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All the New Avengers: Endgame Toys That Tell You Absolutely Nothing About Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is on the way, and with it, more merchandise than you can shake an Infinity Gauntlet-clad finger at. But as people rush to find meaning out of them, let’s remember that in a world where even the trailers are lying to us, some shiny new toys aren’t going to reveal anything we don’t know already about this movie. Read More >>

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This Ridiculous Slow-Motion Racing Game Penalises the Speedy

Even awkwardly tripping and stumbling on a throw rug would look super cool when played back in slow motion, as YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys have shown us time and time again. But with Hasbro’s new The Slow-Motion Race Game players don’t need a £100,000 high-speed camera to create a slow-motion effect; just lots of patience, steady pacing, and a willingness to potentially embarrass themselves. Read More >>

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IDW’s Transformers Reboot Is Going Back to Where it All Began

War? War never changes. But in the case of the war for Cybertron, it’s more like it never really goes away. Read More >>

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This Customised Hydrogen-Powered Nerf Blaster Makes Its Own Explosive Fuel

If you’ve ever been disappointed by the performance of a Nerf toy, you’re not alone. For safety (and legal) reasons the blasters come with limited power out of the box, but there’s a thriving community of modders online who’ve found ways to give them more kick. That includes Peter Sripol who hacked a Nerf blaster so that it’s now powered by explosive hydrogen it generates all by itself. Read More >>

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I Wish More Figures Had Goofy Action Features Like This Solo Toy

As the merchandising behemoth that is action figures has grown over the years, the market has split into two groups—the kids-focused smaller figures that trade articulation for oversized accessories and kooky action features, and then the serious (as serious as toys can be), “collector-aimed” ones. This new Star Wars figure blurs the line. Read More >>

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New Toys Reveal Some of Into the Spider-Verse’s Newest Spider-Heroes

Sony brought the gorgeous-looking Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to Comic-Con with news that Miles, Gwen, and Peter would be joined by even more Spider-heroes – but because the footage was never put online, we never got to see them. Thankfully Hasbro showed up with some upcoming action figures from the movie to make up for it. Read More >>

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Wizards of the Coast Is Making a Transformers Card Game

The company behind Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering is adding another card game to its tabletop roster, only it’s slightly less weird than fantastical loot-happy heroes or elemental-plane-hopping monsters summoners. It’s about those giant robots in disguise that you know and love. Read More >>

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Transforming Dino-Cassettes Join a Retro ’80s Bumblebee For This Comic-Con Exclusive

It’s hard to lament Comic-Con’s lack of focus on actual comic books when the convention also brings us some of the best and exclusive collectible toys of the year. In addition to new figures of Star Wars’ latest heroes, Hasbro will be tapping Transformers fans’ wallets with a new Bumblebee set featuring a retro gold Camaro and a pair of rare dinosaur cassette bots. Read More >>

movies
The First Bumblebee Trailer Is a Heartfelt Blast From the Past

The first trailer for the Bumblebee movie is finally here and against all odds, it actually looks rather charming for a Transformers film about a robot that can’t really speak. Read More >>

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Hasbro Has Officially Trademarked the Smell of Your Childhood: Play-Doh

I have some bad news if you’ve created a perfume that has a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough. That’s exactly how Hasbro describes the scent of Play-Doh, a smell that many of us associate with out childhoods, and a smell that the toy maker has officially now trademarked. Read More >>

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Rick and Morty’s Latest Multiverse Trip Takes Them to My Little Pony

Rick and Morty’s interdimensional travels have taken them to worlds of pizza, hamster butts, and anthropomorphised corn. But now they’re about to see something truly shocking: the Land of Ponies. Read More >>

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I Wish This Official Scrabble Keyboard Kept Score of Every Email I Wrote

We’ve covered a few of Massdrop’s unorthodox keyboard upgrades over the years, but none as lovely as this officially-licensed Hasbro Scrabble keyboard that puts every letter of the alphabet at your disposal, instead of just seven you randomly grab at the start of a game. Read More >>

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A Clever Trick Lets Nerf’s Newest Blaster Shoot a Seemingly Endless Stream of Darts

In New York next month the toymakers of the world will be showing off everything the kids in your life will be begging you for later this year. But ahead of Toy Fair 2018, Nerf has given us a sneak peek at a couple of new blasters it’s introducing, including one that helps solve the most annoying part of waging a dart battle—having to stop to reload. Read More >>

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The New Game by the Rock Band Creators Made Me Feel Like a DJ God

Yesterday my coworker laid the DropMix board out on a table and started dropping cards. Immediately catchy music played from her phone’s speaker and three passing coworkers stopped dead in their tracks. As she removed a card and added another the music changed to accommodate the new beat and one person said, “Is that, like, a mixing game?” Then another spied the colourful box the DropMix resides in when you want to shove it in the closet or under a bed. “Harmonix? The Rock Band guys?” The final never took their eyes off the board as she replaced another card and the music changed again. “I want to buy this.” Read More >>

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Guitar Hero Is Now a Yu-Gi-Oh-Style Card Game For Aspiring DJs

Harmonix is best known for video games like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and cluttering up your living room with fake plastic instruments. Its next music game, however, trades guitars and drum sets for collectible cards that has aspiring DJs competing to remix songs — like playing Yu-Gi-Oh in the club. Read More >>