AI Tech Racers: Danger Dodging Slot Cars

These AI Tech Racers from Tomy are some of the more interesting slot-style racecars we've seen. The cars have built-in sensors to detect and avoid obstacles in their path—provided they have room to maneuver—and as a result, they can fly around a track without being locked into slots. Once started, the cars ride on… » 2/20/08 5:00pm 2/20/08 5:00pm

Hands On Enough Nerf Weaponry to Storm the Pentagon: Vulcan Mini-Gun,…

Click to viewMaybe not the Pentagon, but definitely your whole neighborhood. I wanna rage through mine like Arnold in T2, with the Vulcan mini gun on one arm and the Hulk Abomination Blaster on the other—the big missile on it launches w/ enough force to knock a small, wobbly child on their back. My backup duffle bag… » 2/19/08 4:30pm 2/19/08 4:30pm

The Biggest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy

Rob Foster has almost all the Star Wars figures and models known to mankind, Hutts and Bothans. He and his girlfriend share their home with an overwhelming army of Star Wars collectibles, from vintage 1977 figures to full battalions of the latest Storm Troopers and giant Ultimate Collector LEGO models, in and out of… » 2/19/08 9:30am 2/19/08 9:30am

Nerf Vulcan EBF-25: Fully Automatic Toy Dart Gun Rambo Junior's Weapon…

The best new Nerf toy out of the entire Toy Fair 2008 lineup is this fully automatic dart gun. The toy is $40, and comes with 25 belt-fed darts, powered by six D-cell batteries (!). Paired with the Mission Kit Tactical Light, this is the kind of base unit a Nerf gun modder could really learn to love. » 2/19/08 5:10am 2/19/08 5:10am

New EyeClops Adds Enhanced Zoom, Bug Sucking Vacuum

We just saw the EyeClops lineup for 2008, and it seems your days of magnifying everything in sight just got more fun (not to mention, much grosser). The next-gen EyeClops looks like last year's model but comes with three different zoom lenses, so you can see what your zits look like in 100x, 200x, or 400x. Joining the… » 2/18/08 10:35am 2/18/08 10:35am

Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera Takes Swimming Lessons to Become…

While Fisher-Price's Kid-Tough digital camera was already built to withstand the Guantanamo-level torture your average four-year-old dishes out to their toys, the latest model will hold up to 30 minutes of waterboarding too, despite a rounder, slimmer body. The insides have gotten an upgrade as well, with a 1.3MP… » 2/17/08 11:45pm 2/17/08 11:45pm

D-REX Pet Dinosaur Stalks Prey, Bites Your Sister, Doesn't Poop on the…

While weren't quite as blown away by D-REX as we were by Elmo Live—"jazz hands" killed our objective judgment—the level of interactivity is pretty impressive for what's supposed to be a dumb child's toy (the kid, not the 'bot). About the size of a small puppy, it behaves semi-autonomously, though it'll follow patterns… » 2/17/08 10:45pm 2/17/08 10:45pm

Hands On Batman Retrofuturetastic H2Go Fuel Cell-Powered RC Car

I always wanted an RC car that didn't eat batteries like Tom Cruise devours babies there's no tomorrow. Corgi's H2Go is fuel-cell powered RC car that just needs water and light—a solar panel powers its hydrogen station, which karate chops water into oxygen and hydrogen. The station tank takes about 2 minutes to… » 2/17/08 12:13pm 2/17/08 12:13pm

C3PO, Indiana Jones, Clone Wars Trooper Life-Size Lego Models Are…

We just spotted these great, life-sized Lego models of Indiana Jones, C3PO and a Clone Wars Trooper at the annual Toy Fair. We asked how many Lego bricks it took to construct each one, but were told that it was "a big secret." We couldn't care less, they look amazing, and we desperately need some new office… » 2/17/08 11:25am 2/17/08 11:25am

Awesome Batman Toy Cape With Pop-Out WingsTurns Kids Into Dark Knight

I've wanted to be Batman since I was a little kid, but I've never had the billions required to hire Morgan Freeman to construct swollass para-military gear for me to wield an overwhelming advantage over ill-financed and poorly equipped common criminals. So, I'm going to have to settle for projecting my dreams onto my… » 2/16/08 1:30pm 2/16/08 1:30pm

Kota the Triceratops Is Amazing, Eats Deep-Fried Pleos for Breakfast

I'm in awe with Kota The Triceratops Dinosaur, a $300 fully articulated 40-inch-long robot in the shape of a real-sized baby triceratops that, according to Playskool, any kid can ride. Yes. Full size. Baby. Triceratops. Riding. Robot. Really, this thing looks so cool that makes the Pleo look like a bag of bricks. » 2/15/08 1:53pm 2/15/08 1:53pm

Speed Racer Race-A-Round Sound Helmet Has Us Saying "Vroom Vroom",…

Toy cars are fun, but when it comes to acting out our Speed Racer fantasies we want to feel like we're part of the action. Soon we can with the help of the Race-A-Round Sound Helmet. Moving the helmet in any direction triggers a variety of crashing and breaking sounds, and buttons on its side play phrases from the… » 2/14/08 5:20pm 2/14/08 5:20pm

Speed Racer vs. Batmobile Zoomdown: Entire 2008 Toy Lineup Get Us All…

We've got Mattel's entire line of Batman and Speed Racer cars for 2008, and we hope the movies are as geekgasmic as the toys. The Batman lineup punches all of my little fanboy buttons—not only the entire squadron from The Dark Knight, but the two best Batmobiles ever: from the animated series AND Adam Batwest. Speed… » 2/14/08 4:30pm 2/14/08 4:30pm

New Vex Robotics Kits: Smaller, Cheaper, Chattier, Wireless-er

Remember Vex, the RadioShack robot platform that was going to change the face of home android-army construction? After a spell out of the limelight, it's back with some cool upgrades: the RCR Mini platform is half the size (and at under $100, a third the cost) of standard Vex, and works alone or with the larger set if… » 2/07/08 12:30pm 2/07/08 12:30pm

Hasbro Room Tech Clock Wirelessly Wakes the Lamps in Your Room

Hasbro's Room Tech Clock, which looks like a mix between an iPod and a Goomba, is an alarm clock with a wireless link to the shroom-shaped Room Tech Lamp. When the alarm goes off, two things happen; the alarm clock will either stomp its fists on the table making an awful racket, play back the radio or pump out tunes… » 2/06/08 4:55am 2/06/08 4:55am

Hulk Money Bank Smashes Savings Procrastination

HULK LIKES TO SAVE MONEY! MONEY IS GREEN! HULK IS GREEN! HULK LIKES GREEN! YOU KNOW KERMIT? GREAT FRIEND OF HULK! PUNY BANNER DOESN'T SAVE MONEY! HE SPENDS IT ALL ON NEW PANTS! LIKE JASON CHEN! HULK DOESN'T LIKE PUNY BANNER! HMMMM, HULK LIKES JASON CHEN THOUGH! EXCEPT WHEN HE WEARS BATMAN PYJAMAS! BUT HULK WILL GIVE… » 2/04/08 4:38am 2/04/08 4:38am