Category Archives: TOYS

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2
(photos: LEGO) LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 | US$179.99 | www.lego.com

when it comes to Star Wars, the characters Darth Vader, C3-PO and R2-D2, appear to stand out from the horde, each having their own ‘qualities’ that capture our hearts. strangely, Luke Skywalker never seems to make the popularity list but at least his light saber managed to make the round of replicas that Star Wars fans endear so much. it turns out that we earthlings either lookup to the dark side and on the other spectrum, adore the cute. speaking of cute, R2-D2 is perhaps the most loved character and it’s popularity is not something to be belittled. Continue reading LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2

Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props

Custom LEGO The Avengers' Props
(photos: Ken Robichaud) Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props | US$na

like we said, not everything we feature here is to tempt you into spending your hard-earned dough and you certainly won’t be able to buy these awesome fan-made Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props. skilled LEGO builder Ken Robichaud created these brick-based full-scaled props inspired by the movie, The Avengers, which include Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Hawkeye’s bow and a set of specialty arrow heads, and Black Widow’s equipment. and for those who are wondering… no, there’s no Hulk’s fist, which we thought would be an awesome addition (though technically speaking, that’s no weapon) and we are missing a repulsor too. Continue reading Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props

Personalized Superhero Action Figures

Personalized Superhero Action Figures
(photos: Firebox) Personalized Superhero Action Figures | £79.99 | www.firebox.com

the concept of superheroes have been around for decades and as grown up, we know they are just make-believe – a childhood fantasy about good versus evil but some grown folks (we, being one of them) harbors the secret desire to have such an alter ego, though maybe not so much for vigilante intent but to get at your childhood bully who had sent your pink bicycle hanging up in the tree some decades ago. well, the truth is, violence is never a solution and donning a clunky costume to look like Iron Man will only make you look even more dumb, unless you happen to be in the middle of comic-con. Continue reading Personalized Superhero Action Figures

Spherovelo Juno by Early Rider

Spherovelo Juno by Early Rider
(photos: Early Rider) Spherovelo Juno by Early Rider | £69.00 | www.earlyrider.com

riding a bicycle requires a certain set of balance and motor skill. these lifelong assets can be developed while your kid is still a toddler, thus allowing them to shorten their learning curve in picking up activities like skating, cycling and the likes as they grow up. while the market is certainly not lacking of learning aid such as toddler bicycle, they don’t look exactly inviting. that’s where the Spherovelo Juno by Early Rider comes in. first off, it looks nothing like the intimidating bicycle, which makes it more toddler-friendly and it offers a two-stage learning process. Continue reading Spherovelo Juno by Early Rider

Scalextric James Bond 007 Cars

Scalextric James Bond 007 Cars
(photos: Scalextric) Scalextric James Bond 007 Cars | from £49.99 | www.scalextric.com

every movie goers would have agreed that the cars driven by James Bond are as famous as the MI6 agent himself (and the ladies, of course). through the five decades, there is one make that stands out from the rest: the Aston Martin – specifically the gadget-laden Silver Birch DB5, which first appeared in the Goldfinger. well, obviously majority of us will never have the opportunity to own one, let alone taking it for spin. however, for the less ambitious lot (we included), there is always the scaled down Scalextric James Bond 007 Cars (from £47.99 or about US$76 ea.) to fill that void. Continue reading Scalextric James Bond 007 Cars

Double Barreled Marshmallow Shooter

Double Barreled Marshmallow Shooter
(photos: ThinkGeek) Double Barreled Marshmallow Shooter | US$34.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

when you were a kid, remember how your parents used to tell you not to play with your food? well, now that we have all growth up, the ‘not to play with your food’ rule is no longer valid. on the contrary, it has been glorified into a pump-action shooter that fires totally harmless miniature marshmallows, shotgun-style, into the face of your enemies. meet the the Double Barreled Marshmallow Shooter that features a toy-beautiful design and a pair of transparent top-rack magazines that hold 25 miniature marshmallows (that makes a total of 50 awesome marshmallow firepower), lock and ready for your food fight party. Continue reading Double Barreled Marshmallow Shooter

Rocking Italian Scooter Deluxe

Rocking Italian Scooter Deluxe
(photos: Théatron Italian Art) Rocking Italian Scooter Deluxe | US$2,300.00 | www.etsy.com

remember when you were a kid, a rocking horse was the thrill ride? now, don’t go expecting your kids to be thrilled by that ancient rocking pony cos’ they would probably prefer to rock your iPad more. however, you could keep the rocking tradition a wee bit non-traditional with the Rocking Italian Scooter Deluxe. yes. instead of a vintage horse, this one has a scooter that resembles the icon of our time, the Vespa and that rocking structure down there? it definitely look more sturdier than your childhood’s rocking horse. Continue reading Rocking Italian Scooter Deluxe

Air Strike Catapult – office warfare, medieval style

Air Strike Catapult
(photos: ThinkGeek) Air Strike Catapult | US$14.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

being a white collar worker can be quite monotonous at times and that’s why mankind invented office warfare to kill the boredom. that office warfare is evolving, growing rapidly from primitive throwing of crumpled papers to high-tech iDevice controlled missile launcher (foam, of course). then, chest-height cubicles stop us on our tracks like the fortress of the medieval era, which calls for a more medieval arsenal like the Air Strike Catapult. it comes equipped with six spiky foam balls that you can send 40 feet down the office and a trio of suction cups that ensure your rig is locked down sturdily for the ultimate office warfare. Continue reading Air Strike Catapult – office warfare, medieval style

Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale model

Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale model
(photos: Ferrari) Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale | US$319.00 | store.ferrari.com

Ferrari has its fans – some whom readily afford any new ride that it rolls out, while others, well… are just fans who make do with what they can afford such as acquiring their fashion wears, peripherals or perhaps, for the more dedicated not-so-well-to-do fans, die-cast cars. the latter offers the exact deal, albeit being a non-drivable, scaled down version but still, very much desirable and you can admired it all day long without having to spend the entire time in your garage or driveway. speaking of which, you probably can get your hands on the latest Ferrari F12berlinetta in its 1:43 scale form much earlier than the real road-going example when it (meaning the real thing) finally makes its public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Continue reading Ferrari F12berlinetta 1:43 scale model

The Game of Life: zAPPED Edition

The Game of Life: zAPPED Edition
(photos: Hasbro) The Game of Life: zAPPED Edition | US$24.99 | www.hasbrotoyshop.com

one can never truly relish the fun of board game without a physical board but that does not mean you can’t integrate modern technology into a otherwise traditional board game, which is exactly what the The Game of Life: zAPPED Edition did. this addition brings iPad and iPad app into its game equation and thereby offering an interactive gaming experience. however, traditionalist need not to worry about losing the physical touch, cos’ the familiar cars, pegs and the board are still part of the game. all you have to do is to download the free app, hand out the cars and cash (no, credit card is still not in the order yet), place your iPad on the board, and you are all set to go. Continue reading The Game of Life: zAPPED Edition