Designer and fabricator Chaz Capobianco shows off a nifty creation, a large, flat spiral cut from a sheet of aluminum, which produces mesmerizing patterns as its center is moved about. It’s sort of like giant, flattened Slinky, and so much cooler than a fidget spinner.
PCS Collectibles follows up its Akuma statue with ones of Dhalsim, the flame-spewing pacifist. Sculpted in an amazingly impossible pose, the 24.3″ statue comes in four variants: two based on his classic appearance, and two based on his looks in Street Fighter V.
The Toys Asia’s life-size statue Iron Man’s Mk. 43 armor opens up to reveal, well, sadly not enough space for a man. It still looks amazing though. It takes 46 motors and 28 seconds for the armor to open up. The statue is limited to 50 units and costs… cough… over $370,000.
Give your cat a different happy place every day with the Ripple Rug. It consists of a base rug and a detachable top layer peppered with holes. The top layer has Velcro strips that let you reshape it on the base rug. It’s made from recycled plastic bottles and is non-toxic.
“You may fire when ready.” Hot Toys shows why it’s one of the best toymakers in the business with this incredible likeness of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from Star Wars: A New Hope. The 12″ action figure comes with a high-back chair and three pairs of hands.
Todd McFarlane reinvented Spider-Man, created Spawn, and helped revolutionize the comics industry by co-founding Image Comics. Now he has a toy empire. He sat down with Complex to share tons of practical tips for success based on his passion and experience.
Tearribles are dog toys that your dogs can tear apart over and over again. Their limbs and tails or eyes are attached to the body via hook and loop strips, so you can easily put them back together. They’re made of tough plush and mesh to resist holes and tears.
Steel weapons are badass, but they’re not safe or kid-friendly, and they could get you in trouble at conventions or other public places. Foam swords are cheaper to make and easier to shape, but how do you make them rigid? Odin Makes has one answer: graphite golf clubs.
While we’re not sure the designs are officially licensed, the metal model kits from Amusien are still pretty awesome – especially the ones with color. Among their flat-pack kits are a Peterbilt 389 truck and Optimus Prime, along with a Scorpion Gunship straight from Avatar.
The classic Spirograph is a childhood favorite drawing toy, but its plastic discs are easy to crack. This special edition includes nine drawing wheels and a gear wheel made from sturdy die-cast metal, as well as sticky Spiro-Putty to eliminate holes in your paper.
To the Batpoles! This awesome 20″ tall replica of the Shakespeare bust from the 1966 Batman TV series doubles as a coin bank. Like the prop, the coin slot (along with the customary dial and button) is hidden inside the bust’s neck. See it unboxed on video here.
This summer’s hit Spider-Man flick gets the Funko POP! treatment with big-head versions of Spidey in his homemade suit, his upgraded suit, with headphones, and as plain old Peter Parker. There’s also a cool winged Vulture, and a bespectacled Tony Stark in his kitty shirt.
Tim Smith of ustwo Auto and his friends are making a slick online museum for his Micro Machines collection. He currently has 1,172 Micro Machines cars, but so far he’s uploaded pictures and details of “only” 107 of them. He’s also looking for donors and sellers.
Give your kids (or yourself) a place to play with action figures and other toys with these fun shelving units, which offer backdrops for acting out scenarios. They come in a wide variety of themes, ranging from superhero to Star Wars to TMNT, to The Walking Dead, to My Little Pony.