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Tag Archives: Toys

Make It Happen: ‘Big Bang Theory’ LEGO Set

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Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly seven days ago expansion started in LEGO land…

Master LEGO builders Alatariel and GlenBricker love LEGO and they have a special spot in their hearts for Big Bang Theory. You know, that super nerdy sitcom filled with geeky factoids that are often sputtered by the inimitable Sheldon. The duo put their talents to good use and came up with the mini-Big Bang Theory LEGO set featuring none other than the cast of the show.

You won’t be disappointed at the amount of geekery that they managed to cram into the brick apartment. Personally, I’m really digging the telescope and that miniature globe and rocket ship…and of course, there’s the minifigs.

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Mini Flying TARDIS: Not Bigger On the Inside, But Still Awesome

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Owning this mini flying TARDIS won’t transform you into Doctor Who, but it will make you the coolest Whovian on the block. This flying R/C TARDIS is unlike your regular toy helicopter or quadcopter in terms of appearance, but you’ll be able to fly it with no problem at all if you’ve flown other R/C toys before.

The miniature TARDIS measures 3 inches in height and takes off and lands vertically. Aside from flying it, you’ll also be able to control its spin.

The Doctor Who R/C Flying TARDIS is available online for $49.99.

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Finally: LEGO Ghostbusters Set is Coming

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Bill Murray’s greatest wish has been granted, assuming that what he wants the most in the world is a LEGO Ghostbusters set. This has been a long time coming, seeing as how the movies were released three decades ago. In fact, the franchise’s 30th anniversary was what prompted Brent Waller to put together a Ghostbusters-themed set, which included minifigs of the Ghostbusters, their headquarters, and of course, the Ectomobile.

Waller posted his project up on Lego’s fan site CUUSOO, where it easily gained the support of over 10,000 other Ghostbusters fans and LEGO lovers. Since it reached the 10,000 mark, LEGO checked the set out and gave it their seal of approval.

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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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