Category Archives: TOYS

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

HANDRUX Shovel looks suspiciously like Iron Man’s hands

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(image credit: Uncommon Goods) HANDTRUX Shovel | US$18.00 | www.uncommongoods.com

home improvement equipment always have me going all excited and one that looks like an Iron Man’s hand? i am totally sold. HANDTRUX Shovel is a mini shovel made to fit your hand like a glove. as you can see from the image, all you need to do is to slip on the ABS plastic shovel and start digging. as simple as that. perhaps, Tony Stark should consider designing such an add on for his suit so he can make himself useful while not slugging out with the bad guys. Continue reading HANDRUX Shovel looks suspiciously like Iron Man’s hands

1/6th scale mark II limited edition Armor Unleashed Iron Man

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(image credit: Hot Toys) 1/6th scale Mark II (Armor Unleashed Version) Limited Edition Collectible Figurine | US$tbc | www.hottoys.com.hk

fans of Iron Man – the movie, rejoice. here’s another master piece from Hot Toys to add to your growing list of Iron Man collections. entitled Mark II (Armor Unleashed Version) Limited Edition Collectible Figurine, this is a 1/6th scale, movie accurate Mark II specially crafted based on the image of Don Cheadle as Mark II in the movie.

this limited edition item features authentic head sculpt to the likeness of Don Cheadle, detachable chest, biceps, thigh armors and LED-lighted interchangeable boots – all complete with exoskeleton details. Continue reading 1/6th scale mark II limited edition Armor Unleashed Iron Man

this RC car is powered by pull-rings from drink cans

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(credit: dalh2orean.com)

still remember the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future II (Universal Pictures, 1985)? it had a Fusion reactor that ran on trash? looks like we are one step closer to that reality of using trash to power our vehicles, except that this particular RC car here feeds on aluminum pull-rings from our everyday drink cans or just any aluminum waste that are small enough to fit into the fuel tank. dubbed the dAIH2Orean, this RC car is not your run-of-the-mill radio controlled car, it is modified to run on aluminum soda ring cans, or aluminum residual parts mixed with hydroxide of sodium dissolved in water. Continue reading this RC car is powered by pull-rings from drink cans

you can make your own brain-controlled RC Helicopter

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(credit: Puzzlebox)

no kidding. this is a real working RC helicopter hacked to be controlled by an EEG headset. the consumer-grade EEG headset measures the brainwave’s concentration and relaxation, communicates the flight commands to the helicopter via the electrode on the headset, which act as an antennae. two software are used in this process, namely, Puzzlebox Synapse and Puzzlebox Brainstorms. the former connects to consumer-grade EEG headsets such as the NeuroSky MindSet or Emotiv EPOC while the latter connect to the transmitter chip harvested from the RC helicopter’s original remote control. Continue reading you can make your own brain-controlled RC Helicopter

Sideshow Collectibles announced Comic-Con 2011 exclusives

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(credit: Sideshow Collectibles)

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is the perhaps the biggest comic-related event on the planet. though it’s a good three months before this prestigious event, Sideshow Collectibles has announced its Comic-Con 2011 exclusives which include Cobra Ninja Viper 1/6 Scale Figure, AVP Predator Mask Set Prop Replica, Clone Commander 1/6 Scale Figure and Iron Man Bust Set Prop Replica. check out some images of these gorgeous product after the break. there are two editions to each exclusive, namely, the Attendee Edition and the Non-attendee Edition. Continue reading Sideshow Collectibles announced Comic-Con 2011 exclusives