Geek Toys

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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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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nixie

I usually don't like to post news about prototype products, but when I saw the video for the Nixie wearable drone, I couldn't help but want to show you guys. Imagine wearing a drone capable of flying and recording video on your wrist. When you want it to fly, just press a button and it [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, News
battroborg warrior 06

Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

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airswimmer

Air Swimmers are helium filled durable nylon balloons shaped like a great white shark, bass or clownfish (aka Nemo). They are controlled with a battery powered infra-red handheld controller that has a 40 foot range to let them "swim" through the air with life-like motion. The fish are 57 inches long and 36 inches tall and are [...]

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27 Finished Product

It came in an unassuming box, fitting neatly into my mailbox in a bubble mailer.  I took it out and opened it up and lo!  There was THE gadget I HAD to get my hands on.  Since Maker Faire three years ago I had fallen in love with the Useless Machine.  There are so many [...]

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darthvader

Star Wars geeks will love this one. It's a 5 inch tall Darth Vader figure from Herocross made of a hybrid metal material (not sure what that means exactly) with over 15 movable joints. The figure comes with four interchangeable hands to give Darth different gestures, a lightsaber (of course) and a display stand. The [...]

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pinhole-press-memory-card-game-2

I've heard of people who make little photo books for their young children that contain pictures of their family members who live far away.  The child may not see Grammy very often, but she'll be familiar with Grammy's face from looking at the photo album and talking with her parents about the pictures as they [...]

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LEGO-research-institute-set-for-girls-1

LEGO worked with  Ellen Kooijman, a geoscientist, to create this new play kit that shows female minifigs as scientists working in the Research Institute.  Then LEGO Ideas members selected this kit that contains everything these three scientists need to "explore the world below, around and above us."  The chemist figure has a lab with glassware and [...]

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