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Tag Archives: Toys

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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Fugglers are Creepy Plush Toys with Fake Human Teeth

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These Fugglers plush toys are the stuff of nightmares. They look all sorts of creepy, no thanks to the fact that their mouths are lined with fake human teeth. Some sport painful-looking grimaces, others wear expressions that scream bloody murder, and one in particular just looks plain crazy.

Clearly they aren’t meant for the kids, but they might make for some interesting decorations come Halloween.

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Become A Fearless Adult By Taming The Mighty Cthulhu As A Child

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Granted, we’re not suggesting you teach your toddler to actually wrestle Cthulhu, especially given that it’s a fictional character. But given its monstrous appearance, it might not be such a bad idea to introduce your child to a giant plush toy fashioned after the creature. If your baby can learn to sleep with a large and heavy tentacled stuffed animal, he may grow up to be of a tougher constitution than a child brought up hugging a yellow sponge with pants. Then again, he may not.. we are not child psychologists and couldn’t be trusted with taking care of anything more complex than a fish, let alone giving parenting advice.

This plush toy is big, and weighs 9.9lbs; it might be better suited as a crib adornment than a huggable teddy bear. But if the mighty Cthulhu tickles your fancy, prepare to pay $460 for the privilege of ownership.

Edit: A concerned parent has pointed out to us that leaving this toy by the crib could present an accidental strangulation hazard. Having no kids ourselves, we would like to make you aware of this and to suggest careful and responsible use, should you decide to buy it.

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Kinetic Sand Sticks To Itself, Not To Your Fingers

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I was flying from there to here, and while switching planes I had the pleasure to touch some kinetic sand on display at Brookstone. I have to say I was impressed. It’s just like wet sand, only it doesn’t dry, and doesn’t stick to your fingers. It’s made from 98% sand, with some proprietary coating that gives it its special properties. You can mold it, play with it, make all kinds of shapes, and start over at will. It’s just a toy (similar to the ill fated Buckyballs) that will probably lose its appeal after some time, but at $15 for a 2.2 lbs bag, it’s safely in impulse purchase territory.

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Thumbs Up For This Adult Sized Trike

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Just look at this thing: there’s your youth right there, all yours to recapture. The High Roll is a big and tough, adult-sized tricycle that features a pneumatic 26 inch front wheel, as well as molded plastic, 14 inch rear wheels. Why plastic? So you can drift and slide around, of course. The patent pending steel frame and fork have been tested to support grown men up to 6’6″ and 275lbs, and the alloy V-brakes are more than sufficient to stop them once they get rolling downhill. Sure, you’ll look a little strange if you’re a 45 year old man in a tricycle, riding down the street with a grin on your face… but should you care? We reckon that if you’re willing to spend the $600 asking price, you’re way past giving a damn what people think.

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Be a Block-by-Block Architect: LEGO’s Architecture Studio

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Enough with the minifigs. It’s time to get technical with LEGO’s newest Architecture Studio set. It contains 1,210 pristine-looking bricks that you can use to build and construct your very own architectural masterpieces. From buildings to towers, this set has got you covered.

The Architecture Studio comes with a 272-page guidebook to help you along with your constructions. It’s endorsed by leading architects like REX Architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham and Videgard Arkitekter, and Safdie Architects, so you know that a lot of thought went into the production of this professional-quality set.Continue Reading

The Human Slingshot Game: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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We’re counting down the days until the above “toy” gets banned from shelves everywhere, but until then, we’ll encourage as many people as possible to get it. It’s a very large band of stretchy material that is meant to be used by 4 people at once.

“Gameplay is simple, but amazingly fun. In a synchronized pattern, players run toward each other and into the walls of the giant band creating the momentum necessary to catapult the other players across the confines of the slingshot.”

Grown men hurtling towards each other with no protection, aided in their momentum by a giant stretchy rubber band? Sign us up!

A description really doesn’t do the Human Slingshot justice. We suggest watching a few seconds of the below video. Then, once you spend the $75 asking price and receive the product, we’d like to remind readers that alcohol has been known to enhance activities that require coordination. That said, we’re not liable for any damages that your body may incur.

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