Three years ago, Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamored for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny Arduboy, Bates has finally delivered an officially-licensed Tetris MicroCard. If you've got $US60 ($79) to spare on a tiny machine that plays a single game, you're going to want this in your wallet.
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Rooted in the visual imagery of classic ships like the Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyers, X-Wings and TIE Fighters, The Force Awakens didn't get much of a chance to really give us some new iconic vehicles for the Star Wars saga. But one great new design it did give us was Rey's Jakku Speeder — and it's getting a fabulous new toy this spring.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our round up of the best toys we've seen all week. This time we have a ton of new LEGO minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.
Video: The LEGO Batman Movie made enough at the box office to ensure it won't be the last superhero to get the LEGO Hollywood treatment. YouTube's Huxley Berg Studios makes a strong case for the Guardians of the Galaxy to be next, but also for every movie to be turned into two hours of talking plastic bricks.
Star Wars Celebration gets under way in Florida next week, and with it comes countless exclusives that only attendees will be able to snatch up and sell on eBay afterwards. But LEGO's special edition Celebration set could be the hardest one to get your hands on since it will only be available to attendees lucky enough to win a raffle ahead of the festivities.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our roundup of all the coolest new toys around (at least this week). This week: A totally lavish Aliens prop replica, an anime-style Kamala Khan, Pac-Man power for your phone, and a very elaborate Batmobile from Batman v Superman. Hide your wallet and check out all the good stuff below.
Video: In the world of competitive dominoes, stacking 4200 tiny plastic bricks is, surprisingly, not even close to setting any kind of record. But YouTube's FlippyCat might have created one of the most satisfying domino falls to watch, since the entire structure was stacked around a 360-degree camera, putting you in the centre of all the destruction.
LEGO master builder ckb ckd needs to submit this meticulously detailed transforming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord set to LEGO Ideas, so the rest of us can vote to have the toymaker turn it into a real set we can one day spend lots of real money on.
Video: The opening for HBO's Game of Thrones is one of the few title sequences you don't want to skip past during a binge-watching session. But Claus-Marc Hah might be a bigger fan of those opening credits than the show itself, having built a massive animated version of Red Keep using nothing but LEGO bricks and Mindstorms.
"I like to keep this handy, for close encounters."
Nerf's N-Strike MEGA DoubleBreach is an oversized, overpowered hunk of dart-blasting magnificence. It's enormous in every dimension, and the MEGA darts that it fires are equally big. If you've ever wanted to look like an ultimate badass swinging around a giant handheld Nerf blaster, this is your new go-to choice.
Video: YouTuber Giaco Whatever is on a quest to build a Nerf blaster that will do more than just leave a tiny welt on someone. He's constructed an air-powered dart cannon that generates 400 PSI of pressure, and when cranked to full power, it can apparently send a Nerf dart flying at Mach 2.3, twice the speed of sound, or around 2840km/h.
Longtime LEGO Star Wars collectors will remember when the original version of the Ultimate Collector Series Rebel Snowspeeder was released in 2004. The set was unfortunately retired a year later, leaving LEGO AT-ATs to roam about with impunity, but the toymaker is bringing a totally revamped version back.
Like many people who dropped hundreds of dollars on an Apple Watch, Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan was disappointed at how little his pricey wearable could actually do. Instead of complaining about it online like most of us, he decided to solve the problem himself by writing a Game Boy emulator capable of playing Pokemon Yellow. Unfortunately, it kind of sucks.
For the second time in the past few months, people went to the polls and voted in a way that will have much of the world scratching its heads. Kicking the classic boot, wheelbarrow and thimble tokens to the curb, the nation has chosen to replace those classic Monopoly tokens with a rubber ducky, a penguin, and a T-rex.
The most dangerous object in your home isn't the stove, the clothes iron, or that chainsaw in your garage. It's your alarm clock's snooze button that makes it so easy to go back to bed each morning. Silencing that alarm shouldn't be so easy, so Christopher Guichet built an alarm clock that can only be deactivated with a perfect shot from a Nerf blaster.