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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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LEGO Nintendo (NES) leaked with controller, cartridge, and tiny TV

LEGO Nintendo (NES) leaked with controller, cartridge, and tiny TV

A Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) original game console LEGO set was leaked. This set looks to roll with several exclusive parts, including a Mario JUMP flat brick and several 1-peg pieces - like a turtle shell and a mushroom. There's a one-brick flat mystery block too. With this set, you'll be able to create all sorts of different scenes from the original game - and expand beyond the original, too.

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Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Hasbro and Universal Brand Development collaborated to bring to life a true oddity. This is the Back to the Future branded Transformer called Gigawatt. Alongside the release of this transforming plastic toy, IDW will release at least one issue of a crossover Transformers x Back to the Future adventure, also in collaboration with Amblin Entertainment.

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The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

A true prototype Rocket Firing Boba Fett Star Wars action figure was revealed for sale on eBay this week. As the Star Wars brand made the most valuable "collectors item" toys in modern history, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett is the most sought-after item in the whole Star Wars action figure universe. This version of the action figure is not only one of the very few examples of this action figure to ever exist, it might also be one of the rarest iterations of said action figure.

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New Pokemon game gets kids off screens, hits Target a month early

New Pokemon game gets kids off screens, hits Target a month early

Today we're taking a peek at the game Pokemon Battle Academy, a game that's all about physical gameplay rather than screen taps. Pokemon Battle Academy is called a "board game" but it's basically a "starter box" the likes of which we've seen released for every CCG (Collectible Card Game) since the dawn of the format. Inside the box you get a board, you get damage counters, and you get two decks of cards.

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Most epic LEGO sets you can buy now

Most epic LEGO sets you can buy now

Remember the times you would stare at the biggest LEGO display sets in the toy store wishing you could persuade your parents to buy you one? But like the most of us, you probably had to settle for one of the smaller boxes below $30. The good news is, it is not too late.

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LEGO ISS International Space Station released for real

LEGO ISS International Space Station released for real

The LEGO Ideas ISS (International Space Station) was revealed as a build-ready, in-store, consumer-ready set this week. This build was made on the micro-level, which means it's got a pair of 2 astronaut microfigures that'll live in the base of the set near its user-built stand. This system is both incredibly detailed and surprisingly simple - an instant classic, for sure.

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LEGO as insulation: Better, cheaper than industry standard

LEGO as insulation: Better, cheaper than industry standard

Physics students at Lancaster University did a study which revealed a bit of a shock about standard, commercially available LEGO bricks. The material with which LEGO bricks are made* as well as the method with which LEGO bricks connect made for a perfect test element for thermal conductivity. They created structures made of LEGO and tested their abilities to isolate elements from extreme cold. Not only could they insulate, they provide solid support without any 3rd-party adhesive - they're their own connectors!

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Why Baby Yoda plush toys aren’t ready for Christmas 2019

Why Baby Yoda plush toys aren’t ready for Christmas 2019

You cannot buy an officially-licensed Baby Yoda plush toy in time for Christmas 2019. That's by design... sort of. As Lucasfilm product licensing SVP Paul Southern said today, "It was important to us that the reveal of the new character, the Child, be a special moment for fans, and we could not be more thrilled with the response." Lucasfilm and Disney felt it was so extremely important to keep Baby Yoda a secret that they did not include imagery or descriptions of the character in the first wave of license-ready media for manufacturers. As far as they knew - no such character would even exist!

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian AT-ST Raider LEGO Review

Star Wars: The Mandalorian AT-ST Raider LEGO Review

The LEGO Star Wars set 75254 "AT-ST Raider" rolls with one of the most epic-looking pieces of hardware in The Mandalorian. This set contains four minifigures and a rather mixed-up looking All Terrain Scount Transport (AT-ST), the likes of which we've only ever really seen looking a lot more... completely flat metal gray. Now it's got parts in red, with stripes, and all sorts of oddities.

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A tiny Transformers toys gift guide: Robust is best in 2019

A tiny Transformers toys gift guide: Robust is best in 2019

Transformers is a toy line that's never really dull. I remember getting Transformers toys for gifts for Christmas and birthdays when I was a kid, and even when (90% of the time) I did not know the character in the box, I was thrilled to get another one of these bafflingly entertaining pieces of moving parts in plastic. The difference between a "good" transformer and a "could've been better" transformer gift always depended on the intended audience for the toy. Not all Transformer toys are made for little kids.

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