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LEGO Mario and Luigi sets expand digital crossover with TikTok-like dance

LEGO Mario and Luigi sets expand digital crossover with TikTok-like dance

Today we're taking a peek at a couple of new releases from LEGO in the Super Mario Bros universe. Nintendo and LEGO made a new sort of game-like adventure toy with LEGO Mario called LEGO Super Mario Adventures. It goes beyond simple building with LEGO bricks, and it takes the Mario universe to a place it's never really been before. Also they have digital eyes!

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Netflix Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer: Bashasaurus and an epic cast

Netflix Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer: Bashasaurus and an epic cast

When Netflix started releasing She-Ra back in 2018, it seemed inevitable that they'd include He-Man in some form or another. As it turned out, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was fantastic enough - and gathered a fanbase massive enough - that it needed no assistance from the likes of its original co-brand. At the same time, Netflix decided it wanted to go ahead and create another show based on the original toy line, this time literally picking up where the original 1980's TV show (based on the toys) left off.

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Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer Review

Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer Review

Over the past several weeks we've tested the Formlabs Form 3 3D printer. This printer can be compared to other SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers, but it works with a process that's advanced beyond the models we've reviewed in the past. The Form 3 works with Low Force Stereolithography, a process that allows this printer to create extremely detailed, consistent, smooth prints with minimal support. This printer is extremely easy to use and well worth the cost.

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Razor releasing new electric RipStik and their “SUV” of scooters

Razor releasing new electric RipStik and their “SUV” of scooters

There's a new electric movement machine in the mix this week from the folks at Razor. It has a long name: "The New RipStik Rush, the electric RipStik 2.0," and it's the second RipStik produced by Razor. There are other official RipStik products out with Razor, but only one other original electric RipStik. It's "official" because Razor is the only one who holds the patent for Caster Boards as such.

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Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Today we're taking a peek at a variety of Star Wars goodies released this week in celebration of Star Wars Day 2021. That's May the 4th (be with you), and we're at a very interesting moment in the history of the Star Wars universe. Disney's release blaster for Star Wars shows and movies is fully loaded and the product-making partners have the licensed goods to make it count.

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Transformers BotBots one of many Hasbro toy shows headed to Netflix and beyond

Transformers BotBots one of many Hasbro toy shows headed to Netflix and beyond

Habro has a surprisingly robust collection of brands in its crew right now, including Transformers, which is about to blow up. Not that Transformers wasn't always a brand to be reckoned with, but with the year 2021 and beyond, Hasbro's bringing heat. We're talking another feature film, an animated full-length feature film, a third chapter for Transformers: War for Cybertron, and a Nickelodeon Tranformers series. AND they're making a series for Netflix based specifically on their cutest property: Transformers: BotBots!

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NERF HYPER delivers new, faster, easier-to-load blasters

NERF HYPER delivers new, faster, easier-to-load blasters

This afternoon NERF revealed NERF HYPER, a new set of blasters that reload easier and blast more intensely than ever before. The NERF HYPER line works with three blasters right out the gate. With these blasters, you'll find reload canisters that allow the user to keep the blasting action going with immense simplicity.

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LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

There've been more different sorts of LEGO sets over the past several decades than I'm sure LEGO would like to admit. Lots of great success has been had, but not every concept is a winner. The latest is LEGO Super Mario - and it's a winner. In the LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure set revealed this week, the winning combination of elements is made plain.

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Tesla Cybertruck R/C toy delayed by Hot Wheels

Tesla Cybertruck R/C toy delayed by Hot Wheels

The Hot Wheels 1:10 R/C Tesla Cybertruck was delayed beyond its original ship date. Mattel sent emails about the project this week, suggesting that prospective buyers will need to re-confirm their orders as such. This part of the process is normal, as the FTC requires all products ordered and delayed to get reconfirmation of said order - lest that order be cancelled by default!

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Star Wars NERF Amban Phase-pulse blaster needs a paint job

Star Wars NERF Amban Phase-pulse blaster needs a paint job

Ask your average Star Wars fan a few years ago how likely it was that a Star Wars Holiday Special weapon were to be made into a NERF toy, they'd have called you crazy. Thanks to Disney+ and The Mandalorian, the Amban Phase-pulse blaster found its way to an official NERF weapon. This is the weapon that was originally sported by Boba Fett in his first ever appearance in a movie - well before the release of The Empire Strikes Back!

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Exploding Kittens Inc “A Game of Cat & Mouth” can’t be what you expect

Exploding Kittens Inc “A Game of Cat & Mouth” can’t be what you expect

The same people that made the original Exploding Kittens card game just revealed another very strange item. This game is called "A Game of Cat & Mouth" and it's made for two players. It works with graphics similar to those of the game Exploding Cats, but instead of cards, it works with balls and magnets.

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Cards Against Humanity Family Edition delivered kids in quarantine

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition delivered kids in quarantine

Today the folks at Cards Against Humanity revealed their next major game set, and it's for the kids. Where previous Cards Against Humanity sets were vulgar, inappropriate for children, and sometimes downright absurd, the latest expansion is appropriate for families. Or at least it'll be MOSTLY appropriate, by the standards of the folks at Cards Against Humanity.

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