Believe it or not, that’s not a painting. Gunpla hobbyist mumumuno53 painted a Gundam action figure to make it look like a retro anime illustration. The cardboard props are nice touches. Or are they cardboard?
LEGO would never in a billion years even think of releasing Citizen Brick’s new LEGO-compatible playset. The Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts is “a place where dreamers can dream, and dancers can dance.”
Sideshow Collectibles’ Marvel 1/6 Scale Merc with a Mouth comes with 6 pairs of hands, 2 heads, 3 blades, 3 guns, and of course speech bubbles. The Sideshow exclusive also comes with a zombie head. Pre-orders start 9/25 for $230.
Nanodots’ orb-shaped playthings have a gyroscopic set of four neodymium magnets inside, which causes them to attract and repel, offering hours of distraction for fidgeters, and a fun educational science gizmo for kids.
Did you know that Mr. Potato Head used to be a more useful Pet Rock? Speaking of which, the Pet Rock made its “inventor” a millionaire, even though rocks are, you know, free. All that and more in Mental Floss’ list of toy facts.
The LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series 76023 not only showcases the largest official LEGO Tumbler, it will also come with exclusive minifigs of Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker. Drops this September for $200.