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Spongebob Squarepants Rainbow POP! has Imagination

Spongebob Squarepants Rainbow POP! has Imagination
When my kids were little, I watched way more Spongebob Squarepants than I wanted to. Fortunately, I ended up rather liking the show. A new Funko POP! vinyl figure has been unveiled, and this one is our pal Spongebob with his “Imagination” rainbow flowing between his hands. The collectible will land in June 2019 at Entertainment Earth.

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art

Artie 3000 Robot Teaches Kids to Code by Making Art
This little robot is called Artie 3000, which sounds like a bad 1980s robot movie. Created by Educational Insights, it’s a programmable robot that encourages kids to code through art. There are plenty of toys for kids that encourage problem-solving, but this one is kind of unique.
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KFC Made a Candle That Smells Like Gravy

KFC Made a Candle That Smells Like Gravy
KFC UK apparently loves their gravy. They love it so much that they want your room will be filled with the smell of their signature gravy. Seems kind of weird to me without any mashed potatoes.

LEGO Movie 2 Rexcelsior Kit Looks Awesome

LEGO Movie 2 Rexcelsior Kit Looks Awesome
LEGO is doing some very cool things of late, like that full-size Chevy truck model. Fans of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be able to get a very cool LEGO kit this summer.

This Bird-like Drone Has Wings and Legs, and Jumps to Take off

This Bird-like Drone Has Wings and Legs, and Jumps to Take off
Generally speaking, drones have either vertical takeoff capabilities or they need a runway. However, a South African startup has a better way. Their solution is to add some legs to their drone. The Passerine Sparrow Jumper has fixed wings and legs and feet for takeoff and landing.

DOOMBA Creates Doom Maps Using Your Roomba

DOOMBA Creates Doom Maps Using Your Roomba
Are you a DOOM fan? Of course, you are. Do you own a Roomba? Of course, you do. Now you can combine two of your favorite things into one new cool thing. DOOMBA is a script written by programmer and designer Rich Whitehouse for his 3D model and animation conversion program Noesis that allows you to create playable Doom maps from the data collected by your Roomba.

Fortnite Player Recreates The Millennium Falcon

Fortnite Player Recreates The Millennium Falcon
Creative mode is a pretty awesome addition to Fortnite. It allows players to do some neat things without having to worry about your being shot down by a player or the storm forcing you to move.

Chevy Finds New Brick Roads with a Full-size LEGO Silverado Truck

Chevy Finds New Brick Roads with a Full-size LEGO Silverado Truck
It’s awesome to see people build big things with LEGO bricks. Chevrolet teamed up with students from the Oxford Community School’s First LEGO League, and Detroit’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary’s A World in Motion Program to unveil a full-size replica of the Silverado truck made entirely of LEGO bricks. Specifically, the brick-built creation is a reproduction of the 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss. 

Melting Metal LEGO Minifigs Like Mini Terminators

Melting Metal LEGO Minifigs Like Mini Terminators
What you’re about to watch is either a James Cameron movie with a VERY low budget, or a bunch of LEGO minifigs made out of gallium and melted for fun. It’s actually the latter, and it is very fun to watch.

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods
If there’s one critter that I think universally gives people the creeps, it’s the scorpion. While only a very small percentage are deadly enough to kill humans, they’re still pretty nasty looking creatures, and not the type of thing I’d want to run into while walking around the desert.

Star Wars Return of the Jedi POP! Vinyl Figures Know You Love Them

Star Wars Return of the Jedi POP! Vinyl Figures Know You Love Them
Fans of the original Star Wars trilogy know the new films can’t stand up to the originals. There are plenty of Star Wars toys out there, but if you have a penchant for Return of the Jedi and Funko POP!

Indian City to Get Robotic Traffic Cop

Indian City to Get Robotic Traffic Cop
This robot here looks like some kind of mask-wearing bandit, but he’s actually one of the good guys. If you can consider robots good guys that is. Apparently, this robot will soon be turned loose on the streets to help manage the chaotic traffic in the Indian city of Chennai. Chennai is going to be the first in the country to get a robotic traffic officer.

Freddie Mercury Wembley 1986 POP! Figure Will Rock You

Freddie Mercury Wembley 1986 POP! Figure Will Rock You
I can remember back in the day, one of the older kids that rode the bus home played a Queen album constantly on his little tape player and the song of choice was “Another One Bites the Dust,” only we all sang it “Another One Rides the Bus” each time someone got on.

Unicorn Skulls Offer an Imaginary Anatomy Lesson

Unicorn Skulls Offer an Imaginary Anatomy Lesson
If your home decor is lacking, perhaps you just need some more skulls. These decorative unicorn skulls should do the trick just fine. Each resin skull is hand-painted and polished and looks like what a real unicorn skull would look like if they existed. 

Nike Adapt BB Self-Lacing Shoes Are Packed with Tech

Nike Adapt BB Self-Lacing Shoes Are Packed with Tech
Most of us didn’t get the limited edition Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes when the came out in 2017. Well, now we have another chance. Nike recently unveiled a new version that is more advanced, and thankfully, more affordable.

LEGO McLaren Senna Lets You Own a Million Dollar Super Car for 15 Bucks

LEGO McLaren Senna Lets You Own a Million Dollar Super Car for 15 Bucks
Car guys and gals, here is your chance to own a McLaren Senna supercar without having to hit the lotto. LEGO is showing off a new Speed Champions edition of the Senna that is just $14.99,
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