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Board Games Are the Hidden Feature of 280-Character Tweets

Anyone who tells you Twitter is social media’s closest approximation to hell on Earth is utterly, unimpeachably correct. This is, after all, the company that decided to deal with its role in a rising tide of digital fascism by verifying a white supremacist, and doubling the amount of space anyone can use to shout racial epithets at strangers. Read More >>

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Those Incredibly Intricate Metal Origami Models Are Now Available in Colour

If you lack the patience for assembling something as simple as a jigsaw puzzle, you’ll want to move along. Metal Earth’s intricate models, which assemble from flat, pre-cut sheets of metal, could frustrate even a brain surgeon. Which is unfortunate, because these new colour models are so very tempting. Read More >>

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Just Look at the Luscious Fur Coat On This Animated Wookiee Figure

As one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe, there is no shortage of Chewbacca figures to be found. But Chewbacca figures that include his luxurious coat of Wookiee fur? Thinkway Toys might be the first with its 17-inch tall Chewie figure that’s also completely animated. Read More >>

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Lust and Drool Over Video of Hot Toys’ Batman v Superman Batmobile in Action

The star of any Batman movie isn’t the caped crusader, or the over-the-top villain he’s trying to defeat. It’s the Batmobile. The Dark Knight’s ride has seen countless design changes over the years, but it’s always been packed full of wonderful features that always make it the real star of the show. Read More >>

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Beam Your Booze With Glowing Star Trek Transporter Pad Coasters

Have the folks at ThinkGeek finally figured out the technology needed to transport matter? Sadly, no. If they did, they probably wouldn’t have used that technology to make a set of Star Trek-themed coasters that look like the transporter pads used on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Read More >>

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Hot Toys’ Batman v Superman Line Will Include a Massive Batmobile, Too

There should be no surprises that Hot Toys will be turning their uncannily details eyes towards Batman v Superman ahead of its release next year. But the company have started lifting the lid on their plans for the movie, and said plans include a rather massive, and rather swanky, Batmobile toy to stuff the Dark Knight into. Read More >>

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The Konami Code Won’t Make These Contra Figures Arrive Any Sooner

It was one of the first NES games to include the well-known Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) and now thanks to NECA, Contra fans can finally own action figure versions of the game’s main characters: Private First Class Bill Rizer and Lance Bean. Read More >>

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A Live Cricket Steers Mattel’s New Autonomous Toy Car

Instead of releasing yet another smartphone-controlled RC toy car to the yawns of children everywhere, Mattel’s Bug Racer takes kids out of the equation altogether. They still get to watch it race around a room, but this toy car’s controlled by a live cricket scurrying around the vehicle’s cockpit. Read More >>

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A Music Box Is Secretly an Engineering Marvel

You give the handle a few cranks and listen to it plink out a few seconds of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, but if you were to crack open a music box and dig deep into the mechanics of how it works, you’d find some deceptively simple but brilliant engineering that’s been refined over the centuries. Read More >>

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Every Death Star Replica Should Have a Working Metal-Melting Superlaser

There’s probably a good reason—involving lawsuits and lawyers—why toymakers don’t include working superlasers on their Death Star playsets. But since Patrick Priebe doesn’t plan on selling his Death Star replica to the public, he had no qualms about including a terrifying 84-watt laser. Read More >>

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This Folding Multitool Has a Zoo Full of Adorable Animals Hidden Inside

Knives and pocket tools aren’t supposed to be play toys, but at some point you need to teach your kids how to safely use them. So why not start with Kikkerland’s Animal Multitool that features seven functional elements, but also unfolds into a bunch of adorable little animals? Read More >>

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This Breakdancing Alien is the Funkiest Piece of Alien Merchandise

In space, no one can hear you scream—and they most certainly wouldn’t hear your perplexed laughter after you came across a breakdancing alien monster menacing your spaceship, either. Read More >>

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A Death Star Filled With Plastic Stormtroopers Is a Better Bucket of Army Men

If there’s one toy that defines cheap and mass-produced, it’s those buckets full of tiny green plastic army men. They really stop being desirable once you turn six, except when those plastic soldiers are replaced with tiny white stormtroopers led by an equally tiny Darth Vader. Read More >>

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There Are Finally Battle-Safe Foam Lightsabers That Actually Glow

In the world of Star Wars make-believe you usually have two choices: you can go with a realistic plastic glowing lightsaber, and never actually make contact with your opponent, or opt for safer foam, and battle it out without the glow. A new Kickstarter, however, promises the the best of both worlds. Read More >>