More important than casual games, mobile apps focused on education and early development are a largely underserved category on the iPhone. But now a team has developed a simple yet ingenious way to marry tactile toys with iOS apps for education.
Think you know all there is to know about Star Wars toys? Think again. These unofficial toys made by Etsy sellers Brad and Stacey Rader would definitely never get the Lucas seal of approval.
Former toymaker and Action Figure Insider blogger Jason Geyer dropped a whole slew of failed concepts for Star Wars toys pitched to various companies. I don't know what's crazier, that some of these toy concepts got rejected or that, considering the expansive Star Wars toy empire, it hasn't all been done.
This is the story of a patient and passionate man. Known only as "Joe from Saskatchewan, Canada," he wasn't just content to collect and play with remote control vehicles, he's put them to work excavating his basement for the last seven years.
What seemed to be a match made in heaven is soon going to be a reality. After tying the knot, Lego and developer Mojang, will release official Minecraft physical play things in all glorious brick form later this summer. This is what toy bricks of digital bricks look like.
Throw away that dusty Magic 8-Ball. All your key decisions can now be made with a new toy operating on the theory behind an experiment in quantum mechanics. I should point out before we continue there is no real dead cat involved with the toy, just the theory behind it. It's fun! I promise.
If your parents ever yelled at you to get out of the house to get some exercise (or if your own conscience bugs you about it) but you didn't want to stop playing Call of Duty or Halo, Hasbro has a compromise: Lazer Tag, which mixes first shooting video game play with the real world. Update at the bottom of this post.
The big Toy Fair rumor this week was that Mattel had developed a Back to the Future-like hoverboard. Alas, it turned out to be a non-working collector's item, a duplicate of the prop from the film. Damn. Here's another company touting a hoverboard, one that functions a lot like a segway.
With the Toy Fair in New York City, Hasbro dropped a crateful of new Nerf dart guns and Super Soakers at the New York Toy Fair over the last few days. Here's a quick re-cap and a bonus video of what I think is going to be my favorite Nerf gun of 2012 so far.
Hasbro didn't just drop a bomb on us with its new Lightning Storm Super Soaker, it also introduced a whole lineup of new Nerf dart guns. And you know how much we love Nerf guns. Follow on through for the full visual tour of 2012's newest blasters!