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How to Build an Alarm Clock That Can Only Be Silenced by a Nerf Dart

The most dangerous object in your home isn’t the stove, the clothes iron, or that chainsaw in your garage. It’s your alarm clock’s snooze button that makes it so easy to go back to bed each morning. Silencing that alarm shouldn’t be so easy, so Christopher Guichet built an alarm clock that can only be deactivated with a perfect shot from a Nerf blaster. Read More >>

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Playing Retro Games on These Tiny Arcade Cabinets Is Still More Fun Than on a Smartphone

The thrill of realising you can play the classic arcade games you grew up with on your smartphone is immediately gone once you actually try to guide Pac-Man around a maze using touchscreen controls. It’s so frustrating that you might consider carrying around one of these incredibly tiny arcade machines in your pocket, in addition to your phone. Read More >>

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Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary Star Wars Figures Are an Amazing Throwback

The very first Star Wars movie turns 40 in 2017—as are, practically, the toys that have long been intertwined with the franchise. To celebrate 40 years in the galaxy far, far away, Hasbro isbreaking out the weaponised nostalgia with an homage to the classic Kenner era of Star Wars toys. Read More >>

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Lego’s New Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Can Open Itself Up Like a Skeleton’s Ribcage

Pirates of the Caribbean 5's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack’s new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it’s turning the Salazar’s ghost ship into a humongous new model—one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is incredibly freaky for a ship. Read More >>

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This Giant BB-8 Toy That Follows You Like a Puppy Might Be the Ideal Robotic Pet

In March of 2014, Sony announced it would stop supporting its impressive line of AIBO robot dogs, leaving many owners heartbroken. Countless toy companies have tried to create similarly capable robot pets since AIBO’s demise, but they’ve all been a disappointment—until now. Despite being a Star Wars toy, Spin Master’s new life-size BB-8 might just be the zero-maintenance pet you’ve always wanted. Read More >>

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This Action Figure Is Our Best Look Yet At Kurt Russell In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

We've known since San Diego Comic-Con that Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, but we haven't actually seen a snippet of him in any of the big trailers we've had for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So yes, for now, your best look at him will have to be as part of this new action figure two-pack revealed at Toy Fair. Read More >>

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I May Have Accidentally Just Adopted a Remarkably Lifelike Robot Baby

The aisles of Toy Fair are filled with dolls of all shapes and sizes that can eat, cry, talk, and even require a diaper change. But Spin Master’s Luvabella feels like a quantum leap when it comes to interactive toy babies. After playing with her for just a few minutes, I somehow walked away feeling like a neglectful dad for leaving her behind. Read More >>

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This RC Batmobile Has A Real Working Exhaust That Blows Smoke And Our Minds

The bad news is that we're not going to get a new Batmobile with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sequel, Justice League. The good news is Mattel has created a remote control version of Ben Affleck's batride with so many features that it could probably be used as a miniature replica in the film. Read More >>

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Giant Batman Robot Reveals Bruce Wayne’s Got Iron Man Envy

A few years ago, in the Batman comic books, after the caped crusader was presumed dead, Jim Gordon helped protect Gotham using a giant Batman mechanised suit. That “Superheavy” story arc is what inspired this obscenely giant BatBot Xtreme toy that will make you wish you were five-years old again. Read More >>

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Monopoly Is Being Gentrified, One Game Piece at a Time

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernise the board game. Read More >>

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Star-Lord and Thor Get Their Own Excellent, Reasonably Priced Role-Play Gear

At last year’s Toy Fair Hasbro made it a lot easier for Marvel fans to live out their superhero fantasies without requiring an Avengers-sized budget. The company’s detailed but affordable role-play line is expanding this year with two new accessories for Thor fans, and those who wish they could join the Guardians of the Galaxy. Read More >>

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The Incredible Mystery of Rey’s Last Jedi Haircut Solved Thanks to Empty Toy Box

Back in last July, we learned that whatever hairdo Daisy Ridley was sporting as Rey was somehow so important that Lucasfilm felt it needed to be hidden, even when Ridley was just working out. Now, thanks to a picture of empty toy packaging, this great mystery of our time has been solved. Read More >>

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Melt Your Brain With a Ride Through This Psychedelic Hot Wheels Track Setup

Maybe last thing on a Wednesday isn’t the best time to melt your brain. But then again, since the week is only half over, taking a ride on a psychedelic Hot Wheels track might actually be the perfect distraction to all the work you’d rather not be doing. Read More >>

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Dizzying Video Proves Drone Racing Pilots Have Super-Human Abilities

Do you remember the first time you tried flying a drone? And almost immediately crashed it into a wall? Experiences like that make it hard to believe that professional drone racers are able to pilot their tiny crafts at such impossible speeds without having some kind of super-human, X-men like powers. Read More >>

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Vent Your Frustration and Rage With a Working Lego Whac-a-Mole Game

If you’re well-stocked with Lego, you can build yourself a working version of Whac-a-Mole that even keeps score. It might even be better than the original, because if you break it, you can easily put it back together. Read More >>