Geek Toys

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 [...]

0 comments
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 [...]

3 comments
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, [...]

2 comments
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 [...]

0 comments
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Geek Toys, Home, 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 [...]

1 comment
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Geek Toys, News
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. [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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 [...]

2 comments
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 [...]

1 comment
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 [...]

0 comments
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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 [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
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 [...]

0 comments
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 [...]

0 comments
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Android related, Geek Toys, News
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, News
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 [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News