NECA’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive costs $200, but it’s more than worth every penny. You get wonderfully painted 7″ action figures of all four turtles, Shredder, Krang and two foot soldiers, plus accessories and a carrying case. It will also go on sale at NECA’s online store.
Every time we think we’re done with the fidget spinner fad, somebody comes along and amps these silly playthings up to the next level. The Backyard Scientist decided that he couldn’t spin his fast enough, so he added a propulsion system, and upping the danger factor by 100x.
A couple of years back, Trackapalooza built what is likely the longest Hot Wheels Sizzlers track ever. Measuring in at 1969 feet long, we’re amazed that the cars had enough power to make it all the way around the fat track. Time-lapse build videos here and here.
A fascinating bit of archive footage shot at the London factory for Matchbox cars, showing off how the cars went from concept to wood model, to production. We enjoyed watching the car bodies spin by on the assembly line, and the miniature traffic jam on the conveyor belt.
Charlie Peterson of StillLifewithCharlie handmakes these awesome tables and wall displays built out with dozens of individual shadowboxes. They’re designed to fit the classic Kenner Star Wars figures, but should hold any 3.75″-ish figure that fits into cubbies.
Builder knexpert06 shows off an incredible creation made using K’Nex construction toys. The 141 foot-long roller coaster has dual tracks so two coasters can race side by side. It took nearly 500 hours to build, but a full lap of the coaster takes just under a minute.
While you could chew up some tissue and blow it through a straw, we much prefer the idea of this toy blaster, which can fire up to 16 rounds of paper at your enemies without reloading. Unlike Paper Shooters’ Zombie Slayer, this weapon comes fully-assembled and ready to go.
Fools’ Paradise has an ongoing series of comic book character action figures that come with a kiddie ride version of their vehicles. Their latest batch features Bane with his stolen camo Tumbler Batmobile and a glow-in-the-dark Joker in his parody Batsuit.
Watch collector-turned-artist Dan Tanenbaum customized Kidrobot’s iconic Dunny vinyl figure by attaching watch parts to its head and body. Each piece is a one-off and took 20 to 30 hours to complete. Most of them are sold out, but they’re priced like expensive watches anyway.
Based on a proposal by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche, this model kit features a 3ft-tall (1:110 scale) model of the Saturn V, the most powerful rocketship ever built. It comes with a lunar lander and three astronaut microfigs. Drops 6/2017 for $120.
Another variant on those desk toy for fidgeters. This 12-sided model is kind of like D12 on steroids, with each of its sides featuring a different clicky, spinny, or jiggly sensation to keep your fingers occupied. For some reason, we’re also reminded of the Plumbus.
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