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Realistic rubber feet

The two bullet points for the Belladonna Foot Soldiers [Amazon] makes clear all you need to know. First, it offers "astonishing details" in "realistic rubber," and second that there is one left foot, one right foot, and a free bottle of ****. [via The Worst Things For Sale]

Now you too can have your ...

Terrorise other beachgoers with the Beach Behemoth, a 12-foot beach ball

The Beach Behemoth is a 12-foot beach ball. Perhaps you think that this is a mere toy, one of those ultimately trivial impulse buys of no permanence beyond momentary amusement. This is because you have not read the buyer reviews at Amazon.

Reid Hamlin writes:

We took this ball to the beach and after ...

Man excavates his basement using nothing but RC construction toys

01.28.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

Work isn't work if you have fun doing it.  YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo proved this by spending years excavating his basement with RC construction toys. Well if it works, it works. And as his latest video above shows, those things can really w... ...

Meet the kid who paid for college by creating a Roblox game

01.25.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

19 year old developer Alex "Badcc" Balfanz used his love of programming games on Roblox to create the hit title Jailbreak. The success of Jailbreak allowed him to pay his way through school. Read more...More about Gaming, Nintendo, Xbox, Toys, and Ent... ...

Ozzy Osbourne sells bat plushie with detachable head

On Sunday, Ozzy Osbourne launched pre-orders for this darling plushie bat with a detachable head, and it has already sold out. Today is the 37th anniversary of Ozzy's show at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa during which he bit the head off a real bat. From a January 22, 1982 article in ...

Google built a digital Etch-A-Sketch that’s just as hard to use as the real thing

01.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Toys Articles

Want to relive a frustrating yet addictive childhood experience? Now you can! A Google Chrome Labs developer has built a web version of the classic Etch-A-Sketch. It's called Web-A-Skeb, which is a name that rocks. And I am happy to report that attem... ...

The Furby was “coded for cuteness”

Released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics, more than 40 million Furbies were sold in its first three years of life. What made this bizarre animatronic toy so **** popular? At IEEE Spectrum, Allison Marsh looks at the engineering behind this pioneering social robot:

The Furby’s source code was written by David Hampton and Wayne Schulz ...

Donating unwanted LEGO to someone less fortunate is a great way to bring more joy to the world

Lots of folks continue to build fabulous creations out of LEGO well into adulthood. Others tire of it, as they do many of their other childhood belongings, at an early age. Both are fine. What's not OK is being a kid who, because of their parent's financial situation, doesn't know the joy of having a ...

Yellies toy spiders: “The louder you yell, the faster they move”

This year's hot -- and controversial -- holiday toys are Hasbro's Yellies, a line of plush spider-like ("Spooders) creatures that move faster when you scream at them.

The toys are creating quite a kerfuffle with parents who think the toys are a bad idea.

The person who invented this toy is clearly not ...

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 ...