Buckyballs Is Clearing Out Its Banned Rare-Earth Magnets

While there may be a way to get around the impending rare-earth toy magnet ban, it seems like the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision will end the Buckyball's run as everyone's favorite desk toy. What does this mean? It means there's a lot of old stock that needs to get into people's hands before Zen… » 12/19/12 11:29am 12/19/12 11:29am

The Government's Magnet Ban Might Actually Be Easy To Circumvent

As you might have heard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is working hard to ban those sets of tiny magnets after a handful of reports of them being swallowed by children who then require surgery to have them removed. But it turns out that companies like Zen Magnets and Buckyballs might still be able to sell… » 11/23/12 8:00pm 11/23/12 8:00pm

US Government Wants to Ban Zen Magnets

First they came for our Buckyballs. Now, or pretty-much-exact-same Zen Magnets are in Uncle Sam's crosshairs, with a lawsuit from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to boot them off store shelves. The War on Toy Magnets has begun. » 8/07/12 3:48pm 8/07/12 3:48pm

How to Make an Office Dartboard That Won't Destroy the Walls

Darts are awesome, but they're tricky to set up at work. Real darts aren't super safe and leave walls full of holes, and safety darts suck hard. Mark Rober has got a solution that's simple, elegant, and awesome. » 12/19/11 10:26am 12/19/11 10:26am

The Magnet War's Latest Salvo: Buckyballs Backs Down

The brewing geek war between magnet magnates seems to be coming to a head. Buckyballs owner Jake Bronstein, who recently threatened Zen Magnets with an "army of lawyers" over their competing product, seems to have a new strategy: Hiding. » 9/28/10 11:22am 9/28/10 11:22am