3D Printing is slowly and steadily trying to make its move into the toy industry, and with this latest masterpiece created with the help of 3D printing technology leaves us wanting for more. The HMC Boudicca is a 20-inch multilevel walking tank and it is a treat to watch it work.It has been assembled with the help of 400 hand-painted, 3D printed parts and has been powered with Arduino-controlled servos, […]
It does look as though there is a wee bit of CSI element in this particular toy from Takara Tomy of Japan – basically, the Kokoro Scanner, as it is called, is being marketed to be a lie detector. How does it tell whether you are fibbing or not? Well, the level of your current physiological disturbance will be shown off in a shade of different colors, where this particular […]
Will.i.am ventures into a non-music related business idea - a smartdog toy.
Riding a fully-functional mech is probably extremely high on most people’s list, or at least people that could be considered to be extremely cool, and we might never get to see the day where we can ride a mech, a Japanese company is making it possible for your kids to do so.Sakakibara-Kikai created the Kidswalker NT, which is a miniature gas-powered exoskeleton which features a chest plate that flips up […]
Remote control helicopters were a fad not too long ago, but who needs that when you can fly a remote control plane, which also acts as spy vehicle collecting video as you fly. Red5 has just introduced its spy hawk plane, which comes with a 5 megapixel camera attached to the nose. The aircraft beams the video back to your 3.5-inch screen which is embedded in the controller. The plane can […]
Remember the realistic-looking Steve Jobs action figure that we reported about earlier this week? Well it looks like we may never get the chance to purchase them. According to a report from The Telegraph (which failed to quote any sources); Apple has sent a letter to the toy manufacturer, asking it cease sales of the 12″ Steve Jobs doll. Apparently in the letter, Apple mentioned that: “any toy that resembles […]
Remember when you were younger you had to play with your soft toys and make up stories in your head? You would move the toys and make silly voices by yourself to create conversations between your toys. But now thanks to technology, we don’t have to make use of our imagination anymore (for better or worse). One such product is the Beary Happi from Tipitap. Essentially an oversized iPhone case, […]
Here is something for the kids – the Kuchi-Paku Lion Animal Speaker which might just appeal to those who wish their kids had the experience of watching Lion King and getting enchanted by hand-drawn cartoons instead of all the computer rendered, 3D stuff which shows up at cinemas these days. “The lion speaks tonight”, or so the tagline goes, with this £38.99 purchase.Nice to know the Kuchi-Paku Lion Animal Speaker […]
You know, back in the days when I was a wee lad, the only method of keeping myself occupied was a pencil and a sheet of paper, running around outdoors trying to catch some fish, or getting mental stimulation through the Rubik’s Cube. Those were the pre-Game Boy days, and today, you have children getting all sorts of high tech toys to tickle their imagination. You can Sifteo Cubes to […]
Hot Wheels upcoming remote controlled vehicles, the Nitro Speeders (which were shown off at the New York Toy Fair quite a while ago) are about to go on sale in a few months time. The tiny cars can go up to 8.3mph, which is said to be equivalent to 600 mph in the car’s 1/87th scale. Due to the cars’ fast speeds, users are going to have trouble maneuvering them […]
Who would’ve thought that the military would start using remote controlled toys to make their lives safer? Last week a staff sergeant named Christopher Fessenden who was on duty in Afghanistan, was sent a remote controlled toy vehicle that had a camera mounted on it as a present from his brother. When he loaned it to a group of soldiers who used the toy to check the road ahead of […]
Wish you could pilot your very own Millennium Falcon space ship? Well you could if you existed in the Star Wars universe, but since you don’t, it looks like you’ll have to be content with what you can get your hands on in Earth, which in this case would be a toy version of the ship from Hasbro’s Speed Stars series.
If you’ve ever thought that a camera would make an awesome piggy bank – you’re not alone. Fortunately for you (and all camera lovers out there) there’s no need to hollow out that precious DSLR of yours to make a container to keep your treasure in. The folks over at Brando are selling a toy Canon EOS 7D with an EF 70-200mm lens that looks just like the real deal. […]
I am not a big fan of first-person-shooter games such as Call of Duty, since it make me feel killing real people (the graphics are too realistic) but this toy is fun and the game demoed in the video features really cool virtual creatures. The appBlaster, known as the appGun during its development by AppToyz, combine a plastic gun toy, an iPhone or iPod Touch and augmented reality, it lets […]