Tag Archives: Toys

  • Lexus RC F Remote Control Car Ready for the Holidays

    Lexus RC F Remote Control Car Ready for the Holidays

    If you want to get that special someone a Lexus for Christmas this year but you are in no way able to afford an actual Lexus automobile (not even a pre-owned one), there’s a relatively affordable alternative available exclusively from Barneys. It’s the Lexus RC F, a remote-controlled toy worthy of the Lexus brand. The […]

  • LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters Coming Soon

    LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters Coming Soon

    The LEGO universe encompasses almost as many fictional realities as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and is a lot more family-friendly to boot. But up to this point there’s been a notable omission in the world of LEGO – a place for the Ghostbusters to hang out in between gigs. And so we have the […]

  • Edge Dominoes: A Different Kind of Domino

    Edge Dominoes: A Different Kind of Domino

    Dominoes have been more or less the same for as long as I’ve been alive, and probably a good deal longer than that, with the only innovation being different materials and different colors, but with the basic design remaining intact. Now, the people at Fire Road have come up with an ingenious new approach to […]

  • Mark Dean Veca Tweety Bird Toy From Kidrobot

    Mark Dean Veca Tweety Bird Toy From Kidrobot

    Just in time for Halloween, here’s a macabre twist on one of the most perennially popular cartoon characters of all time. It’s the Mark Dean Veca Tweety Bird from artist Veca and Kidrobot, which looks hauntingly like Tweety if Sylvester finally caught him and tore his skin off. Despite the loss of skin/feathers and bloody red […]

  • BRNLY SlingPop Slingshot/Bottle Opener

    BRNLY SlingPop Slingshot/Bottle Opener

    Slingshots are, or at least they once were, a universal icon of childhood. Bottle openers, on the other hand, aren’t really popularly associated with children, especially in our post-twist-off-cap world. So it will take a special kind of person indeed to appreciate the BRNLY SlingPop combination slingshot/bottle opener. The BRNLY SlingPop is crafted from sturdy […]

  • Mini-You: Get a Customized LEGO Minifigure Photo of Yourself

    Mini-You: Get a Customized LEGO Minifigure Photo of Yourself

    Just to avoid some nasty disappointment later on, I’m going to start off with the bad news: No, the service being discussed here does not allow you to acquire a LEGO minifigure in your own likeness. What Mini-You does let you do is get a photo of yourself in LEGO form, which is almost as good, […]

  • Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster: Massive Harmless Firepower

    Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster: Massive Harmless Firepower

    I know nothing about the Nerf subculture or what they actually do with their Nerf guns, but even I think the new Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster is a pretty impressive piece of hardware. Nerf describes it as “one of the quietest, furthest-shooting, magazine-fed, battery-powered, flywheel-driven dart shooting designs” on the market, but it’s distinguished […]

  • Sphero BB-8 ‘Star Wars’ Toy (Video)

    Sphero BB-8 ‘Star Wars’ Toy (Video)

    It feels like only yesterday when the world fell in love with BB-8, the small, spherical droid seen at the beginning of the first Star Wars – The Force Awakens trailer. But it’s actually been long enough for a toy based on the little guy to come out, courtesy of the robot ball lords at […]

  • Everbright: 21st Century Lite-Brite for Adults

    Everbright: 21st Century Lite-Brite for Adults

    If you were born long enough ago there’s a good chance you remember playing with a Lite-Brite. And since many of the kids who played with Lite-Brite are now adults who work in offices, we now have Hero Design‘s Everbright, essentially a giant Lite-Brite for grownups. Everbright is being marketed primarily as an office team-building […]

  • Hackaball: A Programmable, Customizable iPad Hacky Sack (Video)

    Hackaball: A Programmable, Customizable iPad Hacky Sack (Video)

    Part of me thinks it’s kind of sad that not even the Hacky Sack is safe from our brave new world of iPad apps and smart technology. But then there’s another part of me that thinks the Hackaball actually looks pretty cool. Hackaball is a Hacky Sack-like ball loaded with sensors that allow it to […]