Toys

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

Have you jumped on the fidget spinner bandwagon yet? It seems like where ever I turn, there are fidget spinners in all manner of colors, shapes, and sizes. But no matter which one you buy for your kids (or yourself), someone else can buy the same one. If you’re into unique fidget spinners, then consider buying… Read More

Building things with LEGO bricks is fun, but if you want to shed new light on the fun, you should check out Light Stax. Light Stax are LEGO and Mega Blox compatible bricks that light up without wires. Each Light Stax brick contains a LED and electrical contacts on the brick posts. Build your model… Read More

If you’ve been looking for one more reason why humanity is doomed, look no further than wearable remote controlled animal tails. No, I’m not kidding.  Available in baby fox, baby cat, baby wolf, original wolf, and original cat models, these wearable tails attach to your belt for some tail wagging, tail trembling, and the ever… Read More

Imagine this… you’re racing your RC car along the ground when an unexpected obstacle suddenly blocks your path. Instead of crashing, the car zooms into the air where you continue controlling it in flight. If that sounds like more fun than Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, then you have to check out this RC flying car… Read More

Oh LEGO, you know the way to a geek’s heart is through their love of rockets and space. Just take a nice long look at this ultra cool model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocketship. Designed by Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche of the LEGO Ideas team, this model is a 1:110 scale replica… Read More

Fidget toys have become very popular lately and it seems like everywhere I look there’s a new crowdfunding campaign for a spinning toy. Fun, but not unique. That’s where the Kururin flipping toy is different. It’s made of wood and designed to tumble end over end across a flat surface. Watching someone play with a… Read More

Dinosaur loving kids and adults alike will be the envy of every geek in the cafeteria when they in with this T-Rex head lunchbox. The Dino Case is designed like the world’s most popular but extinct reptile, the Tyrannosaurus rex. By the way, did you know that rex means king in Latin? Now you do… Read More