A Controller So Beautiful You Might Not Care If It Actually Sucks

If you’ve been playing video games since the original NES hit North America over 30 years ago, your tastes have probably refined over the years. So why muck up your living room coffee table with plastic controller monstrosities when this gorgeous walnut and aluminum alternative perfectly complements all your furniture? » 6/29/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Let's Help This Lego Jurassic World Indominus Rex Set Get Approved

The dinosaurs will always be the stars of the Jurassic movies, and in Jurassic World it’s the genetically-engineered Indominus Rex that takes center stage. Lego already sells a set that includes one, but Sami Mustonen’s is better, so head on over to the Lego Ideas site and give him some votes. » 6/26/15 7:47pm Friday 7:47pm

The CPU Card Game That Out-Nerded Magic: The Gathering Now Has a Sequel

If casting spells and magic elixirs just aren’t your thing, the original CPU Wars was a unique non-fantasy take on the trump style card game. Players dealt damage to their opponents based on the tech specs of real-life computer CPUs, and now there’s a sequel to the game featuring processors you’d only find in powerful… » 6/26/15 9:33am Friday 9:33am

Nerf's New See-Through Blasters Reveal How Their Firing Mechanisms Work

It looks like Nerf is the latest brand to find it hard to keep its Comic-Con reveals a secret. Yesterday it announced a pair of blasters from a new Doomlands line featuring clear plastic housings that make their firing mechanisms visible so you’ll finally know exactly how those darts get launched. » 6/25/15 12:43am Thursday 12:43am

How a little toy dinosaur is made

There’s a lot of work—and so many different materials used—in making a little toy dinosaur. But once you get the casting right, you can make the dinos forever. Here’s how it goes: the figurine is first hand drawn, then digitally drawn, then re-created in wax. After that, the figure is doused in silicone, buried in… » 6/24/15 10:06pm Wednesday 10:06pm

Parrot Minidrone Hands On: Holy Shit, I Love This Hydrofoil Drone 

In the grand ranking of remote-controlled vehicles, the only thing better than a remote controlled plane is a remote-controlled boat. At least, that’s what I used to think. After playing with Parrot’s new generation of Minidrones, I realize that a remote controlled hydrofoil is the true champion of RC anything. » 6/23/15 4:20pm 6/23/15 4:20pm

You Can Finally Buy a Working Back to the Future 2 Hoverboard

The day you’ve dreamed of since Back to the Future 2 first hit theaters 26 years ago is finally here—kind of. ThinkGeek is now selling a perfect working replica of the hoverboard that Marty McFly rode in Hill Valley, circa 2015. As long as your interpretation of “perfect working replica” includes the hoverboard being… » 6/23/15 3:20pm 6/23/15 3:20pm

Fill This Tiny Toy Aquarium With Immortal Fish You Draw Yourself

If your attempts to own and care for a pet fish have resulted in a non-stop procession of toilet-side funerals, this new aquarium from Takara Tomy should help boost your success rate. It’s filled with colorful virtual fish you draw and color yourself that will only die if your smartphone does. » 6/22/15 6:30pm 6/22/15 6:30pm

You'll Feel Like Iron Man Wearing These Glowing Laser-Etched Shades

There are countless reasons why it would be awesome to wear one of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suits, not the least of which being the slick heads-up display providing info on targets and other nearby threats. But for just $55 (instead of billions) these laser-etched glowing plastic shades provide a similar experience on… » 6/22/15 1:24pm 6/22/15 1:24pm

The World's Smallest Perplexus Puzzle Looks Like a Nightmare To Solve

The makers of those spherical Perplexus maze puzzles are masters at driving you to the brink of insanity. And now they’ve gone and created an even faster way to frustrate you with a miniature four-inch version of their original maze sphere requiring an even steadier hand to solve. » 6/20/15 11:00am 6/20/15 11:00am

A pair of custom Lego bookends starts with these angled baseplates

In recent years bookends have become just as much a statement about who you are as the graphic novels or books they’re supporting on a shelf. And if you happen to identify with Lego more than superheroes, ThinkGeek’s designed a pair of studded bookends that can be customized with your own plastic brick creations. » 6/18/15 7:50pm 6/18/15 7:50pm

An 8-Inch Gummy Pizza Proves Candy Really Is the Perfect Meal

There are dieticians out there who will tell you it’s a bad idea to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and they’re probably right. You at least need to mix things up for one of those meals, so when lunch rolls around, why not go with this eight-inch Gummy Pizza instead of a pepperoni pie? » 6/17/15 3:04pm 6/17/15 3:04pm