Toys

Parrot Minidrone Hands On: Hydrofoil, Airbone And Jumping Sumo

In the grand ranking of remote-controlled vehicles, the only thing better than a remote controlled plane is a remote-controlled boat. At least, that’s what I used to think. After playing with Parrot’s new generation of Minidrones, I realise that a remote controlled hydrofoil is the true champion of RC anything.


All RC Toys Should Wirelessly Charge While Parked Like This Race Car

If you think just dropping your phone on a desk and having it start automatically charging is neat, imagine the day when electric cars can wirelessly charge by just driving down the road. The technology exists, it’s just better suited to RC cars right now, as Qualcomm demonstrates.


These Two Great '80s Toy Lines Are Even Better When Combined

The folks at Super7 have a soft spot for all the awesome-at-the-time toys that made the ’80s so great. That’s why they teamed up with Funko for that Jaws play set, and why they have mashed up He-Man and M.U.S.C.L.E. figures for these San Diego Comic-Con exclusive sets.


A Lawn Dart Slingshot Is A Good Reminder Why They're Still Illegal

It’s more surprising that lawn darts weren’t banned until 1988 in the US, instead of the day after they first went on sale. And if you need a good reminder as to why you can no longer easily buy a set, Joerg Sprave built a lawn dart slingshot cannon that explains why.


A Controller So Beautiful You Might Not Care If It Actually Sucks

If you’ve been playing video games since the original NES landed over 30 years ago, your tastes have probably refined over the years. So why muck up your living room coffee table with plastic controller monstrosities when this gorgeous walnut and aluminium alternative perfectly complements all your furniture?


Erase Your Mistakes With The World's Greatest Architectural Landmarks

Mistakes aren’t always set in stone, and neither are these miniature versions of iconic architectural landmarks from around the world. They’re actually made from rubber, so you can use them as erasers, or just leave them around your desk to make you feel like a giant.


These Amazing Cthulhu Warhammer Miniatures Could Be Yours

It’s been said that if you don’t go to the effort of painting your Warhammer 40K miniatures, you’re missing out on the best part of the (insanely expensive) hobby. But what if painting just isn’t enough to truly customise your army? Well, I suppose you could take some inspiration from HP Lovecraft and tentacle-up your Chaos Marines, like this guy did.


Build Your Own Replica Ferrari From This Official LEGO Kit

Yes, we know you can make pretty much anything from LEGO, with the exception of perpetual motion machines, robots with Asimovian positronic brains and comfortable sandals. A miniature version of Ferrari’s F40 however? Easy as, especially if you grab LEGO’s dedicated kit.


Dinosaurs Chomping On Play-Doh People Sounds Like A Really Great Game

In Jurassic Park, its sequels and Jurassic World, there are plenty of people being eaten by dinosaurs. But the toys released alongside those Jurassic movies usually tip-toe around that ugly reality. Except for Play-Doh, who wholeheartedly encourages kids to make tiny plasticine people destined to be dino dinner. Awesome.


The CPU Card Game That Out-Nerded Magic: The Gathering Now Has A Sequel

If casting spells and magic elixirs just aren’t your thing, the original CPU Wars was a unique non-fantasy take on the trump style card game. Players dealt damage to their opponents based on the tech specs of real-life computer CPUs, and now there’s a sequel to the game featuring processors you’d only find in powerful servers.