Geek Toys

eachine-drone-1

Drones are becoming ubiquitous in society; you can buy them everywhere from Best Buy to 7-Eleven. There is an incredible amount of variety available should you be interested in a drone. I've had the opportunity to review drones big and small, expensive and cheap. Recently I was given the Eachine E10C mini video drone to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews
lux-blox

Lux Blox are a snap and lock hinge building system that allows kids and adults to use their imagination by creating models that can curve, bend, flex, twist, turn and move while remaining strong and stable. The shape of the blox are built around nature. We call Lux "the principled block" because we intentionally designed [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
Wand_Communicator_3

Imagine you’re a member of the crew of the USS Enterprise. You are part of an elite away team, along with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and for some unknown reason, Dr. McCoy. Aliens are attacking your team from all sides. You need suppressing fire power to rain down from above. What do you do? As [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews
star-wars-steins

Fans will love these officially licensed beverage steins in the shape of their favorite intergalactic Star Wars characters. Each 22-ounce stein stands 9 inches tall and is made of high-quality ceramic with a wide base and a hinged head that has a pewter thumb lift. Choose from Boba Fett, R2D2, Chewbacca or Darth Vadar and [...]

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tiny-lego

Building large LEGO models will always be impressive, but smaller can be more fun. If you are interested in taking your model building to a miniature level, check out the new No Starch Press: Tiny LEGO Wonders by Mattia Zamboni. This is a 208-page book that features instructions for 40 realistic tiny LEGO models. Full-color [...]

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ugears-safe

If you're looking for a unique gift idea for someone who enjoys putting models together, these models from UGEARS look fantastic. Designed in the Ukraine, these models are made of wood and have complex mechanisms with moving parts. The best part is that you don't require batteries and you don't need glue to put them [...]

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swann-gp-1

No matter how many times I review them, I just can't get enough of these drones. I think they are so much fun to fly, plus my kids get a kick out of them. Back in January I reviewed the Swann Xtreem Quadforce 720P video drone. Of the the three drones I've previously reviewed, that drone [...]

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vr-case

The popularity of virtual reality headsets is growing, while the physical size of these bulky accessories remains the same. However, that might be changing if this folding VR headset from Brando is any indication. This 3D headset is actually built into an iPhone case, so it's easy to use anytime you need a virtual reality [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Geek Toys, iOS
zivix-airjam

We've all probably played air guitar at least once in our lives. If you don't know what it is (do you live under a rock?), air guitar is pantomiming playing an electric guitar just like your favorite guitar hero shredding to a classic song. Anyone can play air guitar, but how would you like to [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Music Gear, News
steampunk-fliskits-acme-spitfire

My husband's hobby is model rocketry. He enjoys building model rockets from kits as well as designing them then launching them. There are actually certification levels that you can attain in order to build and launch the larger high power model rockets with the larger engines (you can't purchase the high power engines without having [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, Miscellaneous, News
axis-vidius-3

A couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Axis Aerius drone. It was my first time trying out a drone; my family and I had a blast using it. The Aerius was pretty simple to use and relatively inexpensive at $35.00. I thought it was an excellent drone for anyone [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
water-strider-lego

When I was growing up one of my favorite insects to observe was the water strider (it still is). It was entrancing to watch this creature skate around on the surface of the water. "How does it do that?" I wondered. Now I know (well, at least, the very basic reasons). It uses the high [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News
monopoly-ultimate-banking-edition-gameboard

For all the people who enjoy Monopoly, but suspect that your banker sometimes cheats, Hasbro’s newest edition, Monopoly Ultimate Banking is coming to the rescue. It will have an ATM that tracks each financial transaction in the game. Playing the game is as before, but each player has a debit card. All money transactions are scanned on the [...]

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Toymaker

If you thought 3D printing hadn't really made it into the mainstream market yet, think again.  In a press release at the New York Toy Fair 2016  Mattel, in conjunction with Autodesk announced the release of the Thingmaker 3D printer. Using the Thingmaker app, kids (or big kids at heart) will be able to browse ready [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
bokahblocks

When I was a little kid, we didn't have money for LEGO building toys, so we had Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys which were both made of wood. Although I would have loved to have bucket of LEGO bricks back then, I enjoyed the toys I did have. Wooden building toys may seem too old [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News