Category Archives: TOYS

HPI Racing Special Edition Savage X 4.6 RTR

HPI Racing Special Edition Savage X 4.6 RTR 2.4GHz with Dodge Charger
(photos: HPI Racing) HPI Racing Special Edition Savage X 4.6 RTR | £579.99 | www.hpiracing.com

huge wheelies, big air stunts and going at extreme speed are pretty much made-believe stunts that you would see in Hollywood movies. trying those stunts not only put yourself and others at risk but it is most definitely going to wreck your precious ride and knocking out some trash cans and lamp posts in the process. instead, why not try those thrills that you dreamed of at a much smaller (and safer) scale – or 1/8 scale to be exact? say hello to HPI Racing Special Edition Savage X 4.6 RTR 2.4GHz radio control model truck cos’ this is the truck that’s going make your adrenalin pumping. it is 1/8 scale, so it is by no means small in terms of RC vehicles and it is powered by a Nitro Star 4.6 big block nitro engine that delivers nearly 3 horsepower screaming through all its four wheels, sending it to a top speed of 73 km/h (45 mph). Continue reading HPI Racing Special Edition Savage X 4.6 RTR

DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit

DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit
(photos: ThinkGeek) DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit | US$59.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

if you sneer at how the zombies are portrayed in the hollywood movies and you think you could do a better job in zombifying those undead, then the DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit is the kit for you. included in the kit is three 8-inch articulated action figure bodies (1/9th scale) that come with five different heads, two pair of hands, one pair of “just bitten” arms and legs, one pair “really rotten” arms and legs, one chest “prosthetic”, one complete business suit, one set of medical scrubs, one lab coat, two pairs of shoes and an instructional DVD offering tips and tricks in creating your perfect zombies. all you need is some paint, scissors, and your undead imagination. Continue reading DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 [video]

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
(photos: PARROT) Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 | US$299.00 | ardrone2.parrot.com

and i thought there would be no room for improvement for the original Parrot AR.Drone but i was wrong. during the just wrapped up CES 2012, Parrot unveiled its next generation AR.Drone, aptly dubbed the AR.Drone 2.0. at the first glance, the 2.0 may look pretty much like its predecessor but trust us, it is not. the 2.0 features a brand new design that incorporates a reinforce structure, a high definition camera that’s capable of HD 720p video recording, a new pressure sensor and gyroscope for improved flight at higher altitude, flight data sharing with a community of pilots, and a programmable director mode that lets your 2.0 goes on automatic flight to record video. Continue reading Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Griffin Helo TC Assault

Griffin HELO TC Assault
(image: Griffin) Griffin Helo TC Assault | US$59.99 | www.griffintechnology.com

get an edge over your missile launcher-equipped colleagues in an office cubical warfare with the Griffin Helo TC Assault, an updated iteration of the original Helo TC, an iPhone App controlled helicopter. as the name suggests, the Helo TC Assault gives you the added thrill of sending six live-fire missiles at your war-waging colleagues, along with the advantage of air mobility. Desk-based missile launcher versus remote controlled helicopter with missile launcher, it’s a no-brainer who would be the last one standing, doesn’t it? and when you are exhausted by the waging war, just tap on the new Auto Land button and bring your Helo TC Assault down safely. Continue reading Griffin Helo TC Assault

Swann new RC helicopter with camera and iOS control

Swann Sky Eye RC Helicopter
(photos: Swann) Swann iFly Micro Lightning (US$69.99) / Sky Eve (US$99.99) / Black Swann (US$99.99) | www.swann.com

let’s be honest: not everyone is cut out to be pilots, not even when it is a toy and if you are like me who finds a real radio control helicopter an eternal frustration to learn, then counter-rotating blades remote control helicopters might just be an easier option. speaking of which, these newly announced trio of RC helicopters from Swann might be worthy of your consideration. first in line is the i-Fly Micro Lightning helicopter, which offers control either with the included IR remote or by any iDevices. of course, for the latter, you will need Swann’s iFly app, which is available free on the AppStore. the other two, the Sky Eye and Black Swann, features a built-in camera that record flights with video or still images at the push of a button. Continue reading Swann new RC helicopter with camera and iOS control

cool stuff: custom 15,000-piece StarCraft II Battlecruiser

Custom LEGO StarCraft II Hyperion Battlecruiser
(photos: Sven Junga)

though i have a special affinity for LEGO, i admit that i don’t have the natural ‘LEGO hands’ to custom anything at all and that leaves me with the option of just admiring the great works done by true LEGO masters – like Sven Junga who lovingly created this huge 15,000-piece Hyperion battlecruiser from the game, StarCraft II. though it may not be as enormous as the LEGO Ventator-class Star Destroyer but it is not lacking in the details department. it took Junga six months to complete this beauty and he’s not about to stop there as it looks like his Terran army is growing. treat yourself to some awesome images of this beautiful creation after the break. trust me, LEGO fans (StarCraft fans or not) won’t want to miss it. Continue reading cool stuff: custom 15,000-piece StarCraft II Battlecruiser

RCR 917 Replica Car Slot Car Race Track

RCR 917 Replica Car Slot Car Race Track
(image: Slot Mods) RCR 917 Replica Car Slot Car Race Track | US$tba | www.slotmods.com

modern motorsports are no doubt exciting but true blue motorsports fans will agree that 70s was the golden era for such exhilarating sport. the same goes for the toys that replicate those thrilling experience, like the slot car toys that were once popular in the 70s and 80s. so it seems appropriate to combine these two icons of the golden era together and let us relive those glorious moments all over again, and the Slot Mods’ limited edition replica slot car race track featured here allows us to do just that. on the first glance, it looks like just another vintage race car replica that does not nothing but there’s actually a secret lurking underneath that sleek vintage race car. at a push of a button, it unveils an awesome 1:32 scale wooden slot car raceway that comes complete with handcrafted, period-accurate signs, banners, aluminum Armco railing, landscapes and structures. Continue reading RCR 917 Replica Car Slot Car Race Track

iLaunch Thunder – high tech office warfare arsenal

Dream Cheeky iLaunch Thunder
(image: Dream Cheeky/Brando) iLauncher Thunder | US$99.99 | www.dreamcheeky.com

toy gadgets that will allow you to engage in an office cubical warfare are not new but one that uses your iDevice as the launch control is something that makes us sit up and take notice. unlike the standard USB equipped foam missile launcher, the iLaunch Thunder connects to your iDevice wirelessly via Bluetooth and from your iDevice, you are able to maneuver the iLaunch through its 270deg of horizontal rotation, and more than 40deg of vertical movement. once you are ready to engage, just tap or shake your iDevice for the launch command that will send the foam dart up to 25-feet of range – a range that should be ample if you are working in an office without high cubicles. speaking of which, I hope they’d come out with a mortar system that will fire over high partitions or perhaps, incorporating a view cam for a more realistic aiming effect. Continue reading iLaunch Thunder – high tech office warfare arsenal

the world’s largest LEGO Christmas Tree [photos]

Faux-fir LEGO Christmas Tree
(image: Bright Bricks)

what the world’s favorite bricks can do is only limited by our imagination and since Christmas is drawing close, wouldn’t it be fitting to use these tiny toy bricks to create a Christmas tree? that’s exactly what Bright Bricks, the sole LEGO-certified professionals (yes, there is actually such certification) in the UK, has done. billed as the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree, it measures a gargantuan 38-feet (11.6-meter) tall, beating the current record holder by a good 2.6-meter. the tree uses an astounding 600,000 LEGO bricks for its creation and is topped with 1,000 LEGO ornaments and lightings. of course, LEGO by itself wouldn’t hold up the weight and hence Bright Bricks had a 3-ton steel framework in place to keep things together. this awesome Faux-fir LEGO Christmas Tree is currently on display at the St. Pancras International Station till January 4th, 2012. so if you happen to be in and around that location, do pop by for a look at this magnificent creation. more images after the break. Continue reading the world’s largest LEGO Christmas Tree [photos]

Redeemed Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader 12-inch Figure

Redeemed Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader 12-inch Figure Prototype
(photos: Sideshow Collectibles) Redeemed Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader 12-inch Figure Prototype | US$auction | www.sideshowtoy.com

have you ever imagine what if Darth Vader was on the Jedi’s side? well, you can stop imagining how the dark sith would look like if he was a white sith, so to speak, with this Redeemed Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader 12-inch Figure Prototype from Sideshow Collectibles. the Redeemed Anakin here is dressed up in his iconic Darth Vader garb splashed in a ‘Force Spirit’ white. i know, it probably looks just as odd as white chocolate but since this particular proposal by Sideshow Collectibles did not get nods from the licensor, the production was shelved and hence, turning the Redeemed Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader 12-inch Figure Prototype a delightful collectible item. something you wouldn’t want to miss, especially if you are a huge Darth Vader fan. Continue reading Redeemed Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader 12-inch Figure