Geek Toys

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I’ve been a dedicated Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) for decades. At its height, my obsession resulted in a collection of more than 100,000 LEGO pieces. Now, I restrict myself to mostly minifigures, the little plastic people included in LEGO sets. Several years ago, LEGO launched a line of collectible LEGO minifigs, which they release [...]

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laserpegs-9

Kids and many adults like myself enjoy playing with the iconic multi-colored LEGO bricks and mini figures. But if you're looking for a new construction toy that is both educational, and can also be used with LEGO bricks, Laser Pegs light up construction toy sets are an interesting choice. I was sent the 4-in-1 Helicopter [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
silverlit-spycamnano-1

I want a drone. I have no idea what I'd really use one for, but I want one anyway. When the folks at Silverlit asked if I would like to review their new SpyCam Nano, I was really excited because first of all it's a drone with a built-in camera and secondly, it's so small [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews
lego-wall-e

It's WALL•E! I just love this little guy. He goes about his business working industriously, diligently, and faithfully alone but with such a purity of heart and a cheerful attitude - and he's cute to boot! The design for this LEGO WALL•E was formulated by Angus McClane, a LEGO Ideas member and a director/animator at [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
kooba

If you like darts or like to play board games, the KOOBA magnetic dart game is the next game for you to try. KOOBA is a game of physical skill similar to darts except that you use a pair of sticks to launch magnetic projectiles, called Aeros, at a wall-mounted game board. The Aeros stick [...]

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celtic-dice

If I had unlimited funds and unlimited space, my gadget cave would be chock full of all sorts of geeky toys like these super cool Celtic dice from eondesigner, a designer on the Shapeways site. If you're not familiar with Shapeways, it's a marketplace site where 3D modelers can have their designs created and offered [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News
Fascinations Metal Earth Licensed Models

I will admit that as a young lad I liked building models. As I got older my interest changed and model building went to the back burner. I have toyed with the idea of picking up some models to keep myself occupied, but I just have not found any that seemed interesting. A company called [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, News
zano-drone-camera

Zano drones pack a lot of intelligence and mobility into the palm of your hand. This little guy has built-in obstacle avoidance and digital image stabilization - pretty high-end features for such a small affordable quad copter. The Zano is controlled using a smartphone app which features a simple control for altitude, image or video capture, [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, News
bilderhoos

Forget building sets that let your kid build a house he can play with.  Bilderhoos lets your kid build a house he can play in!  The pieces are made of  1" thick marine-grade 9-ply plywood that has been triple-coated with exterior water-based polyurethane.  The edges of each board are rounded with a router and sanded to a [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
paintapic

We've all seen those paint-by-numbers kits, right?  Are the middle of the last century, the kits were hugely popular with adults.  I mostly see kits for kids these days, but there are a huge variety of detailed paint-by-number kits for adults on the internet.  You can certainly find an image to interest you should you [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Home and Kitchen, News
batman-dual-bladed-knife

Of course Batman has a lot of cool gear and gadgets - he's rich and has them custom made.  You may not have Batman's resources, but you can have a knife that looks like Batman's Batarang, which could  add some serious coolness to your Halloween costume this year.  The Batman 11.5" Black Dual Blade Knife [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News, Pocket Gear
Think Geek Capt America backpack

I am not a hardened comic book geek, you know the ones, the Marvel vs DC ones. But I do like cool comic book, movie based gear especially things that can be used in everyday situations. Enter the Avenger: Age of Ultron Captain America shield backpack. I know what you're thinking, a simpler name "Captain [...]

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lego-wild

If building LEGO robots, race cars and spaceships don't excite you anymore, you need to take a look at Beautiful LEGO: Wild! by Mike Doyle. This is a 232-page book that features nature related LEGO sculptures from artists around the globe. Full-color pages show animals, flowers, insects, landscapes and more made entirely of LEGO bricks. [...]

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lego-creation-station

This isn't a product you can purchase; it's a wonderful, Portable LEGO Creation Station that an Instructables author named Tez_Gelmir designed and built for his very lucky LEGO-obsessed son.  The station is seen closed on the left.  I had to crop the original pictures to get them to fit on this page, but the station [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
lilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vGcH0Bk3hg Drones, the new action cameras? Up for pre-order, the Lily Camera was a project started in September 2013 at UC Berkeley robotics lab. This small camera drone can be thrown into the air and then follow a wearable tracking device in various POV modes ( Follow, side, fly up, lead). Flight time is around [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, News, Outdoor Gear
Death-star-beach-ball

Summer break is upon us which usually leads to the all too familiar words, "I'm bored." If you happen to be throwing a Star Wars themed party or have kids (or adults) that are Star Wars fans, why not purchase a Star Wars Death Star Light-up Beach Ball for some summertime fun? The kids can [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News, Outdoor Gear
lego-legoworlds-1

LEGO, in conjunction with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, this week released a Minecraft-type world-building game on Steam called LEGO Worlds. LEGO Worlds lets kids and kids-at-heart build using virtual bricks in a sandbox environment. Steam is a game distribution platform that lets you buy once and play anywhere. LEGO Worlds automatically generates worlds, but players [...]

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sphero2-1

Back in 2012, the gadgeteer Kid and I did a joint review of the original Sphero programable, robotic ball. We had a good time playing with it; using it to not only entertain ourselves but the dog and cat as well. Recently the Orbotix engineers and designers have introduced a second generation Sphero robot ball [...]

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moff-band

When I was a kid, we didn't have smartphones, tablets, hand held game consoles or the internet to entertain us. We had to use our imagination. Sticks became swords and cardboard boxes became forts. Help your kids ignite their creativity and imagination with the Moff Band, a successfully funded Kickstarter project from last year. It's [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, iOS, Kid Gadgets, News
castakite

Castakite is a specially designed fishing rod style reel device for flying kites. It's been invented, built and assembled here in the US by an avid fly fisherman, hence the design. It features an easy to use fishing reel style handle and rod that allows kite fliers old and new to cast their kite and [...]

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