Watching people play with magical Kinetic Sand is so freaking trippy

I didn't have a clue that Kinetic Sand existed. This Swedish invention is made of 98-percent sand and two-percent sorcery, so it sticks to itself and nothing else, allowing you to cut it clean. And then it feels like it moves on its own, which is creepy. Like some weird matter that is alive. » 10/08/14 7:12pm 10/08/14 7:12pm

Nerf Rhino-Fire Review: The Most Badass Foam Blaster Ever Built

Remember when you had to pull back a Nerf gun's plunger and load a new dart for every single shot? That was a loooong time ago. The new Nerf Rhino-Fire rains down 50 rounds of fully-automatic flying foam from its dual drum magazines and twin oscillating barrels. » 10/02/14 12:25pm 10/02/14 12:25pm

Sphero Ollie: A Devilishly Speedy Toy Controlled By Your Phone

Ollie is the latest phone-controlled toy from the developers behind the Sphero robotic ball. For Ollie, the team actually reduced the toy's functionality so that it's basically just a super fast cylinder. It races around on two wheels, spinning, jumping, and crashing into stuff like a drunk speed skater. » 9/04/14 8:30am 9/04/14 8:30am

This toy from the 19th century seems to be working by magic

This Swiss toy from the 19th century is a wonderful piece of mechanics that still works like the first day, no programmed obsolescence here. When you open the box a cute little blue bird pops out and flaps his wings as if it was alive by magic spell. » 6/03/14 9:54pm 6/03/14 9:54pm

This R2-D2 toy is so detailed that you can use it in the new Star Wars

Six New Toys That Will Destroy Your Faith in Humanity

Toy Fair is where America's children's dreams come true—sometimes. After visiting the 2013 edition at NYC's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the kid in me was terrified as much as he was delighted. I don't know if any boy or girl would play with some of the things I saw... or run. » 2/11/13 1:40pm 2/11/13 1:40pm

This Cool Internet Toy Will Consume Some of Your Life Today

This is Silk, a soothing web-based graphical toy that allows you to draw using swirly patterns in a two- and four-way symmetry configuration, as well as freeform. Go play with it. It's cool and you're welcome. [Silk] » 2/06/13 10:20am 2/06/13 10:20am

It's OK to Admit You Want to Live in Architect Barbie's Mansion

Did you know Barbie's had over 120 careers since 1959? Along with dabbling in computer engineering, she's also planning a big move into architecture this fall—but obviously she'll need an eco-friendly cantilever mansion to call her own. » 8/04/11 7:15am 8/04/11 7:15am

Is Your Love Worthy Of Ridiculously Twee $3,450 Custom Wedding…

After months of visiting venues, meeting potential photographers and trying to come to an agreement over which shade of hydrangea works best, it's no wonder couples are so willing to just throw money at a problem, like wedding invitations, to make it disappear. » 8/03/11 8:25am 8/03/11 8:25am

Playable Guitar Bag Provides On Demand Party Time Excellence

While it's sad that Wayne and Garth are no longer actively producing their most excellent community television program, I'm sure they would totally approve of this rockin' messenger bag with a built-in functioning guitar. Party on, indeed. » 7/27/11 8:32pm 7/27/11 8:32pm

This Electric Propeller Powers Paper Planes

Paper airplanes have been a staple of the student arsenal since they phased out slateboards and papyrus scrolls. The new PowerUp electric paper airplane engine turns docile handmade gliders into propeller-driven ATT (air-to-teacher) missiles. » 7/26/11 1:00am 7/26/11 1:00am

R2-D2 Whistles the Saddest Song When You Operate On Him

You can just imagine the whistles and bleeps R2-D2 would make as you accidentally touch the sides of his Hasbro Operation game body. Or if you cough up $27 from September, you don't even have to imagine. [Toywiz via ChipChick via OhGizmo] » 6/28/11 7:20am 6/28/11 7:20am

Fake iPad Replaces Stuffed Animal as Perfect 21st Century Toy

I've noticed an increasing number of can't-be-bothered parents handing over an iPhone or iPad to their screaming tykes—but what if they throw up on it or try to eat it? The whiteboard anaPad's perfect for (faux) touchscreen child-rearing. » 6/20/11 11:40am 6/20/11 11:40am

Mattel's Fijit Will Either Terrify or Delight the Child in Your Life

When last we saw Fijit, it was part of a giant swarm of its cutesy-robo prototype sisters, unsettlingly singing along with a shockingly-enthusiastic booth attendant. It was... a sight! Now the Fijit's in its completed retail form. And still bizarre. » 6/16/11 9:00pm 6/16/11 9:00pm

Why Do Claw Machines Keep Gobbling Up Our Children?

This is Tyler. He's three. Last week, he found himself trapped in a glass cage, surrounded by stuffed animals and one giant claw. It was a prison of his own making. And he's not alone. » 6/09/11 10:20pm 6/09/11 10:20pm

How to Make an Adorable Baby Toy Phone Curse Like a Sailor

Oh, how darling! It's a little rainbow phone for babies! It has big buttons, and wheels, and some sort of blue elephant thing attached! It'll also call you a motherfucker over, and over and over again. Human ingenuity. [via Reddit] » 5/16/11 10:40am 5/16/11 10:40am

Toys With Swappable Parts Use Augmented Reality For Different…

These are so cute—much cuter than the Halfsies from a few years ago. The addition of augmented reality means each toy—or Suwappu, as they've been called—interacts with its environment differently, depending on which body part is attached. » 4/06/11 7:00am 4/06/11 7:00am

Don't Let the Kids Play With This Naughty Adult Toy Car

At first glance, this car looks like any old toy—until you notice the incongruous silhouette of a restrained passenger, taken hostage by five suited people. In the trunk, weapons give you a glimpse at what's going on. » 3/16/11 9:00am 3/16/11 9:00am

Effectively Double Your Kid's Birthday Present Haul With These…

I don't know about your family but when I was growing up, whenever someone unwrapped a present and found a box of some sort inside they'd say, "OH MY GOSH a box! Just what I always wanted!" and no one ever really laughed but we kept saying it year after year anyway just because why not. Well with the Rolobox kit—a set… » 3/15/11 3:20pm 3/15/11 3:20pm

Get Hammered Like the Gods

When is it okay for the toy version of an icon to not be 100% faithful to the original? When you add a friggin missile. That's right: Thor himself would be jealous of Hasbro's projectile-enabled take on his mighty hammer. » 2/03/11 11:20pm 2/03/11 11:20pm