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Hot Wheels announces Mario Kart toys for 2019

Hot Wheels announces Mario Kart toys for 2019

The trend of video games making the leap to real-life toys continues with a collaboration that's obvious in hindsight: Mattel's Hot Wheels brand will be releasing toy cars based off of Nintendo's Mario Kart. The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 this week, with eight die-cast models on display at the Nintendo and Mattel booths.

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Funko Fortnite toys and collectibles arrive this holiday season

Funko Fortnite toys and collectibles arrive this holiday season

Toy company Funko, perhaps best known for its Pop! figurines, has announced a new deal with Epic Games that will add Fortnite items to its catalog. The company already offers toys based on popular video games, movies, and more, including Blizzard's Overwatch and Star Wars. Funko's Fortnite lineup will include collectibles, but some details are still missing.

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LEGO James Bond Aston Martin lets you live out your spy dreams

LEGO James Bond Aston Martin lets you live out your spy dreams

Ever dreamed of living like Agent 007 but didn’t have the gadget, the car, or the charm of the British spy? Don’t worry because LEGO will be letting you get at least one of those. In time for San Diego Comic-Con this week, LEGO is announcing the Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5, a faithful replica of the series’ iconic 1964 sports car. Well, as faithful as a LEGO model can be.

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Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Look upon this mighty work of LEGO artwork and despair! For this is a licensed movie LEGO set, and it probably won't be released more than once! This is the LEGO Jurassic World set 75930, Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate. It's made for the release of Jurassic World, and depicts a scene heavily featured in the last preview trailers before the release of the film. In this set you'll find no less than 3 (three) dinosaurs with which you can terrorize your minifigures, and have oh-so-very-much fun.

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Segway Drift W1 e-Skates wants to bring back the 90s

Segway Drift W1 e-Skates wants to bring back the 90s

When was the last time you seriously saw kids and adults (OK, mostly adults) on roller or inline skates? While skateboards never truly disappeared and continue to have a sub-culture, skates have mostly gone out of fashion long ago. In the spirit of making old things new again, Segway is announcing the Drift W1, the first, not the only, of its new e-Skates line. Fortunately, they’re not calling it hoverskates this time.

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Harry Potter LEGO Minifigures will empty your wallet in August

Harry Potter LEGO Minifigures will empty your wallet in August

Today the folks at LEGO revealed they'd be bringing on the most wizard-friendly release for magic users in Minifigure form, this August. Today we've got images of the whole pack of packs. They're going to be blind-packaged in the store, so you've got two options. One, buy as many as you can and see what you get. Two, sit in the aisle and feel around with your dextrous fingers for the identifiable elements, and cheer with each new ID, like a goon!

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TRON Legacy Light Cycle LEGO Review

TRON Legacy Light Cycle LEGO Review

Today we're having a close look at what it means to roll with the LEGO set #21314: TRON Legacy Light Cycle. This is a LEGO Ideas set, working with an original design by a couple of brothers from England. The final design takes what was originally envisioned - a single light cycle, and expands by 2x, bringing about Sam Flynn, his light cycle, Rinzler, his light cycle, and a dual-sword-wielding Quorra.

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Hot Wheels Zoom In GoPro mount is the action cam’s best $1 accessory

Hot Wheels Zoom In GoPro mount is the action cam’s best $1 accessory

Hot Wheels has unveiled a new GoPro mount that allows users to get a first-person-view of their toy as it races along its track. The mount looks like a car, but with a slot in which the GoPro action camera is placed, enabling the camera to record an FPV of the "trip." The only catch? You need GoPro's smallest cube-shaped camera to use it.

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3Doodler Create+ makes creativity easier and safer

3Doodler Create+ makes creativity easier and safer

3D printing has revolutionized and democratized the way we produce things, allowing small companies, groups, and even individuals to manufacture objects and designs previously only possible with expensive equipment. That said, 3D printers aren't exactly cheap and their bulky, boxy forms don't lend themselves easily to the way some creative people work. They aren't child-friendly either. 3Doodler is to 3D printing what 3D printing was to traditional manufacturing and its new Create+ pen is promising to change the way you see and do 3D printing.

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LEGO’s Bugatti Chiron is a 3,599 piece DIY supercar

LEGO’s Bugatti Chiron is a 3,599 piece DIY supercar

A Bugatti Chiron may be out of your price range, but a new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is a whole lot more affordable - just don't expect it to do 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. The latest model in LEGO's highly-accurate line-up of cars, it's a 1:8 scale version of the French supercar.

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Overwatch expands into LEGO, NERF guns, and UNIQLO shirts

Overwatch expands into LEGO, NERF guns, and UNIQLO shirts

Just when you thought first person shooters had no surprises left, along comes Activision Blizzard's Overwatch. Now one of its most prized brands, Activision Blizzard is now reaching out to partners at the Licensing Expo 2018 to help raise awareness, and profits, around Overwatch by putting it into more products, even those remotely related to gaming. And, of course, that's just the tip of the franchising iceberg that includes World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and even Spyro.

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Remote control Batmobile LEGO set: Powered Up Platform set number 1

Remote control Batmobile LEGO set: Powered Up Platform set number 1

LEGO's got some sweet sets on the way, all part of a new sort of under-brand branding: Powered Up! You won't necessarily find a "Powered Up" or "Powered Up Platform" logo on every radical new set - instead, there'll be a mix of sorts. Every one of these sets coming later this year (and beyond) will be able to be controlled with its own unique app - or the already existing app for LEGO Boost!

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