German toy company Tucher + Walther’s tin toy-making methods have remained unchanged, going as far back to 1880. Want to know their secret? They have vampire craftsmen; the ones around now were the exact same workers that they had in 1880.
As devices go, the Roomba is pretty cool on its own. It’s a useful machine and a fun toy all in one, so dressing it up can seem a little gratuitous. But if you turn your Roomba into Pac-Man… well, that’s just awesome.
Stare at the Staremen Watchmen 24/7, thanks to Medicom’s Watchmen Kubrick mini figures. The minifigs are divided into two sets of threes: set A has Nite Owl, The Comedian and Ozymandias, while set B has Dr.
We’re still months away from BioShock 2, but you’d never know it from the projects that have been cropping up in relation to the sequel. And while the Big Sister isn’t nearly as cute as the Big Daddy doll we’ve seen (which produces automatic “awws”), it’s still an incredible figure!
This palm-sized robot can wind its way between the cubicles at your office, snapping digital video of unsuspecting parties with a built in wireless video camera.
The Surveyor SRV-1 Mobile Robot cruises around on smooth and rough surfaces thanks to a pair of tank-like treads, and can be controlled anywhere your Wi-Fi connection can reach.
I can’t imagine anything more perfect for rabid Star Wars fans than this awesome collectible chess set.
Available for pre-order over on the Star Wars Shop for an introductory price of $539 (USD), this Gentle Giant’s detailed chess set pits Dark vs.
Deviantartist crzisme saw a Castle Crashers papercraft model on Behemoth‘s dev blog, but he couldn’t find the model’s original template. So he decided to make his own paper model based on the image he saw. This is what he came up with:
The model’s head could be a tad bigger in my opinion, but overall crzisme did a great job.
Modder-friendly electronics company SparkFun Electronics recently held what they hope will be an annual event called the Autonomous Vehicle Competition, which is basically a race of proto-Autobots around one of SparkFun’s buildings.
The contest was initially employees-only, but SparkFun realized it would be much more fun to have their customers join so that was what they did.
deviantARTist GlassCamel has found a way to defeat the Decepticons once and for all: render them as completely helpless (and cute) plushies. Felt has really got to be the least threatening fabric in the world. You just can’t hurt anything if you’re made of felt.
This flying saucer-like apparatus from Bandai is a modern day take on a classic kids’ toy – the spinning top.
Just flip open the collapsing handle on the Bandai Luminodisc and give it a spin. As it goes round and round, a persistence-of-vision LED display tells you how many rotations your spin made.
What do you expect to happen when you pop the lens off the front of your Canon EOS 450D camera? Certainly not this.
That’s because this isn’t an digital camera at all. It’s actually a intricately detailed 2GB USB flash drive version of the popular digital camera.
Alien will always have a special place in our hearts. A place I’d rather not have but is there anyway, a place where the most horrible ideas for creatures are made real, creatures like the facehugger, the chestburster, and the slimy evil main Alien.
BioShock’s Big Daddies seem to turn up in all sorts of forms. You can make an edible Big Daddy, or hang out with a lifesized Big Daddy, or, if you like the square-headed variety, you can do what this guy did: make a Big Daddy out of LEGOs.
The people behind Scarpar wanted to “extend the snowboard season” which they say is quite brief in Australia. Some say that the skateboard was made so that surfers could still surf even if waves were flat.
Rockstar’s money-printing Grand Theft Auto series racks up millions because it successfully blends a free & open world with gripping stories; anyone who’s into video games knows how hard it is to find – or make – a game that does good on both counts.