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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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Is The Nano Falcon The World’s Smallest RC Helicopter?

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Weighing in at a ridiculous 11g and measuring 65mm across, the Nano Falcon from Japanese company CCP could very well be the world’s smallest such toy. For a bit of perspective, the iPhone 5 weighs 112g, so roughly 10 times more. It’s gyro stabilized and uses contra-rotating blades instead of a tail rotor and despite its small size, manages around 5 minutes of flight time on a 30 minute charge. The range from the IR remote is a little pitiful at 5 meters, but this isn’t the kind of toy you’re expected to take outside. If you know someone of the right age whose birthday is right around the corner, it’ll cost you ¥4,704 ($48) to make them happy. It’s available in Japan, starting June 7th.

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The Toy We Never Knew We Wanted: A QuadCopter RC Car

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UK-based product designer Witold Mielniczek has created the above prototype, which is both an off-road remote controlled car, and quadcopter. It’s called: B. As you would expect, the rear-wheel powered vehicle does drive about like a regular off-road RC car, but at the touch of a button can be airborne. Each wheel is “driven not by a center-mounted axle, but instead by cog mechanisms at the bottom of the rim. This leaves the center of the rings clear for four 7-inch propellers, which allow the vehicle to get airborne on the fly (no pun intended).” The wheels are flexible and have special mounts that allow for hard landings without breaking. A full charge of the battery gives you around 15 minutes of flying/driving time. And best of all is the inclusion of a 720p video camera that can record point-of-view footage to a Micro SD card. You totally shouldn’t go spy on your neighbors or anything because that’s probably illegal… We’re just saying that it’s something the B can do.

Of course, you’re going to have to pay for it. It’s doing the Kickstarter dance, and a pledge of $484 will get you a disassembled version with no remote while at $605, you’ll get it fully assembled and with an RC transmitter.

Hit the jump for more pics and links.

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Nerf Vortex Pyragon Blaster Won’t Soon Run Out Of Ammo

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With a self-aggrandizing name like Vortex Pyragon, you’d be forgiven for confusing this plastic toy with Iron Man’s sidearm. But that’s the point, we suppose. Whatever the reasoning behind the toy’s name, it does stand out from other Nerf offerings in that it features a large 40 round magazine. This means you can go on a rampage in the office and won’t run out of “bullets” before you run out of targets. It shoots special Vortex discs and is even capable of fully automatic shooting, though for how many rounds, we’re not sure. There’s even a rail on which you can attach other accessories, which of course are sold separately. The Pyragon will set you back all of $42.

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