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Tag: Toy

Technorobot: the Paper Automaton

Technorobot: the Paper Automaton
Sure, you could go spend hundreds of dollars on one of those fancy robot kits, or you could be a cheap bastard like me, and pick up one of these. At just 12 bucks, you can’t expect much.

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations
This electronic toy out of Japan lets you create your own pixel art animations. The Dot Creator from U-Mate has a small 21 x 21 pixel LCD grid on which you can draw your own animated art and then record frame by frame animations.

Digital Sound Feeling System: Huh?

Digital Sound Feeling System: Huh?
Japan produces some of the most important innovations in the world of technology, but they also are known for making some of the oddest gadgets ever invented. This one is no exception. This strange looking device from SEGATOYS produces three-dimensional “healing” sounds which are designed to help you relax.

Turn Your Desktop Into a Top Secret Base

Turn Your Desktop Into a Top Secret Base
Japanese toy and electronics maker TakaraTomy is now offering this set of crazy USB gadgets that will make your desktop look like some sort of top secret military base. Start off with the Big Red Emergency Button (¥3990/$34 USD), which looks pretty ominous, but merely shuts down your Windows PC.

The Tamagotchi That Inherits Your Personality Disorders

The Tamagotchi That Inherits Your Personality Disorders
From the company that brought you the original Tamagotchi “virtual pet,” comes a new gadget which takes that basic premise and injects your own personality into the equation. Bandai’s Human Player starts out by asking you fifty personal questions, then creates your own digital Mini-Me based on your personality traits.

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno
I’ve been wondering why the old Rubik’s Cube has been making appearances all over the place lately, with a significant amount of screen time dedicated to it in Will Smith’s craptacular The Pursuit of Happyness. Now we know it was all product placement geared towards the upcoming release of the new Rubik’s Revolution, a modern update to the classic brainteaser.

Rabbids Go Raving Mad on Your Desktop

Rabbids Go Raving Mad on Your Desktop
Fans of the UbiSoft game Rayman Raving Rabbids, rejoice! Now you can have your own little zoo of the cute, cuddly, insane bunnies on your desktop. This series of collectible figurines from the UBI|art store features of several of the crazy critters from the game including the Raving Cook, Rabbmoo, Rabbinho, and Rabbmaid .

The Incredible Rubberband Machine Gun

The Incredible Rubberband Machine Gun
Looking for a way to get rid of your annoying neighbor? Why not shoot them 144 times?… not with bullets, but with rubber bands! The $395 Incredible Rubberband Machine Gun is a mechanical work of wonder that holds 144 individual rubberbands.

The Junior Tattoo Parlor… You Know, for Kids.

The Junior Tattoo Parlor… You Know, for Kids.
If I hadn’t seen this with my own two eyes, I would have thought this was a product from a fake commercial on SNL… The GR8 TaT2 Maker from Spin Master Toys lets tykes aspire to greatness with their own junior tattoo parlor.

Cool Cubicle Toy of the Day: USB Missile Launcher

Cool Cubicle Toy of the Day: USB Missile Launcher
Ever wanted to annihilate your annoying office-mates? Tired of your boss giving you crap? Well you can now put an end to all that with the $54.99 USB-controlled desktop missile launcher. The rocket launcher fires soft foam missiles from a software-controlled platform that can rotate and tilt to aim at your target up to eight feet away.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid.
Ever wanted to be a gunslinger, but were afraid you’d wind up doing some bodily harm? Well don’t despair, because now you can play everyone’s favorite trailer trash game, shooting crap off of a log with a gun, with no risk of injury.