Toys

A Simple Stamp Turns A Beach Into A Temporary Chess Board

Even if the water’s too cold to take a dip, there’s still lots to do on a beach besides soaking up the sun. With this cube stamp you can even resort to playing board games without the risk of losing anything in the sand, because this chess board and its pieces are all temporary.


Plankton Makes This Dinosaur Toy Glow, Batteries Not Required

As the story goes, the folks at BioPop were trying to make a sustainable light that relied on something other than man-made batteries. They tried using a bioluminescent plankton called dinoflagellates, but the tiny creatures required too much intervention to be a practical light source. They would, however, make for a really neat desk toy, and so the aptly-named Dino Pet was born.


Can You Tell Me How To Print, How To 3D-Print Sesame Street?

In order to show the average consumer that 3D printers aren’t just for prototyping parts or building a plastic housing for an Arduino project, the MakerBot Digital Store has added a handful of downloadable 3D models of Sesame Street characters that parents can print for their kids.


Tamagotchi 2014 Review: My Pocket Friend Left Me Before I Could Kill Him

Remember Tamagotchis? Of course you do. They taught you about responsibility. They taught you about friendship. But most importantly, they taught you that friends don’t leave friends in rooms filled with their own feces. Now, it’s time to reopen those old, grief-stricken wounds. The Tamagotchi is back — and it is still hungry.


This Giant Sixth-Scale BTTF DeLorean Looks As Detailed As The Film Prop

Next to the lightsabers from Star Wars, the time-travelling DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy has to be one of the most recognisable film props ever created. Countless die-hard fans have even gone as far as to buy and modify real-life DeLoreans to look like the one seen in the films, but Sideshow Collectibles has a slightly cheaper way to get your own — but just barely.


This Playset Teaches Your Kids How To Take Care Of A Real Car

It’s well known that you’re far more likely to get ripped off at a mechanic than at a restaurant. So why do we park our kids in front of tiny plastic kitchens to make imaginary meals when they could be learning important auto repair and maintenance skills instead? This engine repair set could actually end up saving them thousands of dollars when they’re old enough to own a car.


Sphero Ollie: A Devilishly Speedy Toy Controlled By Your Phone

Ollie is the latest phone-controlled toy from the developers behind the Sphero robotic ball. For Ollie, the team actually reduced the toy’s functionality so that it’s basically just a super fast cylinder. It races around on two wheels, spinning, jumping and crashing into stuff like a drunk speed skater.


You Might Accidentally Swallow The World's Smallest RC Helicopter

At what point does a flying remote control toy become too small? Bandai’s new Pico-Falcon is just 4.5cm in length and looks like it can be flown and manoeuvred inside a cupboard with enough skill. But it also looks like the slightest breeze could send it careening out of control — “Nobody cough or sneeze, I’m trying to land this thing.”


An Egg Spinning Contraption That Pre-Scrambles Them In The Shell

It turns out the term ‘pudding’ has different meanings all over the world. In North America it’s usually a creamy dessert treat, in the UK it’s a soggy bread mess, and in Japan it’s a pre-scrambled boiled egg that’s drizzled with caramel sauce. And now the Japanese version is a lot easier to make with this whimsical looking spinning contraption from Takara Tomy.


A Rad Mini Grappling Gun You Can Make Out Of Desk Clutter

When I was in school, I used poorly engineered retractable pen cannons to fire tiny beads at my friends and enemies during class. I thought it was pretty cool, but this mini grappling gun puts all my pre-adolescent tinkering to shame.


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