Category Archives: TOYS

Lego Technic Unimog U 400 is the biggest Technic model ever

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(credit: Daimler) LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 | €190.00 | www.lego.com

marking the 60th Jubilee of the Unimog, Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with the world’s biggest toy manufacturer LEGO to create the LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 model. the LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 is a 2048 elements kit that is targeted at adult LEGO fans (like yours truly here – trying to contain my excitement…) and it is designed true to the real Unimog with real functions, mimicking the real thing. Continue reading Lego Technic Unimog U 400 is the biggest Technic model ever

the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa to join LEGO Architecture

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(credit: LEGO via DVICE) LEGO Architecture – Burj Khalifa | US$tba | www.lego.com

you don’t need to have an astronomical wealth in order to ‘collect’ beautiful architectures around the world and i ain’t kidding. well, except that the ‘collection’ is not something that you can walk into but they only rest on your table or display shelf. i am talking about LEGO’s Architecture series and soon to join the likes of Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Empire State Building and the many others is the Burj Khalifa building. located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the real-deal Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building measuring an astounding 2,684 ft (818 meters). Continue reading the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa to join LEGO Architecture

trading card goes high-tech with Panini video trading cards

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(credit: Panini via Wired)

remember those good old trading cards that even kids of today’s are still fondly collecting them? well, an Italian trading card company, Panini is set to give the trading card market a boost with its latest product known as Panini HRX (Highlight Reel Xperience). the card will still be made from card but with an addition of a LCD screen that touted to have a “HD quality” screen. Continue reading trading card goes high-tech with Panini video trading cards

limited edition Stealth Iron Man Legendary Scale Bust

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(credit: Marvel) Limited Edition Stealth Iron Man Legendary Scale Bust | US$199.50 | www.marvelstore.com

fans of Marvel Comic’s Iron Man will probably going to dig this: a 1:2 scale Limited Edition Stealth Iron Man Legendary Scale Bust measuring a cool 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) tall. this particular item is Iron Man in blue ‘stealth’ armor that was first featured in Iron Man comic volume 1 issue #152. Continue reading limited edition Stealth Iron Man Legendary Scale Bust

LEGO wants you to have a MBA in LEGO Building

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(image credit: LEGO) LEGO Master Builder Academy Kits | US$29.90 | mba.lego.com

try very hard but still can’t get a MBA? why not go the easy, leisurely way with LEGO’s MBA, also known as the Master Builder Academy. while this MBA won’t guarantee you with a 7-figure remuneration package job but it will give the foundation you need to build your very own custom LEGO models. touted as “a multi-year, multi-level experience”, the LEGO MBA guides members in learning the unique skills of LEGO building through a structured journey of lessons and interactive inspirations and rewards. Continue reading LEGO wants you to have a MBA in LEGO Building

express yourself using brainwave-controlled cat ears

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we have seen how commercially available EEG device can be modded to control a RC helicopter, now here’s another interesting application: brainwave-controlled cat-like ears. dubbed the Necomimi, the ears is worn like a headband over the user’s head and when the user concentrates or sees something interesting, the ears stand up. as the user relaxes, the sensor detects the decreasing brain activity, hence making the ears fall down. Continue reading express yourself using brainwave-controlled cat ears

Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

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(image credit: screenshot from Amazing Lasers! video)

the guru of all things laser has done it again. this time KipKay cracked open a replica Plasma Cutter from Dead Space 2 that came with the collectors’ edition game. though, this replica is a little shy of the full size replica from Epic Weapons but KipKay has bestowed it with two blue 1-watt laser diodes with micro boost drives, one purple 600 mW laser diode with a micro flex-drive, and the result is a working laser emitting Plasma Cutter that burst balloon and light matches. check out the humorous informercial-like brief instructional video after the break. Continue reading Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

the evolution of water guns: swappable water magazines

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(credit: NERF via ars technica) NERF Super Soaker Thunderstorm | US$14.99 | www.nerf.com

water guns has evolved from simple fill it and shoot (or is spray?) to pump action and now water clip. the NERF’s new line of Super Soakers, in particular, the Thunderstorm featured here uses swappable water magazines. now, all soak-loving folks can go into the water battle without needing to head to the sink for refills or at least, not so frequently. Continue reading the evolution of water guns: swappable water magazines

RCSuperhero lets you fly a superhero with radio control

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(image credit: RCSuperhero.com) RCSuperhero 75″ Kit | US$295.00 | www.rcsuperhero.com

ever dream of being a superhero? the sad truth is, you can’t be one but as a consolation, at least you can fly one – literally. these folks from RCSuperhero.com has created a radio control flying superhero for your enjoyment. instead of the usual aircraft bodies normally associated with RC flying, these radio control flying machines take on the shape of a superhero. for as little as $9.95, you can purchase an e-plan to build a 57-inch RCSuperhero. Continue reading RCSuperhero lets you fly a superhero with radio control

cool stuff: audio book reading life-size LEGO Space Helmet

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(image credit: Jonathan Robson)

now, here’s a concept that all LEGO-loving earthlings would wish to have. designer Jonathan Robson conceived this life-size minifig LEGO Space Helmet that plays downloadable audio tracks for comics. the inside of this helmet with gold visor is padded and acts as a headset for listening to the audio. of course, the child could also role play with this helmet too. Continue reading cool stuff: audio book reading life-size LEGO Space Helmet