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Tag: Toy

Spy Hawk Lets You Conduct Covert Surveillance on the Pool Party Next Door

Spy Hawk Lets You Conduct Covert Surveillance on the Pool Party Next Door
I’m a sucker for remote-controlled toys, especially flying toys. Sadly I’m not qualified to fly any of the airplanes or helicopters I’ve ever tried. Generally I get to fly once and then crash during landing, destroying any chance at a second flight.

KRE-O to Unveil Official Star Trek Building Kits at Comic-Con

KRE-O to Unveil Official Star Trek Building Kits at Comic-Con
It has been about a year since Hasbro launched its own LEGO-style building sets under the name brand KRE-O. The first of those kits Hasbro offered were Transformers themed. The toy maker is back with a new line of KRE-O building sets that are officially licensed Star Trek kits, based on the J.J.

Sweet LEGO Supercar Has Working Five-Speed Transmission

Sweet LEGO Supercar Has Working Five-Speed Transmission
We talk about a lot of cool LEGO projects around here. Typically, these projects give you no idea of all the hard work that went into actually building the finished product. However, a really cool LEGO supercar has surfaced – dubbed the Vampire GT supercar, and the builder offered up some insight into how he pulled it off.

LEGO Exo Suit Needs to Be Turned into a Kit

LEGO Exo Suit Needs to Be Turned into a Kit
I love that LEGO launched their Cuusoo website to encourage the crowdsourcing of new ideas for LEGO sets. And while not too many concepts have yet found their way to market, I’m sure that the more practical ones will eventually get produced.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma is Earthward

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma is Earthward
Save yourself from boredom while waiting for the next Legend of Zelda game (or remake) with the official Link Figma. This is an action figure of the Link that links all the other Links: the hero from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Mr. Potato Head Meets Mr. Bubbles in Rapture

Mr. Potato Head Meets Mr. Bubbles in Rapture
Bioshock is still one of my favorite games of the last decade, so I was disappointed to hear that Bioshock 3 had been delayed until February 2013. At least I’ve got something to cheer me up for a few minutes of the extended wait.

Tanooki Mario Plush Flies into Our Hearts, and onto Our Couches

Tanooki Mario Plush Flies into Our Hearts, and onto Our Couches
If you’re looking for the perfect accessory for your game room, look no further than this excellent plush version of Mario, dressed up in his famous flying  raccoon Tanooki suit.

Dragon Grip Turns You into a Virtual Bruce Lee

Dragon Grip Turns You into a Virtual Bruce Lee
Were big fans of old-school kung fu movies around my house. My daughter and I particularly like Bruce Lee. The downside is that each time we watch a Bruce Lee flick, she stalks around the house and jumped out at any given moment with a Lee-like HI-YAH and punches me in the junk.

Arduino WiFly Mini: Real Virtual Racing

Arduino WiFly Mini: Real Virtual Racing
A couple of years ago we heard about Racer, an analog take on arcade racing games: instead of just controlling a virtual car, the game had you control an R/C car using the traditional arcade setup.

Goliathon Steampunk Nerf Gun Seems to be as Heavy as a Locomotive

Goliathon Steampunk Nerf Gun Seems to be as Heavy as a Locomotive
Built by Professor T. Lemetry, the Goliathon is the result of weaponizing “all the horsepower of a full-size steam locomotive”, resulting in a gun so powerful it can “level a building, down an airship, or turn a man inside out.”

LEGO Tachikoma Can Be Official, but It Needs More Than Eleven Individuals to Vote for It

LEGO Tachikoma Can Be Official, but It Needs More Than Eleven Individuals to Vote for It
Peer Kreuger put his motorized LEGO Tahickoma tank up on Cuusoo and needs your support for the powers that be to notice it. If you’re a Ghost in the Shell fan that should be all that you need to know, but in case you still need more motivation, here’s a look at the toy:

LEGO M45 Tactical Shotgun from Halo Reach Has Working Pump-Action

LEGO M45 Tactical Shotgun from Halo Reach Has Working Pump-Action
I love it when geeks take virtual weapons from video games and recreate them in the real world. We’ve seen weapons created from wood and paint in the past, but my favorite is when they create the virtual weapons using LEGO bricks.

Angry Birds R/C Helicopter: No Catapult Required

Angry Birds R/C Helicopter: No Catapult Required
While I really don’t think we need any more Angry Birds merchandise, I have to say this is one of the better product tie-ins I’ve seen so far. What we’ve got here is the Angry Birds Helicopter, which actually lets you practice flying your bird with a remote control.

Inflatable Star Trek Captain’s Chair Is Perfect for Little Captains

Inflatable Star Trek Captain’s Chair Is Perfect for Little Captains
Stardate 5928.5, we had a pool party for Spock’s birthday today, and what do you know, my chair floats. I don’t think we will ever hear Kirk or Picard utter that sentence in the Captain’s log.

LEGO Tachikoma: Ghost in the Brick

LEGO Tachikoma: Ghost in the Brick
We’re big fans of Peer Kreuger’s work and have featured a couple of his designs. One of his newest toys is an excellent replica of the Tachikoma, the artificial intelligence sidekicks with spider-like bodies in Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell.

Totoya Creatures iPad/iPhone Cases Make Gadgets Even More Kid-Friendly

Totoya Creatures iPad/iPhone Cases Make Gadgets Even More Kid-Friendly
We all know that kids love iPads and iPhones. They love the games, the touch-based OS and basically it’s impossible to get your iDevice back when it gets into the hands of a toddler. The Totoya Creatures cases are meant to house your iPhone or iPad and encourage your kids to play with them even more.