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When I was a kid, I really wanted to be Marvin the Martin. No, not because of his stylish scrub-brush headgear or his oversize clown shoes. Nope, it was the awesome destructive power of his ACME Ray Gun that I envied.
Ever wanted to hug an accurate representation of the Black Death bacterium? Or punt an Athlete’s Foot fungus for all those embarrassing years in high school? Or play house with a sperm cell and an egg cell?
At first glance, I thought this seafaring sports car was the underwater Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me. Much to my amazement, it’s a real amphibious Lamborghini Countach built by Mike Ryan of SeaRoader.
Chief Happiness Officer (nice!) Alexander Kjerulf received a business card from a friend. But since his friend worked at LEGO, this is what she handed to him:
Alexander adds that LEGO tries to match the appearance of the employee with the minifig.
Some games linger, even when they’re no longer in the spotlight, and BioShock is a game that may never die. The sinister underwater city of Rapture continues to haunt the minds–and hands–of artisan gamers around the world.
These little UFO-shaped robot dudes respond to the sound dance around your place, guided by the sounds they hear.
The Gakken Kagaku No Tamago UFO Robot (say that 10 times fast) comes in easy-to-assemble kit form, and is controlled not by a traditional remote, but by the sounds you make – think of these guys like a robot version of The Clapper.
Here’s a handy way to keep a secret. Just grab one of these ultraviolet invisible ink pens, and you can leave yourself hidden messages that you can easily decode using the same pen you wrote them with.
I don’t know why bopping moles on the head with a mallet is fun. It just is.
This desktop Whac-A-Mole game lets you whack to your hearts content. Got an important conference call? Why not whack some while you’ve got your speakerphone on “mute”?
Customizing arcade-style gear has become quite the popular hobby lately, with arcade tables and personalized fighting sticks springing up all over. But sometimes these projects go a step beyond the normal, as with this folding table with an inset arcade controller.
So maybe you can’t have a real rabbit or hamster, for whatever reason, but like any sane person, you want to have something cute and fuzzy around. Something you can hug and squeeze, or hold in your hand while it wiggles in an adorable way.
This highly-collectible Space Invaders LED watch came out a couple of years back in Japan, but I certainly could never find a place to buy one. Until now.
I was hunting around looking for something entirely different when I spotted these limited-edition Invaders’ watches over at Japan’s ebten for ¥18,690 (appx.
The Rubik’s Cube started out its humble life as a simple little plastic puzzle. But over the years it’s found its way into everything from alarm clocks, to the technabob mascot to crazy viral videos. But this could be my favorite use for a Rubik’s Cube yet.
Now I haven’t played with model trains since I was a kid, but when I saw these miniature arcade cabinets for model railroaders, I had to give them a mention.
J & C Studios makes these teeny, tiny retro arcade machine models built to O-Scale proportions.