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We’ve got Trypticon: Transformers’ biggest Decepticon action figure yet

We’ve got Trypticon: Transformers’ biggest Decepticon action figure yet

Behold this absurdly massive action figure, and cower before his retro reboot mightiness. This is the 2017 edition of Trypticon, a Transformer chosen to be reborn by the fans themselves. It was back in 2015 that Hasbro asked fans to choose between Omega Supreme, Scorponok, and the king monster big-boss hunk of t-rex you see standing before you. Today we've got the real-deal result of that fan interaction, the mighty, mighty 2017 edition of the city-sized t-rex TRYPTICON.

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Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder lets kids feel like a Jedi

Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder lets kids feel like a Jedi

In a few months, the Star Wars craze will hit the world again with the premiere of the Last Jedi. But before that happens, you can train your own padawans in the old ways of the Force by introducing them to the original (and some would say the best) Star Wars episodes (definitely not I to III). And what better way to get them excited by putting them in the shoes of young Luke Skywalker as he traverses the desserts of Tatooine aboard their very own mini Landspeeder, courtesy of good ol’ Radio Flyer.

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Fidget spinners branded mind-controlling western evil by Russia

Fidget spinners branded mind-controlling western evil by Russia

Fidget spinners -- they came from seemingly nowhere to win the hearts and empty hours of youth across the world, and Russia isn't happy about it. The nation has been spouting some odd anti-fidget spinner nonsense as of late, indicating that they may be a diabolical anti-Russia trinket from the West set to zombify and turn Russian youth. In case this sounds like a joke, it's not: the nation is officially 'investigating' the toy.

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FBI spy-toy warning puts connected kid gadgets in crosshairs

FBI spy-toy warning puts connected kid gadgets in crosshairs

With security breaches seemingly popping up in the news every other week, by now most of us should (hopefully) know the basics of keeping our data safe online. Today, however, the FBI is trying to draw attention to a potential security risk that is often overlooked: internet connected toys. To hear the FBI lay out its case, it sounds like the organization has a lot of concerns about the data these internet connected toys can collect.

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This giant Super Soaker can shoot water at 243MPH

This giant Super Soaker can shoot water at 243MPH

Forget your ordinary Super Soaker -- inventor and former NASA engineer Mark Rober has taken things up a notch with his DIY record-breaking 'Super Soaker.' This version of the classic toy is, well, no toy; it can spray water at more than 200MPH, shattering glass, destroying bananas, and probably doubling as a satisfying pressure washer for your driveway.

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Wonder Woman Warrior Battle LEGO Review : Mega Movie Miniatures!

Wonder Woman Warrior Battle LEGO Review : Mega Movie Miniatures!

The LEGO DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (set 76075) ticks all the boxes for essential and classic LEGO set. While there's not really a BAD set of LEGO bricks for the first Wonder Woman movie as yet - this is the only one out in stores so far, as it were. Cross your fingers for a whole lot more down the line - especially in the form of Justice League action.

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A fidget spinner exploded and others may do the same

A fidget spinner exploded and others may do the same

Are fidget spinners the new 'hoverboard?' Such may be the case after one family reports that their son's Bluetooth fidget spinner caught fire and exploded while charging, raising concerns about the quality of these battery-equipped models. Unlike ordinary fidget spinners, which operate using bearings and little else, a Bluetooth fidget spinner is a bit more modern, packing in connectivity to one's phone...and a battery that can overheat while charging if the product is poorly made.

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LEGO Batman Blu-Ray launched with new wave of toys

LEGO Batman Blu-Ray launched with new wave of toys

Today we're having a peek at a brand new LEGO set released in concert with the store date for the LEGO Batman Movie Blu-Ray and DVD. The display stands at retail locations will have you believe that the best promo for the release is a lunchbox. But we know better. This isn't a McDonald's event - we've already got our special edition cubs from the release of the movie in theaters. What we're looking at is the new wave of real-deal LEGO Batman Movie LEGO brick sets.

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Spider-Man by Sphero offers interactive games with plenty of snark

Spider-Man by Sphero offers interactive games with plenty of snark

In cast you missed the news, there's a brand new Spider-Man movie coming out next month. That means all sorts of Spider-Man merchandise and toys, starting with this new interactive Spider-Man from Sphero. Sphero, of course, made that adorable BB-8 toy that arrived near the launch of The Force Awakens, so hopes are certainly high for the company's take on Spider-Man.

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Parrot pitches easy drone bundles at would-be DJI Spark pilots

Parrot pitches easy drone bundles at would-be DJI Spark pilots

Easy-to-fly drones are big business these days, and Parrot is looking to get novice pilots off the ground sooner with a pair of "Adventurer" packs. Combining two of Parrot's most popular models - one fixed-wing; one quadcopter - the bundles allow newbie pilots to get a drone's-eye view courtesy of a head-mounted display. Meanwhile, there's also potential for autonomous flight.

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Sphero’s next remote-controlled car has eyes and a mouth

Sphero’s next remote-controlled car has eyes and a mouth

This week the folks at Sphero have revealed that they're continuing their high-five of a relationship with Disney with a CARS 3 vehicle. They worked with the folks at Lucasfilm and Disney to make a real-deal BB-8 a reality - and in the process made the best Star Wars toy we've ever experienced. Now they turn their attention to the Pixar mega-franchise Cars for a slightly more traditional endeavor with Lightning McQueen.

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A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A bunch of Star Wars-themed events are taking place starting today, the 3rd of May, and last until the end of May the 4th (be with you). This is the ump-teenth time in a row that Star Wars has been celebrated on the 4th of May - back since the first Star Wars Geek heard those fabulous 6 words in that order. Fourth really sounds like Force - so let's use it to fill the bottomless pit of need for more Star Wars merchandise and special events, forever!

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