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The Pocket Shot Arrow Slingshot

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Have you ever tried to get around with an archery bow? Those things are pretty huge and kind of stand out wherever you go. Imagine trying to take the bus with one! But the Pocket Shot Arrow Slingshot lets you achieve almost the same thing with a much, much smaller footprint. It’s a ring-shaped plastic device with a rubber pouch attached to one side and a set of bristles in the middle. The bristles hold your arrow centered while pulling back on the pouch will store up enough kinetic energy to launch your arrows at up to 140 feet per second. Granted that’s nowhere near the 350-400ft/s achieved by a traditional bow and arrow setup, but again, consider the portability. If all you want to do is some target practice and aren’t looking to bring any serious game down, the Pocket Shot is $90.

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You Can Own A Heisenberg Mr. Potato Head: Call Him Freisenberg

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Successful franchises know how to reinvent themselves to stay current. The venerable Mr. Potato Head is no exception, recently putting out a Mr. Heisenberg figure, of Breaking Bad fame. There are 8 removable parts, which you assemble to create a spud version of the meth kingpin. It’s an officially licensed figurine measuring 6 inches tall, and setting you back a very reasonable $25.

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Finally!: Groot Toy Dancing to Stores This December

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You’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here. Well, almost here. Guardians of the Galaxy enthralled audiences and broke box office records, and the ending sequence made people fall in love with dancing baby Groot. Figurines, models, and toys featuring Groot have been released, but none of them ever danced the way Groot did.

That’s going to change with the release of the new dancing Groot toy in a few months, which was a product of Marvel’s collaboration with KIDdesigns. The best part? He’ll be grooving to the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” It’ll be available for $14.99 by December, just in time for Christmas. Check out a clip of dancing Groot after the break.

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Toymail Lets Parents Send Voicemail to Their Kids’ Toy

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Being a working parent is hard. Aside from missing out on some of your kid’s firsts, it sucks not being able to hang out and bond with your offspring as much as you want to. You can, however, harness the power of modern technology and make them feel your presence one way or another, like with Toymail.

It’s a small, mailbox-shaped toy that lets you send voicemail straight to your kids. The awesome part is that your child can send you messages, too, simply by hitting ‘reply.’

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Lego Electronic Gun That Emulates Star Wars Han Solo’s Gun

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If you are obsessed with Star Wars, then you are most definitely going to like any DIY project that aims at replicating one of the many unique props used in this epic super-galactic saga. Baran von Brunk, who is an avid DIYer, has built an Electronic Lego gun, emulating Han Solo’s weapon and named it ‘The Electronic LEGO DL-44 Blaster (Light & Sound)’. Made completely from Lego bricks, this electronic gun has an Arduino board to control all the fancy electronic and sound effects that set forth once you pull the trigger.

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Canned Awesomeness: Canned Dragon Meat

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Canned dragons are mythical creatures that have fascinated people since day one. Now you can give the gift that will fulfill the fantasies of those who are enthralled by these magnificent beasts–after they get over the initial shock, that is–with a tin of Canned Dragon Meat. The can’s label itself looks nasty enough, so the recipient will probably expect the worst.

That and the fact that the can contains nothing but an adorkable plush dragon will more than make up for the initial dread. Each tin of Canned Dragon Meat costs £12.99 (about $23.)

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This Baby Dinosaur Robot Is The Most Adorable Thing You’ll See All Day

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Meet Boomer, the baby dinosaur. He’s the brainchild of Never Ben and his team at SpinMaster, a company that already has a toy robot under their belt called Zoomer. Boomer is a self-balancing two-wheeled (legged?) toy T-Rex that behaves unlike any toy robot we’ve come across so far. It’s so seemingly life-life in its movements, it’ll kick you right in the cute. It’s able to follow your hand around, obey your voice commands, “eat” and generally display a seemingly organic behaviour. You have to watch the video below to understand.

Sadly, we’ve got no hard details on cost or availability, but we’re thinking that there’s a chance it hits the shelves before this Holiday season, considering how ready their prototype appears to be. The rumours are, actually, that it’ll cost $100 and be available in the fall.

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LEGO is Coming: Game-of-Thrones Inspired Minifigs

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Citizen Brick is calling this the “Dragon Sword Fighter Force” minifig set, but we all know what it really is: a Game of Thrones-inspired set of minifigs that features most of the characters you know (or at least, used to know) from the hit HBO series. LEGO isn’t keen on creating an adult line for their sets and minifigs so Citizen Brick has stepped in for the time being to satisfy adult toy collectors and builders for the meantime.

The minifigs are being sold in sets of three, so there are a total of four packs to collect. As a special treat, you’ll get a figure that looks like Mr. Martin if you buy all 12 figures at once.

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Time to Bust Some Ghosts: Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand

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When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, the only people you should call are the Ghostbusters! They were a huge hit in the eighties and the original team are still very much revered by kids and the young-at-heart who grew up following the franchise over the years. The third movie is still in limbo, although we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed that they work something out.

But why not nab ghouls and catch ghosts Ghostbuster-style with this Neutrino Wand while you wait? It’s inspired by the one Ray, Winston, Egon, and Dr. Peter Venkman used to capture Slimer, Gozer, and a host of other ghosts in the movies. It’s made with great attention to detail, from the blasting button and proton stream switch to the adjuster knob and the sound effects that emanate from the wand upon firing.

The Neutrino Wand prop replica is available for $280.

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