Hot Toys' Iron Man Hulkbuster Could Be the Greatest Action Figure Ever

Once you accept the harsh truth that adding Hot Toys' upcoming Iron Man Hulkbuster to your collection probably means there won't be any money for your kids to go to college, it becomes easier to get excited about owning what is probably the most detailed figure ever created. » 12/19/14 9:14am Yesterday 9:14am

Hot Toys' Posable Little Groot Is All We Want For Christmas

It will only dance in your imagination, but otherwise Hot Toys' new quarter-scale Little Groot figure is just about the most perfect Guardians of the Galaxy collectible you're going to find. It's even fully posable thanks to a wire armature inside, like an old Gumby figure, but with a far more detailed sculpt and… » 12/18/14 5:27pm Thursday 5:27pm

Indulge Your Inner Child and Lose a Few Hours To This Online Spirograph

We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to… » 12/18/14 3:27pm Thursday 3:27pm

The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids, while traveling—I imaginedat five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I've carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren't any good… » 12/18/14 1:52pm Thursday 1:52pm

Blank Action Figures Let You Customize Your Own Superheroes

Unimpressed with the current crop of action figures on the shelves of your local toy store? Convinced you've come up with a better superheroine or hero? With some paint, magic markers, and maybe even a little modelling clay, you can now create your own action figure without having to pay for a 100,000 unit production… » 12/17/14 9:38am Wednesday 9:38am

Hot Toys Just Gave Us a Peek At Iron Man's Avengers: Age of Ultron Armor

If you're trying to remain as spoiler free for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron sequel, you've already read too far. Because Hot Toys, makers of some of the finest 12-inch figures around, have just posted a look at the company's upcoming Iron Man Mark XLIII on its Facebook page, which Tony Stark will be wearing in… » 12/16/14 9:19am Tuesday 9:19am

This Ball Machine Fakes Perpetual Motion As Long As the Sun Is Shining

Why is watching a marble snake its way around a twisty maze so mesmerizing? Maybe it's an allegory on the human condition as we all try to make our way through the world? What's for certain is that they make for great desk toys, and as long as your office gets a bit of sun during the day, this one could—at least in… » 12/12/14 1:37pm 12/12/14 1:37pm

10 Toys For Grown-ups Who Are Still Kids At Heart

There's no shortage of gift ideas for kids when the holidays roll around, but what if you've got a couple of adults on your Christmas shopping list who still have an affinity for toys? They've probably outgrown a stocking full of Hot Wheels vehicles, so here are some more grown-up suggestions for adults who never… » 12/12/14 11:28am 12/12/14 11:28am

A Football With Wings Lets You Throw Farther Than an NFL Quarterback

The ultimate football fantasy involves throwing a last second Hail Mary pass into the endzone that ends up winning the Super Bowl. Such a fantasy usually requires you to have an NFL-caliber throwing arm, but the winged Raptor Football promises to give quarterback-like capabilities to almost anyone. Now we just need it… » 12/11/14 9:37am 12/11/14 9:37am

Gigantic Wooden Dice Fill Your Yard With Yahtzee

Like giant Koi in a pond who've grown larger than their goldfish siblings trapped in a bowl, this set of six over-sized wooden dice is designed to be tossed around in your spacious backyard. They say everything is better when it's super-sized, right? So playing with Yahtzee with five of these dice might actually come… » 12/10/14 3:25pm 12/10/14 3:25pm

There's a Dollhouse Hidden Inside This Transforming Chair

It doesn't take long for a child's bedroom or playroom to become filled with a sea of toys, furniture, and playsets leaving it a perpetual mess. So like with any room in your home, finding furniture that does double-duty can help maximize that space, and this child-sized wooden chair that transforms into a dollhouse… » 12/09/14 11:35am 12/09/14 11:35am

The World's Ugliest Christmas Sweater Includes a Working Toy Train Set

Try as you might this holiday season to find the ugliest Christmas sweater imaginable, you're not going to be able to top YouTube's bd594's creation this year. It's got an ugly argyle pattern, a tacky Christmas tree, blinking lights, and the pièce de résistance?: a working toy train circling the gaudy creation. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

Even Tic-Tac-Toe Has Jumped the 3D Shark

It doesn't take long after learning to play Tic-Tac-Toe to realize that once you've mastered the basic tactics, your games will end in an infinite run of ties. But Pressman Toy has done the impossible and made Tic-Tac-Toe actually sound interesting again by upping the challenge with the introduction of a third… » 12/03/14 3:42pm 12/03/14 3:42pm

Build Yourself Some Bots With Tegu's Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Some would say simple building blocks didn't need improving, but Tegu's idea to add hidden magnets to help hold creations together was genius. And while kids have always been able to use Tegu's blocks to build robots and other high-tech toys with enough imagination, a handful of new sets with added graphics makes it… » 12/02/14 4:00pm 12/02/14 4:00pm

A Newton's Cradle Stuck To Your Fridge Easily Bests Magnetic Poetry

It's weird that the one room in your house where you're constantly killing time waiting for the microwave to finish, or the stove to heat up, has the least number of distractions to keep you entertained. And a fridge covered in magnetic poetry (yawn) isn't the answer, but a magnetic Newton's Cradle hanging from the… » 12/02/14 9:26am 12/02/14 9:26am

Tomy's Six-Second Video Camera Lets Kids Vine Just Like Grown-ups

If your kids have been jonesing to get their Vine on, but you'd rather not put a $500 mobile device in their hands just so they can create bite-size six-second videos, Takara Tomy has a cheaper solution. Its new Magical 6 camera does basically the same thing as the Vine app, but with a little more legwork needed to… » 12/01/14 9:31am 12/01/14 9:31am

This RC Carbon Fiber Glider Looks Like a Stealthy Paper Airplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper airplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it was still just made of paper. With the Carbon Flyer you lose the ability to fold your own craft, but since it's made from incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fiber,… » 11/27/14 1:28pm 11/27/14 1:28pm