Growing up, I was always more of a LEGO kid than a Playmobil kid. I always liked how LEGO bricks and minifigs left more to the imagination than Playmobil, so I felt I could be more creative with their toys.
Are you in need of a creepy robot centipede? Sure, we all are. Well, here ya go. Japanese toy maker Tamiya now sells a wonderfully weird centipede robot construction kit. It’s pretty creepy, and pretty awesome.
Who doesn’t love shiba inu dogs? We have a couple of them living next door to us, and they’re the cutest. And then there’s the classic Doge internet meme, with his adorable thoughts like “wow” and “so scare.”
Marble runs can be a whole lot of fun to build and watch in action. But most of the ones I’ve seen are made from wood or maybe plastic. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, check out this marble run kit that includes towers made from bricks.
Drawing with an Etch-a-Sketch can be quite a challenge. After all, it’s nearly impossible to illustrate anything with curves thanks to its simplistic X/Y movements. Even the most talented Etch-a-Sketch artists end up with jagged little “stairsteps” instead of real curves.
Building LEGO replicas is one thing, but building working replicas of guns in LEGO is something entirely different. Check out this reproduction of the NERF Maverick REV-6 blaster by AstonishingStudios. This is some awesome LEGO engineering.
I have a very soft spot in my heart for pixel art, having grown up in the 1980s with rudimentary 8-bit and 16-bit video games dominating my formative years. So I really love anything that encourages the creation of pixel-based designs.
A while back we found out that Funko was readying a new POP! figure based on the iconic Kool-Aid Man, but all we had was a terrible placeholder illustration of the character. Now, the actual figure is starting to turn up, and it looks awesome.
Tardigrades are one of the strangest creatures known to exist. These microscopic organisms – also known lovingly as “water bears” are best known for their incredible ability to survive just about anything. Apparently, they can survive extreme temperatures, complete dehydration, and even the vacuum of space.
Fallout fans know that the only real way to survive the wasteland is to find some power armor and profit. ThinkGeek has got you covered with their exclusive 1:1 scale Fallout T-51 Power Armor Nuka-Cola helmet.
This interactive toy for lets Iron Man fans live out their Marvel fantasies in a connected way. The UBTECH Iron Man MK50 is an officially-licensed robotic toy that can be programmed to follow your commands via a mobile app.
If you’re looking for a new interactive robot toy for the kids, the ActivePuzzle looks like a fun one. It lets users build their own robots that can perform simple tasks or challenges simply by snapping together puzzle pieces.
Is there anything better than robots playing sports? I think not. The latest in miniature robot sports games is TOMY Soccerborgs. These interactive robot toys for kids let them play a game of soccer, and battle it out on your table.
Liphier Cavalry Robots are robotic toys which are designed for battle. The little robots can be controlled via the accompanying mobile app to defend or attack head-on. These interactive robots are described as self-balancing, but they look like they just spin around on wheels.
Despite being smack dab in the middle of Chicago, my neighborhood is packed with all manner of woodland creatures. Every time I walk the dog, she wants to chase at least a dozen brown bunny rabbits, a couple of garter snakes, and run up a tree to hunt down a squirrel or three.
When I was a kid, I had one of those Stretch Armstrong toys. It was tons of fun until I decided that stretching it as far as my arms would go wasn’t enough, and I sliced it open with a pair of scissors.