3D-Printable Cookie Monster and Grover Figures Hit the MakerBot Store

The first series of Sesame Street characters to hit the MakerBot Digital Store weren't exactly its A-list residents. We all love Snuffleupagus, but he can't hold a candle to Big Bird. So thankfully Series 2 is finally here, just in time for Halloween, bringing with it some bigger Sesame Street stars you can 3D print… » 10/30/14 10:47am Today 10:47am

You Can Fly This Impossibly Tiny Drone Even If You Live In a Closet

Can an RC toy still be considered fun when you can no longer see it? That's the question Swann's new Xtreem Atom Mini Drone brings to mind because with rotors just 1.25-inches long, you have to wonder if eventually these tiny flying toys will be as small as mosquitoes, and as equally difficult to spot. » 10/28/14 11:54am Tuesday 11:54am

Virtual Table Tennis Finally Gets Rid Of That Expensive Plastic Ball

How often do you find yourself interested in playing table tennis only to discover that small plastic ball either missing, crushed, or too sticky from a round of Beer Pong to bounce? The Sharper Image has the solution in the form of this $60 Virtual Pong game that projects a ball of light on the walls and ceiling,… » 10/27/14 2:41pm Monday 2:41pm

There's a Knock-Off Segway For Kids Who Hate Walking Too

It was heralded as the device that would change cities and urban landscapes forever. But thanks to a price tag that put it in direct competition with a used car, the Segway ended up a punchline instead of a revolution. Will that ever change? If we get kids addicted to never having to walk again with ride-on toys like… » 10/24/14 11:07am 10/24/14 11:07am

Hasbro's New Flexible Foam Hulk Hands Now Let You Smash and Squeeze

The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that leaked last night definitely has us excited about seeing the Hulk go toe-to-toe with Stark's Hulkbuster Iron Man Suit. But come February, well before the film hits theaters, you'll be able to get your hands on—and in—Hasbro's new Hulk Gamma Grip Fists that let you smash and… » 10/23/14 10:32am 10/23/14 10:32am

Turn Playgrounds Into Game Controllers With This Motion-Sensing Clip

An afternoon spent playing on a smartphone or tablet isn't exactly the most healthiest way for a kid to spend their free time—but at this point mobile devices are a part of life and aren't going away. So a few enterprising folks came up with a clever over-sized clip called the Hybrid Play, that attaches to moving… » 10/23/14 9:09am 10/23/14 9:09am

SimCity IRL: Be the Mayor Of Your Own Tiny 3D-Printed Metropolis

Automobile enthusiasts can collect die-cast cars, animal lovers can collect plush toys, but architecture fans can't really collect towering skyscrapers or sprawling art galleries. And that's what inspired Steve Fox, an architecture enthusiast himself, to create a collection of tiny noteworthy 3D-printed buildings that… » 10/22/14 10:45am 10/22/14 10:45am

A Tiny RC Skateboard That Can Halfpipe Better Than You

Unless your name is Tony Hawk or your likeness has been featured in his endless series of skateboarding games, you probably can't pull a trick on a half-pipe as well as these tiny remote-controlled skateboards can. But that's ok, because if you stick to playing with these toys instead of the real thing, you're… » 10/14/14 5:52pm 10/14/14 5:52pm

The Adult Version Of Razor's Awesome Crazy Cart Will Be Available Soon

Last year Razor revealed a compact go-kart-like creation called the Crazy Cart featuring a single steerable wheel allowing riders to perform astonishing drifts and turns. Unfortunately it was designed for kids and had a weight limit of just 140 pounds. This made a lot of adults sad, but since Razor wants to put a… » 10/14/14 3:00pm 10/14/14 3:00pm

A Building Set With Fake Explosives Lets Kids Demolish Their Creations

Even if they've spent hours perfecting a towering creation, demolition is always the end game for kids building with blocks or other construction toys. It can come from a barrage of Nerf darts, an attack by action figures, or with this building set, a bunch of simulated explosives that kids can trigger with a remote. » 9/18/14 5:00pm 9/18/14 5:00pm

You Can Finally Personalize a Marvel Action Figure With Your Own Face

Convinced you're handsomer than Tony Stark? Or look better in blue than Captain America? Marvel (Disney), Hasbro, and a 3D printing company called 3DPlusMe have joined forces to give comic book fans a brief opportunity to turn themselves into an action figure—as long as their favorite characters are either Iron Man or… » 9/18/14 12:40pm 9/18/14 12:40pm

Plankton Makes This Dinosaur Toy Glow, Batteries Not Required

As the story goes, the folks at BioPop were trying to make a sustainable light that relied on something other than man-made batteries. They tried using a bioluminescent plankton called dinoflagellates, but the tiny creatures required too much intervention to be a practical light source. They would, however, make for a… » 9/11/14 5:00pm 9/11/14 5:00pm

Levitating Toy Trains Are the Best Use of Superconductors Yet

Science and electrical engineering types might have a list of practical uses for superconductors a mile long, but the rest of us really only care about how they can make things magically levitate. Just imagine if a company like Lionel revealed a levitating train set available in time for the holidays, the demand for… » 9/09/14 12:36pm 9/09/14 12:36pm

Tamagotchi 2014 Review: My Pocket Friend Left Me Before I Could Kill Him

Remember Tamagotchis? Of course you do. They taught you about responsibility. They taught you about friendship. But most importantly, they taught you that friends don't leave friends in rooms filled with their own feces. Now, it's time to reopen those old, grief-stricken wounds. The Tamagotchi is back—and it is still… » 9/08/14 4:50pm 9/08/14 4:50pm

This Giant Sixth-Scale BTTF DeLorean Looks as Detailed as the Film Prop

Next to the lightsabers from Star Wars, the time-traveling DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy has to be one of the most recognizable film props ever created. Countless die-hard fans have even gone as far as to buy and modify real-life DeLoreans to look like the one seen in the films, but Sideshow… » 9/08/14 10:46am 9/08/14 10:46am