A Jaws-Themed Deck of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark—almost. » 7/03/15 5:00pm Friday 5:00pm

Building a Model Car Makes These 3D Puzzles Worth Completing

There’s the satisfaction of placing the final piece, but what other motivation is there really for completing a 2D puzzle? Not much. That’s why these 3D puzzles from Eureka are a better use of your leisure time since you’re left with a surprisingly detailed model car in the end. » 7/03/15 10:35am Friday 10:35am

This Action Figure Finally Gives the Venus de Milo Her Arms Back

Have you ever wondered what the Venus de Milo looked like before the sculpture’s arms were broken off? Besides offering a version of the famous piece for your own private gallery, this six-inch figure includes a set of articulated arms letting her point, scratch her head, and even hold things again. » 7/02/15 7:00pm Thursday 7:00pm

The Only Way To Describe This 3D-Printed Mechanized Toy Tank Is Amazing

If there’s one thing a plastic resin 3D printer is good at, it’s making custom toys. And Michael Sng’s Machination Studio has created the ultimate example of what 3D-printed toys can be with the HMC Boudicca; a 20-inch tall walking mechanized tank with more detailed animated features than even R2-D2 has. » 7/02/15 9:27am Thursday 9:27am

Anki's Officially Killed Slot Cars With Overdrive's Customizable Tracks

Anki delivered a devastating blow to slot cars with its original Drive set, giving tiny RC cars a brain so they could stay on a track without the need for a peg underneath. But with Overdrive slot cars are officially dead now that your track can be any shape you want, complete with U-turns, intersections, and jumps. » 7/02/15 7:38am Thursday 7:38am

The Massive 18-Inch Titan Hero Hulkbuster Is the Size Of a Small Child

Hasbro’s Titan Hero series take action figures back to their humbler roots when size was more important than articulation. But that also means the 12-inch figures are perfect for younger kids who play rough with their toys, and don’t mind that the new Titan Hero Hulkbuster is almost as big as they are.
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A Controller So Beautiful You Might Not Care If It Actually Sucks

If you’ve been playing video games since the original NES hit North America over 30 years ago, your tastes have probably refined over the years. So why muck up your living room coffee table with plastic controller monstrosities when this gorgeous walnut and aluminum alternative perfectly complements all your furniture? » 6/29/15 6:00pm Monday 6:00pm

Let's Help This Lego Jurassic World Indominus Rex Set Get Approved

The dinosaurs will always be the stars of the Jurassic movies, and in Jurassic World it’s the genetically-engineered Indominus Rex that takes center stage. Lego already sells a set that includes one, but Sami Mustonen’s is better, so head on over to the Lego Ideas site and give him some votes. » 6/26/15 7:47pm 6/26/15 7:47pm

The CPU Card Game That Out-Nerded Magic: The Gathering Now Has a Sequel

If casting spells and magic elixirs just aren’t your thing, the original CPU Wars was a unique non-fantasy take on the trump style card game. Players dealt damage to their opponents based on the tech specs of real-life computer CPUs, and now there’s a sequel to the game featuring processors you’d only find in powerful… » 6/26/15 9:33am 6/26/15 9:33am

Nerf's New See-Through Blasters Reveal How Their Firing Mechanisms Work

It looks like Nerf is the latest brand to find it hard to keep its Comic-Con reveals a secret. Yesterday it announced a pair of blasters from a new Doomlands line featuring clear plastic housings that make their firing mechanisms visible so you’ll finally know exactly how those darts get launched. » 6/25/15 12:43am 6/25/15 12:43am

How a little toy dinosaur is made

There’s a lot of work—and so many different materials used—in making a little toy dinosaur. But once you get the casting right, you can make the dinos forever. Here’s how it goes: the figurine is first hand drawn, then digitally drawn, then re-created in wax. After that, the figure is doused in silicone, buried in… » 6/24/15 10:06pm 6/24/15 10:06pm

Parrot Minidrone Hands On: Holy Shit, I Love This Hydrofoil Drone 

In the grand ranking of remote-controlled vehicles, the only thing better than a remote controlled plane is a remote-controlled boat. At least, that’s what I used to think. After playing with Parrot’s new generation of Minidrones, I realize that a remote controlled hydrofoil is the true champion of RC anything. » 6/23/15 4:20pm 6/23/15 4:20pm

You Can Finally Buy a Working Back to the Future 2 Hoverboard

The day you’ve dreamed of since Back to the Future 2 first hit theaters 26 years ago is finally here—kind of. ThinkGeek is now selling a perfect working replica of the hoverboard that Marty McFly rode in Hill Valley, circa 2015. As long as your interpretation of “perfect working replica” includes the hoverboard being… » 6/23/15 3:20pm 6/23/15 3:20pm