These Dominoes Are Stuffed With Actual Cold Hard Shredded Cash

When you're a kid, dominoes are for stacking and toppling in magnificent chains circling your bedroom floor. But when you're older, and realize that all those dots can be used to play an actual game, suddenly dominoes become yet another form of competition. And nothing says you're in it to win it like playing with a… » 1/28/15 12:08pm Wednesday 12:08pm

A 16-Foot Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don't sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from 3D-printed plastic and carbon fiber, that's propelled using a… » 1/26/15 12:43pm Monday 12:43pm

Nerf's New Blaster Puts Four Spinning Barrels Inside a Spinning Barrel

If you're going to call a toy blaster the 'Doominator' it better deliver on a sense of despair and foreboding—at least for those on the wrong end of the barrel. And it looks like Nerf has done just that because its latest creation features a set of four dart-laden spinning barrels that revolve around a larger spinning… » 1/23/15 1:53pm 1/23/15 1:53pm

Even If Jurassic World Sucks, At Least We Get More T-Rex Toys

The first official trailer for Jurassic World has us cautiously optimistic about the upcoming blockbuster, but even if the movie stinks, we still get a pretty great consolation prize: mountains of new dinosaur toys. And courtesy of the London Toy Fair we now have our first look at Jurassic World's T-Rex, or at least… » 1/22/15 5:27pm 1/22/15 5:27pm

This Is the Iron Giant Figure We Deserved 16 Years Ago

It's a testament to Brad Bird's skills as a storyteller that The Iron Giant still holds a soft spot in the hearts of countless fans, even if the animated film wasn't as big a blockbuster as Bird's later Pixar efforts. And if you've got an extra $300 lying around, you can finally bring home your own version of the Iron… » 1/22/15 3:01pm 1/22/15 3:01pm

You'll Desperately Want To Climb Inside This Aliens Power Loader Figure

Like lightsabers and time-traveling DeLoreans, the Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader—or Power Loader for short—in Aliens is one of those props that ended up being the real star of the movie. Who wouldn't be excited to come to work every day if it involved piloting a robotic exoskeleton? So hats off to Hollywood… » 1/21/15 4:12pm 1/21/15 4:12pm

Nerf's New Modular Blaster Lets You Build Your Weapon of Choice

In a firefight when foam darts are flying everywhere, your hardware is as important as your skills with a blaster. And because everyone's needs and preferences are different in the heat of battle, Nerf is introducing the N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster that can modified or reconfigured in at least 30 different ways. » 1/21/15 9:08am 1/21/15 9:08am

You Can Finally Build a Robot Army Using Cheap Plastic Drinking Straws

Early last year a Kickstarter project for a product called Strawbees that turned ordinary drinking straws into a giant building toy rocketed past its modest funding goal. And in the same way that Mindstorms brings ordinary Lego to life, the Quirkbot wants to bring those Strawbees to life, letting kids build robots and… » 1/20/15 1:09pm 1/20/15 1:09pm

Ray Gun Rulers Make You Actually Want to Solve For Y

At some point in a child's life they eventually make the connection that a long plastic ruler is not unlike the barrel of a gun, and suddenly math homework gets a lot more enjoyable as they blast away at imaginary aliens between problems. The folks at Atypyk have taken that idea one step further with a pair of plastic… » 1/16/15 10:10am 1/16/15 10:10am

Our First Look at Hasbro's Avengers: Age of Ultron Toys

With a second trailer under our belts we're starting to get a better idea of how things will play out when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters this summer. But if you're hungry for more tidbits, or just want to finalize your toy budget for 2015, Yahoo has an exclusive sneak preview of what Hasbro will be officially… » 1/14/15 9:13am 1/14/15 9:13am

Kids Can Control Holograms With Their Minds Using the Force Trainer II

There isn't a kid on earth who doesn't want to wield the power of the Force after seeing Star Wars for the first time, and Uncle Milton's original mind-control Force Trainer was as close as any kid could get to being a Jedi. But now there's a new version that introduces animated holograms courtesy of an iPad that lets… » 1/12/15 3:49pm 1/12/15 3:49pm

This Exquisite Wooden X-wing Rocker Will Make You Miss Being a Kid

The popularity of rocking horses has seen a steady decline over the years because kids simply aren't interested in growing up to be cowboys anymore. Thanks to Star Wars, kids would rather grow up to be intergalactic fighter pilots now, so an X-wing-themed rocker just makes a lot more sense these days. » 1/12/15 8:49am 1/12/15 8:49am

You'll Soon Be Able To Use K'NEX To Build Your Own Custom Dart Guns

How many times have you found yourself playing with a Nerf gun and thought you could come up with a cooler design? That dream will soon be a reality according to the folks at Blaster Labs because at some point this year K'NEX will be releasing new building sets that let you design and construct your own foam dart… » 1/08/15 12:09pm 1/08/15 12:09pm

Spin Master's Meccanoid G15 KS Will Let You Build Your Own Johnny Five

If you were a child of the '80s, at some point in your life you saw the movie Short Circuit and realized that a sass-talking robot would be far superior to the friends you had at school. And with its new Meccanoid G15 KS building kit, Spin Master will finally let you build and program your own robotic sidekick,… » 1/07/15 4:48pm 1/07/15 4:48pm

This Smart Rubber Duckie Makes Bathtime Even More Fun (and Safer)

Before you roll your eyes at yet another smart device that didn't really need a smart upgrade, Edwin might convince you that the world is actually a better place with a smart rubber duckie in it. With a Bluetooth connection to your phone and an internal temperature sensor it can alert parents when the temperature of… » 1/07/15 3:34pm 1/07/15 3:34pm

The New Transparent LCD Boogie Board Lets Kids Trace What's Underneath

Using LCD technology that's similar—but not exactly the same—as what's used for your laptop's screen, the makers of the Boogie Boards created a modern take on those lift-and-peel drawing pads that instead erase at the push of a button. And at CES 2015 the company has announced a new kid-friendly version called the … » 1/06/15 6:23am 1/06/15 6:23am

It Took This Guy Over 7 Hours To Solve the World's Hardest Rubik's Cube

Seven hours sounds just about right for the average puzzle enthusiast to solve a standard 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. But Youtuber RedKB isn't your average puzzle enthusiast. Instead of tackling a 3x3x3 cube, he solves this incredibly complex 17x17x17 cube designed by Oskar Van Deventer. In the end it took him about… » 1/02/15 9:34am 1/02/15 9:34am

The Definitive Darth Vader Figure Even Has His Iconic Breathing Sounds

Every time Hot Toys announces a new figure it's a chance for fans and other toy companies to see exactly how a collectible should be made. And while there have been thousands of Darth Vader toys released since Star Wars premiered in 1977, Hot Toy's 14-inch version is easily the definitive Vader figure thanks to some… » 1/01/15 12:49pm 1/01/15 12:49pm