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NERF Fortnite blasters revealed with preorders and release date

NERF Fortnite blasters revealed with preorders and release date

Late last year, Hasbro introduced a Fortnite-themed NERF blaster and now it is back with the rest of the lineup. Customers can pre-order the blasters ahead of their official launch in March, at which point Hasbro will release several NERF guns all styled after firearms from the popular battle royale games. Themed weapons include the tactical shotgun, rocket launcher, hand cannon, and more.

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Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is an interactive training system for padawans

Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is an interactive training system for padawans

Hasbro has introduced the latest evolution in toy lightsabers with its new Star Wars Lightsaber Academy. The system involves an extendable toy lightsaber that works with a mobile app to help kids develop their Jedi skills. Hasbro is also offering a basic version of its new toy lightsabers that doesn't include Bluetooth, as well as a version of the lightsaber that has sound effects and simulates light effects.

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LEGO Hidden Side combines AR game with physical building sets

LEGO Hidden Side combines AR game with physical building sets

We are still very far from that futuristic age where augmented reality almost becomes our reality, where every object or place can hold deeper value than what physical matter can contain. That doesn't mean, however, that we have to limit ourselves to fun but short-lived AR stickers and non-interactive dinosaurs. LEGO, the toy company that always puts itself at the STEM forefront, is showing what else can be down using AR with its new Hidden Side play theme, a ghost-filled experience that keeps one hand on the physical and another on the virtual, literally too.

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Retro Speak & Spell toy with updated voice will launch later this year

Retro Speak & Spell toy with updated voice will launch later this year

The popular kids gadget Speak & Spell commonly found in households through the 1980s is being revived by company Basic Fun!, according to a new report. The revived model brings the same iconic look as the original, including the bulky shape and physical keyboard. Though the iconic robotic voice remains, it has been tweaked to improve its pronunciation, meaning it won't sound quite how you remember it.

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Chevy made a life-size Silverado pickup with Lego bricks

Chevy made a life-size Silverado pickup with Lego bricks

Building life-size replicas of cars from Lego is far from a fresh idea these days, but seeing the finished creation is still just as impressive as ever, especially when considering how much time an effort goes into the construction. The latest example comes from Chevrolet, who've teamed up with Lego once again following The Lego Batman Movie in 2017. This time they've used the iconic plastic bricks to make a life-size model of the 2019 Silverado pickup.

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Sphero says goodbye to BB-8, Spider-man, Disney-licensed toys [Update]

Sphero says goodbye to BB-8, Spider-man, Disney-licensed toys [Update]

Sphero already earned a reputation among tech-savvy consumers early on but its name really went mainstream when it came out with the official BB-8 robot. It was, after all, a match that seemed destined by the Force. The success of that deal with Disney saw other characters come to robotic life, including Lightning McQueen and even Spider-man. Unfortunately, that profitable partnership is coming to an end because these toys have cost the company more than they’re worth.

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Anki Vector robot will become more useful with Alexa next week

Anki Vector robot will become more useful with Alexa next week

If you through Anki’s latest Vector was just a cute face, you have another thing coming. And by that, we mean coming next week. That’s because Anki and Amazon will turn Vector into a cute face that will perhaps prefigure future home robots, both toys and appliances alike. That’s right, Vector will soon have Amazon’s Alexa integrated inside turning the tiny rolling robot into both a friendly companion as well as some hands-free help around the house.

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Xiaomi again hints at major USA launch with 3 new products

Xiaomi again hints at major USA launch with 3 new products

This morning Xiaomi brought a few products to the USA to showcase the future. Xiaomi brought three products that'll be available for sale in the USA, and a few more that aren't (yet) available in the USA. On one hand, this seems like a fairly standard "We've got new products" event. On the other hand, bringing along products that aren't necessarily set to be available in the USA hints at something bigger.

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LEGO Corner Garage details for Modular Building expansion

LEGO Corner Garage details for Modular Building expansion

LEGO just revealed a new addition to the ever-expanding LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building collection. This is the LEGO 1950s Corner Garage, AKA the "LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage." This is LEGO AFOL targeting at its most concentrated, as it's both a part of a bigger set-of-sets and includes a fair number of rare or unique to this set elements (unique for now).

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LEGO heads swallowed and passed for science so you won’t have to

LEGO heads swallowed and passed for science so you won’t have to

It’s a sad and unavoidable fact of life that innocent as well as not so innocent toddlers love putting things into their mouths. Most of the time it's food but other times it involves things they may perceive as delicious delights. It is a parent’s worst nightmare or at least one of them, and yet toy companies keep on producing potentially dangerous pieces of plastic. That is why a group of pediatricians has taken it upon themselves to go through the weirdest test ever to find out how long it will take for a kid to poop out a LEGO head in case the little one manages to swallow one.

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Eevee Tamagotchi puts Pokemon in your pocket

Eevee Tamagotchi puts Pokemon in your pocket

If you woke up today to the realization that you really miss the '90s, then here's a bit of good news: Pokemon and Tamagotchi are teaming up. This partnership will see the release of a special Tamagotchi featuring Eevee, a Pokemon that's currently getting a lot of love for its role as a title character in Pokemon Let's Go. Recent rumors claimed that such a collaboration was on the way, and now it seems those reports have been confirmed.

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The LEGO Movie 2: A guide to all 19x wave-1 building sets

The LEGO Movie 2: A guide to all 19x wave-1 building sets

Today we're taking a peek at all 19 of the first wave of building sets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part! This is the second of two movies (of what we must assume will be a never-ending collection), coming back to visit with all the biggest names in LEGO voices from the first round. Right about now we're going to look at what that'll all mean for LEGO toys!

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