Lego is Teasing Us With the Possibility of James Bond Sets

The days of Lego being a simple box of bricks are long gone. For nearly 20 years (at least)Lego has bought up licences to various pop-culture brands and converted them into brick-and-minifigure form. Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel and DC, Ghostbusters, plus all the many franchises that were bundled into Lego Dimensions. Now they may be joined by 007 himself, if this not-so-cryptic tease from Lego is anything to go by: Read More >>

Sega Returns to Weirdness With Only Fools and Horses Plushies

Sega's arcade division is still ludicrously mad after all these years, with 2018's insanity highlighted by a deal with BBC Studios to create a series of plush toys based on... Only Fools and Horses. Read More >>

There are Some New Lego Star Wars Sets Coming Later This Year

Star Wars is one of the flagship franchises in Lego's portfolio, and with all the films coming out you better believe it's going to take advantage and try to flog us some new sets. Wile we've already had a lot of new Lego hit shop shelves over the past several months, more are on the way and should be arriving later this year. Read More >>

The Level of Detail in This Six-Foot Tall, 100,000-Piece Lego Batcave is Staggering

You might remember Brent Waller as the original creator of the Ecto-1Ghostbusters set that Lego put into production a few years ago. Sadly, there’s little chance the toymaker will do the same for Waller’s latest creation: a six-foot-tall recreation of Wayne Manor and the Batcave, that he estimates was assembled from over 100,000 bricks. Read More >>

You Can Strap a GoPro to This New Hot Wheels Car and Ride Along on All Your Dangerous Stunts

Watching a race from the sidelines is never as fun as being in the driver’s seat, and with that obvious wisdom in mind, Mattel has partnered with GoPro to create a new camera-compatible Hot Wheels car that lets kids and grownups experience what it’s like to careen down those iconic orange plastic tracks. It’s also the only chance you’ll probably ever have to race through a vertical loop without destroying your car. Read More >>

Amazon and eBay are Pulling Listings For CloudPets Smart Toys Over Security Concerns

As someone who doesn't have children and grew up in a time where people couldn't even imagine the concept of toys that could be hacked remotely, I'm not sure I understand why smart toys are a thing. I understand toy companies would want to develop high tech playthings to try and flog to parents for outlandish prices, but given how many of them have god-awful security I don't really get why parents are still buying them. Read More >>

You Can Wait a Few Years For a Tesla – or Build This Magnificent Lego Bugatti Chiron Yourself

Two years ago, Lego rolled out one of its largest and most complex Technic sets ever with its 2,704-piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But that car looks about as exciting as going for a Sunday drive in Grandma’s sedan now that Lego has finally revealed its long rumored (and teased) Technic Bugatti Chiron. Read More >>

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Clever Cosplayer Hacks Nerf Blaster to Cast Floating Holographic Spells

Benedict Cumberbatch aside, the best part of Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie was the animated spells the magical characters could generate out of thin air. Given our world lacks real magic, a Japanese cosplayer has found a way to simulate the same effect using a modded Nerf blaster and a spinning LED wand. Read More >>

This Aggretsuko Lego Playset Turns the Existential Dread Lurking Inside All of Us Into Fun

You can learn a lot about life from playing with Lego, like how to build a house or car, but what if there was a playset designed to help you come to terms with the reality of living in a constant state of existential dread? Read More >>

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Ebay is Auctioning Off an Original Piece of the Death Star

One of the greatest special effects accomplishments in Star Wars: A New Hope was the final Death Star run. For the shooting, sectional pieces of the Death Star were created to be shot from above, creating the stunning images of the space station’s bumpy, menacing exterior as the heroes closed in. Read More >>

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Friendship Fuels This Erotic Photographer’s Collection of 90’s Toys

Fwee Carter believes nerds can be sexy too, and he’s got an entire book, and website, devoted to images he’s taken of nerdy guys with their nerdy cosplay or collection looking totally sexy. But what drives Carter, besides the need to level the playing field and giving us great examples of what it really means to see a man sexually objectified, is his affection for a very particular type of 90s nostalgia. Read More >>

Lego’s New Remote-Controlled Batmobile Looks Fun as Heck

Lego just announced a new batch of smart systems that you can control with your phone. The so-called Powered Up Platform works with smartphones to turn classic brick-based creations into fun, animated sets. And right out of the gate, Lego is offering up a new app-controlled Batmobile. It looks awesome. Read More >>

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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This Glowstick-Shooting Star Wars Blaster Replica Looks Like It’s Firing Actual Lasers

Star Wars cosplayers of the world take note: Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favourite slingshot-designing mad scientist, has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire in real life. Instead of employing dangerously powerful lasers that will get you kicked out of a convention faster than you can reload, his replica of Rey’s blaster from Star Wars: The Force Awakens fires glow sticks, creating a convincing effect. Read More >>

I Want to Super-Size Every Classic Lego Set I’ve Ever Owned

Matt Denton has been putting his 3D printer to good use again, possibly the only good use for those plastic-extruding machines. He’s super-sized all the pieces in Lego’s 1979 Technic Bulldozer set, which required over 600 hours of printing to recreate all 372 parts. Read More >>