THE BEST Toys

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Inspired by legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, comes a remake of one of the most iconic kids toys of the 1970s. The classic wind-up stunt bike set is back in production for a limited time. The new version has an improved gear mechanism so you can send your pint-sized stunt man flying even faster.

Making a Vacuum-powered Dragster

Making a Vacuum-powered Dragster

Using large syringes, Tom Stanton shows us how the vacuum captured inside can be used to drive gears, a belt, and an axle. The result is a mini dragster that travels an impressive distance compared to the short distance that the syringe’s piston moves.

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Mini LEGO Arcade Machines

Mini LEGO Arcade Machines

These teensy arcade and vending machines come from The Brick Show Shop. In order to avoid licensing issues, the machines ended up with names like “Ms. Dot Man,” “Froggy,” and “Astrobricks,” but we still love them, and have already built a whole arcade for our minifigs to play in.

FlyNova Flying Spinner

FlyNova Flying Spinner

If a fidget spinner and a mini drone had a baby, it might look something like the FlyNova. When you spin it up, the motorized plaything lights up. Toss it up and out, and it hovers smoothly before returning like a boomerang. Toss it downward to play catch with a friend.

Monkey Bars Fidget Toy

Monkey Bars Fidget Toy

Looking for a unique fidget toy? Monkey Bars offer up lots of fun for your fingertips. They feature a patented design which uses bent stainless steel pins that turn and slide as you play with their aluminum handles. Their first model, the 2020-R has grooved handles as shown in the video.

Restoring a Mechanical Coin Bank

Restoring a Mechanical Coin Bank

The cast iron toys of yesteryear were subject to rusting and corrosion like nothing else. But in the capable hands of Awesome Restorations, old things can look as good as new once more. Watch as they breathe new life into an old 1930s coin bank, sandblasting off the caked-on rust and giving it a shiny coat of enamel paint.

Bag O’ Beach Bones

Bag O’ Beach Bones

Kids will have a blast on the beach with this set of plastic molds, which let them create a life-size skeleton in the sand. The set includes 14 separate body parts for making different poses. Paint them white and bury yourself up to your head for bonus fun!

DIY No-Dip Bubble Wand

DIY No-Dip Bubble Wand

Normally, if you want to blow big bubbles, you need to dip a bubble wand in a pool of soap bubbles. But designer pojken shows off a fun and easy gizmo that uses a pressurized garden sprayer, a wand, and a string frame to continuously feed giant bubbles on demand. Learn to build your own on Instructables.

RP Minis Desktop Games

RP Minis Desktop Games

Bored at your desk? Give your fingers something fun to do with this series of miniature games from Running Press. There are tiny versions of Skee-Ball, tetherball, shuffleboard, cornhole, ping pong, basketball, and even mini boxing and weightlifting sets to give your digits a workout when they’re not typing.

Ford Bronco LEGO MOCs

Ford Bronco LEGO MOCs

Given the brand partnership between Ford and LEGO, there’s a good chance we’ll see an official LEGO version of the new 2021 Ford Bronco at some point, but for now, let’s appreciate these fan-made designs by Ford engineer and brick builder Peter Blackert, who made models of both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the SUV.

Lollipopter Fidget Toy

Lollipopter Fidget Toy

This playful interactive desktop artwork transforms between a pine cone shape and a helix structure depending on the direction you spin it. There’s also a wooden “executive version” because bosses don’t like colors, and like to spend twice as much money.

Giant Food Plushies

Giant Food Plushies

Love food? Why not give it a hug? Not So Subtle Plushies sells giant, photorealistic foods you can use as throw pillows. From baguettes and croissants, to grilled meats, to ramen noodles, there’s something for every food fetish. Grab a couple of slices of bread, bacon, and a fried egg, and you can even make a plush sandwich.

Fun & Games

Fun & Games

Some of our earliest childhood memories involve colorful Fisher-Price toys with big buttons, spinny parts, and other tactile things to play with. This short animation from NYC creative house Bullpen envisions the evolution of these toys as we grow into adulthood, better representing life, from the mundane to the downright dangerous.

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LEGO Star Wars Helmets

LEGO Star Wars Helmets

Celebrate your love for LEGO and Star Wars with these challenging models based the iconic Stormtrooper and Boba Fett helmets. Each 3-dimensional bust does a great job replicating the look of the original design, with more than 625 pieces, and measuring about 8.5″ tall when complete.

Transformers x Back to the Future

Transformers x Back to the Future

To celebrate 35 years of Back to the Future, Hasbro has made a new Transformer known as “Gigawatt.” In vehicle form, it looks like Doc and Marty’s DeLorean DMC-12 time machine, but can turn into a mech with a flux capacitor in his chest. The car’s wheels also flip into horizontal mode like the flying version in the movies.

Ghinorah Kaiju Figure

Ghinorah Kaiju Figure

Looking for something to complement that Nozilla figure on your bookshelf? Illustrator Noger Chen and Black Seed Toys are back with another playful anthropomorphic kaiju. This three-headed gold dragon monster is ready to hit the schoolyard, and comes complete with a mini Nozilla toy figurine, dodgeball, and trading card game.

MAFEX The Mandalorian Figure

MAFEX The Mandalorian Figure

Medicom’s 1/6-scale premium figure of Mando features his Beskar armor and lots of articulation. Our gunslinger wears a real cloth cape, and carries both his blaster pistol and Amban sniper rifle, along with a flamethrower gauntlet. The set also includes a scale version of Baby Yoda aka “The Child”. Drops 12.2020.

Murder Hornet Action Figure

Murder Hornet Action Figure

In case you missed it, one of the many threats facing humanity (and the insect world) is the Vespa Mandarinia aka “Asian Giant Hornet” aka “Murder Hornet.” Revoltech’s RevoGeo line is offering an incredibly lifelike 7″ long plastic figure that captures every detail of the terrifying flying killer, complete with posable body parts.

Tactile Rubik’s Cube

Tactile Rubik’s Cube

This special edition puzzle adds a tactile dimension to the classic Rubik’s Cube. Each of its color cubes also has a different embossed texture, making it possible to be solved in the dark, with a blindfold on, or by people with visual impairments.

Statler & Waldorf Action Figure Set

Statler & Waldorf Action Figure Set

The Muppets regulars Statler and Waldorf are here to heckle all of your other action figures. Diamond Select Toys’ set includes both of the grumpy old men, along with a balcony for them to hang out in while they look down their noses at the rest of the world. Figures stand 3″ to 5″ tall.

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AstroReality 3D Pixel Earth

AstroReality 3D Pixel Earth

Calling occupants of Planet Earth! This fun kit lets you build a pixelated 3D model of our globe using 1338 tiny bricks. The resulting planet is small enough to fit in the palm of your hands, and will look great sitting on your desk or bookshelf. Just don’t let the dog get ahold of it, or you’ll have a tiny armageddon on your hands.

Picard Facepalm Bust 2.0

Picard Facepalm Bust 2.0

Since the sad demise of ThinkGeek, Icon HeroesPicard facepalm bust has been off the market. Just in time for the madness of 2020, the 8″ tall sculpture is back, now with a painted Starfleet logo on its base. You can pre-order one from Entertainment Earth, with deliveries expected by 8.2020. Limited to just 1701 pieces.

Aluminum Infinity Cube

Aluminum Infinity Cube

Mechforce’s mindbending fidget toy features a series three metal cubes nested one inside of the other. The entire thing is CNC-machined from a single billet of aluminum. Measures 1″ x 1″ x 1″, and includes a removable keychain ring.

Pewter Death Star Container

Pewter Death Star Container

Measuring in at just 4″ in diameter, Royal Selangor’s pewter Death Star is roughly a 1:1,600,000 scale replica the Empire’s deadly space station. But rather than exploding when you hit its exhaust port, this one splits in two so you can store small trinkets inside. A very special collectible for serious Star Wars fans.

Transformers x Ghostbusters Ectotron

Transformers x Ghostbusters Ectotron

The 1980s meets the 1980s with this fun mashup toy from Hasbro. The poseable figure is a model of Ghostbusters’ iconic Ecto-1 wagon that uses 22 moves to transform into a 7 inch-tall, ghost-zapping mech warrior. Includes a scale Slimer figure to go with.

Hot Wheels High Jump

Hot Wheels High Jump

The guys from 5MadMovieMakers love their Hot Wheels. They assembled a track with a 13 foot drop and a vertical ramp at its end to see how high they could launch the toy cars, and still land them on their wheels. We wonder how much higher you could go with a longer runway.

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