I mentioned before that I had wanted my own ’80s arcade in my home since Silver Spoons was on the air. Arcade1Up has been peddling smaller sized arcade cabinets that look like those classics from the ’80s, and packing multiple games.
You know Tiffany & Co? They’re the ones that make all the expensive jewelry and accessories for rich people. I’m pretty sure that you and I aren’t even allowed to utter their name aloud unless our bank account hits a certain threshold.
Growing up, all I wanted in the world for one of my birthdays was an Optimus Prime Transformer. I got it even though it was like $20 back then, which seemed like $100 today. Hasbro’s Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-44 Optimus Prime (ver 3.0)
I’d wager most people that played with LEGO growing up made cars and trucks with the bricks and promptly crashed them. Hammacher Schlemmer is offering a set of RC toy monster trucks which takes that idea and runs with it.
Crash and Rebuild Monster Trucks aren’t made from LEGO, but they do seem LEGO-like in how the bodies and drivers click into the chassis.
Why is it that spaceships in science fiction have a tendency to be grey or other blah colors? It makes little sense to me, given the fact that we love colorful cars. Heck, I drive an orange car myself.
Well, it looks like Transformers are becoming a real thing if this basketball drone is any indication. But is it an Autobot or a Decepticon? It is definitely more than meets the eye. That’s all I know for sure.
So yeah, objects like basketballs are now transforming into robots.
Growing up, the key to a great Saturday morning full of cartoons and fun was a big bowl of Cap’N Crunch cereal with Crunch Berries in it. Note that I am most certainly not talking about the nasty peanut butter variety available back in the day, or the “plain” version that lacked Crunch Berries; those cereals were for hooligans.
If you just can’t get enough of talking fish, your Christmas wish has been answered. Likely inspired by this fan hack a couple of years back, there’s now an Alexa-enabled version of Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Just pair Billy to any Amazon Echo device and Billy “will respond to Alexa voice commands, lip sync with Alexa’s speech, respond to your questions, react to times, notifications and alarms, and dance to the beat of your music.
Do or do not buy this collectible. There is no try. Your holidays are just not complete until you decorate with some cool Star Wars merch, like this 7″ tall Jedi Master Yoda Musical Glitter Globe.
This fancy-schmancy snow, I mean glitter globe is available from The Bradford Exchange for $99.99.
When you have small kids it’s harder to get around, which is why strollers were invented. And when you have small kids and you are a geek… you need an appropriately geeky stroller. Fantasy Strollers is a stroller rental company based in Orlando, Florida.
I’ve always been against using dice towers. I just never saw the point since I am perfectly capable of rolling the dice myself. But having said that, occasionally you roll really horribly and embarrass yourself. You have only yourself to blame.
I remember one Christmas all my brother wanted was a Teddy Ruxpin. I hated those things, they were super creepy bears with mechanical animatronic eyes that blinked. I was pretty sure it would eat my soul during the night.
Growing up, my favorite Star Wars characters were Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. In addition to being incredibly versatile, R2 seemed to have more to say with all his beeps and boops than the other characters that had actual words to say.
Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy has teamed up with Casio to make a very cool watch and watch holder combo. Casio Japan has introduced this special edition G-Shock x Transformers DW-6900TF and it is amazing. This set is being released to celebrate 35 years of G-Shock and the 35th anniversary of Transformers in 2019.
You get a watch with Optimus Prime’s color scheme of red and blue, along with a transformable Optimus Prime figure that doubles as a watch holder.
You can’t have a tiny LEGO concert without a LEGO grand piano. Well, good news. Someone has created a concert grand piano out of LEGO. And it’s not just a static model either. This LEGO grand piano actually works.
This mini-musical masterpiece was designed and built by LEGO Ideas member, SleepyCow AKA Donny Chen and is made of 2,798 pieces.