Sometimes people just say stupid things. They do it a lot, actually. What can you do, aside from sigh and facepalm? Captain Picard feels your pain. He’s had to cover his face and wince in embarassment on a more than a few occasions himself.
If you’ve never played with Nanoblocks, you really should. These nifty little building blocks are much smaller than LEGO bricks, which means they can be used to make more precise shapes. It’s like the difference between an SD screen and an HD screen, where more pixels = greater detail.
Julius Caesar was kind of a dick. So much so that all his friends ganged up and stabbed the life out of him. Even his best pal Brutus. Sometimes you gots to cut a brother. If you want to impress your Lit or English teacher or just want something geeky and cool for your desk at the office, this pen and pencil holder will hold your writing implements assassination style.
Nintendo’s upcoming Labo accessories for the Switch should be a hit with fans since they’ll introduces some unique gameplay mechanisms. The problem is that at $70 to $80 per kit, they’re pricey. That’s a lot to pay for cardboard.
“Open the pod bay doors HAL.” “I’m sorry Dave. I can’t do that. How about opening some Christmas presents instead?” That’s what this HAL 9000 Christmas Ornament might say to you on Christmas morning. Hot on the heels of the Dave Bowman plush, Hallmark is continuing its celebration of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey with a new keepsake ornament that lets you hang a miniature version of the HAL 9000 computer on your Christmas tree.
Can you believe that it’s been 50 years since the science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in theaters? It’s a far more esoteric movie than Star Trek or Star Wars, which is probably why there isn’t much in the way of merchandise to collect.
You know what we need? Better and more fun breakfast cereals – with better toys in them. Do they even still put toys in cereals, or have the lawyers shut that down too? Well, if you want new cereals that you can eat and feel like a kid again, Funko has got your back.
Big surprise, there’s another version of Monopoly to add to the hundreds that are already in existence. Although this one is better than some of the versions out there, and should actually be in demand. Hasbro’s Mario Kart-themed Monopoly is for serious Nintendo fans.
Rubik’s Cubes are way too easy for today’s nerds to solve, what with their simple colors on each side and all, so we need to make things harder for them. People (and robots) are solving these puzzles in a couple of seconds now.
This alarm clock looks exactly like the Game Boy you used to play on the go. It even has working buttons. The only difference is that instead of playing classic games, this version is all about waking you up in the morning.
This officially-licensed Nintendo Game Boy alarm clock plays the Super Mario Land theme when the alarm goes off.
If only more toymakers would take a page from LEGO’s book and let fans design potential new items. The LEGO Ideas site is responsible for some of the coolest sets in the past few years, and the new TRON: Legacy light cycles set is just one such example.
This set was originally approved for production in November, and now it is here.
If I had a Bitcoin for every quarter I dropped into an arcade machine back in the 1980s, I would have been on the top of Forbes’ list of wealthiest people. Alas, my coins are long gone, pumped into the bellies of Dig Dug, BattleZone, and Tempest machines.