Children of the ‘80s will remember Tyco as the definitive brand when it came to affordable remote control toys. After changing hands a few times, the company was eventually bought by Mattel who is officially relaunching the Tyco brand with the new Terra Climber; the first RC toy that can climb stairs.
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.
Damn, these figures are a pretty fantastic likeness of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
My second and final full day at my very first Toy Fair 2016 in New York City has come and gone, and already I miss it terribly. Nothing flipping through photos of Nerf guns, Pokemon plushies, Final Fantasy figures, Monster High dolls, Transformers, Marvel heroes and more can’t fix.
What you’re really paying for when you buy an electric car like the Tesla Model S isn’t the savings on fuel, or even the whisper quiet ride. You’re paying for the ability to be smug and self-righteous to drivers in gas-powered cars, and now even little kids can start making others feel guilty about driving a…
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.
With Captain America: Civil War rapidly approaching, we’re starting to see a lot of cool new toys based on the film make their way to shelves—and leading the charge at Toy Fair this weekend was Hasbro’s Marvel Legends series. Captain America and Iron Man, the two film’s heavy hitters, were present. But Black Panther…
It looks like Mattel has decided to test the dedication of die-hard Hot Wheels collectors and completionists. The line’s first Minecraft-themed vehicle, the Minecart, is a perfect recreation of the one appearing in the game. So in other words, it’s nothing more than a box on wheels.
To the dismay of blaster fans who’d fallen in love with the BOOMco toys, Mattel has scaled back the line and will start focusing it more on licensed properties. The silver lining to that bad news is that we’re going to be seeing more and more weapons from the Halo universe brought to life, starting with Master Chief’s…
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…
If you’ve ever scribbled your name in the sand on the beach with a stick, you’ll understand where Crayola found the inspiration for its new drawing tablet for kids. The biggest advantage of the Sand Scribbler, though, is that there’s no risk of a drawing or doodle being erased by the incoming tide.
If you lack the patience for assembling something as simple as a jigsaw puzzle, you’ll want to move along. Metal Earth’s intricate models, which assemble from flat, pre-cut sheets of metal, could frustrate even a brain surgeon. Which is unfortunate, because these new color models are so very tempting.
It may not be televised on ESPN yet, but one day drone racing will undoubtedly be a popular spectator sport. And if you want to get in on the ground floor, Spin Master has come up with a cheap way for amateur pilots to get racing experience, without losing an expensive drone in the process.