You Could Slide a Truck Down This Monstrous 50-Foot Long Slip N' Slide

If the Slip N’ Slide had one failing (besides killing a strip of grass in your parent’s backyard or injuring riders) it was that your slippery ride was over in the blink of an eye. But with this gigantic 50-foot long alternative, your slide will at least last take three or four blinks, if not more. » 5/23/15 7:00pm Saturday 7:00pm

Christopher Lloyd's LEGO Ad Makes Us Want A New Back To The Future Movie

Doc Brown returns in this fun trailer for WB Games’ Lego Dimensions, in which the zany scientist helps construct the device that enables the toys (including his own tiny doppleganger, and lots of other familiar faces that have nothing to do with Back to the Future) to virtually “come to life.” » 5/23/15 4:50pm Saturday 4:50pm

The Groundbreaking History Of Star Wars Toys

When Star Wars released in 1977, the face of science fiction in popular culture was changed forever — but a year later, the movie helped transform the toy industry as well. Since then, Star Wars and the toys it inspired have been forever linked, a story that can just as easily be told through figures as it can the… » 5/22/15 1:56pm Friday 1:56pm

This Plush Ghostbusters Set Includes the First Stuffed Bill Murray

The film’s recent 30th anniversary has brought with it a wonderful influx of Ghostbusters merchandise that’s perfectly engineered to separate nostalgic (and now grown-up) fans from their hard-earned money. We should be outraged, but who could be with these over-sized ghost-busting plush characters that actually play… » 5/22/15 10:09am Friday 10:09am

It's Too Bad the Stocks Of This Plush Falkor Aren't Neverending Too

The wonderful ‘80s flick The NeverEnding Story wasn’t exactly a blockbuster when it hit theaters decades ago, and that means that finding memorabilia from the film these days isn’t easy. There’s an army of crafters on Etsy that are happy to scratch your nostalgic itches, though, it’s just too bad that GameGuardians » 5/21/15 7:10pm Thursday 7:10pm

Build This Brass Stirling Engine To Keep You Hypnotized At Work

Not every building set has to be made from colorful plastic bricks. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging—and rewarding—than Lego, Hermann Böhm has created this gorgeous stainless steel and brass stirling engine kit that will take you about three satisfying hours to build. And of course it’s fully… » 5/21/15 4:06pm Thursday 4:06pm

How To Build a Cheap(ish) Drill-Powered Go-Kart

You can pretend it’s for your kids, but over on Make they’ve posted a step-by-step breakdown on how to build this adult-friendly wooden go-kart. It’s powered by nothing but a pair of 36-volt cordless drills, but surprisingly they’re more than powerful enough for even grownups to take a ride. » 5/20/15 11:01am Wednesday 11:01am

An Inflatable Death Star Beach Ball That Lights Up Because Why Not?

Who of us hasn’t lamented the fact that a late night trip to the beach for an evening swim can never include a beach ball for fear of it going missing in the dark? The folks at Swim Ways obviously have, because they stuck a motion-activated LED inside this inflatable Death Star beach ball so it’s visible all night… » 5/20/15 9:19am Wednesday 9:19am

Hand-Finished Wooden Toy Boats Too Beautiful To Ever Get Wet

Knowing that millions of copies of a plastic toy can be easily churned out of a giant machine makes wooden toys feel even more special, luxurious, and worth taking care of. Italian boatmaker Riva recently commissioned MadeInDreams to turn some of its more popular models into wooden toy boats, and the results are so… » 5/19/15 2:09pm Tuesday 2:09pm

Dart-Filled Clips Keep BOOMco's Dynamag Blasting Shot After Shot

When the Colt revolver was introduced it made the antiquated musket instantly obsolete because it could quickly fire six shots in a row without having to reload. So you can think of BOOMco’s new Dynamag as kind of like the Colt revolver of the dart blaster world because it uses BOOMco’s clever clip system to allow you… » 5/19/15 11:35am Tuesday 11:35am

The Marvel vs. DC Debate Finally Ends With These Comic Book Chess Pieces

Everyone just assumed that the Marvel Comics vs. DC Comics debate would rage on forever—or at least until mankind became extinct. But Eaglemoss has finally come up with a way to figure out which company is better, Marvel or DC, with custom chess pieces featuring the most popular comic book characters from each side of… » 5/18/15 2:12pm 5/18/15 2:12pm

Nerf Hid a Surprisingly Capable Dart Gun In a Fashion Accessory

The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen helped reinforce the idea that young women don’t have to wait for a knight in shining armor to come and rescue them; they can instead pick up a weapon and be the hero themselves. But instead of reaching for a bow and arrow, Nerf’s Rebelle line wants them to reach for its new Secret… » 5/18/15 9:44am 5/18/15 9:44am

A Programming Languages Alphabet Book Could Spark an Interest in Coding

You have no idea what your kids will grow up to be while they’re still toddlers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t gently nudge them towards one vocation or another. And since those fancy computers aren’t going away anytime soon, perhaps a career in coding might be worthwhile, inspired by this alphabet book featuring… » 5/15/15 6:00pm 5/15/15 6:00pm

Six Flags' New 4D Batman Coaster Looks Like a Super Fun Vomit Factory

Guess what’s finally built and undergoing extensive testing at Six Flags’ Fiesta Texas amusement park in San Antonio? The park’s brand new Batman coaster that was teased last year with 4D thrills courtesy of seats that are free to rotate 360-degrees during your vomit-filled ride. » 5/15/15 3:13pm 5/15/15 3:13pm

A New Book Looks At the Packaging Design of the Original Star Wars Toys

George Lucas isn’t rich beyond a Hutt’s dreams because he was a great director or writer. His vast fortune is a result of his shrewd decision to hold onto the merchandising rights to his space opera many years ago. A new book called A New Proof takes a look at what was involved in bringing the first official Star Wars » 5/15/15 1:18pm 5/15/15 1:18pm

A Retro-Futuristic Arcade Cabinet That Plays Equally Retro Games

The internet is full of plans for building your own old-school arcade cabinet that can play all the classic games you grew up with. But with just a single image, Love Hultén makes a strong case for buying one of his beautiful Pixelkabinett 42 cabinets instead of trying to build one yourself. » 5/15/15 9:45am 5/15/15 9:45am

Everyone Will Fill a Baseball Glove Flask With Gatorade, Right?

We haven’t solved world hunger, and peace on a global scale isn’t happening anytime soon, but if there’s one thing humanity has mastered, its finding a way to smuggle booze. So if you play baseball, or just enjoy watching America’s pastime from the stands, it’s time to upgrade your glove to the Glask which features a… » 5/14/15 10:25am 5/14/15 10:25am

I really want to visit this Lego amusement park's tiny Star Wars land

The Lego master building team of OliveSeon has completely outdone themselves with a new diorama featuring a minifig-scale amusement park with Star Wars, Frozen, and even The Lego Movie-themed attractions. Legoland in California is an amazing place, but this is where I’d really like to vacation one day. » 5/13/15 7:45pm 5/13/15 7:45pm

This Simulator's Steering Wheel Is Strong Enough To Break Your Wrists

So how realistic do you like your simulators? Some racing fans are willing to spend thousands of dollars on displays, controls, and seats that move and shake to enhance their virtual driving experience. But a company called CXC Simulations is taking things to a whole new level with a new force feedback steering wheel… » 5/13/15 9:54am 5/13/15 9:54am