Rails? We don’t need no stinkin’ rails! That’s what this little toy train is clearly thinking as it somehow manages to continue its journey even when the tracks come to a sudden end. Thanks for the nudge, Mr. Wall!
Monsterchannel24 presents close-up footage of a number of handmade remote-controlled model trucks, tractors, construction equipment, and other machines, each of which is a tiny mechanical marvel unto itself. The amount of detail in each vehicle is truly incredible.
YouTuber RedKB shows off an insanely complex Rubik’s Cube variant, a $750 cube which will challenge just about any puzzle fanatic. The YuXin HuangLong puzzle is made from 1947 individual pieces, and we can’t imagine how much work it takes to solve once scrambled.
Make it so awesome with these sweet custom Trek characters from Minifigs.me. The set includes Picard, Riker, Troi, Data, Worf, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, Wesley – and his epic rainbow sweater. Available in flesh tone or traditional LEGO yellow. Individual figures also available.
“Wipe that nervous expression off your face, Threepio.” Hot Toys immortalizes the late Carrie Fisher and her performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This 11″ tall action figure comes with a two pairs of hands, a blaster pistol, and a tracking bracelet.
This sturdy BPA-free plastic mug is perfect for playing with your LEGO and other building blocks at your desk. It’s fine for coffee or tea, but don’t microwave or dishwash it. Comes in blue, black, red, or white. Save 50% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.
Vanguard Pictures follows up its thrilling stop-motion video Nitro Warriors METAL with with another fun action sequence, as toy race cars find themselves in a face-off against Optimus Prime, who seems to be the bad guy in this storyline. Or are the cars the bad guys?
Movie-based toy maker Blitzway outdoes itself with its sixth-scale model of the Ghostbusters’ ride. The Ecto-1 collectible is nearly 46″ long, has 45 LEDs, and an interlocked steering wheel and wheels. It also plays digital audio files via USB and microSD.
DC Icons’ The Death of Superman action figure 2-pack lets you recreate the eponymous comic book arc that saw the Man of Steel fall in a lethal draw against Doomsday. It comes with a diorama base that has Supes’ tattered cape. Also on Amazon. More photos on Toyark.
LEGO master Sariel believes Santa Claus knows about climate change. So he made St. Nick an amphibious sleigh with the help of a thematic part – LEGO Christmas baubles. They’re not completely airtight, but they work well enough as wheels both on ground and in water.
For their latest video, 5MadMovieMakers set up a fun series of wooden train tracks designed to put Thomas the Train through his paces. The anthropomorphic railroad engine and his buddy James pull off a variety of jumps and flips as they criss-cross through the course.
While so much of the focus has been on BB-8 in recent years, R2-D2 is still our favorite droid. Now you can build your own 12″ tall R2 unit using this DIY kit which includes all the parts you need, and stickers for customizing your bot. Great for kids or kids at heart.
Make: author Caleb Kraft came across this nifty plaything by Mike’s Electric Stuff, which uses sensors and a cylindrical grid of LEDs that simulate falling snow or sand as it’s flipped end-over-end. Mike needs to turn this thing into a toy you can buy. He’d sell thousands.
This 1:72 scale model kit of Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon is the ultimate collectible for fans of Han Solo’s ship. Bandai painstakingly inspected and scanned the movie prop used in A New Hope to create this model kit. It comes with LED lights and a display base.