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  • July 18, 2014
    This is the series of upcoming $10 horror movie action figures being released by Funko as part of their ReAction line. So far the series will include Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, Sam, The Crow, Ghostface, and Michael Myers. They're not the most detailed or articul... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2014
    This is a video from Vat19 answering questions about their Magnetic Thinking Putty ($15) by demonstrating what you can do with 100-lbs (500 cans) worth. It looks like fun. Unfortunately, I just don't have room in my personal budget right now for 500 cans of magnetic silly pu... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2014
    Remember that Barbie doll artist Nickolay Lamm made using the Center for Disease Control's actual average measurements for a 19-year old girl? Well now he's back with a crowdfunding project to manufacture a line of realistic bodied Lammily dolls. Annnnnnnd he already met doub... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is the letter that 7-year old Charlotte Benjamin wrote the LEGO company complaining there aren't enough female figure playsets, and the ones they do sell are predominately homemaker related. A valid argument. Plus her penmanship blows mine out of the water. You're gonna... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2014
    I'm so high I'm gonna eat this. In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who's ever dreamed of being a drug-abusing teenage dolphin, scientists have discovered groups of young dolphins chew puffer fish to get high. Me? I chew puffer fish because I like the way their spines ti... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of MIT Media Lab's inFORM Shape Display. It's like one of those novelty pins-and-needle art displays you press your hand or face into, except you're doing it from far away using a Kinect (so it's not very much like one of those at all). Still, it... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2013
    As part of its 11th series of blind-bagged minifigs, LEGO has introduced a female scientist. Apparently it's a big deal because female minifigs in the sciences have been fairly limited in the past and included little more than an astronaut and surgeon. The scientist comes com... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2013
    This is the Barbie doll (right) artist Nicholay Lamm created using 3-D imaging and the Center for Disease Control's average measurements for a 19-year old woman in the United States. As you can see, she's not as tall or skinny as the real Barbie. Personally, I think she looks... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2013
    These are the $22 car and railroad playmat shirts available from Etsy seller bkykid. Your kids can push their little toys around on them while you lay on your stomach and get a free back massage (provided they don't start stabbing you in a kidney with their Hot Wheels). Does ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2013
    Penguins: everybody wishes they knew one. Same goes for owls. This isn't about owls though, this is a video of penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific playing 'iPad Game For Cats'. It's basically an app with a toy mouse that runs around while your cat tries to stomp and tort... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2013
    Whoa -- easy on the catnip, bro. This is the Super Mario piranha plant cat tree made by Instructables user Geckoo_Designs. It's not like, a super PRO quality Super Mario piranha cat tree, but it's decent. Definitely better than you or I could do. Now I know you hate it when... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2012
    Ugh, of course they release it right AFTER Christmas. This is a $100 Steve Jobs action figure. The company that's making it is billing it as "ultra-realistic" but I can almost guarantee Steve's wrists DID NOT look like that in real life. That said, I'd still play with one. ... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2011
    LEGO, realizing they dun goofed targeting their entire product line to boys, is releasing a line of playsets in 2012 targeted specifically to little ladies. It's called 'Friends', which is a terrible name but I can look past that because I just saw a guy pushing an ice cream c... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2011
    This is a video of Microsoft's interactive Holodesk 3-D See-Through Display. Using it, you can manipulate virtual objects with your hands. Unfortunately, you can't actually "feel" the objects, making this 3-D rendering of a titty I just spent the last 30 minutes making in Aut... / Continue →