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Tag Archives: Toys

Enable The Crazy Cat Lady In Your Life With This Bouquet Of Kittens

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If you know a person who loves nothing but cats, you can either organize an intervention or go with the flow. Going with the flow of course involves enabling her (or his) addiction, and what better way to do so than with a bouquet of kittens? The above features 9 plushy kitties that attach to the “stem” through their velcro collars. Although if it is a guy, maybe a bouquet is not the best idea. We mentioned a guy because, well, gender equality and all that.

It’s $50.

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‘Adventure Time’ Happy Meal Toys Are For the Adventurous

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Toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals don’t really catch my eye–until now. Not that I’m part of their target demographic or anything, because I’m no longer a kid, but I think it’s a win on their end if their offerings manage to catch the attention of twenty-somethings. This time around, it’s their series of toys featuring Finn and Jake from Adventure Time.

Aside from the two main characters, you’ll also find BMO and the Ice King thrown into the mix. These were made available starting January 17th.

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The Only Time You’ll Ever Fire A Minigun And Not Destroy Everything Around You

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This is a toy, and it’s a pretty serious one. Matter of fact, it’s about as serious a toy as we’ve ever seen, since you’re going to have to fork out $3,900 to own it. For that amount though, you get the Echo1 M134 MiniGun Airsoft Machine Gun, which will launch an astonishing stream of plastic pellets at a rate of “several thousand rounds per minute”. This battery-powered, hip-mounted, 35-lbs monstrosity fires its rounds at 390fps, fast enough to pierce through glass tubing (as per the video). A 1,700 round magazine ensures you don’t run out of ammo in a split second, and it comes with two interchangeable barrels of differing lengths. The whole kit ships in a wooden crate and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Super Precision Gyroscope Is Science-y Fun For Kids Of All Ages

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The Super Precision Gyroscope is made from solid brass, along with a light-weight aluminum enclosure. The included battery-powered motor is able to get the brass disc spinning up to 12,000 RPM for an indefinite amount of time, or up to 7 minutes if you detach it.

The gyroscope comes with a number of attachments allowing numerous configurations to perform scientific, educational or simply mesmerising experiments. [Included are] 2 x 50 mm long stainless steel extension rods, 2 x ball ends, 1 x slotted end. The rods when screwed together will extend 100mm, and can be screwed in other positions to create gimbals etc. There are 7 places on the frame of gyroscope that the attachments can be screwed into.

If you’ve ever played with a gyro you’ll know they can be a lot of fun, especially to younger children who don’t initially understand how gravity can apparently be messed around with like that. Granted, $129 may sound like a lot for what appears to be a toy, but all things considered, there are a lot of much worse ways to spend that much.

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Finally: The Simpsons LEGO Set Looks Awesome

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D’oh! It’s about time the Simpsons LEGO set became a reality. Fans have been waiting for LEGO to release a set featuring one of the most well-known families on television. It’s been twenty years coming, and the set does not disappoint.

LEGO will be releasing the Simpsons set on February 1st, and it will feature the entire Simpsons family and their freaky diddly-doodly neighbor, Flanders. Bart will have his skateboard and comics, Homer will have his car, Lisa will have her sax, Marge will have her mile-high hair, and Flanders will come with his own barbecue set.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals in Japan are All About Super Mario

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Happy Meals are truly happy in Japan.

While McDonald’s stores in the US are all about NFL-themed toys, the ones in Japan right now are particularly super as they feature none other than Super Mario. They’re doing it as a way to celebrate one of Nintendo’s most well-known franchise. In a way, it’s also celebrating Nintendo as a video game company, as they’ve been making games (and making the lives of the people who play them a lot more fun) since 1889.

The toys feature Mario in various costumes and positions, and include figures of the Princess and Yoshi, too. But what about Luigi?

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Unhappily Ever Afterlife: Zombie Disney Princess Dolls

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Disney’s princesses don’t always have it all. Like the rest of us, they die, and some of them even come back as the undead, completely changed but still bearing a resemblance to their old selves. You can see this clearly in the unique set of dolls by Wow Wee. They’ve created zombified versions of Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Aurora, Rapunzel, and Snow White that still look cute despite their ghastly appearance and tattered clothing.

Each Zombie Princess doll is priced at $33. Hit the break to check it out the rest of the dolls in the series.

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Rubber Band Machine Gun Spells Office Mayhem

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Here’s a fun weekend project. The Rubber Band Machine Gun (RBmG) is a motorized, uh, weapon that fires rubber bands in quick succession, like a Gatling gun, only with less people dying. It comes as an assemble-at-home kit which takes about 30 minutes to put together, and once fully loaded can unleash a barrage of up to 128 bands (loaded carefully) or 64 (loaded not so carefully). It does seem to use batteries for power and is made of wood, and will cost you $49 to own. If you don’t mind a slightly lower quality version, you can even get away with paying $39. It’s a Kickstarter project at the moment so you’ll have to wait 23 more days to see if it gets funded. If it does, a $59 pledge guarantees Christmas delivery.

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Vicious Plush Adds Some… Charm To Teddy Bears

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Who said teddy bears had to be cuddly and fluffy and sweet? We like to think plush toys are due for an overhaul, and while some young children might be afraid of the Vicious Plush pictured above, we think that once they reach a certain age, they’ll get a kick out of them. Featuring menacing looks, fake blood, glow-in-the-dark eyes and fangs, the Vicious Plush would make awesome gifts around Halloween. Unfortunately, you can’t get them for this year’s Halloween, because the bears are not commercially available yet. They’re doing the Kickstarter dance and have barely gotten off the ground, so there’s no guarantee they’ll even ever be available. But if you want one, you can help move that along with a $30 early-bird pledge. There are three types, and they’d start shipping in January 2014 if fully funded.

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