Toys

'Post Modern Skateboard' Has No Board Whatsoever

We’re well into the 21st century, so perhaps it’s not surprising that somebody finally decided to render the tried-and-true skateboard a major update. Enter the Post Modern Skateboard — at least, that’s how it’s being marketed. Thing is, this contraption has no board to speak of.


Life-Size Plush Versions Of Yoda And Wicket Are The Perfect Sidekicks

For some reason a life-sized stuffed version of Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi just doesn’t seem as appealing as these life-sized plush versions of Yoda and Wicket the Ewok. But that’s probably because one is an adorable Muppet, and the other looks essentially like a cuddly walking teddy bear.


This 1982 Catalogue Is A Jackpot Of '80s Toys And Electronics

How do you define a hero? It’s easy. It’s anyone who takes the time to scan all 636 pages of the 1982 JCPenney Christmas catalogue and posts those images on Flickr so that all of us who grew up in the ’80s can spend a Saturday night taking a nostalgic browse through our childhood.


You Can Play Hungry Hungry Hippos With 3D-Printed Jeremy Clarkson Heads

We all get a little hangry from time to time, and if you want to show your support for Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and his recent ‘disagreements’ with the BBC, you can now 3D-print some replacement heads for the popular Hungry Hungry Hippos game turning each animal into a ravenous miniature version of Jezza.


Jurassic Park's Memorable Scenes Recreated In Stop-Motion LEGO

No, it’s not the LEGO Jurassic Park game. This is arguably better though. When you get the opportunity to recreate the best dinosaur film ever in stop-motion with $US100,000 of plastic blocks, are you going to decline? Of course not.


Buying A Child-Sized Range Rover Is Definitely Spoiling Your Kids

If you were wondering if buying your kid a miniature version of a Range Rover would have a detrimental affect on their sense of entitlement, you’re absolutely right. Because kids who spend their childhood driving miniature Range Rovers grow up to become teenagers who expect the real thing when they turn 16. So just be prepared for when that other shoe drops.


A Smartwatch For Kids That One-Ups Apple's With A Built-in Camera

Adding a functional miniature camera wouldn’t do the Apple Watch any favours when it comes to battery life, so maybe Takara Tomy has an opportunity to swoop in and snatch away a few potential customers with its own smartwatch that’s targeted at kids. The $US70 price tag alone makes this an easier sell to parents with kids demanding a smartwatch.


A Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter Looks Perfect Racing Through Forests

Inspired by that wonderful scene in Return of the Jedi where Luke and Leia race through the trees of Endor using speeder bikes, there’s a small group of enthusiasts who do the same thing using camera-equipped remote control drones. Like Adam Woodworth who decided to take his hobby one step further by building a quadcopter that looks exactly like a stormtrooper riding a speeder bike.


Chess Is Even More Challenging Played On A Tiny Board With All Queens

There’s nothing more devastating to your morale than losing your queen while playing a game of chess. She’s like Mario after he’s found himself one of those invincible stars — except she can still be wiped out by a pawn. But here’s an interesting take on the classic game that sees every piece replaced with nothing but queens, and on a smaller board.


This Jedi Holocron Quiz Toy Knows More About Star Wars Than You Do

In the Star Wars universe the Holocrons are kind of like a Jedi’s version of a flash drive, storing vast amounts of knowledge and data. And in the case of Uncle Milton’s new Jedi Holocron toy, all of that knowledge happens to be about Star Wars itself, and by asking just 20 yes or no questions it can guess any person, place, or thing.