A Cheaper Non-Hovering Hoverboard Prop That Doesn't Feel Like a Rip-Off

Back in 2012 Mattel decided to toss Back to the Future II fans a futuristic bone in the form of a hoverboard replica that looked exactly like the one Marty McFly rode in the time-traveling sequel. The one feature it lacked, of course, was the ability to actually hover. That made its $130 price tag a little steep, but … » 3/28/15 1:40pm Saturday 1:40pm

This Spartan Organizer Defends Your Desk Against Clutter

Even though the majority of your work day is probably spent staring at a computer screen, somehow your desk gets cluttered faster than you can clean it. So following up on its Spartan-themed knife block, the talented and fully-digited woodworkers at Missing Digit Woodshop have created a desktop version that can now… » 3/27/15 5:16pm Friday 5:16pm

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once and For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you're free to explore your neighborhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest—a coveted honor when you're six-years-old. So if it's speed on two wheels you're after, what could possibly be faster than a dragster bicycle? » 3/27/15 3:10pm Friday 3:10pm

A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasized one thing, it's that the Empire's Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C's lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And… » 3/26/15 1:23pm Thursday 1:23pm

Skip the Taxidermy and Put Glowing Star Wars Heads On Your Walls

Continuing the recent decorating trend of glowing stuff smashing through walls we now have three of the most popular Star Wars characters joining the fray. Designed more for kids or gaming rooms these 3D heads are completely self-contained so there's no unsightly power cords to be hidden, and thanks to LEDs inside… » 3/25/15 6:28pm Wednesday 6:28pm

Message Board Scrabble Lets Everyone Play Whenever They Have Time

One of the reasons Words With Friends became so popular on smartphones was because it let players take as much time as they needed between turns. There was no pressure from other players while everyone sat around a game board at a table. So perhaps this hanging message board version of Scrabble was partly inspired by … » 3/24/15 1:16pm Tuesday 1:16pm

Irregular-Shaped Building Blocks Let Kids Build Ultra-Modern Skyscrapers

Hot Wheels doesn't sell tiny die-cast horse and buggies to kids these days, so why would anyone assume that children would want to build ancient castles with building blocks? Areaware's Blockitecture set—designed by James Paulius—instead features a collection of irregularly-shaped wooden blocks that can be stacked and… » 3/24/15 10:10am Tuesday 10:10am

A DIY Classic Game & Watch Handheld Made With an Old Nokia Cellphone

Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today's standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own… » 3/23/15 5:38pm 3/23/15 5:38pm

Light Your Maze of a Bedroom With a Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the laundry-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this color-changing pixelated lamp will… » 3/23/15 9:19am 3/23/15 9:19am

Life-Size Plush Versions of Yoda and Wicket Are the Perfect Sidekicks

For some reason a life-sized stuffed version of Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi just doesn't seem as appealing as these life-sized plush versions of Yoda and Wicket the Ewok. But that's probably because one is an adorable Muppet, and the other looks essentially like a cuddly walking teddy bear. » 3/20/15 4:32pm 3/20/15 4:32pm

This 1982 JCPenney Catalog Is a Jackpot of '80s Toys and Electronics

How do you define a hero? It's easy. It's anyone who takes the time to scan all 636 pages of the 1982 JCPenney Christmas catalog and posts those images on Flickr so that all of us who grew up in the '80s can spend a Friday morning taking a nostalgic browse through our childhood. » 3/20/15 9:26am 3/20/15 9:26am

America Voted and Pierre, South Dakota, Is Monopoly's New Boardwalk

To help celebrate Monopoly's 80th birthday, Hasbro invited fans of the game in the U.S., and all over the world, to vote and choose their favorite cities to be included as property spaces on the new Monopoly Here & Now versions of the game. Some four million people voted, and for the U.S. version of the game, Pierre,… » 3/19/15 4:09pm 3/19/15 4:09pm

Buying A Child-Sized Range Rover Is Definitely Spoiling Your Kids

If you were wondering if buying your kid a miniature version of a Range Rover would have a detrimental affect on their sense of entitlement, you're absolutely right. Because kids who spend their childhood driving miniature Range Rovers grow up to become teenagers who expect the real thing when they turn sixteen. So… » 3/17/15 9:30am 3/17/15 9:30am

A Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter Looks Perfect Racing Through Forests

Inspired by that wonderful scene in Return of the Jedi where Luke and Leia race through the trees of Endor using speeder bikes, there's a small group of enthusiasts who do the same thing using camera-equipped remote control drones. Like Adam Woodworth who decided to take his hobby one step further by building a… » 3/13/15 2:16pm 3/13/15 2:16pm

This Jedi Holocron Quiz Toy Knows More About Star Wars Than You Do

In the Star Wars universe the Holocrons are kind of like a Jedi's version of a flash drive, storing vast amounts of knowledge and data. And in the case of Uncle Milton's new Jedi Holocron toy, all of that knowledge happens to be about Star Wars itself, and by asking just 20 yes or no questions it can guess any person,… » 3/13/15 9:40am 3/13/15 9:40am

Why the Talking "Smart" Barbie Terrifies Parents

Some child advocates are clamoring for Mattel to halt production of a new "smart" Barbie that can have conversations with your kid. The Barbie's powered by voice recognition artificial intelligence that's becoming increasingly prevalent in our everyday gadgets, but that doesn't mean it doesn't freak people out.… » 3/12/15 3:10pm 3/12/15 3:10pm

The Posable Figures On This Spinning Zoetrope Make Anyone an Animator

It takes a tremendous amount of patience to create an entire film using stop-motion animation techniques, but this simple spinning zoetrope toy makes the process a whole lot easier. You'll only end up with about a second of animation after posing all ten of the bendable figures, but the results are still really… » 3/12/15 1:17pm 3/12/15 1:17pm