Toys

The Toy Section Of A 1984 Consumers Catalogue Was Packed With Awesomeness

Before the internet came along, the only way kids could keep track of what was new in the world of toys was brief visits to the shopping centre, or shop-at-home catalogues. And Dinosaur Dracula recently took a nostalgic romp through the toy section of a 1984 Consumers Distributing catalogue and highlighted some of the many reasons it was awesome to be a kid growing up in the ’80s.


iFixit Tears Down The One Gadget We All Really Want: A Lightsaber

To celebrate May the 4th, the most important date on a Star Wars fan’s calendar, iFixit has set aside its Apple Watches and laptops and instead focused its expertise in disassembling on the one gadget everyone in this galaxy (and those far, far away) really want: a lightsaber.


You Can Finally Buy That Back To The Future Mr Fusion Replica

Officially revealed back in September of last year, and teased even earlier at Toy Fair in New York, Diamond Select Toys’ perfect replica of the time-travelling DeLorean’s Mr Fusion Home Energy Reactor seen in the Back to the Future trilogy is finally available for sale.


There's No Reason To Ever Get Out Of A Millennium Falcon Bed

Finding the motivation to crawl out of bed to face work, school, or even sunlight is hard enough. But imagine the herculean task of getting up in the morning when your bed is a near-perfect replica of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.


All Your Home Really Needs Is This R2-D2 Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Forget couches, forget dining tables, forget beds, forget even a working toilet; all your home really needs for you to be happy and content is this amazing R2-D2-themed coffee table featuring a working Star Wars pinball machine inside.


This Plush Giraffe Will Rock Your Kids To Sleep For You

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A stuffed animal can be an easy way to entertain or comfort an infant, but this plush giraffe called the Bounceroo goes above and beyond the call of duty by automatically rocking a bouncer, car seat, or crib while you attend to other things.


Explore This Elaborate Labyrinth Dining Table While You Wait For Supper

How do you keep a table full of hungry kids distracted while dinner still has a few minutes to go in the oven? Easy, you ask Danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark to build you one of his wonderfully complex Labyrinth tables featuring six tiny figures trapped inside that can be steered through the maze using magnetic paddles underneath it.


Say Goodbye To SeaWorld Barbie

One less entry on a resume that’s a thousand jobs long isn’t going to hurt her career, but a few days ago Mattel confirmed to the New York Post that it had stopped production of its SeaWorld-themed Barbie products as a result of concerns raised by environmental groups.


An Onboard Camera Makes It Feel Like You're Driving This RC Batmobile

Few of us have the financial resources to build a Batmobile that does everything the ones in the movies can do. Or even a full-scale replica that just drives, for that matter. But if you can scrape together a thousand bucks, you can easily get your hands on this 1:12-scale remote control Tumbler toy that includes a tiny built-in camera that makes you feel like you’re sitting in the cockpit.


This Girl's Hulkbuster High Chair Will Make You Wish You Were A Toddler

Every episode of Super-Fan Builds makes it harder and harder to deal with the fact that few of us have access to special effects wizards to build us cool stuff. And the latest episode of the web series, featuring a custom Iron Man Hulkbuster high chair, will make you wish you were still a toddler — and that’s completely OK.


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