Toys

Toys Are Even More Fun When You Can Use Them As Weapons In Warfare

Nerf guns, toy light sabers, shooting Spiderman webs, being a kid is awesome. But then kids grow up and foolishly lose their enjoyment for toys even though they’re getting paid to pretend to be an adult.


These Star Wars Metal Model Kits Not Only Look Great, But Are Easy To Build

So, you’ve mastered the art of building TIE fighters from bits of old floppy disks and are looking for a more artistic, yet still Star Wars-themed challenge? Vat19 has a set of four laser-etched metal model kits including R2-D2, an AT-AT and the Millennium Falcon for you to try your (hopefully well-calloused) hands at.


The World's Greatest Water Gun Has Six Spinning, Soaking Barrels

Step aside, Super Soaker. The one-time king of summer fun has officially been usurped by this custom creation from the folks behind Sugru. It looks like something Schwarzenegger used in an action film, but it’s instead designed for mowing down people with a harmless soaking.


These Modern Dollhouses Are Nicer Than Your Actual Home

Barbie’s dreamhouse might have everything from working lifts to a pool, but no one would actually want to live inside that pink nightmare. These stunning modern dollhouses from Warsaw are a different story — to the point where your kids might wonder why they have to live in the tiny bungalow you call home.


A 1969 Camaro Z/28 Reborn As An Incredibly Detailed Slot Car Track

Some classic cars end up in museums, other in private collections, but a handful of 1969 Camaro Z/28s are going to live out the rest of their lives as a gorgeous 1/32-scale slot car track complete with authentic decor, foliage, stands full of tiny fans, and even LED night lighting.


Test Your Origami Skills With This Intricate Metal Apollo Lunar Lander

By now, you’ve probably seen those Metal Earth foldable models in toy stores and at checkout stands all over the place. They’re this generation’s flat-packed foam gliders, but as you can see from this incredibly intricate Apollo Lunar Lander model, they require far more patience and skill to assemble.


These Shelves Are Like A Shape-Sorter Toy For Grown-Ups

Storage can be so boring sometimes — but not if you’re friends with Stockholm designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho, because they have decided to create a shelving system that resembles the shape-sorter toys we all used to play with as kids.


Conductive Foam Darts Turn Your iPad Into A Shooting Gallery

Even with incredibly-realistic first-person shooter video games that make you feel as if you’re in an actual war, toy guns that shoot innocuous foam arrows still remain popular. There’s just something about nailing a target with an actual projectile that’s incredibly satisfying, and that’s why Snipe — a tablet game that interacts with special foam darts — seems like so much fun.


OK, Fine, The 3Doodler Can Do At Least One Cool Thing

After trying it out at CES earlier this year, we weren’t completely blown away with what the 3Doodler — a sort of handheld 3D printer — was capable of. Producing anything remotely recognisable requires an enormous amount of time and patience, which Matt Butchard must have in spades since he used the pen to create a 3D-printed model plane that actually flies.


Typographic Building Blocks Teach Your Kids The Dangers Of Papyrus

Many parents dream of their children growing up to be successful doctors, lucrative athletes, or award-winning performers. But if graphic designer or InDesign-savant are goals you’ve set for your kids, these beautiful font-themed Typeblocks will put them on the right path.