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Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts

Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish’s inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to buy one that Rachel is finally making the toy…

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Andrew Liszewski

November 22nd

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Nerf’s ridiculous tank drone is here just in time to decimate holiday guests

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It seems like every year around this time, Nerf reminds everyone why it still exists and launches a new wave of amazing and moderately safe weapons of war. This year, the veteran toy company is rolling out the big guns with an actual tank.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster is big in name but small in size. At just over two feet high, and weighing it at over 10lbs, it's bigger than most radio controlled vehicles, yet still small enough to traverse your hallways and patrol the living room, but it's the drone's technological muscle that will really impress. 

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Mike Wehner

November 22nd

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Lego Made a Miniature Working Version of the Panama Canal

Have you ever wondered how the largest ships in the world are able to cross Panama as they make their way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic? The locks system in the Panama Canal are a modern engineering marvel, and how they work is now cleverly explained through this new Lego Education set.

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Andrew Liszewski

November 16th

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Mattel’s ThingMaker, the 3D printer that let kids make their own toys, delayed until next year

thingmaker Remember ThingMaker? Mattel’s $300 3D printer that would let kids print out their own toys? Its ship date – which was supposed to be this month – just got pushed back another year, according to a report from Engadget. The toy maker says it needs the extra time to “enhance the digital functionality” in order to deliver the “most engaging” experience… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 27th

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Remember hoverboards? Half a million are being recalled as fire hazards

no-hoverboards1 Hoverboards! The must-have trash gadget of the holidays, now gathering dust in a million closets and garages nationwide, is being recalled in even larger numbers than before due to “a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.” Someone warn Justin Bieber! Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 6th

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Furby gets updated again for the smartphone era

Furby A good Furby doesn’t die, it just runs out of batteries. And maybe, if you’re lucky, it evolves every few years or so. Back in 2012, Hasbro brought the cuddly little iconic monster back from the toy grave with an electronic update. A few years on, the company is back with yet another major refresh to the line, aimed at an even more tech savvy consumer. Heck, it’s right there… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 30th

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I Had a Lot of Fun Repeatedly Crashing this Flying USS Enterprise (Don’t Tell Starfleet)

Having made drones easy enough for even a child to fly, Spin Master has taken one of its quadcopters—which impressed us in the past —and turned it into a flying version of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise . You don’t need any Starfleet training to take the controls, but you will want to spend a bit of time practicing piloting your starship.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 2nd

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This Build-it-Yourself Ghostbusters’ Proton Pack Is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

You’ll get a lot more respect from other cosplayers when you can confidently say you built your own props. But for those us lacking the requisite skills to do so, Anovos has a new build-it-yourself Ghostbusters Proton Pack kit up for pre-order that ensures your results will still look movie-accurate—and not like a six-year-old’s craft project.

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Andrew Liszewski

May 11th

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The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.

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Andrew Liszewski

April 22nd

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A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker

An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny Death Star replica.

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