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  • March 31, 2016
    This is a custom wooden Starship Enterprise toy and Next Generation crew made by I have no clue who in the style of Fisher Price Little People. Man, I used to love playing with Little People when I was a kid. I had the farm, school bus, airplane, but the best playset was the ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    This is a shot of a cat putting its paw on a Plasma Ball. Plasma Balls, as I'm sure you're all aware, are one of the best sellers at Spencer's, along with lava lamps, black light posters, novelty shot glasses, and Jelly Beans moonlighting as Over The Hill boner pills. I ate a... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2016
    This is one of the minimalist design electric guitars built by Gittler Instruments. It's made from titanium rods and kind of looks like some sort of weapon from the future. Do you think it shoots blue lasers or red lasers? "Green." I bet you're right. ...this minimalist de... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2016
    Seen here giving it the business, this is the gigantic functional Rubik's Cube built by puzzle maker Tony Fisher. Tony believes it is the largest functional Rubik's Cube in the world, which it may or may not be because I didn't feel like spending my Monday morning Googling the... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2015
    These are a bunch of pictures of Barbie's face as compiled by Tumblr user tenaflyviper to show the doll's evolution over the past 56 years. She definitely went through some stages. What's your favorite year? I like 1962 and 1963 (that hair), 1966, 1971 (she looks like Marsha... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2015
    These are a couple shots of the skeleton jungle gym created by artist Peter Riss and on display in the backyard of the Heilig-Kreuz church in Munich, Germany. I don't think it's made from real bones though. I also don't think you're supposed to climb on it. I doubt those bon... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2015
    Oh what, you guys have never seen a giant green peen before? Come on, Joker -- you're friends with Killer Croc. Indonesian photographer Edy Harjo (links to his Facebook page with even more pictures) poses Marvel superheroes (plus Batman and the Joker) in funny situations and ... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2015
    These are a bunch of shots from Toy Fair 2015 (think Renaissance faire but with fewer busty maidens and grilled turkey legs and more toys) in New York City featuring the upcoming Jurassic World LEGO sets. There will be five total sets including the $129 Indominus Rex Breakout,... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2014
    This is the note that was included with some LEGO doll house sets in the 70's, reminding parents that it's okay for girls to want to play with rocketships and boys to build dollhouses. It's weird to think some parents actually needed to be reminded of that. I had a Cabbage Pa... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2014
    Some parents are outraged after finding out the $25 'You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll' that Toys R Us sells has a penis. Apparently the girl version has a vagina. But parents don't want their kids playing with anatomically correct dolls. Or at least feel the doll should ... / Continue →
  • 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 →