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AT-AT Walker from the ’80s actually walks

AT-AT Walker from the ’80s actually walks

Anyone who grew up in the '80s will remember the massive Star Wars AT-AT toy that came out in 1981 after Empire Strikes Back introduced us to the massive walkers. The toy had noisy joints that clicked when you move them and it was awesome, but hard to move and play with. Every kid who ever played with one wished it would really move and with some modern hardware, that old AT-AT can really walk.

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LEGO machine automates Christmas cookie decorating

LEGO machine automates Christmas cookie decorating

At some point during the holidays you'll have a realization: inviting more people over means having to decorate more cookies, and having to decorate more cookies makes you want to flip a table or two. Enter a new ingenious LEGO machine created by JK Brickworks’ Jason Allemann, the EV Icer automated cookie frosting decorator. With a certain LEGO Mindstorms set and patience, you can make your own.

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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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The Force Awakens rated PG-13, oh and here are Star Wars Build-a-Bears

The Force Awakens rated PG-13, oh and here are Star Wars Build-a-Bears

Build-a-bears have appeared with Star Wars bodies on the same day the Motion Picture Association of America has released its rating for The Force Awakens. Coincidence? Well, yes. They really have not a lot to do with one another, other than the oddity that is the PG-13 rating for the film and the much younger intended audience for the bears. But we'll be participating in both, one way or another. We're going to get that stuffed BB-8. Just you wait.

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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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Rare Star Wars merch, once cheap, to be auctioned at ridiculous prices

Rare Star Wars merch, once cheap, to be auctioned at ridiculous prices

With the release of the first new Star Wars movie in over 10 years rapidly approaching, there's no better time to get rabid fans to cough up large amounts of money through an auction of rare merchandise. World-famous auction house Sotheby's knows this, and that's exactly what they're planning to hold on December 11th, one week before The Force Awakens hits theaters.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse shown off in fine detail ahead of launch

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse shown off in fine detail ahead of launch

Following a retailer’s premature publication of a product page for the device, LEGO unveiled its upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set in a series of official press shots. While varied, the shots all had one things in common: they only gave a look at the outside of the Firehouse Headquarters, with LEGO teasing that the inside was home to various iconic spaces. Now, in a new Facebook post, LEGO has published our first look at the inside of the building.

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Robot dog CHiP is like the spiritual successor to Sony’s Aibo

Robot dog CHiP is like the spiritual successor to Sony’s Aibo

High-tech toy-maker WowWee has just unveiled its latest robotic device, a dog named CHiP. Short for "Canine Home Intelligent Pet," CHiP is a black and white robotic puppy with blue LED, and more than a few sensors that allow it to navigate rooms, find its toy ball, and even go to its charging station. The toy also uses Bluetooth to connect with a wristband worn by users, which they can use to give the dog commands, as well as have it track their location.

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EHang Ghost 2.0 Drone with VR Goggles is controlled with a smartphone

EHang Ghost 2.0 Drone with VR Goggles is controlled with a smartphone

EHang has unveiled a new drone aircraft for consumers to play with. The drone is called the Ghost 2.0 and it aims at making drone flying attainable to everyone with easy to use controls. The device uses tilt control to allow for easy control rather than having to learn a complicated remote control system or tap on the screen of a smartphone to control.

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Halo Needler replica is a cosplay dream

Halo Needler replica is a cosplay dream

Sometimes when we see awesome replica weapons that have motorized actions and lots of slick touches to make them look just like the weapons from games, they are custom units that you can’t have. That isn't the case with this very cool Halo Needler replica that you can own if your wallet can sustain the damage.

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Forget hoverboards, this 3D printed electric skateboard is cooler

Forget hoverboards, this 3D printed electric skateboard is cooler

Hoverboards that don't really hover may be fashionable right now, but a 3D printed open-source electric skateboard has the potential for far more impact. Faraday Motion's HyperBoard R2, tucked away at the Stratasys booth at SEMA 2015 this week, takes the flexibility of custom 3D printing and uses it to deliver a personal transporter that can be adapted to the needs - and budget - of each user.

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