Drone manufacturer DJI applies their R/C vehicle expertise to an educational, but fun robotic plaything. The RoboMaster S1 has 46 programmable components, a stabilized HD POV camera with object recognition, mecanum wheels that can drive sideways, and even a blaster on board.
Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective X-Men action figure features the mutant-loving Magneto in his classic purple and red costume. The figure is about 7″ tall and comes with two heads and nine hands, including two with force effects that have magnets on them.
The first gameplay trailer for the action adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order shows the friends and foes you’ll meet as Jedi-in-training Cal Kestis. A lengthy gameplay video showcases Cal’s combat abilities and Force powers. The game drops 11/15/19.
While it’s unlikely to be approved for use in an actual casino, Berthil van Beek’s motorized LEGO Technic roulette wheel is an impressive build. It’s designed to work as part of a larger great ball contraption, but is perfectly awesome all on its own. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets!
The beloved teen drama Final Fantasy is finally coming back. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered features overhauled graphics and will be released this 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows via Steam. If you think the upgrade doesn’t look like much, think again.
An upcoming game created by Hidetaka Miyazaki of Dark Souls fame and writer George R.R. Martin. Elden Ring will be FromSoftware’s largest and most ambitious title yet, dropping players into a bloody and dark world from the mind behind some of the greatest fantasy books of all time. Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
While Doctor Who’s TARDIS is bigger on the inside, this coffee mug is just plain big. This jumbo ceramic mug looks like a TARDIS that’s about to explode; its walls bulging out from the pressure wave. It holds a whopping 64oz of liquid, more than enough for all your travels through time and space.
Musician Luna Lee is back with another fun cover track performed on the Gayageum – the 1983 pop/rock hit Sharp Dressed Man. We like to imagine there’s a Korean version of ZZ Top somewhere with similarly long beards, hot-rodded Hyundais, and spinning gayageum in place of guitars.
LEGO presents the ultimate set for Jurassic Park fans. This 3,120-piece set (#75936) is highlighted by a 16″ park gate, a hulking 27″ long T.rex model, and 7 scenes on its backside inspired by the movie. Includes 6 minifigs ad a baby dinosaur figure. Drops 7/1/19 at LEGO Stores and shop.lego.com. LEGO VIP members can grab it 6/19/19.
Acme Globes’ sweet spherical maps roll smoothly in any direction on ball bearings integrated in a handmade cork or birch base. Magnets at the poles allow it to spin on its axis like a regular globe too. Each 14.75″ globe features a map of the stars on the inside, and Kickstarter backers get a bonus 4″ moon globe.
In2Chess is an electronic chess set for newbies and experts alike. Its board is backed with LEDs that can guide one or both players regarding permitted moves, as well as the best move for a given situation. It also offers online multiplayer with other In2Chess owners or via a web app.
Musician Cihan Gulbudak turns in an epic performance of Radiohead’s 1997 hit Paranoid Android using a theremin to replace the main vocal track. The spooky alien sounds suit the song just perfectly. Be sure to check out his cover of Massive Attack’s Teardrop too.
No, you’re not looking at actual 4K aerial footage here – this is in-engine imagery from the next-generation version of Microsoft’s famed Flight Simulator. The game uses satellite data, along with Azure AI tech to power its incredibly realistic flying. Coming to Xbox in 2020.
Is your kid good at spelling? Throw ’em a curve ball with P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever, an A to Z guide to a few of the many quirks of the English language, with its silent consonants and other rule-breaking pronunciations. (Thanks Nathan!)
The best way to enjoy the great outdoors with your sweetie or bestie, Kelty’s folding love seat has a sturdy steel frame, a pair of insulated drink holders in its adjustable armrests, and ventilated mesh seating and padding to keep your butts and backs comfy. Holds up to 500 lb.
Instead of having room for a bed, Taxa’s Woolly Bear Trailer utilizes most of its space for storage. This also help cuts its weight down to just 990lb. It has room for a rooftop tent, 15″ steel wheels shod in all-terrain tires, and rugged torsion axle suspension.
The 2005 cult classic alien invasion game Destroy All Humans! is coming back. The cinematic teaser trailer shows nothing resembling gameplay, but is entertaining all on its own thanks to its heaping helping of Rammstein. Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2020.
With Ronald D. Moore at the helm, it looks like Apple scored a big win for its Apple TV+ streaming service. For All Mankind is a sci-fi drama series set in an alternate reality where the Soviets beat the United States to the first manned moon mission, continuing the two countries’ space race.
Our latest look at Nintendo Switch’s mega RPG Pokémon Sword and Shield is a doozy. The game will feature open-world areas where wild pokémon are visible, raids for up to four players, and a three-turn move called Dynamax that turns your critters into giants. The game drops 11/15/19.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out in May, 1977. A few months later, ABC aired this gem, a one-hour behind-the-scenes special which went inside the production, with hosts C-3PO and R2-D2. It’s a wonderful watch for any fan of the franchise, and serves as a great time capsule of pre-CGI visual effects.
Magnet fanatic Magnetic Games got their hands on 64 oversize 26mm (~1.02″) neodymium spheres. These giant-sized balls are much harder to work with (and more dangerous) than their smaller brethren, but they do look like fun. They’re not cheap, but you can buy some here.
Two of the cooler bobbleheads we’ve come across are these Foco 8″ figures based on the ridiculous faces that Adam and Barbara Maitland put on to scare off the new residents of their home after they realize that they are no longer among the living in Tim Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice.