It was an endearing symbol of the ‘60s, but the iconic Volkswagen Van has since becomes a sought-after and expensive collectible. And while you can’t quit your job and drive across the country in this VW Van cooler, it’s a slightly cheaper way to dodge grown-up responsibilities—at least for a weekend.
If he can repair an intergalactic spaceship while it’s blasting through the cosmos, it only makes sense that turning water into steam would be child’s play for the world’s most multi-talented astromech droid.
This inflatable Darth Vader is not only the easiest way to decorate your front lawn for the holidays, it will also blow away whatever your neighbors come up with because at 16-feet tall it’s one of the largest lawn ornaments you can buy. And isn’t besting your neighbors what the holidays are really all about?
We all know what spoiled means, but for the truest definition of the word you don’t need to look any further than this miniature monster truck designed for kids that’s powered by a real four-cylinder Ford engine pushing it to a top speed of 25 miles per hour.
Do you remember doodling what your perfect car would look like when you were six years old? There's a good chance it looked exactly like this amphibious tank-treaded ATV that Hammacher Schlemmer is now selling for the princely sum of $300,000.
Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll…
Who hasn't stumbled across an episode of This Old House or New Yankee Workshop on a lazy Saturday afternoon and dreamed of being as skilled a woodworker as Norm Abram?
If you combined the SkyMall catalog with the Christmas list of some spoiled rich kid you'd end up with Hammacher Schlemmer: an impossible menagerie of everything from shoe polishers, to talking scales, to this amazing set of underwater thrusters that you wear like a pair of Iron Man's pants. If there's a better way to…
When you want a frosty cold one, you usually don't have the time to wait for your pint glass to actually get frosty sitting in a fridge. So you probably settle for a less satisfying can or bottle—a compromise you'll never have to make again with this countertop glass frosting contraption.
People, muster up all your creative juices and imagine the most ridiculous bed you can think of. Is it a waterbed? Obviously. Can it play music from your iPhone? Totally. Does it vibrate to the beat of that music? Yes, it can. Can it sync 50 LED lights to the beating of your heart? Yup.
Forget pulling a wagon filled with kids. If you really want to enjoy a day at the beach you'll hit the sand with this speaker-packed wagon in tow. A pair of 12-volt batteries power the Blastmaster XL's 2,000 watt sound system for up to 40 hours of non-stop partying, and yes, it comes with cup holders.
Deep down we all know we're doing terrible things to our spines by slouching down in our office chairs. But if this posture-perfecting chair is the solution to avoiding a sore back at the end of the day, the cure might actually be worse than the disease.
Unless you hang around accountants all day, you probably haven't seen a desktop calculator like this in ages. But amongst number crunchers they're still popular, and this model might even stave off extinction for a while longer thanks to the addition of a wireless connection to a PC.
Like the hoop and stick or the ball and cup, the pogo stick is another children's toy that just hasn't been able to compete with video games and other electronic distractions. But you know what's sure to get kids bouncing again? A pogo stick with a composite fiber bow spring capable of launching them up to four feet…
You can forget about fighting crime and ridding the streets of super villains when all you're willing to spend on your utility belt is $60. Because with this flashlight fanny pack the only way you'll be able to serve your city is to help residents find lost remotes under their couches, or maybe help someone safely…
When you're watching Jeopardy and playing along at home, it's easy to ignore the endless run of questions you get wrong because you're not keeping score. Such is not the case with this home version of the game. It keeps track of just how ignorant you really are—so it's a good idea to maybe only play with your…
If your kid starts showing some musical promise while banging away on a toy piano, it might be time to upgrade them to something better suited to sharpen their skills. But before you go all out on a baby grand, consider this electronic 'baby' baby grand that actually teaches them to play.
Maybe this would be an acceptable form of transport for the likes of Marlon Brando or Alfred Hitchcock, but for anybody else it simply declares, "Hello world! I'm too lazy to pedal or balance!" At least it's only three grand.