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LEGO Super Mario sets let you make and play your own Mario levels

LEGO Super Mario sets let you make and play your own Mario levels

A couple of days ago, LEGO began teasing an apparent team up with Nintendo. The teases obviously didn't make it clear what this team up would entail, but today, LEGO and Nintendo pulled the veil back. As expected, LEGO will be producing some Super Mario sets, but these will be a little bit different than the LEGO sets we're used to seeing.

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Hot Wheels Tesla Cybertruck R/C models revealed – but you’ll have to act fast

Hot Wheels Tesla Cybertruck R/C models revealed – but you’ll have to act fast

If you want a Tesla Cybertruck but can't wait for Elon Musk to get started on production, never fear: Mattel is launching two Hot Wheels Cybertruck remote control cars. The limited-edition pickup toys are being offered in two different sizes, one scaled to take on your existing Hot Wheels cars, while the other is a whole lot larger and more impressively detailed.

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Baby Yoda merchandise is about to invade stores, at last

Baby Yoda merchandise is about to invade stores, at last

From the moment The Child - otherwise known as Baby Yoda among Star Wars fans - appeared in The Manadalorian, we all knew that we'd see a wave of merchandise featuring the character. That merchandise was announced today, with a ton of products by various toy and game makers being revealed ahead of the New York Toy Fair. If you've been looking for some Baby Yoda merch, you're about to have your chance to spend a lot of your hard-earned cash.

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Hasbro revives Tiger LCD handheld games, preorders are live

Hasbro revives Tiger LCD handheld games, preorders are live

Remember those small LCD handheld games that were ubiquitous in the '90s? Well, Hasbro has decided to resurrect them for some reason and you'll soon be able to purchase them for $15 each. This isn't the first time a company has banked on nostalgia -- Bandai Namco recently brought back Tamagotchis, for example. The only problem? These handheld games were boring the first time around and are unlikely to impress younger audiences today.

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Hasbro and 343 Industries team to launch NERF Halo Blasters

Hasbro and 343 Industries team to launch NERF Halo Blasters

Hasbro has teamed with 343 Industries to launch a new line of Halo-themed NERF Blaster products. The toy firearms will be released in the US and UK soon, giving Halo fans their own foam-dart toys. The current NERF Halo line includes a blaster designed to look like the Needler, as well as a large rifle and a small gun.

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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 Education SPIKE Prime set released for $330

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set released for $330

There's a next-level DIY robotics LEGO set out in the world starting this week, and it's called SPIKE Prime! This is a LEGO Education set, which means it's geared toward students - but you're not the sort of person to let a silly thing like that stop you from using the newest in LEGO power enhance the builds you've had brewing, right?

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Disney shows new Baby Yoda toys that don’t ship till spring

Disney shows new Baby Yoda toys that don’t ship till spring

The Disney Shop revealed another Baby Yoda plush toy today. This wouldn't be a big deal on its own, but this reveal is strange. Much like the first Baby Yoda (aka The Child) plush toy (and every other official Baby Yoda toy), this new plush won't be available until late February of 2020. It's as if Disney wants to drive fans into the loving embrace of independent artists creating their own yarn baby Yodas on Etsy!

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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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Official Pokemon Center Pokemon Holiday Collection 2019 hands-on

Official Pokemon Center Pokemon Holiday Collection 2019 hands-on

The folks at the Pokemon Center have a bunch of seasonally-cute Pokemon products appearing in their store this season, and we've got our hands on a few of those bits involved. In the mix this year you'll find holiday-themed Pokemon plush toys, hats, socks, PokeBall-themed items, and some String Lights. There are crew neck sweatshirts, Pikachu and Eevee Pokemon Holiday 2019 Pins and Greeting Cards, a Pokemon TCG: Pokemon Holiday Lights Playmat, and a big ol' coffee cup.

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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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