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.
Each pen has a built-in ultraviolet LED light, you can read messages that are invisible to the naked eye.
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.
Want to sit down while you play?
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.
Created by illustrator/designer Eric Pautz, the Rubik’s Lamp is composed of 26 interlocking colored cubes which can be rotated into an almost limitless array of color combinations.
By rotating the cubes, the lamp can produce forty-three trillion unique color patterns.
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.
Between the inventive homebrew community and all the “practical” software titles available at retail, you can do just about anything with a Nintendo DS these days, and in March, you’ll even be able to use your DS as an interactive star chart.
What do you get when you take a couple of bright red LEDs, a tiny circuit board, a few wires and strap them to a couple of batteries ? I’ll tell you what you get. You get Machine PP3, a teensy, weensy little pocket sized robot that will charm the socks off of anyone he meets.
Designed by inventor Wayne Poulton of Addject, Machine PP3 glides and spins along any smooth surface while his little bug-like red eyeballs light his way.
If you ever thought Mickey Mouse would be infinitely cooler if only he could transform into some sort of vehicular transport (and fight the Decepticons), then your dream is about to be realized with this Transformer Mickey.
I never knew something could look so innocently badass.
Can’t drink any more Coca-Cola? Pooped out on Pepsi? Sick of soda pop? Thanks to the miracles of home carbonation, you can turn anything you want into a fizzy lifting drink (lifting not guaranteed).
Just get your hands on the $6.95