Geek Toys

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 [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News, Outdoor Gear
android-collectibles-bundle-2

After reading Julie's posts comparing Android and Apple, do you find yourself firmly in the pro-Android camp?  Or maybe you're just in the pro-cute robot camp?  These official Google-approved bot figures from the Big Box Edition collectors series will make a cute addition to your office or home desk to show your Android or robot pride.  Each [...]

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brickstix

LEGO fans young and old will love BrickStix reusable stickers. These removable and restickable decals can be used over and over again to customize your LEGO creations without leaving a yucky sticky residue. BrickStix are available in a wide variety of sticker packs that range from Zombies to Space, Signs, Comics and more. Each sticker [...]

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star-trek-uss-enterprise-flying-disk-2

This toy from ThinkGeek puts a new spin on Frisbee and other flying disk toys.  It has a 10" disk, and the secondary hull is 14" x 4.75" x 4.5".  When you toss the disk, it drags the rest of the starship along as it spins and flies through the air.  It's made of space-age plastic and [...]

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brando-globe

This looks like a fun do-it-yourself project for you or your kids. It's the D.I.Y. Solar Wood Globe from Brando. The kit comes with everything you need to construct a globe of our planet that rotates when it's exposed to sunlight. The base is made of wood and the globe is made of plastic. A small [...]

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cork-globe

Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on a stainless steel base, and it even comes with some pins to [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News
ozobot-1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don't have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, [...]

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diy-nixie-tube-clock-kit

We've told you about these ultra-cool steampunk clocks with Nixie tubes displays.  Nixie tubes are "the LEDs of yesteryear" that used to be used for displays on scientific equipment, voltmeters, counters, and control panels.  They're no longer in production, but ThinkGeek found some limited-edition kits that let you build your own clock with an alarm function [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, News, Watches, Clocks
ghostbusters-marshmallowblaster-00

"Funny us going out like this---killed by a 400-foot Marshmallow Man!" Of my favorite movies (and there are many), Ghostbusters has always been on my short list. It has action, ghosts, special effects and best of all, a near constant barrage of quotable one-liners from the top-notch cast. ("Tell 'em about the twinkie.") And while marshmallow-flinging [...]

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TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone

Didn't get that killer drone you wanted for Christmas? Drone you wanted too big or too expensive? TRNDlabs may have the perfect alternative for you with the SKEYE Nano Drone. The SKEYE Nano Drone is a 1.57 x 1.57 inch drone designed for indoor or outdoor flight. The SKEYE Nano Drone features: Throw To Fly [...]

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polar-pen-2

The POLAR Pen was a successfully funded Kickstarter project late last year and is now available to the general public. It's a modular pen, it's a magnetic toy for grown ups and it's even a stylus. Let's take a look. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. 13 magnets 2 caps 1 [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews, Styluses
13x13x13iq

I can remember when the original Rubik's Cube came out back in the 80's. I had to have one and quickly became frustrated when I couldn't solve the colorful 3D cube puzzle. I'm not too proud to admit that I finally cheated and found some step by step instructions on how to solve it. Now I [...]

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wicked

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you have surely seen the movie trailer for Episode VII of the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The biggest buzz about this movie sneek peak is the awesome new lightsaber that has two mini lightsabers that project from the hilt after [...]

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Tic Stac Toe game review

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We are a family who loves board games.  Every night we attempt to play something as a family (mom, dad and Joey, age 8).  Today we've added Tic Stac Toe to our library of games.   As the name implies, Tic Stac Toe is a three-dimensional twist on the classic "tic tac toe".   It's [...]

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lego-birds1

I love LEGO but have never really gotten into collecting all of the specialized sets based off of characters from TV and movies like The Simpsons, The Hobbit, Star Wars, etc. I prefer generic LEGO sets best because they inspire more creativity. That said, I have to admit that this new Birds set looks very [...]

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bigbang-lego

One of my favorite TV shows is The Big Bang Theory. What's not to love as it features a group of geeky friends that like all the same stuff that I do: computers, gadgets, video games, comic books, etc. Fans of the popular TV show who are also fans of LEGO showed their support by [...]

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dodocase-vrviewer-19

I'm a big Star Trek fan and always wished that the holodeck was a real thing instead of a fantasy created for a TV show. The idea of being able to walk into a different world with a flip of a button sounds so cool. Imagine being able to visit the Sydney Opera House in [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews
tiny-solar-car

Small RC cars are fun to play with as long as the battery doesn't drain. Having to recharge them every time you want a few minutes of play time can be a hassle. This tiny solar car never runs out of juice as long as the sun is shining. It's a 4-wheeled car that is [...]

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