Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of the best toys in this galaxy (and any other). This week, a bizarro Godzilla figurine, a very slick Star-Lord figure, a fancy Star Trek lamp, and maybe more than a few new Star Wars toys, thanks to Celebration Orlando. Gird your wallets and check them out below!
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Video: It's a simple idea for an art installation: Fill an entire giant room with glowing lamps from floor to ceiling. On paper it sounds an awful lot like your grandma's living room, but walking through teamLab's Forest of Resonating Lamps exhibit feels a lot more like drifting through a giant swarm of jellyfish.
If you've ever wanted to talk to your lamp, GE's new C by GE lamp has Alexa baked right in. Amazon has licensed its Alexa assistant to a slew of different gadgets, but this is the first lighting product to feature the voice-controlled service.
Much to the chagrin of the person you sleep next to every night, this wonderful Super Mario Bros.-inspired Question Block lamp makes that classic video game 'ping' sound every time you tap it on and off. No actual coins are ejected, but we're waiting for confirmation on whether or not the occasional mushroom pops out.
If levitating disc lamps aren't your bag, how about a giant, luminescent moon-shaped one instead? It can go pretty much anywhere -- hanging from your roof, off the edge of a hill or even down a manhole. It's just that versatile. It also illuminates stuff while looking rather sweet.
There's no shortage of fancy lamps on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, but the Lunaluxx looks like it truly brings something unique and innovative to the table, or your desk, or your bedside table. It uses a small floating disk that glows brilliantly when hit with an invisible blue LED from underneath.
Mother Nature has had a lot more time to perfect her designs than we have. And since she hasn't bothered patenting a single one, we're free to not only use her creations as inspiration -- but to straight up steal them. So if you're trying to create a pendant light with an adjustable beam, there's no reason not to just rip off how the pedals on a flower open each morning.
I wish I had the disposable income to purchase niceties like this and pretend I'm some sort of swash-buckling captain of a steampunk boat of the skies. Until this fantasy becomes reality (never), I'll just have to admire the handwork of others, with this excellent lamp from a crafty fellow by the name of Leander Lavendel being a prime example.
Studio DRIFT made these lovely lamps that feel alive because they have been designed to bloom like a flower. It's a beautiful idea that's even more gorgeous when you see it happen, I would love to walk into my living room and have these ethereal lights dance for me as they descend and shine up the room.
Now that a trio of red, blue and green LEDs can reproduce almost any colour you can imagine, tinted mood lighting has become a hot trend. But why settle for manually dialling in a specific shade when this ColorUp lamp includes a built-in colour picker that can sample and reproduce any colour you so desire?
Here's a clever way to rid your home of unsightly cables: just hide them in plain sight. Designers Michael & George created the HB Lamps featuring a glowing eraser that can illuminate a room, and a black power cable protruding from the pencil tip that looks like doodles left by the pencil instead of an ugly power cord -- genius.