Throwing a Giant Gamepad Pillow When You Lose Is Safer For Your Walls

Even if you're the most well-mannered human being the rest of the time, your inner raging Hulk probably comes out whenever there's a video game controller in your hand. And the next time you're sniped by a cowardly camper, or put that straight Tetris piece in the wrong place, try throwing this soft Gamer Pillow at the… » 3/02/15 11:53am Yesterday 11:53am

Self-Sealing Water Balloons You Never Need To Tie

A water balloon fight is no fun when kids have to keep running back to their parents to tie the balloons for them. Using tiny elastics the Bunch O Balloons came up with a slightly better way to automatically tie 37 water balloons at once, but these Zorbz appear to have the best solution yet, automatically sealing… » 2/26/15 5:59pm Thursday 5:59pm

Japan Is Holding Actual Funerals For Sony's Robotic AIBO Dogs

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic… » 2/26/15 11:11am Thursday 11:11am

No One Asked For a Flux Capacitor Version of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

It's impossible to improve the gameplay of classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or even Yahtzee. So how do you go about convincing people to buy more copies of a game that stays playable for decades? You re-brand it. Monopoly is already available in about a thousand different flavors, and now it's time for… » 2/26/15 9:57am Thursday 9:57am

10 Popular Toys From the '80s That Are Back

The '80s were arguably one of the greatest decades in history to be a kid with an allowance burning a hole in your pocket, and a free afternoon to spend at a toy store. And decades later, toy companies have realized that all those kids buying the wonderful toys from the '80s are all grown up now with plenty of… » 2/25/15 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

RC Hulk Does Exactly What Kids Want Him To: Smash Stuff

As Marvel's most wantonly destructive character, there's only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It's a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of… » 2/25/15 1:55pm Wednesday 1:55pm

Power Wheels Is Making Tiny Porsches Again

There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to… » 2/25/15 9:39am Wednesday 9:39am

Paddle Salt and Pepper Shakers Bring Air Hockey To the Dinner Table

If you find it hard enough to keep order when all of your kids are gathered in the dining room for dinner, this set of air hockey salt and pepper shakers is just about the last thing you'd want to bring to the table. Because thanks to felt pads on the underside they're just as functional as air hockey paddles as they… » 2/24/15 9:20am 2/24/15 9:20am

A Game Called Zyro Uses Flying Drones As Intelligent Tennis Balls

If you thought drones were only good for spying on people or filming incredible crashes, you're only half-right. A new Kickstarter wants to turn quadcopters into intelligent tennis balls, badminton shuttlecocks, and even frisbees so players won't need proper courts, line judges, or even decent skills to play a variety… » 2/23/15 10:34am 2/23/15 10:34am

Giant Hulkbuster Hands Are the Start of an Awesome Halloween Costume

Good has evil, hot has cold, yin has yang, and now the Hulk has the Iron Man Hulkbuster armor to balance him out. And while Hasbro has sold giant foam green Hulk hands for years now, we're finally getting a pair of equally intimidating faux Hulkbuster gauntlets that lets kids smash everything in their path, but in the… » 2/20/15 4:05pm 2/20/15 4:05pm

Cardboard Table Tennis Folds Down Into a Portable Cardboard Suitcase

The next time you're stuck at an airport waiting for a delayed flight, instead of turning to your smartphone to pass the time, just make sure this cardboard version of table tennis is one of your carry-on items. In just seconds it can be unfolded and assembled into a working ping-pong table, complete with a cardboard… » 2/20/15 2:52pm 2/20/15 2:52pm

Skip-It and Twister Now Work With a Kid-Friendly Fitness Tracker

Remember Skip-It, the toy kids shackled and spun around their ankles in an attempt to rack up the high score on its built-in counter? It's back, and now packing some legitimate technology in the form of a kid-friendly wearable fitness tracker that remembers their high score, as well as other fitness-related metrics. » 2/20/15 1:52pm 2/20/15 1:52pm

An RC Mario Kart With Wheels That Actually Convert To Hover Mode

Those pesky laws of the universe make it all but impossible to recreate the tracks, vehicles, and stunts you can perform in Mario Kart 8 in real life, but that didn't stop JAKKS Pacific from trying. The company's remote control version of Mario and his kart looks exactly like its video game counterpart, right down to… » 2/20/15 9:27am 2/20/15 9:27am

This Cradle Lets You Remotely Rock Your Baby To Sleep From Your Phone

If you've got a baby on the way and are worried that parenting might be a little overwhelming, don't worry, there's now an app for that. Fisher-Price's new 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing can be remotely operated from a smartphone or tablet using a free accompanying app, so you don't need to be anywhere near a… » 2/19/15 11:20am 2/19/15 11:20am

The Travel Version of Settlers of Catan Just Got So Much Better

For players who can't bear the thought of being away from their favorite board game, there's a Portable Edition of Settlers of Catan that's been around for years now. But it comes packed in a flimsy cardboard box full of tiny cards and pieces that are easy to lose. That's why this new Compact Edition of Settlers of… » 2/19/15 9:24am 2/19/15 9:24am