Category Archive: Toy

Jul 29 2014

Wracked By Guilt: Dog Apologizes for Stealing Baby’s Toy

This is Charlie the dog and the offspring of his humans. Earlier in the day Charlie tested the theory about stealing from babies. Unfortunately it wasn’t as easy to live with as he had originally expected. Feeling guilt burn straight through his soul Charlie then spends the rest fo the day trying to atone for …

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Jun 18 2014

Want: Retro-Styled Cthulhu action Figures

  Indie toy maker Warpo recently started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the making of their Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure Toy Line. If you’re wondering, yes, you are allowed to keep them in the package for the rest of your life until your kids break into your stash one day and you come …

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Jun 17 2014

Want: Never Ending Slinky

Every true geek wants just a few simply things in life, a decent bookshelf, a nice computer, and a perpetual motion machine to power the world and impress their friends. This doesn’t qualify as any of those but it is closets to the last so I’m going to tentatively put it in that category.  We …

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Jun 16 2014

Creepy New Fad: Creepy Paddington Bear

The Internet is good at a few things. Some of them are good like the broad dissemination of information. Some are not so good, like how a seemingly innocent forum post can turn otherwise rational human beings into the ugliest most ferocious trolls ever to live under a bridge. The Internet is also good about …

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May 02 2014

There’s a Thought: 3D Printing Felt Toys

3D printing aka additive manufacturing, laying down knowledge, has been around for a while now. So every time I’m less and less surprised to hear that someone is printing in a new material. Plastic is still the most common but metals are getting up there and printers even work in chocolate and straight sugar now. …

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Apr 07 2014

Of Course They Do: Polish Priest Says LEGO Minifigs Destroy Children’s Souls

I know, I’ve been MIA for a few days. I needed a vacation, I got a 12 hour car drive to visit the in-laws. Not sure what to call that. But I survived so that means you get to deal with it and listen to me some more. Did you hear about this? Father Slawomir …

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Apr 01 2014

Build me a Kitty: Magnetic 3D Bricks to Build Digital Images

What would you say if I told you that the technology now exists for you to digitize 3D objects? Hopefully you’d say “Old news,” because that kind of thing has been around for a long time. These are different though. These are Gauss Bricks. Little magnetic building blocks that allow you to create images on …

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Mar 31 2014

I Foresee Broken Ankles: 188 mph RC Car

Remote Control Car enthusiast Nic Case has spent the last couple years working on RC cars that can do more than annoy the cat and trip the neighbors. He’s working up to a car that can go 200 mph. For the record that’s about 4 times faster than my first real car could go. In …

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Mar 13 2014

Uncanny: New Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow Action Figure

Sometimes toys are creepy and there is no shame in admitting that you would rather burn down the house than let that horrible porcelain doll watch you sleep. Then there are toys that are creepy in the same way but you secretly want to purchase and set on the nightstand so it can be the …

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Mar 10 2014

Badass Michonne Barbie will Murder Classic Barbie

Flickr user Peewee Parker created this custom-made Michonne doll from The Walking Dead. She looks like she’d sneak up on Barbie’s Dream House and take it as her own. All the blood on the walls would hurt the resale value but parking the convertible out front will attract a lot of buyers anyway. It’s about …

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