10 Incredibly Dangerous Banned Toys

They say that it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. Technically, the same applies to skull fractures, poisoning, and third-degree burns. Throughout history, toy makers have designed some truly brutal products (lawn darts, anyone?). But with modern-day lawsuits, you'd think we would've curbed that… » 8/27/14 9:00am Wednesday 9:00am

Kickball Ice Cream Maker Ensures You Earned That Tasty Dessert

Making ice cream is pretty easy: Basically, all you do is churn some milk and sugar in an ice-cold container. Usually, that container is a tub-shaped thing with a crank, but it could take any shape. Even, say, a kickball. Now you'll really make sure the kids got enough exercise before dessert. » 8/23/14 7:00pm Saturday 7:00pm

Three Minutes Of Spinning Tops That Are Impossible To Stop Watching

This short film takes its inspiration from the 1969 film Tops directed by famed designers Ray and Charles Eames, and is literally nothing more than footage of spinning tops of all shapes, sizes, and colors. But don't be fooled, it's more captivating as anything Hollywood has produced in the past decade. » 8/15/14 9:20am 8/15/14 9:20am

Remote Control Drumming Toy Keeps the Beat Without Any Electronics

If you've lost count of how many times you'd wished you could've drummed along to a song with a set of remote controls in your hands instead of drumsticks, here's an adorably-odd toy called Mr. Knocky that does the actual drumming for you—without electronics, batteries, or incompatibilities with your OS of choice. » 8/11/14 3:11pm 8/11/14 3:11pm

Tricycles Were Never This Much Fun When You Were a Kid

At one time it was best known for those compact folding scooters embraced by tweens a few years back, but nowadays Razor is making a new name for itself with electric ride-on toys that seem more exciting than getting your drivers license. If the Crazy Cart was any indication, Razor's new Power Rider Tricycle will be… » 8/11/14 12:24pm 8/11/14 12:24pm

This Simple Contraption Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons Every Minute

Like with nuclear war, a water balloon fight isn't about pinpoint accuracy. What's most important is raining down as much soakage on your opponent as quickly as possible. Which means that the Bunch O Balloons, which promises to let you make 100 throw-ready water balloons every minute, could be the most important… » 7/22/14 1:33pm 7/22/14 1:33pm

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 7/21/14 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