Geek Toys

Do you miss your simple but fun childhood building toys like blocks or Lincoln logs? How about toys like train sets, dollhouses, model kits or dioramas? Two guys named Mat and Erik must have missed those toys too, so they created Mini Materials. What are they? Literally, all manner of itsy-bitsy building materials, including their original product, the 24-pack of [...]

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I know it's not even Halloween yet, but that just means you have plenty of time to build a whole set of holiday themed ornaments for this coming Christmas season. The new No Starch Press: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh  is a 220-page book that features instructions [...]

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Are you ready to buy a VR headset but don't want to spend a lot of money just to see what all the fuss is about? The HooToo VR headset is a sub $20 headset that is comfortable, easy to use and even worked with my Nexus 6P phablet. Let's take a look. The HooToo [...]

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You've been looking at buying a drone for your kids that is both fun and maybe even useful (inspecting roofs, aerial photography, etc.), but you don't want to deal with the hassle of having to register it with the FAA if it's heavier than 0.55 pounds. It's tough to find a drone that weighs less [...]

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I know Comic Con in San Diego just got over with but that does not mean it is too early to start thinking about next year. The Marvel Legends Captain America 75th Anniversary Metal Shield may be just the prop to put you over the top. This is a metal 1:1 ratio 24-inch in diameter [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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