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Game of Thrones’ Joffrey figurine in the works by Dark Horse

Game of Thrones’ Joffrey figurine in the works by Dark Horse

Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones most unlikable character, has been made immortal in figurine form by Dark Horse, which will begin selling its new action figure (sort of) this upcoming March for $25 USD in the United States.

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Baby Dancing Groot toy released by Funko

Baby Dancing Groot toy released by Funko

The Dancing Baby Groot toy is real - it’s even got a bobble-head. The folks at Funko have turned super-popular underground interest in the Guardians of the Galaxy character Baby Groot into a toy in what must be record time. It was that or watch people rip the heads off their Adult Groot - good choice!

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Project NESM puts your Slinky on a mesmerizing treadmill

Project NESM puts your Slinky on a mesmerizing treadmill

Whether we admit it or not, we all love the Slinky. A thin piece of metal, essentially a spring who’s lost its way, brings so much joy to us all. A new Kickstarter project wants to give your Slinky purpose, and you the never-ending enjoyment you always wanted.

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LEGO Sherlock, BTTF DeLorean and VF-1 Mecha under fan kit consideration

LEGO Sherlock, BTTF DeLorean and VF-1 Mecha under fan kit consideration

Sherlock Holmes reboots haven't been in short supply, but few have caught the public imagination like the BBC's Sherlock, and the moody series - just ending its third season - may be immortalized in a new LEGO set. The kit - which would include the pieces to build a version of Holmes' 221B Baker Street home, along with minifigs of Sherlock himself, John Watson, Moriarty and more - is one of LEGO's six Winter 2014 LEGO Review contenders, along with a large-scale model of the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, and the transforming VF-1 Valkyrie mecha from anime Space Fortress Macross.

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BeeWi Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot has IR eyes to blast enemies

BeeWi Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot has IR eyes to blast enemies

We have talked about some of the remote controlled toys from BeeWi in the past. The company rolled out its sumo and soccer playing RC robot in September 2013. BeeWi is on hand at CES 2014 and the company has rolled out a new robot toy that is remote controlled called the Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robot.

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Wowwee RoboMe turns iPhone into a robot

Wowwee RoboMe turns iPhone into a robot

Robotic toys aren't that uncommon on the market today. Some of them are more like engineering projects than toy kits, but others are designed for people that just want to play. Toy manufacturer WowWee has announced a new robot aimed at kids looking for a simple robot to play with.

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Bero open source Bluetooth robot features autonomous navigation

Bero open source Bluetooth robot features autonomous navigation

Geeks like robots, everyone knows that. ThinkGeek has announced the launch of an interesting new robot that geeks of all ages will like called Bero. Bero is a Bluetooth-controlled open source robot that can be controlled using your smartphone.

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HyTAQ robot rolls on the ground and flies through the air

HyTAQ robot rolls on the ground and flies through the air

We've seen plenty of remote-controlled toy robots over the years. We've seen remote-controlled devices that can fly such as the AR Drone and remote-controlled devices that roll around on the ground as well. What I don't recall seeing is a remote-controlled device that combines both ground and air capability into one device.

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Sphero robotic ball now available in the UK

Sphero robotic ball now available in the UK

Playing with some types of balls in public can be troublesome and irritating to onlookers. We've all seen guys in public standing around throwing a football with no respect to people trying to walk by. However, if the balls you're playing with happen to be the robotic Sphero type, odds are other people will join in the play thanks to the easy to control nature. If you happen to live in the UK, you'll be glad to hear that you can now get your hands on your own robotic balls.

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iStrike Shuttle iOS drone drops ping pong balls

iStrike Shuttle iOS drone drops ping pong balls

There's certainly no shortage of tiny remote control helicopters on the market today. I've owned quite a few of these flying toys, and they are a lot of fun to play with. A different style of flying toy is now on Kickstarter seeking funding from a company you may be familiar with called Dream Cheeky.

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Desk Pets CarBot now available for $29.99

Desk Pets CarBot now available for $29.99

Desk Pets is a company that makes all sorts of small remote-controlled toys. Some of the first products offered from the company were shaped like little bugs. The last product we talked about from Desk Pets was the TankBot that we reviewed late last year. The company is back with a new toy called the CarBot that is now available.

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Romo smartphone robot back on Kickstarter

Romo smartphone robot back on Kickstarter

Last fall, a little tank treaded robot turned up on Kickstarter called the Romo from Romotive. The Romo used your iPhone as its brain to control the tank base to allow the little bot to perform all sorts of tasks. The team behind the little robot is back on Kickstarter right now looking for more funding.

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