Category Archives: TOYS

Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive

Kids these days are a lucky bunch. Because, not only do they get to play with RC version of Lightning McQueen, the protagonist car who’s born to race in Disney’s animated flick Cars, but also, watch him express himself. Confused? Allow me explain. You see, the Ultimate Lightning McQueen from Sphero is not your run-of-the-mill remote control toy (it’s Sphero, ya’know?). It is expressive, very expressive – thanks to a a 210 x 120 LCD display that provide him with animated eyes, as well as soft plastic incorporated at the mouth area, which works together to allow McQueen to be emotive as he spits out 300 different phrases and McQueen reacts to your touches too. Continue reading Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive

A Giant LEGO Flying RC Aircraft Is Not Quite LEGO, But Awesome Nonetheless

LEGO bricks can build wonders, including an assortment of aircrafts, but have you ever thought about this: are those aircrafts aerodynamically sounds for them to take to the skies? I bet you didn’t think much about it. Well, me neither, but one dude by the name of Adam Woodworth, AKA ajw61185 (the same person behind the Nerf ball-shooting RC A-10), not only pondered about this lesser asked question, but took it upon himself to put it to the test. But there’s a twist here: Woodworth did not make bricks fly; instead, he build a large replica of his favorite childhood LEGO airplane set called Solo Trainer. Continue reading A Giant LEGO Flying RC Aircraft Is Not Quite LEGO, But Awesome Nonetheless

Fools Paradise: Is Bane Sulking Over The Melted Ice Cream He Can’t Eat?

You know what is the greatest pain Batman’s arch nemesis, Bane, experiences? Probably not the gas mask that he wear to continuously suppresses his excruciating pain; it is probably how he have to witness an ice cream melting before him because he can’t eat it (because of the mask). Ok. I get it. That’s a lame joke, because Bane can eat and drink. All he have to do is to remove the mask and feed himself the painkiller externally, presumably as he consumes his meal. But that doesn’t take away the fun of Fools Paradise interpretation of Bane sulking over a fast melting ice cream he held in his hand and standing next to a coin-operated kiddie ride of the The Dark Knight’s iconic ride, the Tumbler. The camo one, of course. The matte black is still with the cape crusader. Continue reading Fools Paradise: Is Bane Sulking Over The Melted Ice Cream He Can’t Eat?

Stud-less Tiny, Magnetized Building Cubes Lets You Create 3D Pixel Art

Pixelated graphics used to be a thing frown upon, but then, somewhere down the road, we learned to appreciate the beauty of pixels and images form or 3D objects created with obvious pixels becomes art. I am not going to lie; I am quite a fan of pixel art but rest assure, it has nothing to do with Minecraft. Anyways, if you appreciate the good’ol pixel art, then I am sure you will dig the Pixio Magnetic Construction Set. But what the heck is Pixio Magnetic Construction Set? Well, simply put, it is LEGO blocks without stud and in tiny 8 mm (about 1.3-inch) cube form. Continue reading Stud-less Tiny, Magnetized Building Cubes Lets You Create 3D Pixel Art

LEGO Celebrates Star Wars Day With Exclusive Offers And Free R2-D2 Set

There is always a reason for sales and May 4th, being the designated Star Wars Day (you know, ‘may (the month May) the Force (4th) be with you?), is no exception and while every other businesses are jumping into the bandwagon, we are particularly interested in what LEGO has to offer and I am sure you are too. So, here goes. LEGO is celebrating Star Wars Day with exclusive LEGO Star Wars offers, for a limited time, and along with discounted stickers, folks who made purchase of $50 or more LEGO Star Wars items will get a free polybag set of R2-D2 Set – a departure from the usual minifigures issued as LEGO May 4th exclusives. Continue reading LEGO Celebrates Star Wars Day With Exclusive Offers And Free R2-D2 Set

Did You Know Xiaomi Has A Tablet That Is Also A Transformers Robot?

Yes. There is a ‘transforming’ Xiaomi tablet, but it is not kind of transformer tablet you may have imagined. It’s a toy, which is what makes it so interesting. Seriously, I don’t know how we managed to miss this exciting news when it was out last year. But hey, you know what they say? It’s better late than never. Anyways, last year, U.S. toy giant Hasbro and China handset maker Xiaomi jointly released a toy inspired by the iconic Decepticon robot, Soundwave, from the Transformers franchise. Kids of the eighties will remember Soundwave as the robot that masquerade as a cassette tape recorder that commands a bunch of cassette tape robot minions. Continue reading Did You Know Xiaomi Has A Tablet That Is Also A Transformers Robot?

NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set

If you have not heard, NASA Apollo Saturn V is set to launch again. Except that this time, this space-bound rocket ain’t heading to space and NASA will not be responsible for the launch; instead LEGO is the behind it and the iconic rocket will be launch by you, in the comfort of your own home, with this massive LEGO Ideas-born set called LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). I know right? This is probably the most exciting news all of last week. I mean, seriously, a piece of mankind’s history, the glory of Americans’ achievement, that can be assembled by your own hands? Continue reading NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set

New Iron Man Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Previewed By Hot Toys

The trailers of the much anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming did not actually let Marvel fans in on Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but fret not you eager Iron Man fans cos’ Hong Kong-based toy maker has the tidbit and this is what Stark’s latest toy will look like. This latest crime fighting armor features a lot more silver than usual, along with an equal amount of Hot Rod red, while gold, though present, kind of takes a back seat. We can only say that gold is merely accents in this latest iteration, designated Mark XLVII (47, already???). As always, expect this collectible figure to be movie-accurate and of course, meticulously sculptured with details showcasing the metallic red/gold/silver armour’s sleek lines and the trapezoid-shaped indent around the arc reactor. Continue reading New Iron Man Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Previewed By Hot Toys

Fools Paradise x Hold’em By JPX Thailand Toy Expo Exclusive

Independent vinyl figures collectors take note. Fools Paradise and teamed up with Thailand street fashion label Hold’Em Denim and toy brand JPX to issue a very limited Fools x Paradise x Hold’em by JPX vinyl figures, called I want to be ZauZ. With the set you will find two figures adorned with unique “3 straps” signature band on them. The set depicts Fool’s tattoo-obsessed alternate ’Batman’ (complete with undersized cap, of course, and disgruntle look, as always) being inked by a scrawny dude which appears to come with an alternate head sculpture. Continue reading Fools Paradise x Hold’em By JPX Thailand Toy Expo Exclusive

Tickle Me Elmo Without Fur Is Basically Nightmare On Elmo Street

A lot of things are cute when we don’t see the things beneath it. Like for example, a girl maybe cute, but sometimes, just sometimes, the character may not. Ok. Maybe that’s a little too judgemental. I apologize if anyone got butthurt over my comment but one thing for sure, Elmo, specifically Tickle Me Elmo – the popular toy launched by Tyco Toys back in 1996, isn’t all that cute if it loses its iconic red fur. How we know? Well, thanks to Canada Science and Technology Museum now we know because CSTM did the unimaginable: stripping the furry red muppet of its fur, recorded the fur-less ‘thing’ in action and posted a video of it on Twitter. Continue reading Tickle Me Elmo Without Fur Is Basically Nightmare On Elmo Street