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Got A Lifetime? There’s This 13X13X13 “Rubik’s Cube” Waiting For You

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We’re putting “Rubik’s Cube” in quotation marks because we find it funny that due to trademark issues, this particular puzzle is actually called the IQ Brick. Yes, the name Rubik’s Cube has somewhat become genericized and has come to refer to any similar puzzle, so yeah, we guess this is the (wink wink) IQ Brick, a 13X13X13 puzzle that should take the average human a few years to solve. The number of possible combinations is so large, we can’t calculate it, let alone display it in any meaningful way. It’s just mind boggling. But one thing’s for sure, if solving puzzles calms you down, you’ll be as smooth as a sloth for the rest of your life. That’s after you pay the $320 asking price, that is.

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Carbon Flyer Is The Coolest RC Toy Plane Ever

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You’re looking at a remote controlled toy plane made out of carbon fiber, which you can steer with your smartphone. The carbon fiber construction means it’s tough and durable, and will withstand crashing into buildings and things repeatedly without taking on damage. The wings are even glued on to the body using super tough “carbon nanotube enhanced epoxy which creates bonds stronger than steel welds.” The long range Bluetooth module gives you a 240ft. range, and about 3 minutes of flight time. That may not seem like much, but the batteries are hot-swappable, so a pocketful of these and you can fly all evening. Dual high power motors with differential thrust take care of steering, and do away with fragile moving parts. But perhaps most impressively, the Flyers are outfitted with a camera! It’s only 640×480, but that’s still better than 0x0.

A $99 pledge will get you a Carbon Flyer, with a slated delivery date of August 2015.

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Budsies Turns Kids’ Artwork Into Plushies

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Kids grow up way too fast, don’t they? If they’re still at the stage where they love to draw and doodle, then you can give them the perfect present this year by getting them Budsies. These aren’t your ordinary plush toys, and you can pretty much tell at first glance. The designs are unusual and look like they jumped out from the pages of your kid’s notebook…

That might very well be the case, because Budsies are actually custom made based on drawings and children’s artwork sent in by parents.

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Deal of The Day: 55% Off On The Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera

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Back by popular demand, the Limited Edition Code Black Drone is a cool, inexpensive way for you to obtain aerial HD footage. For less than $100, you can take this quadcopter to the skies for up to 7 minutes at a time, capturing video in 720p onto a micro SDHC card. Stability control allows this palm-sized drone to be piloted with ease, and there’s an “expert mode” if you feel like getting more fancy.

This current sale has the drone available for $89 for the next two days. It’ll ship in time for Christmas, so now’s the time to get one of the coolest Holiday presents before it’s too late.

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Build ‘Em Then Eat ‘Em: Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

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So you’ve been taught not to play with your food. But what if those morsels you can chew are actually toys at the same time? Cue Akihiro Mizuuchi and his chocolate LEGO bricks. They look just like LEGO and work like LEGO, too. This means you can connect and stack them one upon the other to come up the final figure you had in mind.

Making them isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s not that easy, either. Chocolate is basically poured into precise molds, where they are cooled before being popped out and used as bricks. The fun part is making them using various types of chocolate, include dark, white, and even strawberry-flavored.

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Better Than the Truck? Retro Game Console Transformers

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Everyone has seen Optimus Prime transform into a truck and back again, but have you ever seen him transform into a Playstation 1 and vice versa? Thanks to toymaker Takara Tomy, you will. He transformed a Playstation 1 and a Genesis into two of the most recognizable characters in the franchise, Optimus Prime and Megatron, respectively, and it’s amazing how all of the parts just fall into place.

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Water Balloon Fights Will Never Be The Same

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There’s nothing quite as much fun as a water balloon fight on a hot summer day. But it’s safe to say that water balloon warfare is a field that’s seen relatively little technological innovation over the years. That’s about to end with the introduction of the “Bunch O’ Balloons” product. It’s a device that allows you to fill up 37 water balloons at once, using nothing but a garden hose. It unites the 37 balloon stems into one large stem which is then simply screwed onto the end of the hose. Open the faucet, fill them up, then just shake them loose; a special clamp automatically ties them shut as you shake so you don’t even need to tie them individually. At this rate, you’ll be able to fill about 100 a minute, which should be plenty fast enough to keep you armed through an entire afternoon.

The Kickstarter understandably blew right past its $10,000 goal, and is sitting at $537,000 at the time of writing. People are excited about this, and at $17 for a pack of 100, it won’t break the bank. Shipping is slated for September, however, so unless you live in a hot climate, you might not be able to get this in time for this summer.

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LEGO Set To Launch Massive 1,869 Piece Batman Tumbler Kit

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Chris Nolan’s Tumbler was but one of the many highlights from the latest Batman trilogy, but boy was it memorable. So much so that it makes perfect sense for LEGO to create a replica kit. This, however, is no ordinary LEGO kit. You’re looking at a massive 1,869 pieces that assemble into a 5 inch tall, and 15 inches long version of the car. It comes with two limited edition minifigs of the Joker and Batman, so this might add yet more appeal to a kit that, despite everything, will still have to justify its astronomical price tag: $199. It’ll be available in September.

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They’re Out to Get You: Horror Movie Action Figures

Horror Movie Action Figures

You probably shouldn’t get kids any one of these action figures–unless you want to give them the gift of nightmares. The figures from Funko’s Horror Series features some of the most horror-inducing characters from incredibly popular horror franchises, like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Pinhead.

Each one is only 3.75 inches tall, but think of that as being almost four inches more than you can take of pure horror. That Sam figure is particularly creepy.

They retail for $10 each.

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