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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're talking fun stuff. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the month. Be sure to keep checking back; in early September, we'll be giving away a ton of gear, including some of the picks in ...

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Last year, Hasbro reinvented 1998's hottest stuffed holiday sensation for the early 21st century. Furby got a full-on reboot, bringing improved locomotion, wireless communication, a tablet app and some vaguely creepy glowing eyes to the robotic pet. The toy company opted not to wait another decade...

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Back to the Future fans have waited with bated breath since Lego announced that it would soon rock their worlds with a fan-designed Cuusoo set, and now, we finally have a release date. On August 1st, Lego's Back to the Future Time Machine will go on sale for $34.99 from select retailers, but an ex...

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Awesomenauts, as we've discussed, was created to resemble Saturday morning cartoons of the 1980s. Now, developer Ronimo Games is trying to blur the line between the video game and its imaginary cartoon counterpart with a very real toy. Clunk, Awesomenauts' player-chomping, self-destructing tan...

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Remember that totally boss Metroid: Other M-style Samus action figure that Figma put into production last year, and how it was only sold in Japan? Well, no longer will you have to go to great personal expense to buy one in a used games store in Akihabara – not that any of us have done that or...

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Hitting 51 on my Scoundrel in Star Wars: The Old Republic meant getting what is probably the greatest ability ever, the ability to quickly roll forward. I absolutely love any sort of quick movement ability like that, especially rolls -- anything that lets me dart around the battlefield without bein...

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A new set of near field communication-enhanced toys for the Wii U action game Pokémon Scramble U will come to Japan on May 25. The game has yet to be announced for release worldwide, but it's a Pokémon game, so you should expect it. The second series of toys includes Eevee, Mewtwo, Cr...

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Get equipped with $99.95, so you can pre-order the Mega Man 25th anniversary statue shown at PAX East last week. The 10-inch-tall statue features USB-powered lights on the helmet and Mega Buster, along with spotlights on the base, and will ship this summer. It was originally going to be released on...

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Toy Fair 2013 is happening up in New York this week, and in addition to those Tomb Raider minimates we spotted earlier, there are a bevy of various playthings, action figures, and replica items available from a number of famous video game franchises and settings. Just down below, we've compiled a f...

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At last year's Toy Fair, Mattel was all about Apptivity. The line of figures that interact with an iPad didn't exactly revolutionize the industry. But, the company isn't giving up on the concept. In 2013 it's evolving and moving from action figures that you drag across a screen, to much more inter...

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At Toy Fair, Diamond Select Toys showed off six new Tomb Raider Minimate figures, based on the upcoming reboot. The Minimates, which look like Lego figures with more points of articulation, are slated to hit shelves this summer, as two-packs sold in comic and specialty stores. The six figures sho...

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We haven't checked in with littleBits in quite some time and, honestly, it was a bit of a surprise to find the electronic tinker toys hiding in a quiet corner of the floor at Toy Fair this year. The property has grown quite a bit in the past few years. For one, it's no longer a "project" but an ac...

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Cloudrobot is, potentially, the worst name we've ever heard for a product. Thankfully, if this robotic pugilist ever does come to market, we're pretty confident it'll be under a different brand. These fighters are not nearly as cute or pocketable as the Battroborgs that punched their way through t...

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Ubisoft has announced a partnership with McFarlane Toys, worldwide purveyors of articulated, authorized licensed memorabilia, the result of which is a forthcoming line of Assassin's Creed 3 dolls action figures. The first series, available at retailers sometime this summer, will include Conner (in ...

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