littleBits kits are a great way to learn about electronics while building your own gadgets, musical instruments, or smart home accessories, and Amazon is offering all-time low prices on several starter packs, today only.
A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy pretty nearby, fans lined up to buy toys of Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and other brand new characters from a movie they wouldn’t see for another three months. Only one franchise could harness that kind of blind power: Star Wars. And that’s because Star Wars and toys go together like…
Update: Amazon’s sold out, but third party seller Battery Superstore has it for $44.
On left side of the picture above, we have Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany captain and Manchester United midfielder. On the right is “Bastian,” a Chinese toy company’s newest Nazi soldier in its WWII collection. You can probably understand why the real Bastian is a little upset.
Update: The seller that had this for $17 has sold out, but you can still get it for $20.
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…
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.
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]
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering zoo animals, football goaltending, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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…