Imagine if you had your own cute little robot character in your bag that constantly read your Twitter stream aloud throughout the day. That is the amazingly cute, yet useful proposition of Japan's Charatter.
Normally, encouraging your kids to draw on the walls would be a pretty idiotic idea. But with the KLEXL virtual pen and ink set, it's actually a pretty mess-free thing to distract your kids with.
How do you make a badass Nerf belt-fed machine gun even more badass? By modifying it to sense out body heat and fire at anything alive that crosses its path. Holy moly.
This might look like a relatively straightforward 3D metal puzzle, but it holds a secret: if you put some of its pieces together in the right way, it'll turn into a functioning gun.
All kids love Silly Putty. It's bendable and shapable and bounceable! But Magnetic Thinking Putty? It takes things to the next level.
Building a hand out of Lego bricks is pretty cool, I guess. One that moves using a series of gears and motors? OK, you're getting there. One that's controlled via a separate exoskeletal hand controller? Yes, that qualifies as awesome.
Run for the hills! The robot uprising is coming, and it's built from Lego bricks! OK, not really, but this is pretty crazy nonetheless.
I like earbuds. I like Lego bricks. But when you combine those two things? Get out of town.
If you bring home one ridiculous Star Wars-themed knick-knack this summer, it should probably be these lightsaber bookends. If you get two, however, consider Yoda, because, really, resist the urge to talk like him, one cannot.
Man, Legos sure have gotten more advanced since I was a kid. I used to build spaceships and space bases all the time, but none of them actually did anything without me picking them up and pretending they were sentient....