Toys

Boba Fett ship name change got you down? Check the past

Boba Fett ship name change got you down? Check the past

Today we're going to take a peek at how and why LEGO was the first company to release a Boba Fett's Starship without the name "Slave I" attached. We're also going to take a peek at a few other examples of times when Star Wars toys had their names changed, their names switched, or their characters removed from movies entirely!

Continue Reading

New LEGO Boba Fett’s Starship gets Mandalorian and drops the old name

New LEGO Boba Fett’s Starship gets Mandalorian and drops the old name

Today LEGO revealed a new Star Wars set called "Boba Fett's Starship." This may be the first time the ship has ever been referred to as "Boba Fett's Starship" without the name "Slave I" or "Slave 1" along with it. The ship is just the latest in a line of iterations of the model made by LEGO, and the first to appear with The Mandalorian onboard.

Continue Reading

LEGO Mario and Luigi sets expand digital crossover with TikTok-like dance

LEGO Mario and Luigi sets expand digital crossover with TikTok-like dance

Today we're taking a peek at a couple of new releases from LEGO in the Super Mario Bros universe. Nintendo and LEGO made a new sort of game-like adventure toy with LEGO Mario called LEGO Super Mario Adventures. It goes beyond simple building with LEGO bricks, and it takes the Mario universe to a place it's never really been before. Also they have digital eyes!

Continue Reading

Tamagotchi Smart puts your virtual pet on your wrist

Tamagotchi Smart puts your virtual pet on your wrist

It's almost hard to believe that Tamagotchi is already 25 years old now, but that's exactly what the franchise is celebrating this year. Despite all the advancements in technology, especially in toys, brand owner Bandai still believes in the joys of a simple egg-shaped device that houses a virtual pet. That said, there is always room for improvement and that seems to be what the Tamagotchi Smart is trying to present, putting the same pet-raising experience in a smartwatch form, complete with touch and crude voice input.

Continue Reading

Metroid Dread amiibo grant permanent in-game boosts

Metroid Dread amiibo grant permanent in-game boosts

Metroid Dread was one of the surprise announcements of Nintendo's E3 Direct, and the new game was revealed alongside a pair of amiibo. One of the amiibo depicts Samus in her new armor with the second depicting EMMI, the robot featured in Metroid Dread's reveal trailer. These amiibo will be offered together, and today, we're learning what happens when you scan one of them while playing Metroid Dread.

Continue Reading

Transformers AR game in the works at Pokemon GO dev Niantic

Transformers AR game in the works at Pokemon GO dev Niantic

Pokemon GO developer Niantic made a rather surprising reveal today: the company, as it turns out, is working on a new Transformers mobile game. The new game is called Transformers: Heavy Metal and like other titles made under Niantic's roof, it'll be an AR game. How it'll use augmented reality is currently unknown, but Niantic suggests that it won't be much longer until at least some of us find out.

Continue Reading

Netflix Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer: Bashasaurus and an epic cast

Netflix Masters of the Universe Revelation trailer: Bashasaurus and an epic cast

When Netflix started releasing She-Ra back in 2018, it seemed inevitable that they'd include He-Man in some form or another. As it turned out, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was fantastic enough - and gathered a fanbase massive enough - that it needed no assistance from the likes of its original co-brand. At the same time, Netflix decided it wanted to go ahead and create another show based on the original toy line, this time literally picking up where the original 1980's TV show (based on the toys) left off.

Continue Reading

LEGO CON event revealed

LEGO CON event revealed

The first ever official LEGO CON event was revealed this week with a promise of 2 hours of non-stop LEGO action. The LEGO Group said that LEGO CON would take place on June 26, 2021, at noon-2PM ET / 9-11AM PT. This event will cover LEGO VIDIO, Star Wars, Technic, Ninjago, DOTS, Minecraft, Harry Potter, and Super Mario.

Continue Reading

Spyra Two digital water gun lands just in time for summer

Spyra Two digital water gun lands just in time for summer

In 2018 a company called Spyra took to crowdfunding sites to get the money to build and bring to market a new take on the classic water gun. The original device was called the Spyra One, and the company is back with a new version called the Spyra Two. The first version of the water gun cost $133, and the company says that it delivered about 11,000 units at that price.

Continue Reading

LEGO World Map has the most pieces, but do they count at 1 peg each?

LEGO World Map has the most pieces, but do they count at 1 peg each?

The new LEGO World Map is the biggest LEGO set ever released with a daunting 11,695 pieces. As far as individual pieces go, as far as number of bricks go, yes, it certainly seems that this is the largest LEGO set ever. But let's take a look at why this isn't exactly the most clear cut way of looking at the situation. Not all bricks are equal in size, and not all bricks are equally useful.

Continue Reading

LEGO Everyone is Awesome diversity set launches with Pride Month

LEGO Everyone is Awesome diversity set launches with Pride Month

LEGO has unveiled its new 'Everyone is Awesome' display set featuring the colors of the rainbow (and more), as well as monochrome minifigs in each color. The set is designed to be displayed rather than played with, giving LEGO fans a way to showcase their pride or support for diverse communities. The new LEGO set will arrive just in time for Pride Month in June.

Continue Reading

Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer Review

Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer Review

Over the past several weeks we've tested the Formlabs Form 3 3D printer. This printer can be compared to other SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers, but it works with a process that's advanced beyond the models we've reviewed in the past. The Form 3 works with Low Force Stereolithography, a process that allows this printer to create extremely detailed, consistent, smooth prints with minimal support. This printer is extremely easy to use and well worth the cost.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next