Nerf Legal Warfare: 5 Tales Of Foamy Fun Gone Wrong

In late 1969, Reyn Guyer, inventor of the game Twister, did it again. He invented a foamy toy that became a classic — Nerf, "The World's First Indoor Ball." Since that first ball forty-five years ago, the Nerf brand has expanded to include many other products, including footballs and an arsenal of toy weapons. This… » 12/15/14 1:51pm 12/15/14 1:51pm

​13 More Of The Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

Do action figures have existential crises? Do they wonder about the point of their existence? Probably not; they're inanimate objects. This is for the best, given that many action figures have no reason to exist whatsoever. We've shown you 10 already; here are 13 more toys that never needed to be made. » 8/18/14 3:17pm 8/18/14 3:17pm

The Super Bowl, Reenacted With Legos

These things are never as cool as they seem like they should be. But I bet something like 100,000 man-hours went into making this, so the least you could do is watch some of their video. [Guardian] » 2/05/14 4:50pm 2/05/14 4:50pm

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Andre Johnson Spent Over $17,000 On Toys For Kids

Texans receiver Andre Johnson held his annual holiday toy shopping spree today at Toys R' Us for a dozen kids (and their siblings) from Child Protective Services. He ended up spending a total of $17,352. That receipt in his right hand is roughly the size of one Danny Woodhead. » 12/10/13 7:40pm 12/10/13 7:40pm

Marathon Runner Steals Mickey Mouse Doll From Child, Is A Huge Jerk

The bond between a child and his favorite toy is a sacred one that should not be taken lightly. Just ask Arman Moodliar, who had his favorite Mickey Mouse doll stolen from him by a heartless marathon runner. » 6/05/13 10:15am 6/05/13 10:15am

Sophie The Giraffe Must Die

Time for your weekly LIVE edition of the Deadspin Funbag. To submit a question to the live Funbag, you gotta post down in the bowels of the discussion section below. » 4/11/13 12:00pm 4/11/13 12:00pm

Down With Toy Apartheid: The Gender Apocalypse Of The Playroom Can't…

Every toy is in some sense educational, though we tend not to think about this much while buying toys, and people always become excited when there's a struggle over the curriculum. So last week, in response to a protest campaign, Hasbro announced that it would be expanding its Easy-Bake Oven line: In addition to the… » 12/28/12 11:00am 12/28/12 11:00am