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The game Operation was born as a test of desert survival skills

We all know the game Operation in which the player must conduct surgery on a curious character named Cavity Sam. As the commercial goes, "It takes a very steady hand." But as sci-tech historian Allison Marsh writes in IEEE Spectrum, Operation evolved from a very different electrified game called Death Valley that was invented ...

Best Black Friday toy deals: Where to find sales on L.O.L. Surprise! sets, Star Wars LEGOs, Xbox bundles, and more

11.30.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

No one tells you how hard it is to shop for The Youths™️ once you age out of the Toys 'R' Us catalog (RIP). Toy trends seem to change constantly, and if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, you risk looking like Steve Buscemi ... ...

Disney releases cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch

Who could have guessed an adorable, big-eyed baby Star Wars alien would have generated a ton of demand for toys? Apparently not Disney, which today started to sell merchandise based on The Child from new Disney+ show The Mandalorian, commonly known as “Baby Yoda”. The shirts, bags, mugs, and phone cases all feel…forced, like Disney ...

Gifts for kids on sale: Barbie, Fire HD Kids Tablets, and STEM toys

TL;DR: Toys are on sale before Black Friday — save up to 48% on Fire HD Kids Edition Tablets, coding toys, L.O.L. Surprise!, Barbie, and more. Everyone has seen Jingle All the Way, right? Heartwarming movie about a dad trying to get a sol... ...

10 of the best educational and developmental toys in the UK

11.15.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

Anyone with any experience of attempting to raise a child will know all too well how difficult it is to engage them in educational play. When they aren't glued to a screen for hours on end, they somehow end up covered in mud with some worrying bumps ... ...

Optimus Prime Transformer has a G-Shock wristwatch in its chest

Casio G-Shock and Transformers are releasing an Optimus Prime action figure that contains a G-Shock wristwatch in its chest. More than meets the eye, the Optimus Prime also transforms into a fancy pedestal for the watch when it's not on your wrist. The ¥30,000 JPY (US$275) set will only be available in Japan.

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Custom action figure art show featuring Bloodsport, Death Becomes Her, and more

Gallery 1988's latest show features multiple artists, including Dano Brown's custom action figures.  Even Funko and Super 7 haven't gotten around to movie icons of yesteryear like Nurse Ratched, Billy Sole, and D-Fens:

Brown's contributions to the show include other style toys:

You can buy these and more at Gallery 1988. Read the ...

Minnesota county museum’s impressive collection of creepy antique dolls

Olmsted County, Minnesota's History Center are sharing portraits of the creepiest dolls in their antiques collection. Folks can vote online for their favorite and the winner will be on display next week for Halloween. From MPR News:

"The doll I disdain handling is the one with human hair,” said curator Dan Nowakowski as he holds ...