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‘The Force in a Jar’ is a drink for your inner Jedi

‘The Force in a Jar’ is a drink for your inner Jedi

You’ve got the costumes, the trinkets, the faux lightsabers and carefully framed movie posters. What’s left for the discerning Star Wars fan to enjoy? A drink of dubious quality, and by drink we mean a bizarre bottle that pretends to be a drink but really isn’t. The item recently surfaced at Kohl's, where it has already sold out. According to the label, the bottle is “filled with 100% authentic Jedi Force.”

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Hello Barbie, hello another kid security nightmare

Hello Barbie, hello another kid security nightmare

Connected kids toys continue to face growing pains, with Mattel's Hello Barbie the latest to show worrying flaws that could leave children exposed to hacks. The talking, WiFi-connected doll was announced earlier this year, as Mattel attempted to bring its iconic dress-up toy into the 21st century by allowing her to react to and learn from the child playing with her.

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Oscar Mayer ‘Wiener Rover’ RC is a mini Wienermobile

Oscar Mayer ‘Wiener Rover’ RC is a mini Wienermobile

If you dreamed of driving Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile as a kid, you've got the chance...in the form of a miniature Wienermobile called the "Wiener Rover". Oscar Mayer introduced the Wiener Rover on its Twitter account today; it looks identical to its larger sibling, and is remote controlled, making it as functional as it is meaty and stylish. Unfortunately, the first batch is sold out already.

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Robo kitty is Hasbro’s first robot companion for seniors

Robo kitty is Hasbro’s first robot companion for seniors

Hasbro has a new line of life-like robotic companion pets designed for seniors, and though it seems depressing at first, the robo pets could help fill a void in cases where living pets aren't appropriate. The pets are designed to provide a sense of companionship, but come without some of the other aspects of pet ownership: food and care costs, messy litter boxes, and other things.

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Hendo 2.0 hoverboard takes off on Back to the Future Day

Hendo 2.0 hoverboard takes off on Back to the Future Day

Few pop sci franchises can claim to have influenced and continue to influence the progress of technology as Back to the Future, from self-lacing shoes to hoverboards. Even fewer perhaps can lay claim to a date when reality and fiction intersect. That date is October 21, 2015, a real date this year and the very same date when Marty McFly traveled to the future to give birth to many of our hi-tech dreams. And to celebrate that momentous occasion, Arx Pax has unveiled version 2.0 of the Hendo hoverboard that promises to make at least one of those dreams come true.

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‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

‘Risk’ board game is getting a big redesign next year

The board game Risk, a popular game that has been around for many years and has, at times, undergone facelifts, will soon be reintroduced with a new design. This latest design change brings with it a fairly drastic update, eclipsing the more minor tweaks we’ve seen over the decades, and will include changes to the game tokens and other peripherals. New illustrations, changes to the topography, and more are all inbound.

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There’s a cheaper BB-8 “drone” too, from Hasbro

There’s a cheaper BB-8 “drone” too, from Hasbro

Just in case you didn't want to get the real-deal BB-8 by Sphero this Force Friday, there is another. This is supposing you're not wanting to pay one hundred and fifty dollars for the greatest Star Wars toy ever made, that is to say. If that's a bit out of your price range, there's also the Hasbro Target exclusive remote control BB-8, one that's not nearly so fantastic, one that works with AA-batteries instead of rechargeable built-in batteries.

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Fathom drone explores the undersea world

Fathom drone explores the undersea world

Drone aircraft are becoming a big thing with people all around the world buying them to explore and play. Some people have been known to use them for annoying neighbors and emergency services. We haven't seen much in the way of devices for exploring the underwater wonders around the planet. That is where the new Fathom drone comes in.

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Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf guns are fun for a moment or two, but the combination of endless dart hunting and lackluster shooting speed/accuracy wears thin quickly. As such, the play rifles have largely been relegated to the realm of children, but that'll be ending with the maker's new 'Rival' lineup of tactical guns for competitive play. Nerf has been silently working on these new tactical arms for more than four years, and this week graced us all with a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making them. Pre-orders are live, but you're probably too late: most of them are sold out already.

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Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Today's LEGO review of Palpatine's Throne Rome, otherwise known as the "Death Star Final Duel", we're going to do something different. Instead of just getting up close and personal with all the little bits, we've gone ahead and captured a number of emotional, colorful recreations of the most epic scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the film from whens this LEGO set and its minifigures originated. Prepare yourself for the most intense and highly dramatic LEGO review we've done so far!

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