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Category: Cool Toys

Superplexus Vortex Puzzle Makes My Head Spin

Superplexus Vortex Puzzle Makes My Head Spin
As its name implies, the Superplexus Vortex is a super-sized version of the Perplexus, a plastic spherical maze. The Superplexus Vortex not only has a catchy name, the mere sight of it is probably enough to make a drunk man vomit. In marketing speak, the gigantic maze is “a complex…

Microsoft Surface Monster Loves Bubbles, Random Everyday Objects

Microsoft Surface Monster Loves Bubbles, Random Everyday Objects
Meet the Microsoft Surface Monster. He’s half-real, half-virtual, 100% adorable. As you may have guessed, the monster was made specifically for the Surface, Microsoft’s super multitouch tabletop computer. Right now the monster can’t do much besides suck bubbles up its butt (and poop them out if its eye is poked),…
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Big Daddy Amigurumi: Bioshock Gets Soft and Squeezy

Big Daddy Amigurumi: Bioshock Gets Soft and Squeezy
While most of you were probably busy this past weekend killing splicers with your drill and protecting Little Sisters, one Bioshock fan out there was doing something a bit more productive. While you were all sitting on your couches upgrading your plasmids, crafter Nerdigurumi (I love that name) got out…

Zibits Mini R/C Robots Spin Into Town

Zibits Mini R/C Robots Spin Into Town
Would you believe this cute little robot toy costs less than $10 bucks? Zibits are a new series of low-priced miniature robots that are perfect on your desktop or for your kids (or cats) to play with. The guys over at Senario sent me a sample Zibits robot to play…

Chatman Displays Your Emoticons and Nags Your Kids

Chatman Displays Your Emoticons and Nags Your Kids
Chatman is a new sort of toy that plugs into your computer, helping to make your instant messaging more interesting for everyone, especially kids. Chatman is kind of an emoticon itself, but it’s able to display different faces based on your IM discussions. Basically, the device is able to gauge…

LEGO Big Mac Combo: and No, You Can’T Eat It!

LEGO Big Mac Combo: and No, You Can’T Eat It!
If I didn’t have my glasses on, I’d probably be fooled, but you won’t. This LEGO Big Mac Combo was created by the Japanese LEGO artists Sachiko. It’s kind of cool to think that LEGO artistry is actually a profession, or maybe more of a hobby. Either way, this LEGO…

Animestudio Lets You Shoot Your Own Animations: No Computer Required

Animestudio Lets You Shoot Your Own Animations: No Computer Required
I finally got a chance to see Coraline a few weeks back, and was completely blown away by the incredible things that could be done with miniature models and stop-motion animation. While you probably won’t be able to live up to Henry Selick’s amazing work with this little desktop toy,…

Henry’S Robots: Metal Model Mechs Make Me Merry

Henry’S Robots: Metal Model Mechs Make Me Merry
These amazingly intricate robot models come to us courtesy of Henry’s Robots. Henry has been amassing a virtual army of miniature metal mecha in his laboratory over the last few years. Each one is lovingly handmade by Henry, and I only wish I could have one sitting on my desktop…

LEGO and Muji Let You Create Toys Out of Brick and Paper

LEGO and Muji Let You Create Toys Out of Brick and Paper
Japanese retail store Muji has teamed up with LEGO for a special line of toys that combine the world famous bricks with… paper. Basically each set consists of basic rectangular and square LEGO bricks and a bunch of colored paper – I also saw translucent paper in one of the…

Incense Smoking Robots: Huh, Wha?

Incense Smoking Robots: Huh, Wha?
Normally, if I told you your robot was smoking, you’d have to send it in to a technician to have it looked at. I’m not quite sure why anyone came up with this idea, but they did. This little robot keeps your room nice and smelly, thanks to a incense…

Famous Landmarks Turned Into LEGO Landmarks

Famous Landmarks Turned Into LEGO Landmarks
In yet another LEGO-related post… I found a bunch of different landmarks that were copied using LEGOs. Some of them are merely passable, while others look amazing. There isn’t much information about who exactly made these LEGO facsimiles, but they look pretty close to the original structures to me.…

Fujisoft’S Palro Pet Robot Could Use a New Name, Pal.

Fujisoft’S Palro Pet Robot Could Use a New Name, Pal.
I have to say that I’m not impressed by the name, but the Palro from Fujisoft sure is a cute looking robot. Palro gets its ingenious name by combining “pal” and “robot.” I know, what will those crazy Japanese scientists think of next, right? This little humanoid ‘bot stands about…

Junimotion Kit Robot Will be Your Pal (for $4,000)

Junimotion Kit Robot Will be Your Pal (for $4,000)
This new humanoid robot will be available soon in South Korea thanks to a company name Robotro. The 15 inch-tall, 6 lb. robot is called the Junimotion and it’s a kit that you have to assemble for yourself. That’s kind of cool, yet daunting. The thing is that this ‘bot…

Inflatable D20 Makes for Nerdy Pool Parties

Inflatable D20 Makes for Nerdy Pool Parties
Take this with you to the beach and you’ll certainly be the center of attention, mostly because a lot of people won’t know what the heck this huge polygon with numbers is. No one’s stopping you from actually using it to play D&D, just make sure your friends are okay…

Bigtrak Back From the 80s With Lots of Retro Goodness

Bigtrak Back From the 80s With Lots of Retro Goodness
BigTrak was this cool six-wheeled toy that had built-in memory which allowed you to program a few different moves. Now, the BigTrak will be coming back later this year as the new and improved BigTrak Jr. The original’s various moves were very limited, but you could play them back. The…

Barbie Powerwheels + Xbox 360 Controller + Nerd Power = Wi-Fi Warthogs

Barbie Powerwheels + Xbox 360 Controller + Nerd Power = Wi-Fi Warthogs
Where lesser men see a child’s toy when they look at a Barbie Powerwheels toy car, imaginative folk like Tim Higgins see a really fun real world Halo spinoff. Higgins’ Wi-Fi Warthogs are controlled using Xbox 360 controllers and a laptop mounted on each Warthog. Like the video game Warthog,…
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