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Amazon adds toys to its growing list of private labels

Batteries. Clothing. Household goods. Supplements. Diapers. Furniture. Toys? Yes, toys. It seems Amazon’s private label business is preparing to enter the toy market next. The retailer’s initial toy listings include an indoor play set for toddlers, along with other toys for climbing and playing on, as well as a toy storage system. The listings were ...

Google’s search data shows YouTube’s influence over this season’s hottest toys

If there was any doubt about YouTube’s power to influence children, look no further than this year’s list of the hottest holiday toys, based on Google shopping search data. According to the search giant, at least four of the top ten most searched toys were among those heavily featured in YouTube unboxing videos – subsequently ...

Argentine hacker mods Furby so it quotes Borges, creates a “Borgy”

Argentine hacker [Roni Bandini] modded a 1998 Furby so that it responds to stimulus by rattling off a random quote from Jorge Luis Borges. He calls it "Borgy."

[Roni] hacked the Furby to replace the speaker with a more powerful one, and built a base to hold the larger speaker and a switch which can ...

Amazon is having a huge sale on Marvel toys, games, bedding, and more

12.04.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

We don't need any convincing about the fact that Marvel comics are awesome. The characters and plot lines are essentially modern versions of ancient Greek and Roman myths: Quicksilver is like Hermes, Iron Man is like Hephaestus, and Jean Grey is susp... ...

Toy makers tap into what kids really want: ‘Unrolling is the new unboxing’

Ok, I'm not just sharing these "Cutetitos" for the sake of sharing them. I'm sharing them because I've just learned that toy makers have figured out that young kids really like unboxing videos and they have now found a way to replicate that experience with "mystery toys" (like these plushies wrapped up a burrito). 

The ...

Save an additional 20% off these exclusive Black Friday deals in the Mashable Shop

11.23.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

Black Friday is finally here, and there's no shortage of deals to choose from in our shop.  From Star Wars drones to robot vacuums, here are 20 amazing Black Friday deals you won't find anywhere else, and you can get them for even less than thei... ...

Save $20 when you spend $100 on select toys on Amazon (and it’s not even Black Friday!)

11.14.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

It was a sad day in the world when Toys 'R' Us officially closed it's doors in the U.S. For all we know it could come back in one form or another someday, but it probably won't be the same and neither will Geoffrey. (Poor Geoffrey.) But if you're loo... ...

Toy construction set made from real bricks, wood, and concrete

Mini Materials are 1:6 scale construction toys made from brick, wood, concrete and other real construction materials: everything from breeze blocks to Jersey barriers to pine pallets (marketed as drinks coasters!). (via Super Punch) Read the rest

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Kickstarting a Da Vinci-inspired, programmable, mechanical drawing robot-arm

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Robert Sabuda (previously) writes, "It has long been a dream of the Leonardo da Vinci Robot Society to bring one of the Renaissance Master’s creations back to life. 2019 is the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death and the Society has chosen to honor his memory and celebrate his life through one of ...