Hasbro Won't Mind If You Design (And Sell) Your Own 3D-Printed Toys

The advent of online file sharing made it easy for anyone to copy and distribute media for free, and many feel—and fear—that 3D printing will eventually do the same for physical products. So it's surprisingly refreshing to hear that a corporation like Hasbro has decided to embrace 3D printing, and will work with… » 7/21/14 6:00am Yesterday 6:00am

MOSS Robotics Toy Review: The Easiest Way To Build Your First Robot

When reviewing a building toy it's impossible not to make comparisons with Lego. Not only are its bricks able to build everything from dinosaurs to X-wings, Lego also offers robotics sets that have been used to make some truly impressive autonomous creations. And in that latter category, it finally has some… » 7/09/14 9:00am 7/09/14 9:00am

Nerf's Double-Barreled Rhino-Fire Blaster Guarantees Office Supremacy

Although they're still designed with kids in mind, who among us doesn't have a Nerf blaster tucked away in a desk drawer, or hidden inside a carved out phone book? Office warfare can flare up in a heartbeat, but with Nerf's recently leaked N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire blaster at your disposal, you've already won the… » 7/08/14 10:40am 7/08/14 10:40am

Helicopter Lawn Darts Give You Time To Duck and Cover

Remember lawn darts? Unless you grew up during the 1980s you don't because the government decided that people lobbing giant darts with four-inch pointed metal spikes on the end was a terrible idea—so they were banned. But these Copter Darts appear to provide a similar type of lazy summer afternoon gameplay, minus the… » 7/07/14 3:20pm 7/07/14 3:20pm

Toys are even more fun when you can use them as weapons in warfare

Nerf guns, toy light sabers, shooting Spiderman webs, being a kid is awesome. But then kids grow up and foolishly lose their enjoyment for toys even though they're getting paid to pretend to be an adult. Build an arsenal of toy weapons people! You never know when you'll be able to use them as weapons like these adults… » 7/03/14 9:02pm 7/03/14 9:02pm

These Modern Dollhouses Are Nicer Than Your Actual Home

Barbie's dreamhouse might have everything from working elevators to a pool, but no one would actually want to live inside that pink nightmare. These stunning modern dollhouses from Warsaw are a different story—to the point where your kids might wonder why they have to live in the tiny bungalow you call home. » 7/01/14 11:20am 7/01/14 11:20am

Test Your Origami Skills With this Intricate Metal Apollo Lunar Lander

By now you've probably seen those Metal Earth foldable models in toy stores and at checkout stands all over the place. They're this generation's flat-packed foam gliders, but as you can see from this incredibly intricate Apollo Lunar Lander model, they require far more patience and skill to assemble. » 6/26/14 1:20pm 6/26/14 1:20pm

Conductive Foam Darts Turn Your iPad Into a Shooting Gallery

Even with incredibly-realistic first-person shooter video games that make you feel as if you're in an actual war, toy guns that shoot innocuous foam arrows still remain popular. There's just something about nailing a target with an actual projectile that's incredibly satisfying, and that's why Snipe—a tablet game that… » 6/25/14 10:05am 6/25/14 10:05am

Okay Fine, the 3Doodler Can Do At Least One Cool Thing

After trying it out at CES earlier this year, we weren't completely blown away with what the 3Doodler—a sort of handheld 3D printer—was capable of. Producing anything remotely recognizable requires an enormous amount of time and patience, which Matt Butchard must have in spades since he used the pen to create a… » 6/23/14 12:20pm 6/23/14 12:20pm

A Perpetual Slinky Treadmill Might Be Humanity's Greatest Achievement

The Slinky has always been at its most entertaining while walking down a flight of stairs. But it's a short-lived thrill—over as quickly as it started—given most staircases only rise a single story. And that's why some genius, working in some secret laboratory, came up with Project NESM—otherwise known as the Never… » 6/12/14 6:03pm 6/12/14 6:03pm