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Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Drone Blaster Ups The Cubicle Wars Ante

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You may think Nerf toys are for kids, but then you’d be ignoring the hordes of bored cubicle dwellers who ‘increase their productivity’ by partaking in the occasional bout of friendly office warfare. If you’re lucky enough to work in such an environment (or if you’re actually a kid), you’ll love the Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Drone Blaster. It’s a remote controlled tank that fires up to 18 darts per load, but more importantly, it’s also a tank that sends a live-feed of what’s in front of it to its remote control. This way you don’t have to have line-of-sight on your machine, making it possible to annihilate your enemies from the safety of whatever hiding place you pick. You’ll even be able to take 720p still shots, so you can record the horrified faces of your foes as they realize they’re about to get shot.

It’s $200 and available this fall.

Also if you do have kids, maybe keep them off the Internet for a year or so… or prepare to punch a $200 hole in your wallet.

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Are Bionic Birds The New Drones?

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You’re looking at a remote controlled flying device that kind of looks like a bird, and flies like one too. You control it with your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0, which gives you a range of about 100 yards. It’s completely not at all like a drone, so don’t expect stable flight, let alone recording any sort of video. It does, however, look like a lot of fun. More importantly is that despite having a small 8 minute flight time, a portable egg-shaped charging pack allows you to top it back up in only 12 minutes, and you can do that up to 10 times over before the charging pack itself needs juice. This is great because you can go off-grid with the Bionic Bird and get over one hour of flight time out of it.

You should know that when in flight it really does act like a bird and as such it may attract some natural bird predators. Considering it’s a $149 toy, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for that, lest you see you purchase disappear in the claws of a confused hawk, or whatever.

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[ Product page ] VIA [ LaughingSquid ]

New Captain America Collectible Figure is the Hero We Need

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With the highly anticipated world premiere of Captain America: Civil War on May 6th, toy manufacturers have released brand new collectable figures – and Steve Rogers is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. Not only can you show your allegiance to Captain America and his team during this upcoming civil war, but you can also display the full range of Cap’s badassery. The 1/6th scale collectable figure comes with Cap’s iconic shield (complete with scratch marks we believe from Black Panther during the forthcoming movie), as well as a slightly updated suit. Even though we’ve seen Steve’s longtime friend Bucky Barnes return to the side of good in the first trailer for Civil War, we have a feeling Cap’s going to need his full bag of tricks to take on Iron Man and his team next month.

Of course, collectable figures aren’t the only awesome Captain America merchandise we’ve seen lately. Along with Cap’s shield as a bedside light, a Captain America mug over at Hot Topic is bound to make your coffee taste that little bit more patriotic – take a look here. That said, there’s only so much ass-kicking some merch can do, as it could be difficult to battle evil with ceramic. Playing as Captain America in an online RPG named Marvel Heroes is probably the closest you’re going to get to having super-soldier powers and a vibranium shield. For those interested, the free game can be played on SevenGames.

Even though the ending of Civil War is still yet to be unveiled (unless you’ve specifically searched for spoilers), we expect that current Captain America actor Chris Evans will scheduled in the two upcoming Avengers movies, titled Infinity War – Part 1 (2018) and Infinity War – Part 2 (2019), so we hope he makes it through Civil War. However, as we’ve seen with Game of Thrones, popular characters sometimes don’t survive it to the end… but all will be revealed come May 6th.

Interactive Dinner DJ Dining Set

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Because your child just sits still, calmly eating, and not making enough of a fuss at the table, you should totally get them the Dinner DJ Dining Set and change things up a bit. It’s designed by Argentinian designer Ignacio Pilotto, and features a combo spoon-knife-fork as the tone arm. It doesn’t actually do anything, other than to let your kids spin his plate around a bit and play with some knobs, but that just may be enough to get them curious about the art of DJing. And it’s actually available for purchase, for $28.

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The HurriK9 Launches A Spinning, Flying Disk For Hundreds Of Feet, For Your Dog To Catch

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Playing fetch is awesome when you’re lazy. You just toss the ball, and your dog does all the work. But you’re still limited by how far you can toss, which in turn increases how often you have to bend down and pick up the darn ball. Never fear though, the HurriK9 can dramatically cut down on your effort levels. It’s a combination launcher and foam ring that can propel said ring up to 120 feet with minimal effort. You simply pull back on the mechanism, and launch. The ring spins through the air and floats ridiculous distances while your dog chases after it. There’s even an XL version that will launch rings up to 100 yards! The rings are made from Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Foam, the same material used in Crocs Shoes and will stand up just fine to a dog’s teeth, within reason. You will have to replace the rings eventually, but the starter pack comes with 3. Currently well funded on Kickstarter, the HurriK9 requires a $39 pledge.

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Here is The Triton 6600/2, A $5.5M Personal Submarine

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Rich people have the coolest toys. On display today is the Triton 6600/2, a personal submarine that’s being billed as “the world’s deepest diving acrylic hulled submarine”. Its diving depth is reflected in its name, as it’s able to get all the way down to 6,600 feet. It does so slowly, topping out at 3 knots (3.45 mph or 5.56 km/h), but the long dive down shouldn’t have you stressed out since the battery will provide enough power for up to 10 hours, with enough air for up to 12. There’s even a reserve 96 hour tank of oxygen so you really don’t freak out. The clear hull is the thickest ever, yet is said to be “optically perfect”, which is good since looking around is all you’ll be able to do in this sub; there are no robotic arms to grab stuff down there. And of course, it’s dark in the depths of the ocean, so six 20,000 lumen lights are present to help light up your surroundings. So yeah, if you’re tired of roaming the dry soil on your private jet, you can now give yourself the luxury of exploring the oceans in style. You will, of course, have to pay a cool $5.5M for the privilege.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ MikeShouts ]

The Hauck NERF Battle Racer Is The One Toy We Wish Existed When We Were Kids

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Man… kids these days have it good. Back when I was a child, I was lucky to play with slap bracelets, shitty plastic trikes, and Pogo Balls (remember those? No? Watch this!). But the Hauck NERF Battle Racer would have made my little head explode had I been given a chance to ride it as a kid. It features placeholders for up to four Blasters and a bunch of darts, “sporty 3 point steering wheel”, and a handbrake, so your little one can roam the hallways wreaking havoc on his foes. Of course, you’ll have to pay to the tune of $300 for this, and that’s not including Blasters or darts. But hey, at least your child has the option. Available starting today.

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Axis Vidius Is The World’s Smallest FPV Drone

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We talk a lot about drones on this site, and that’s mostly because people are pretty much in love with the things. So far, we’ve noticed there are two camps on the field: the toys, and the pro rigs. On the toy side of things, we’ve seen plenty of tiny quadcopter drones that fit in the palm of your hand, but the Axis Vidius is the first such drone that also packs a camera that streams its image to your smartphone. That’s right, you can see what your tiny drone see, live on your phone. Sure, it’s only 420p, but do you really care? We’re talking about a $75 toy here, where similar ones are only able to fly around a bit and do some flips, this one does all that plus stream its image to you! You can capture stills or videos, and it’ll fly up to 7 minutes at a time on a 20 minute charge.

– World’s Smallest FPV Drone™ – 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm
– Live First Person View Video Camera Puts You in The Pilots Seat!
– Control Flight with Included 2.4 gHz Controller, Smartphone or Tablet
– Stream and Record Live Video & Still Images in 420p During Flight!
– 5-7 Minute Flight Time per 20 Minute Charge via USB Cable; 150 mAh Battery
– 3-Speeds Pre-programmed for Desired Level of Flight Sensitivity
– 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization Keeps Drone Stable and Centered
– 360 Degree Rotational Yaw Allows Users to Seamlessly Adjust Orientation
– Pre-Programmed “Trick Mode” Algorithm Provides Amazing Flips and Rolls!
– Bright LED Colored Lights for Night Flight and Drone Orientation
– Super small and lightweight, NO FAA Registration Required!

Yeah, it’s a little late to the game now that the 2015 Holiday season is over; this would have made a killer gift a month ago. But still, it’s a fun toy to own, and at $75, it’s priced perfectly. It’ll ship after January 29th.

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So Even Crickets Are Driving Cars Nowadays

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Granted, we’re talking about toy cars, but this is totally legit. Toys’R’Us is selling the BugRacer, which is a battery-powered toy car that features a special cockpit meant to accommodate a cricket. No, the cricket isn’t included in your purchase, so after your child acquires one (either through bug hunting in the yard, or at the pet store), he’ll be able to coax him into the tiny ‘control room’. Sensors within detect the insect’s position, and steer the vehicle accordingly. Sure, the car is going to bump into stuff and drive around erratically, it’s a bug after all, but it’s programmed to simply back up when it hits a wall. There’s even an auto-pilot mode if you feel like Jiminy is too drunk to drive that day. It’s a cool way to get your child interested in insects, which could lead to an interest in biology and science in general. It’s $35.

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