Toys

I’ve always enjoyed building sets like models and construction sets from LEGO, Erector, and more. The Arckit GO Colours is a model building system that is used by schools and universities as a classroom teaching tool of STEM concepts for developing fundamental design skills. But is this set fun to build? Let’s find out. What is… Read More

I know I’ve said this many times in my articles throughout the years, but I’ll say it again… my favorite part of the day is opening the mailbox or seeing packages left on my front porch when I get home. If you don’t get interesting mail that excites you, Geek Fuel monthly mystery boxes could… Read More

Fidget spinners are so 2015. Don’t embarrass yourself in with public fidget spinning. It’s time to fidget to impress and the Infinity Cube fidget toy looks like way more impressive than balancing a twirling thing on the end of your finger. What is an Infinity Cube? It’s a cube (duh!) shaped stress reliever toy that… Read More

If you like robots and you like building things, then you will probably love Offbits. Offbits are little kits that use parts like bolts, screws, wingnuts, springs, connectors, and more to create quirky cute robot-like characters. They are kind of like LEGO for nerds and are available in an assortment of kits that are themed… Read More

Teachers will LOVE the PenPOW from Animi Causa because it teaches physics and how stored elastic energy can shoot a projectile at high speed. Ok, they might not really like the PenPOW when the kids in their class start shooting spitwads at each other. The PenPOW is a springy metal clip that fits on a… Read More

Do you remember the see through LEGO minifigure model from 4D Master that I wrote about earlier this year? They offer other models too including human and animal anatomy models and kits. But their more “unique” models might be the thing of nightmares, like this balloon dog model kit. The kit includes 26 parts and a… Read More

Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Instead, other fidget toys are appearing like these fidget cubes that feature your favorite Marvel superheroes. These fidget toys don’t spin, but they do feature a variety of fidget “tools” in a small plastic cube that you can carry… Read More

Yeah, I know… we’re a gadget site. But this is just too good not to share. And you need a new decoration for your office, right? A lot of us grew up watching the soft-spoken Bob Ross on “The Joy of Painting,” where he taught us how to achieve happiness and inner peace by painting… Read More

I’ve always been fascinated by miniatures. When we were kids, my sister and I would build our own “dollhouses” from cardboard boxes and furnish them with tiny furniture, books, etc. that we made ourselves from anything we could find around the house.  One year for Christmas, I bought my dad a small train set because… Read More

Why would anyone want a pinball machine out of cardboard? Because you get to build it yourself, it doesn’t require any special tools, doesn’t run on batteries, you don’t have to plug it in, and it will be a one of a kind functioning pinball game. The Pinball 3000 is a DIY corrugated cardboard pinball… Read More

Put down your phone or gaming controller and spend some of your free time building something cool like this Peterbilt 389 Metal model from Amusien. I know what you are probably thinking. Building a metal model sounds difficult. But it’s not. You don’t need to weld or glue the pieces together. You don’t even need… Read More

If you think back to your favorite toys when you were a kid, were they video games or were they toys that let you use your imagination like construction sets and other building toys? I’m going to show my age here, but some of my favorite toys when I was a budding gadgeteerling were Lincoln Logs, Tinker… Read More

New from Fox Chapel Publishing: Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities by Australian technology blogger David King. Instead of fidgeting, you can read about fidgeting. This 80-page book full-color paperback book features instructions for a variety of fun tricks that you can do with the latest toy craze – fidget spinners… Read More

Alexa and Siri might answer your questions when you talk to them, but Sphero’s Spider-Man is a desk gadget with a personality and sense of humor.  Spider-Man features a premium silicone finish and LCD eyes that show different expressions as well as blinking and glowing. The included charging base keeps his Spidey senses tingling so… Read More

If you aren’t sick of hearing about and seeing fidget spinners yet, I have a couple interesting types of spinners from ModernBagel that have been designed for Pokemon fans and fidget toy collectors. Let’s take them for a spin (sorry). What is it? ModernBagel fidget spinners are handmade, designed, and printed here in the US… Read More