite enough, so they added some extra visual […]

  • ‘Seinfeld’ Set Replica: The Model About Nothing

    ‘Seinfeld’ Set Replica: The Model About Nothing

    I’m a pretty big fan of Seinfeld, but I admit I don’t really have a clue what the toy/collectible scene out there is like with regards to the show. So when I say that the product descriptively known as the Seinfeld Set Replica must be the top of the line, take it with the proverbial […]