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This 3D-Printed Working Model of a 787's Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust

Given the challenges with precision, building functional machines with a household 3D printer isn’t easy. And that’s why it’s all the more impressive that someone on the RC Groups forum has used a 3D printer to make a fully-functional scale model of a Boeing 787’s GE-built turbofan jet engine. » 8/31/15 10:25am Yesterday 10:25am

Groot Is Even More Adorable As a Mr. Potato Head

PPW Toys is taking the ‘better late than never’ approach with a couple of new Guardians of the Galaxy Mr. Potato Head toys. Both Star-Lord and Groot have finally gotten the spud treatment, and these adorable six-inch figures will sell for around $20 each when available in October. [PPW Toys via Toy People] » 8/30/15 4:00pm Sunday 4:00pm

Only Magic Could Make This Hermione Granger Figure So Lifelike

The level of detail and realism in action figures has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but it’s still hard not to be flabbergasted by this sixth-scale Hermione Granger. Has anyone seen Emma Watson lately? Because there’s a good chance there’s a curse trapping her inside this figure. » 8/30/15 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm

Lazy Treasure Hunters Will Love This Remote Control Metal Detector

The only thing better than getting rich by finding treasure is not having to put much effort into your windfall. So why waste an afternoon walking along a beach with a metal detector in hand when you could instead lounge on a blanket and drive this one around with a remote control? » 8/28/15 6:05pm Friday 6:05pm

Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Review: Get Your Thin Mints Fix Anytime, Anywhere

For years the only way to get your hands on authentic Girl Scouts Cookies was to find a troop perched outside a mall, or hope they came knocking at your door. But that’s all about to change now that the Scouts have licensed their brand, and addictive cookies, to a tiny oven that lets you bake your own. » 8/28/15 1:25pm Friday 1:25pm

Every Fan of The Wire Is Going to Want This Talking Clay Davis Bobblehead

Even if you haven’t seen a single episode of The Wire, you’re probably already familiar with, and use, the most popular catch phrase to come out of the show. But no one can do it quite like actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. can, so leave the “Sheeeeeee-it!” to this talking Clay Davis bobblehead. » 8/26/15 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Hot Toys' Sixth-Scale Nick Fury Is One Bad Mother Figure

Given he’s appeared in almost as many films as Gene Hackman has, it was only a matter of time before Hot Toys’ talented artists would give us a figure based on one of Samuel L. Jackson’s characters. And Nick Fury from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is as good as any. » 8/26/15 10:25am Wednesday 10:25am

Inspired by Battleship, This Head-to-Head Portable Arcade Is a Work of Art

It’s probably about time for custom arcade builder Love Hultén to consider taking on the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. His custom arcade consoles are just stunning, and there isn’t a gamer out there who wouldn’t drop a small fortune on his new two-player Battlecade. » 8/24/15 11:30am 8/24/15 11:30am

Search Your Feelings; You Know You Want This Frozen Han Solo Backpack

Who cares about ergonomics and proper weight distribution when you can get a backpack from Comic Images featuring your favorite Star Wars characters? If carbonite can keep a human alive and well-preserved, your textbooks, tablets, and laptop should be perfectly safe in this Han Solo pack. » 8/24/15 9:16am 8/24/15 9:16am

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling Will Make You Wish You Were a Better Builder

The beauty of Lego is that anyone, be they a toddler or retired, can use the toy to build whatever they can imagine. However, there are some Lego fans who are a lot better at turning a pile of plastic bricks into a masterpiece, and some of their most amazing creations have been collected into a new book from No Starch… » 8/23/15 10:00am 8/23/15 10:00am

Hamper Hoops Is a Good Reason Not to Just Throw Your Laundry on the Floor

Since it’s already dirty, there’s really no reason not to just throw all your laundry on the floor, right? But if you’ve got a partner or roommate who says otherwise, Wham-O’s got a pretty sweet laundry bag with a basketball hoop attached so putting away dirty laundry is just like making free-throws. » 8/22/15 6:00pm 8/22/15 6:00pm