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Pictionary Goes High-tech, Makes You Draw In The Air With ‘Light Pen’

Is drawing on papers proved to be little to no challenge for you in a game of Pictionary? Well, if that is so, this new modernized Pictionary edition should be right up your alley. Mattel announced a new Pictionary with a high-tech twist called Pictionary Air. Seriously, the product name couldn’t be more literal. Pictionary Air is the classic charades-style word-guessing drawing game (kind of like Win, Lose, or Draw), but instead of doodling on a piece of paper, you will need to draw, in the air, with a ‘light pen’. If you ever tried light painting, you will know how hard it is. Continue reading Pictionary Goes High-tech, Makes You Draw In The Air With ‘Light Pen’

Mega Construx Unveiled Masters of the Universe: Castle Grayskull Set

Mattel-owned Mega Construx has just revealed a Masters of the Universe: Castle Grayskull construction set based on the classic 80s cartoon series. Yes, that’s right. The superhero who screams “by the power of the Grayskull,” turning himself from a fully clothed person into a hero in underwear and the infamous Castle Grayskull will be available as a buildable toy set. Continue reading Mega Construx Unveiled Masters of the Universe: Castle Grayskull Set

Mattel’s Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue Robot Previewed

I am not sure if training a dinosaur is possible, let alone taming one that is reputed to be as ferocious as the infamous Velociraptor, but with the Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue Robot, you sure can. Based on “fan-favorite” Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, this toy robot version of Owen’s pet dinosaur comes with a remote control that resembles Owen’s clicker in the movie and it boasts four modes of play, including Training Mode, Guard Mode, RC Mode, and Total Control Mode. Here are the details of what the different modes will do: Continue reading Mattel’s Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue Robot Previewed

Hot Wheels Zoom In Is A $1 Toy Car Made For Use With GoPro Camera

Ever dream of sitting in the hot seat of a car on trailblazing run on the familiar orange plastic Hot Wheels track? Well, now you can – all thanks to the official Mattel and GoPro collaboration. With the Mattel Hot Wheels Zoom In, you can strap on a GoPro Hero4 Session (or any compatible GoPro) in a secure and proper manner, and let it take on the orange track. Continue reading Hot Wheels Zoom In Is A $1 Toy Car Made For Use With GoPro Camera

Justice League RC Batmobile Spews Real Exhaust, Offers FPV Driving

What you see here is a RC Batmobile from toy maker Mattel. So what’s with this RC toy that gets us so stoked? Well, first and foremost, it is an exact replica of the Batmobile that will appear in the upcoming DC Comics’ Justice League movie. As you can see, Bruce’s crimefighting automobile gets some serious boost in firepower with an over the top look for good measure. Hey, we are not complaining cos’ it’s Batfleck. But being a replica of the movie’s car is just half of the story. The other half being, it has a real exhaust that, you know, spews out white smoke (harmless smoke, Mattel assures) and a dashcam of sort so you can drive this badass ride with your smartphone as what Batman would sees. Continue reading Justice League RC Batmobile Spews Real Exhaust, Offers FPV Driving

Look, Hot Wheels Made A Real Life X-Wing Car And It Looks Totally Awesome

When you were a kid, you probably had dreamed of being a pilot because you thought you could one day pilot a X-Wing Fighter. Now that you are all grown up, reality sets in; you know that X-Wing Fighter defies the law of aerodynamics and hence, it will never be a real aircraft, much less one that does dogfight in the deep black space and so, the Real Life Hot Wheels X-Wing Car you see here is probably the closest thing you will ever get to a X-wing fighter. Even then that is an impossibility as far as ownership is concern cos’ this particularly exciting custom ride is one-of-a-kind. In other words, no amount of money in the world will be able to get it. Continue reading Look, Hot Wheels Made A Real Life X-Wing Car And It Looks Totally Awesome

Mattel Celebrates 50 Years Of Star Trek With New Star Trek Barbie Dolls

50 years. That’s how long since the first Star Trek series hit the tube on NBC and it forever changed how we see sci-fi and beam me up, Scotty becomes an acceptable expression. You can say Star Trek phenomena is a pop culture of our time, one that lets our imagination run to wildest corner of the universe and it is also possibly a series that inspired many of the inventions we enjoy today. In celebration of the franchise’s 50 years, toy maker Mattel, the name behind Barbie, will be releasing a new line of Barbie dolls based on Star Trek the original series – two decades after it first did in 1996 on the franchise’s 30th anniversary. Announced through Entertainment Weekly, the initial offerings will include Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Lt. Uhura. Continue reading Mattel Celebrates 50 Years Of Star Trek With New Star Trek Barbie Dolls

Mattel’s New View-Master VR Headset Is Sleek, But Very Un-View-Master

It’s barely six months after the VR generation-centric View-Master hits the stores and Mattel is already all set to show off an upgraded version of the first at this year’s Toy Fair. The View-Master DLX, as it is called, will sport better optics, focal adjustment and enhanced audio via, presumably, the integrated headphone connector. As you can see from the image above, the device looks radically differently from first VR View-Master. Clearly, it is a whole lot less kiddish and also noticeably larger. The phone mount also gets a redesign to accommodate more variety of phone sizes including the smaller iPhone 5. It also boasts a redesigned latch for more secure hold. Continue reading Mattel’s New View-Master VR Headset Is Sleek, But Very Un-View-Master

Mattel’s ThingMaker Reimagined For 2016, Wants Kids To Design And Make Their Own Toys With 3D Printer

So you think Play-Doh spurs kids’ creativity and imagination? Well, it did, but Mattel’s is going to give that modelling compound a run for their money with its ThingMaker ecosystem which includes the ThingMaker Design App and wait for it, a kid-friend, easy-to-use ThingMaker 3D Printer. How’s that for a high-tech toy? I bet it is going to make Play-Doh and the equivalent looks like cavemen’s plaything. ThingMaker was first introduced as an at-home maker device in the 60s, but with the ThingMaker 2016, Mattel is beckoning kids of today to create their own toys, 3D print the parts and put them together via ball and socket joints. As Mattel puts it, with ThingMaker, it is basically handing over the “keys to the toy factory.” Continue reading Mattel’s ThingMaker Reimagined For 2016, Wants Kids To Design And Make Their Own Toys With 3D Printer

Mattel x Google View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack Hits The Shelves

Remember the View-Master toy as reimagined by Mattel and Google announced earlier this year? Well, here’s the good news: it is now available, just in time for this gifting season. Priced at just $25, this kid-friendly high-tech toy is actually based on Google’s virtual reality platform, Cardboard, which kind of makes it a Virtual Reality headset. Ok. It is a VR headset, which also got us thinking: aren’t today’s VR headsets are kind of the View-Master of the 21st century? Just saying… Anywho, instead of a slot for reels, Mattel x Google View-Master Toy has a slot to accommodate a smartphone, which will be responsible for producing the images. Continue reading Mattel x Google View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack Hits The Shelves