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World’s Largest NERF Gun 2021

World’s Largest NERF Gun 2021

A while back, we saw what was then the largest NERF gun on record. Not one to be outdone, Michael Pick aka The Casual Engineer created an even bigger dart-flinging toy – measuring 12 ft. 6 in. long. Based on the NERF N-Strike Elite Longshot CS-6, Michael’s weapon can fire jumbo darts up to 250 ft. at speeds up to 50 mph.

Treetop Hot Wheels Track

Treetop Hot Wheels Track

Backyard Racing takes us on a glorious Hot Wheels ride through the colorful fall foliage. The treetop track took a month to build and incorporates jumps, loops, tunnels, a motorized gondola, boosters, and a water feature complete with a car-eating shark.

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Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle

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This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Save an extra 20% on Black Friday with code BFSAVE20 in The Awesomer Shop.

Mezmocoin Galactic

Mezmocoin Galactic

This new variant of the awesomely spinny Mezmocoin adds a colorful image to its top. The precision-machined discs spin smoothly for up to 12 minutes and fascinate the eyes with their holographic images of galaxies set beneath a clear resin dome.

Beast Kingdom Iron Man Medieval Knight

Beast Kingdom Iron Man Medieval Knight
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This 1:9-scale figure envisions Iron Man as a medieval knight. The costume brilliantly melds European armor with Iron Man’s red-and-gold color scheme and Infinity Stone jewel tones. It has 19 points of articulation, an LED arc reactor, a sword, shield, and spear. The Deluxe Version adds a jet pack, firearms, effects, and more.

Making a Cardboard Ball Blaster

Making a Cardboard Ball Blaster

Weapons are usually built from durable materials like metal or plastic, but The S built this one primarily from cardboard. The oversize toy blaster fires plastic balls and uses a corkscrew to feed them into its motorized chamber for launching. Bonus points for incorporating those rubber sandals into the firing mechanism.

Armored Black and White Batman Statue

Armored Black and White Batman Statue
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A monochrome take on one of Batman’s baddest looks ever. Sculpted by Alterton Bizarre, this black-and-white polyresin statue stands 7.25″ tall and does a great job capturing the technical juggernaut looks of the armored Batsuit from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Limited to 5,000 pieces.

Restoring a Rusty Double-Decker Bus Toy

Restoring a Rusty Double-Decker Bus Toy

This rusty toy double-decker bus has seen much better days. But with a little time, effort, and epoxy, Restore Machines made this busted out London transporter look as good as new. Given the huge amount of rust outside and in, we’re shocked at how clean the finished model looks.

LEGO Ultimate Collectors Series AT-AT

LEGO Ultimate Collectors Series AT-AT
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This isn’t the first LEGO Imperial Walker, but it’s the most impressive. UCS model 75313 has 6785 pieces and stands 25″ tall. Details include poseable legs, moving cannons, a Minifig-scale interior, two speeder bikes, and more. Among its nine Minifigs us Luke Skywalker with a tow cable for him to hang from. Drops 11.26.2021.

Squid Game x Funko Pop Figures

Squid Game x Funko Pop Figures
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It’s time to crack open your piggy banks so you can add these official Squid Game Funko Pop figures to your collection. The series includes five of the show’s main characters, including players 456, 001, 199, 067, and 218, as well as a circle-masked worker. Pre-orders start shipping March 2022. Also available in a 6-pack.

NERF LMTD Halo Needler

NERF LMTD Halo Needler
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The Needler is one of our favorite weapons in the Halo universe. With its funky alien looks and vibrant seeker shards, it’s unlike any game weapon before it. Now NERF is making an official blaster based on the in-game weapon. The motorized blaster fires 10 NERF Elite darts in rapid succession, and it lights up brilliantly in display mode.

NECA Raphael x Frankenstein Action Figure

NECA Raphael x Frankenstein Action Figure

The Universal Monsters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles combine their mutant powers for an epic mashup. The first figure in NECA’s line-up melds Raphael with Frankenstein’s Monster. The 7″ figure gives Raph a stitched-on head, neck bolts, an ill-fitting suit, and comes with three pairs of hands and two lightning bolt sai.

Fisher-Price Bluetooth Chatter Telephone

Fisher-Price Bluetooth Chatter Telephone
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Your childhood is calling, and this time there’s someone on the other end of the line when you pick up. That’s right, the classic Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone is back with an upgraded model that can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth so you can make phone calls with it. Every executive needs one of these on their desk.

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Mattel MEGA X Tesla Cybertruck

Mattel MEGA X Tesla Cybertruck
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We’re still not sure when Tesla’s Cybertruck will go into production but starting 10.15.21 at 9am PT, you’ll be able to grab Mattel Creations’ miniature, which snaps together from 3000 pieces. The model of Elon Musk’s angular electric truck measures about 18″ long once assembled, and comes complete with smashed windows.

Back to the Future Plush Hover Board

Back to the Future Plush Hover Board
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Kidrobot presents a soft and squishy replica of the Hover Board that Marty McFly swipes and rides in Back to the Future II. Measuring 28″ long, the plush and colorful version of the board is a perfect match to the floating movie prop, minus the original’s Mattel logo.

MiniCo. Thanos Endgame Figure

MiniCo. Thanos Endgame Figure
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Thanos isn’t quite as intimidating when you can fit him in the palm of your hand, but Sideshow and Iron Studios‘ 7.8″ tall take on the destroyer of galaxies still has plenty of attitude as he dons his double-edged sword and his golden battle suit.

Cosmic Eye Kinetic Plaything

Cosmic Eye Kinetic Plaything

Artist and engineer Robert Spillner created this unique plaything – a disc filled with a sparkly fluid that looks like an atmosphere swirling around a planet. As you shake and move the disc, the metallic liquid creates an endless variety of organic patterns. Its particles can also be influenced by a magnet placed outside of its chamber.

PhoTOP Spinning Toy

PhoTOP Spinning Toy

Kenneth Brecher of Sirius Enigmas created this plaything with a phosphorescent disc that glows when exposed to a UV or deep purple laser pointer, resulting in spiral patterns that temporarily appear. Its disc is made from painted plastic, while its spinner is aluminum. The set even includes the laser pointer.

Godzilla Museum x Attack Peter Kaiju Statue

Godzilla Museum x Attack Peter Kaiju Statue
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Mondo teamed up with artist Attack Peter to create this very special and unique Godzilla collectible. The figure is decorated in a black-and-white line art style inspired by the sgrafitto technique used in ceramics. Drops 10.5.2021 at 12pm CDT on MondoShop.com. Limited to 2000 pieces. Ships Summer 2022.

Playmobil x Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise

Playmobil x Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise
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Playmobil proves it’s not just for kids with this extravagant set for Trekkies. The highlight of this 150-piece set is the 39″ long, light-up U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, which opens up so you can see the bridge inside. It comes with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov figures, and a display stand.

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Awesome Hot Wheels Backyard Track

Awesome Hot Wheels Backyard Track

Hot Wheels enthusiasts Backyard Racing spent more than 4 months putting together this expansive race track that starts out on their roof. Along the way, the course winds through ladders, sun-dappled PVC tunnels, along fences, and splashes through two inflatable swimming pools.

Madsteel Metal Spider Model

Madsteel Metal Spider Model
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This metal spider looks like some kind of creepy-crawly robo-arachnid. It’s made from dozens of tiny stainless steel parts and can be assembled or disassembled without glue. The finished model measures about 4.92″ x 4.92″ x 1.38″. They also make a more complicated steel scorpion kit.

Trackipede Hot Wheels Track Supports

Trackipede Hot Wheels Track Supports

Trackipede’s flexible track components upgrade any standard Hot Wheels track, making it easier to elevate and hold bends, create jumps, and other obstacles. The modular parts connect to the underside of the track and enable nearly infinite configurations. They can even wrap around railings and posts.

AlgoLoop Marble Toy

AlgoLoop Marble Toy
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Mathematician and creator Yosuke Ikeda invented this glorious little plaything which uses a series of ramps to move marbles around as you push on it. Multiple AlgoLoops can be combined for more complex patterns. The project’s Kickstarter already has closed, but hopefully we’ll be able to buy these soon.

The Dark History of Sea Monkeys

The Dark History of Sea Monkeys

Touted by toymakers as instantly-hatching beings running a tiny civilization, Sea Monkeys are just brine shrimp. Hank Green and Journey to the Microcosmos offer their close-up take on the weird history of these novelty sea creatures. Interested in learning more? We recommend the Stuff You Should Know episode on the topic.

Flexible LEGO Technic Tank

Flexible LEGO Technic Tank

GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines shows off another unique LEGO Technic vehicle. This tank-like machine features two wedge-shaped body segments connected by a retractable hinge mechanism. This design allows it to crawl easily over a variety of uneven terrain, climb stairs, and even negotiate soft objects like pillows.

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