Publisher Assouline is coming out with a hardcover book about one of the world’s most popular toys. Hot Wheels features 300 pages and over 200 illustrations, covering the origins, evolution and even the future of the brand. Featuring a foreword by racer Mario Andretti.
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If you’re looking for a rugged all-in-one charger for your new smartphone, check out CheeNYC’s Onyxx. It’s a power bank with a 5,000mAh battery that can charge your phone wirelessly, or via its USB-A and USB-C ports. It’s also splash- and dust-resistant.
Coleman’s new lantern is a great backyard accessory or camping centerpiece. Aside from providing 360º of dimmable light, the lantern also serves as a Bluetooth speaker. It lasts up to 20h while playing music, 40h while providing light, and up to 5h with both functions on.
If you’re looking for an alternative to unwieldy pillboxes, check out Lever Gear’s CLiP. It stores small items but has a pocket-friendly shape. It also has a magnetic hex bit holder so you can use it as a screwdriver. There’s also a variant with a built-in flashlight.
Bandai’s Neko Busou are domestic cat figures with mounted weapons. Bandai originally whipped them up as April Fools’ jokes, but now they’re giving cat lovers what they want. There are four simple blind-boxed figures and one cat that comes with all of the accessories.
Kids and kids at heart can build their very own programmable robots with this fun kit. It comes with 978 pieces, which can create a self-balancing mech, an plane, or a dinosaur, each with moving parts, and the ability to control it using an Android or iOS device.
Like the rest of Revoltech’s Amazing Yamaguchi line, this Batman action figure features exaggeratedly sculpted parts, particularly its cape, which has joints and six extra parts. It also comes with an alternate face, an extra pair of hands, a Batarang and two grapnel guns.
Card’s Kablecard is for people who carry multiple gadgets at once. It’s a credit card-sized case that has a charging cable and adapters for USB-A, USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB. It also supports Qi wireless charging, has a 1W LED light and can be used as a phone stand.
If you’re gonna be a superhero, you sleep with one eye open. And if you’re sawing logs on the plane, you want people to know you’ve got your eye on ’em too. These sleep masks should do the trick nicely. Available in Finn, Jake, Lumpy Princess, Darth, and Stormtrooper designs too.
The latest in illustrator Steve McDonald’s series of intricate coloring books features an array of wondrous mechanical and solid state creations, including a space station, submarine, jumbo jet, and a pinball machine. Be sure to grab the matching set of colored pencils for gift giving.
A compact cordless screwdriver designed for making quick work of the screws on electronics, appliances, and other small items. It comes with 18 magnetic bits that work on standard, torx, pentagon, hex, and triangle heads, and has a bright LED flashlight to see your work area.