Dash Rendar's Ride Is One Of The New Star Wars Spaceship Toys

Two new spaceships were just revealed for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. Shadows of the Empire fans will recognize Dash Rendar's Outrider right away: » 6/18/14 12:54am 6/18/14 12:54am

Kitchen Moon Dust is a Silky Sandpile for Landlocked Playtime

Building sandcastles is one of the fundamental joys in life, irrespective of how old you get. While coastal residents can hop down to play by the ocean any time, landlocked adventurers need to get a bit more creative. Enter Moon Dust, a quick and cheap recipe for sticky sand. » 5/28/14 1:02am 5/28/14 1:02am

The Simple Joy of 100 Pounds of Magnetic Putty

Magnetic putty makes me deeply happy. It slowly deforms under a gentle pull, or snaps when abruptly tugged, while the magnetism will draw it like a creeping monster to devour stray magnets. While a handful of putty is fun, I am utterly enchanted by a monstrous 100-pound blob. » 5/23/14 6:15pm 5/23/14 6:15pm

Never-made 1980s action figures turned Robin into Mad Max (and Batman…

In the 1980s, toy manufacturer Kenner produced the Super Power collection of action figures for DC Comics. In an effort to capitalize on the Mad Max craze, Kenner also drafted designs for a line of "anti-hero" toys that recast DC heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman as leather-sporting ruin dwellers. As you can see… » 2/05/11 7:30am 2/05/11 7:30am

Vampire Eric joins Peter Berg’s Battleship

Alexander Skarsgard has traded vampire yahtzee for Battleship, by joining Peter Berg's epic alien-war film. We've seen him, fly, bite and bang Estonian strippers — now we will watch him fight alien invaders from the sky! » 6/18/10 8:00am 6/18/10 8:00am

The First Real Look At G.I. Joe's Metal Bad Boy

Take a peek at the live-action metal man with G.I. Joe concept art and a whole gallery full of behind-the-scenes shirtless, hairless Joe action. » 8/05/09 7:30am 8/05/09 7:30am

Hallmark's Captain Pike Figure Perfect As A Cake Topper For Your…

What better way to say "I love you" than with a commemorative figure to the horribly disfigured original Star Trek captain? Hallmark's "The Menagerie" figure is only $28, but just look at the scarring detail on Pike's face. [via BoingBoing] » 6/10/09 9:30am 6/10/09 9:30am

Animated Teal'c Maquette Is Indeed Full Of Adorable Brilliance

Who knew Teal'c could be such a cartoon cutie? We've got the exclusive first images of Teal'c, from the new animated Stargate maquette line. » 4/22/09 7:00am 4/22/09 7:00am

Attack of the Cute Alien in Stephen Chow's CJ7

Stephen Chow's E.T.-inspired CJ7 opens this weekend, and although it's been critically kicked around like the lowest dog on Earth, we loved the cute little thing. It's not your typical science fiction movie, and it's not even a typical Stephen Chow movie, who is best known for comedies like Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin… » 3/06/08 9:04am 3/06/08 9:04am

Cloverfield Toy Revealed — Start Canceling Your Preorders

Paramount has finally allowed Hasbro to release images of the Cloverfield toy, probably thinking that they've milked almost every possible box office dollar out of the thing. But based on the new pics, it's hard to imagine anybody shelling out a hundred bucks for this thing. When you stumble of the the theater after… » 2/15/08 11:20am 2/15/08 11:20am

Cloverfield Toy Costs $100, Has Two "Interchangeable Heads"

Hasbro is going to release a 14-inch model of the Cloverfield monster, which will undoubtedly be one of the strangest toys ever made by the company known for G.I. Joe and Transformers. It'll cost a hundred bucks, and will feature over 70 "points of articulation," along with authentic sound effects, 10 parasites… » 1/22/08 7:00am 1/22/08 7:00am

Alphie The "Educational" Robot


On Christmas Day in 1978, kids across the U.S. unwrapped Alphie and gloated, "Wow! Cool! A robot of my very own!" Unfortunately, however, Alphie wasn't equipped with lasers, missiles, or nuclear death rays. In fact, he couldn't even move. He only had a few blinking red lights and a blatty musical tone that farted… » 12/07/07 8:30am 12/07/07 8:30am

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally


Stretch Armstrong was one of the coolest toys back in 1976. This grinning little circus strongman could be stretched and pulled into a thousand different positions thanks to the gooey syrup he was filled with. Stretch proved so popular that toymaker Kenner decided to create a nemesis for him, and the red-skinned… » 12/03/07 12:30pm 12/03/07 12:30pm