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Hasbro recently opened up its toy universe by letting you sell fan fiction; now, it's giving you a chance to make some officially-sanctioned toys of your own. The company has just teamed up with Shapeways to launch SuperFanArt, a site that lets you both buy and sell 3D-printed designs based on Has...

July 21st 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Sure, Anki Drive put robotic toy cars on the map, but it's not ideal -- not everyone can justify giving their kids iOS devices just to steer plastic vehicles. You won't have that issue if Wow Labs gets its Real FX kit on to store shelves. The system blends conventional RC handsets with smart, opti...

June 25th 2014 at 7:50pm 0 Comments
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If your child is constantly glued to a tablet swiping away at birds or fruit, you're probably wistfully wishing for the days when kids liked playing with actual toys. Well, Lego just might have the perfect solution for you and your offspring. Today, the maker of the beloved construction bricks ann...

June 19th 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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K'NEX is making a line of Plants vs. Zombies toy sets, ranging from adorable mystery figurines to large battlegrounds. The following Plants vs. Zombies K'NEX sets are available now: Mystery Figure Bags, a Pirate Ship set, Wall-nut Bowling set, Cone Mech set, Football Mech set, Wild West Skirmish s...

June 18th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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It's our first year touring Japan's premier toy show, and we'd be happy to do it again. Among traditional wooden blocks, tricycles, action figures and card games (so many card games!) there's a plenty of toys with a suprisingly high level of technology -- like maglev toy trains. Japanese toymakers...

June 16th 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we spoke at this year's Tokyo Toy Show. It had two very different toys on hand, one a train that the company claims can reach up to 600 KPH (relative to its scale, at least). To our untrained eyes, all we...

June 13th 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Collectors with limited inventory space in World of Warcraft (read: all of us) will be glad to hear more info on the toybox feature -- an in-game interface where toys and vanity items can be stored -- that's coming to the game in Warlords of Draenor. Details are still scarce, but Wowhead has collec...

June 1st 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We first learned of MakerBot's Digital Shop plans back at CES, and now the 3D printing outfit has announced its first licensing agreement: Sesame Street. That's right folks, starting today, you can download the requisite files needed to print your own Mr. Snuffleupagus, with more characters making...

May 14th 2014 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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Designer toy manufacturer Threezero has acquired the rights to produce figures based on Titanfall's towering automatons in 1/12 and 1/6 scale. The first figure to be introduced will be the 1/12 scale Atlas, which is about 20 inches tall and comes with a pilot. Threezero has released a teaser image...

March 30th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The big story at this year's Toy Fair was definitely STEM. That stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- four areas of study that educational companies and bureaucracies have been pushing more students to get involved with. So it was no surprise that, as we wandered the halls...

February 17th 2014 at 6:38pm 0 Comments