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Disney Infinity 3.0 comes to PC, forgets to bring the toys

Disney Infinity 3.0 comes to PC, forgets to bring the toys

When Skylanders came out a few years back, I was convinced that someone at Activision was a marketing genius. You buy a game, and it comes with toys that you use to interact with the game. Additional toys would give you access to new characters. This leads to people not only buying additional content for the game, but it gives you something physical to collect, as well. So what happens when you take the toys away from the equation? Well, if Disney Infinity is your thing, you can experience that scenario on your PC now.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set officially unveiled

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set officially unveiled

Following a leak earlier this week, LEGO has officially taken the wraps off its upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set. The set made an unofficial appearance briefly on the Canadian Toys "R" Us website a few days ago, revealing both details and an image of the set. As is common after such leaks, LEGO went ahead and introduced the product, doing so on its social accounts.

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Sphero BB-8 updated with exclusive Star Wars content before film’s premiere

Sphero BB-8 updated with exclusive Star Wars content before film’s premiere

The Star Wars toy BB-8 by Sphero is given a software update that includes exclusive content from The Force Awakens several weeks before the film's premiere. While you can see the relatively limited holographic projection action released with the device initially in our first BB-8 review, today we're running down the extras delivered in this update. Both C-3PO and R2-D2 are now here to provide us with a couple of clues as to what will be happening in the film. Very, very tiny clues.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set leaked

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set leaked

Earlier this year, LEGO fans were graced with the ECTO-1 LEGO Ghostbusters set (check out our review), and rumor has it there’s a followup Ghostbusters set in the pipeline. That rumor has been all but confirmed, as for a brief while the kit appeared on Toys “R” Us’ website, complete with an image. The page has since been pulled from the store's website, but details remain online elsewhere. The set appeared on the Canadian version of the retailer's site.

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LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

The Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei art show set to take place in Australia in December 2015 was planning on using large amounts of LEGO bricks to execute a number of statues. Unfortunately this would have required that LEGO sell the art exhibition a number of bricks - in bulk. According to Ai Weiwei, the fact that LEGO has decided NOT to sell him the bricks suggests that they've discriminated against him and have decided to use their position of power to censor his artwork.

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Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Love Nanoblocks (they’re like LEGOs) and Nikon cameras? If so, the camera maker’s new and unanticipated Nikon Nanoblocks kit is right up your alley. The kit allows users to assemble a blocky plastic version of its very first SLR camera, and though you won't be using it to snap any pictures, it will make an interesting conversation piece amongst your collection.

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PowerUp FPV: Paper plane, camera, Parrot. ‘Nuff said

PowerUp FPV: Paper plane, camera, Parrot. ‘Nuff said

Remember the days when paper planes where innocent, impromptu sources of joy and sometimes mayhem, that could carry either a love note or a ticket to detention? Well, those days are long over as today's paper planes can be armed to the teeth. Not exactly with weapons (though sometimes that too) but with cameras that can sometimes do as much damage. Taking their craft beyond version 3.0 two years ago, PowerUp FPV promises a more professional looking paper plane drone equipped with a camera for your VR pleasure.

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LEGO reveals NEXO Knights: tech-infused castle adventure oddness

LEGO reveals NEXO Knights: tech-infused castle adventure oddness

This week the folks at LEGO have revealed their newest property: NEXO Knights - fully infused with ancient magic, technologically advanced machinery, and high entertainment value. This release will fill the shelved with a new set of sets of LEGO by the end of the year, with a number of sets for both the good side and the bad, magic and technology - not necessarily mutually exclusive. In short, this is a mix-up of two of LEGO's previous properties: knights and space - sort of. It's complicated.

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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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Land Rover Defender pedal car aims at the young

Land Rover Defender pedal car aims at the young

Over the years we have some very cool SUVs come from Land Rover with some aiming at the luxury set and others at the hard core off-road crew. The Land Rover Defender is one of the most capable off-roaders on the planet and Land Rover has announced a new version of that Defender.

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Halo 5’s arrival and our Mega Bloks Review

Halo 5’s arrival and our Mega Bloks Review

Today we're having a peek at a crossover between two of our most favorite media: big-name games and tiny interlocking block toys. Today we're preparing for Halo 5 by taking a closer look at several of this season's Halo-brand toy sets from the folks behind Mega Bloks. Just like the Halo video game franchise, these toys strike a place between childhood and adulthood - a pressure point in the body of the gamer. After your Master Chief experience but before Halo 5, here you'll find something very different.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens toys cover only film’s “first third”

Star Wars The Force Awakens toys cover only film’s “first third”

As you may have guessed, the Star Wars merchandise revealed for The Force Awakens thus far is not the full shebang. Steve Evans, Hasbro's design director for their Star Wars line of toys, spoke this week on the future of the toy line. He revealed that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys released thus far had been purposefully restricted in their detail. The detail they'd reveal about the film, not the detail in their plastic. They are, in fact, only from "the first third of the film."

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