Over a year ago, Hasbro reached out to Transformers fans for help designing a new addition to its Combiners line, which features smaller bots merging to become one giant formidable opponent. As with any endeavor involving the internet there was the potential for it go very bad. But the results, the first female…
Every tablet maker is always looking to outdo the competition. Usually that means progressively thinner and more powerful hardware, but Xiaomi decided to flip the script and turn one of its tablets, the Mi Pad 2, into a full-on Transformer.
It’s no secret that professional model makers often use the same plastic model kits you can buy at a hobby shop, they’re just highly skilled at painting them to look incredibly realistic. Tristan Elliott instead started with Hasbro’s Battle Action Millennium Falcon toy, and with a little extra paint, turned it into a…
As much as we’d love for slingshot-designer Joerg Sprave to visit the US on a publicity tour, it’s creations like this—a Nerf blaster made lethal using razor-sharp scalpel blades—that will probably result in him being barred entry to the country.
Mattel’s BOOMco line already has the rights to turn Halo’s iconic weapons into toy blasters. But there’s nothing stopping Hasbro and Nerf from making blasters that only happen to look like they’re from the Halo universe, which probably explains its new Alien Menace line.
Is there anything worse in a game of Monopoly than thinking you’ve bankrupted another player only to discover they have a secret stash of cash hidden away? That’s no longer an option with the new Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition that uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.
The deceptively simple bop it, pull it, or twist it gameplay mechanics of the original BOP IT soon won’t be quite as simple. In the fall Hasbro Gaming will be introducing a new version of BOP IT that looks the same on the outside, but inside has been upgraded with a motion sensor that can detect a player’s actions.
After being released in 1978, the classic memory game Simon went relatively unchanged for about 36 years until Simon Swipe came along back in 2014. It updated the game’s familiar button tapping with swipe gestures similar to what a smartphone uses. But, there’s yet another new version of Simon that doesn’t want to be…
Hasbro’s Star Wars line has been in for some rough attention recently as fans clamored for, and then struggled to find, toys based on Rey after The Force Awakens came out, citing the company’s long struggle with female characters in its Star Wars toys. You wouldn’t think that with their Toy Fair announcements.
If you’re a stickler for details and accuracy, don’t assume that making your own cosplay props and costumes is cheaper than buying a replica. Often it can cost thousands of dollars to get it right, so Hasbro and Marvel are teaming up on a line of detailed role play accessories that will make accurate cosplay slightly…
There have been hundreds of Marvel characters introduced in the comics over the years, and it seems like almost every last one has showed up in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends figure line. But you can only squeeze so much detail into a three or six-inch figure, which is why Hasbro is now supersizing its Marvel Legends line to…
Back in early 2014, Nerf introduced its first blaster with an integrated video camera—the N-Strike Elite Cam ECS-12 Blaster—for recording your attacks on unsuspecting victims. Two years later we now have a follow-up with the N-Strike Modulus Battlescout ICS-10 that finally makes the camera removable.
Announced just before the New York Toy Fair last year, Nerf’s Rival blasters, which launched tiny foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, were the biggest innovation in foam warfare in years. And this year Nerf is expanding the Rival line in the best way possible.
When it comes to Nerf warfare, accuracy always takes a backseat to firepower. Your ability to nail a target with a single shot means nothing when they can return fire with a massive onslaught of foam ammunition. And that’s exactly why this Nerf Rival Zeus upgrade is so utterly brilliant.
We’ve all had flying toys that don’t actually fly. From little tin planes to hulking Millennium Falcon replicas, it’s fun to imagine if the toy worked like the real thing. Well, one anonymous quadcopter enthusiast didn’t imagine with his new Hasbro First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. He made it fly.
Watching YouTube celebrity ‘engineerguy’—aka Bill Hammack—explain the engineering behind a gadget is far more entertaining than college ever was. And this time even moreso because he breaks down the simple but clever design that allows a Nerf blaster to fire one dart at a time.