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Hasbro To Launch A Make-Your-Own Line Of Lightsabers

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It’s pretty clear there’s a new Star Wars movie in the works because the merchandising machine is starting to run full steam. Hasbro has announced a cool line of lightsaber toys that can be customized in many ways, allowing children young and old alike to create lightsabers that are as weird as they’d be potentially lethal to the person who wields them.

The main Jedi Master Lightsaber set (for ages 4 and up, $49.99 includes a lightsaber with lights and electronic sounds, a pair of lightdaggers, an expansion hilt and a variety of connectors.

From there, kids can mIx and match from three other assortments with connectors and lightsaber blades tied to various characters. The electronic lightsaber ($19.99) comes in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker flavors, the foam lightsaber ($14.99) has Yoda, Vader and Luke variants, and the extend lightsaber ($9.99) offers something for Luke, Vader and Anakin Skywalker fans.

The line was on display at New York’s Toy Fair last week and will be launching this fall, in time for the release of the new movie in December.

[ USAToday ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Floating Iron Man Suit Is The Coolest Useless Toy Money Can Buy

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We’re not sure it’s ever smart to spend a large chunk of change on a toy, but if you have $170 burning a hole in your pocket, the Iron Man Mark II Special Floating Edition sure looks cool. It’s part of the Egg Attack series, and floats in mid-air thanks to a combination of attracting and repulsing magnets.

True to the key features of the Egg Attack series, Iron Man’s every detail is meticulously crafted, including the armor, joints, and flying mode air deflector. The Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic floating version’s main body is painted with high-quality metal coating, showcasing Mark II’s steel-like armor. High-luminance LED light is hidden within the eye, chest reactor, and feet, which stays true to the night flying mode in the Iron Man movie.

The Egg Attack Iron Man 3 Mark II Magnetic Floating Version is shipped with a glowing magnetic levitation base, a customized battery case (fits 8 AA batteries, sold separately), and a protective sheet.

So that’s it, $170 for an awesome levitating Iron Man toy. Watch the video; it’s hard not to want it.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ ThisIsWhyImBroke ]

Deal Of The Day: 14% Off on SmartPlane, A Smartphone-Controlled RC Plane

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If you’ve always dreamed of flying a plane one day, then you’ll have a blast with SmartPlane. Granted, you won’t be flying people to their destination (it’s a toy plane, after all!), but you’ll be the pilot of your own plane without fear of injury in case you don’t perfect either your landing or takeoff.

The SmartPlane is smarter than your average remote-controlled plane for a number of reasons. Its fully proportional rudder helps make those turns easier, while the intuitive app and gyroscope tilt controls makes it easier to control the plane with your smartphone.

The SmartPlane is available for $59.99.

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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.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ LaughingSquid ]

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.

I doubt you’ll be able to play games on the video game consoles like normal, but then again, you’ve got your PS 3 for that. Hit the break to check out more shots of the transforming consoles.Continue Reading