Hot Toys is known for its incredibly detailed and life-life action figures, but can you really call them art? Not if they’re being compared to Figma’s Table Museum series
The Nintendo 64 might not have had the massive library of games like the PlayStation did, but it made up for it with quality over quantity. Do you ever really need anything more than GoldenEye and Ocarina of Time? No. And with this N64 emulator on your smartwatch, those games will always be in easy reach.
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of disappointed Star Wars fans who just realized that a life-size remote control R2-D2 refrigerator that can deliver them drinks will never be theirs. Unless they can find a way to justify spending $8,000+ on a tiny fridge that can only chill six cans.
Every year Ikea’s Soft Toys for Education campaign partners with UNICEF and Save the Children to help raise funds for schools, supplies, and other educational endeavors. And since it’s all about helping children, this year Ikea actually had them design the plush toys being sold for the campaign.
They say good artists copy, while great artists steal. But aspiring artists? They trace, and the new transparent Boogie Board, which we first covered back at CES
Break out your Kermit flail gifs, everyone, because we’re not only getting Muppet action figures—they look pretty damn fabulous, too.
Thanks to talented artists like Johanna Basford, coloring books have somehow become an incredibly popular pastime
Admit it, when you were a kid, every time you launched a paper airplane you imagined what it would be like to actually pilot it. It’s been quite a few years since you were a kid, though, and it turns out the technology to realize such a fantasy finally exists.
Some people will drink coffee out of any old ceramic receptacle. But me? I want a mug that reminds me of the power of the Dark Side every time I drink.
Now that the X-Files is officially returning
You don’t really think of water bottle rockets as being all that powerful; they’re just a child’s play toy, right? In the hands of researchers at the University of Cape Town they’re not. They recently shattered the world record for a water bottle launch by sending one soaring half a mile into the air.
Unusual mashups have resulted in some remarkably popular toy lines over the past few decades; think cars + robots, ninjas + turtles, and cabbage + dolls. The latest comes from Lego, whose new Nexo Knights line combines all the fun of medieval weapons and castles, with futuristic technologies.