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Wow Stuff teases robotic toy it calls the “greatest toy in the universe”

Wow Stuff teases robotic toy it calls the “greatest toy in the universe”

When it comes to toys, pretty much everything claims to be the coolest thing you've ever seen. They have to. That's how they lure in weak-minded parents who succomb to their child's every request. But based on the fact that this particular toy is the subject of a YouTube video that reached around 500,000 views in a single day, its manufacturer may actually be onto something.

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Awesome replica Portal gun up for pre-order

Awesome replica Portal gun up for pre-order

I've seen some very cool replica weapons from video games over the years. Some of my favorite replica weapons have been those used in the Mass Effect franchise. I think the latest replica weapon to surface may be the coolest yet. It is a 1:1 scale model of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal gun from the Valve video game Portal.

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Star Wars slot car sets don’t use cars

Star Wars slot car sets don’t use cars

This is so awesome. I had a bunch of slot car sets when I was a kid; I was never very good at racing them though. Mostly I concentrated on making the cars leave the track and hit the people racing against me in the gonads. That trick takes more skill than you might imagine. I would have so owned one of these as a kid. Honestly, I might order both of them now.

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iLaunch Thunder: Awesome iOS controlled Nerf Dart Gun

iLaunch Thunder: Awesome iOS controlled Nerf Dart Gun

In case anyone didn't notice, this week has been filled with CES 2012 coverage and hands-on. To keep an even balance I have an awesome toy for those of you that enjoy doing fun -- or dumb things with your smartphone. This is the iOS-controlled iLauncher Thunder. Basically a nerf dart gun or launcher to keep you busy during boring moments at work, or to shoot at your pets while relaxing on the couch.

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Wi-Spi video surveillance RC vehicles

Wi-Spi video surveillance RC vehicles

I'm sure there are better gadgets for spying on your next door neighbor, but they probably aren't as fun to use or play with as the Wi-Spi video surveillance vehicles. InteractiveToy has constructed both the Wi-Spi helicopter and Wi-Spi Intruder. The Intruder is a basic remote control car with a video camera built into the grill.

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Steve Jobs action figure is creepily realistic

Steve Jobs action figure is creepily realistic

There are people from all walks of life that were huge fans of Steve Jobs and the Apple empire he built over the years. Jobs passed away last year and since then many have wondered about Apple and mourned the loss of one of the giants of the tech world. If you want to remember jobs geek style, this action figure is the ticket.

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