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TuTu aims to remind kids there’s more to play than just a touchscreen

TuTu aims to remind kids there’s more to play than just a touchscreen

This week the folks at Roam & Wander have released a kickstarter for a character by the name of TuTu; a pink bunny aimed at bringing kids obsessed with the digital world back into an expansive tactile world of play. What you're seeing here is a bunny toy with a space for an iPhone that becomes the bunny's face. Once the iPhone is placed in the toy and the TuTu app is activated, a two-tiered toy is formed: on one hand there's the plush, on the other, there's an interactive bunny face powered by the iPhone.

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MIMOBOTs go massive with Uglydoll Flash Drive family expansion

MIMOBOTs go massive with Uglydoll Flash Drive family expansion

This week it's time to get goofy with a brand new set of updates to Mimoco's Uglydoll MIMOBOT Flash Drive collection - Big Toe included! The collection you're seeing here has the Big Toe character leading the way in this newly massive 128GB USB 3.0 stick set, each of these little monsters working not only as a storage stick on their own, but as a repository for a suite of wallpapers, icons, and avatars right out of the box! That's so cute it's sickening!

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ThinkGeek offers PAX East 2013 exclusive Portal 2 turret and more

ThinkGeek offers PAX East 2013 exclusive Portal 2 turret and more

I'm a sucker for a lot of the geeky items they have at ThinkGeek. Some of my most favorite are the little collectible items that go along with video games such as Portal 2. Specifically, I've been rather enamored on several occasions by the replica turrets you can purchase from the game. If you're going to be on hand at the PAX East 2013 conference, you will have a chance to buy a couple conference exclusive geeky bits from ThinkGeek.

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Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. app Review: too cute not to try

Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. app Review: too cute not to try

This week the folks at Sync Beatz have decided to revive the Tamagotchi craze with a 16th birthday present for the little toy creatures: an officially Bandai-licensed Android app! This app takes on the life of the original pocket toy, with your ability to work with the digital creature from your childhood in one of two modes: one looks like the original toy, the other utilizes your full Android smartphone display. Is it time to jump back in with the pixel-monster babysitting button-pusher once again?

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TailorToys shows off a smartphone controlled paper airplane kit

TailorToys shows off a smartphone controlled paper airplane kit

TailorToys recently participated in the American International Toy Fair with its very cool PowerUp conversion kits for paper airplanes and boats. One of the most interesting of the products the company was showing off was the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone controlled paper airplane. This kit allows you to build your own paper airplanes with a small propeller in the back that can be controlled using a smartphone.

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