This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

You can do everything from fly fighters jets, to steal cars, to fight wars in a video game, but there will always still be something appealing about games like this gymnastics challenge that test your timing and reflexes in real life. Plus, it just might give you the skills you need to try out for the Olympic games… » 4/24/15 7:45pm Friday 7:45pm

An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs… » 4/24/15 5:30pm Friday 5:30pm

Melting Is Now One of Many, Many Terrible Ways a Stormtrooper Can Die

Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… » 4/23/15 7:07pm Thursday 7:07pm

The original Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is even better in Lego

In a little over a week, Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit movie theaters in North America. So now’s as good a time as any to revisit the original trailer that got us all excited for the sequel. But this time around you’ll definitely want to go with this Lego version instead that features the official toys from the… » 4/23/15 4:47pm Thursday 4:47pm

The Apollo 13 astronauts and crew are now immortalized as Lego minifigs

If you didn’t live through the drama that was Apollo 13, you’ve probably seen the movie starring Tom Hanks. And even though the mission never made it to the moon, the Apollo 13 astronauts and crew are still considered heroes for getting back to earth safely. So of course they deserve to be immortalized as Lego minifigs » 4/22/15 8:00pm Wednesday 8:00pm

This Sixth-Scale Ultron Will Actually Make You Want a Busted Up Figure

It’s a real testament to the talented sculptors and artists working at Hot Toys that a sixth-scale action figure that looks like it’s been a child’s only play toy for ten years is one of their most desirable creations. But the company’s new Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron Mark I is easily one of the most detailed… » 4/22/15 9:31am Wednesday 9:31am

Learn About the Brain While Destroying Yours With These Drink Coasters

The jury’s still out on whether or not you’re actually killing individual brain cells with every sip of booze, but over-indulgence can certainly have a harmful effect on your ability to think straight. So maybe if you manage to make drinking educational, like with a $20 set of ten glass coasters featuring slices of a… » 4/20/15 5:22pm Monday 5:22pm

Is This Our First Look at Sphero's Official The Force Awakens BB-8 Toy?

Thanks to an anonymous tip, earlier today we were pointed towards a listing on the Fat Brain Toys’ website for an official Sphero remote control BB-8 toy coming from Orbotix—the company behind Sphero, and the technology behind the actual droid built for the film. » 4/20/15 2:02pm Monday 2:02pm

Some Genius Made a Tiny Working Replica of The Force Awakens' BB-8 Droid

Like with R2-D2, BB-8, the adorable rolling droid companion that will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, was realized as an actual remote control prop on-set, not computer graphics. And just days after the robot was officially revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration, some brilliant hacker… » 4/20/15 9:37am Monday 9:37am

Quirky and Mattel Want You To Design Your Own Barbie and Hot Wheels Toys

Quirky is a lot like Kickstarter when it comes to turning an amateur inventor’s idea into an actual product—except there’s no disappointment and no broken promises. The company actually knows what it’s doing, which is why other companies like Mattel are teaming up with it so that anyone can now submit an idea for a… » 4/17/15 1:47pm 4/17/15 1:47pm

Lego's tiny Tatooine playset includes an adorable mini Sandcrawler

Lego has just released some official photos of its upcoming Tatooine Mini-build playset. And like the Lego SHIELD Helicarrier, the miniature 178-piece set includes microfigure versions of Luke Skywalker, C3PO, R2-D2, and a pair of Jawas—just look at how adorably tiny they are. » 4/16/15 5:40pm 4/16/15 5:40pm

Star Wars Fans Are Going To Absolutely Love These New Collectibles

Today in Anaheim, California, Star Wars Celebration 2015 kicks off in one of the best years to ever be a Star Wars fan. Not only does Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December bringing with it new characters and the original cast, but ThinkGeek has just revealed a huge collection of Star Wars-themed… » 4/16/15 12:14pm 4/16/15 12:14pm

Build your own Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous Lego figures

Following up on the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker Buildable Figures revealed at Toy Fair 2015 earlier this year, Lego is introducing four new figures at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, this week staring with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the lightsaber-hoarding General Grievous. » 4/15/15 12:40pm 4/15/15 12:40pm

This Four-Foot Tall Animated Iron Man Hulkbuster Figure Is a Masterpiece

Wow. That's pretty much the only word one could ever possibly use to describe Comicave Studios' new quarter-scale Iron Man Hulkbuster figure. Not only does the highly-detailed four-foot tall suit light up, it also features extensive articulation and animatronic armor that automatically opens to reveal the… » 4/15/15 9:16am 4/15/15 9:16am

Your Car (or Landspeeder) Deserves These Death Star Hanging "Dice"

If you don't already have tickets, a hotel room, or flights booked to Anaheim for the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, this week, it's time to suck it up and come to terms with the fact that the only way you're going to get your hands on exclusive merchandise like these Death Star rearview… » 4/14/15 7:00pm 4/14/15 7:00pm

A Collapsible Rubber Cone Lets This Tiny Slingshot Hide In Your Pocket

Although most commonly thought of as a toy for young troublemakers (see Bart Simpson) the slingshot can also be a useful survival and hunting tool in the right hands. And the Pocket Shot, an unorthodox but compact and highly portable take on the slingshot, is easy to keep on hand whether you're heading out… » 4/14/15 2:40pm 4/14/15 2:40pm