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Crayola Crayon Maker Recycles Your Crayons, Jumbles Colors Together

Crayola Crayon Maker Recycles Your Crayons, Jumbles Colors Together

Until we can draw on the walls without leaving a mark, or at least until our kids can, we're left watching as the little ones destroy their crayons in some capacity or another. Whether they just get run down to small nubs of their former selves, you'll want to get rid of them eventually. But throwing them in the trash isn't always appropriate, because sometimes you just don't want to spend the money on new ones. Understandable. So why not melt them down, and create new crayons for your littles ones to use? That's exactly what the Crayola Crayon Maker does.

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Terrifying Childs Toy Robot is Reborn with Greater Senses, Awareness, Life

Terrifying Childs Toy Robot is Reborn with Greater Senses, Awareness, Life

Oh my scary this toy better not show up anywhere I'm sleeping. This lovely little dinosaur was first released in 2008 and everyone loved it but apparently noone had the cash to buy one. PLEO creator Ugobe filed for bankruptcy and the company basically went under - until 2009 when Jetta Company Limited decided to re-launch the PLEO by purchasing the Ugobe IP, the company then taking the time to now improve the beast and re-release with a new name and at least a couple new colors. Joy! Nice history lesson, yes? This brand new PLEO goes by the name PLEOrb, ("re-born",) comes in pink or blue or green with all new packaging and a batch of new features!

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Electric Butterfly in a Jar is not cruel

Electric Butterfly in a Jar is not cruel

My daughter is too young to understand that things die. She is always catching some sort of frog or lizard and then putting it in a box to keep "forever" without realizing that the things have to eat. I end up having to sneak out and let the captive escape after she goes to sleep.

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My Little Pony Soldering Iron Brilliance

My Little Pony Soldering Iron Brilliance

One of the dreamers behind this Magical Soldering Unicorn, mister Sean Bonner, said in april of this year that "The value of something like this is pretty obvious." I think he's completely right, and not just in a "OMG THAT IS JUST SUPER" sort of way. Think of all the traffic the site he's working with is getting now, all because of this relatively simple DIY hack on a piece of plastic and metal - together, these bits form an alliance that is truly synergistic.

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Puppy Tweets Medallion Lets Your Dog Tweet with Every Bark

Puppy Tweets Medallion Lets Your Dog Tweet with Every Bark

If you're an avid user of Twitter, then you know that updating the micro-blogging service is very important on a day-to-day basis. And if you're a dog owner, then there's probably been a few times where you've felt compelled to tweet something about your lovable animal companion. But, what if you could let your dog tweet on its own? Thanks to a new gadget called the Puppy Tweets medallion, you now can.

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Custom Lego Creations for Charity 2010 Starts NOW!

Custom Lego Creations for Charity 2010 Starts NOW!

Today opens the gates of Creations for Charity 2010, a sale of custom LEGO creations made and donated by people around the world, all of the proceeds going to underprivileged children in the form of - you guessed it - more LEGO! This sale goes until December, but each of these creations is one of a kind, so get the good ones now, for cripes sakes! Or, if you're a LEGO enthusiast and would like to participate by donating your own creation, you can do that too!

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Fridgeezoo Animals Let You Know When You’re Wasting Energy

Fridgeezoo Animals Let You Know When You’re Wasting Energy

For some people, it's the little things that matter most. For example, if you've ever lived in a house with someone who would always get on your case about leaving the refrigerator door open for too long, you know that every drop of energy matters. If you've moved away from that person, but you want to make sure that you're not wasting any energy by leaving the fridge door open for too long, then perhaps the Fridgeezoo Animals should be something you look into.

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Anti-Aging Glasses are Real, May or May Not Work

Anti-Aging Glasses are Real, May or May Not Work

One way to look at getting older, is the fact that while you progress in age, the technology that makes our world interesting is getting older, and better, each and every day. The other way to look at getting older, is to see yourself in the mirror every day, and notice all those wrinkles, lines, and other obvious indicators that you're racking up the calendar days. If you inherently think about the latter more often than the former, then perhaps these anti-aging glasses from Japan were manufactured just for you.

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