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Category Archives: toys

RydeSafe Reflective Decals – turn your Nerf gun into a Death Ray

What do you get when you combine reflective bike decals and a Nerf gun? An alien-blasting space gun, of course! Well, okay, not really…but the RydeSafe Reflective Decals will definitely make any Nerf gun look 100x cooler in the dark. RydeSafe actually makes reflective decals for bicycles, but who says you need to apply the decals to bikes? Or Nerf guns for that matter. Apply it to your clothes and make yourself a light suit a la Tron or just stick ’em on your forehead. The option is yours!

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LAST Camera: build it yourself!

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Still too stubborn to move to a digital SLR? Are you a fan of how film photography looks? Check out the LAST Camera, which is a camera that you build yourself. Using several snap-on plastic pieces, anyone can build this DIY camera. The assembly of the LAST Camera reminds me of the Gundam model kits I used to build when growing up. Its perfect for the professional shutterbugs looking to experiment with a toy camera or to give to kids as their first foray into photography.

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Natural Pokémon – made from leaves

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Check out these Pokémon characters made from colorful leaves and rocks. Created by Jacob Carter, he uses material that were sourced by mother nature to create rather cute portraits of Pikachu, Charmander, Ivysaur, Psyduck, Diglett, and Exeggutor. Hit the jump for more pictures.

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Life-size LEGO car, goes 19 mph

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Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida are the two wizards behind this beauty — a real life-size LEGO car that runs entirely on air. The project, called Super Awesome Micro Project, is made from over 500,000 LEGO pieces! This thing “screams” (okay, well, not really) down the road at 12-19 mph. The pneumatic engine itself features four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons. The car is completely drivable…steering and all!

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Build-On Brick Mug – get your Lego on every morning

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Everybody loves playing with LEGO right? What if you were given the chance to play with your favorite toy bricks every morning while sipping on a cup of Joe. You certainly can with the Build-On Brick Mug from our favorite Geek store, ThinkGeek. The Build-on Brick Mug is compatible with LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K’NEX Bricks. And since it is a 12-ounce mug after all, you can put any type of liquid you fancy. Even alchohol, if you like to build stuff while drunk!

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PowerUp 3.0 – control your paper airplanes with your iPhone

The PowerUp 3.0 (which is an upgrade from the PowerUp 2.0) allows you to turn an ordinary paper airplane into something you can control via your Apple iPhone. The PowerUp 3.0 is a battery-powered propeller with an attached rudder that allows you up to 10 minutes of controlled flight. Its features a carbon-fiber shaft, 180 feet range, and a crash proof bumper. All you have to do is fold yourself a paper airplane and attach the PowerUp 3.0 in between the center fold of the plane — right in-between the wings. Then, download and install the app on your iPhone and you’ll have full control of the paper airplane by tilting your phone left or right. However, this will be useless if you don’t know how to fold a paper plane. Keep reading to see the PowerUp 3.0 in action.

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