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.
MammuthWorks‘ huge Rewarron remote-controlled truck measures 78.5″ long, making it 33% of the size of an actual pickup. It’s got a 270cc 1 cyl engine, and an off-road suspension. While its price tag may be hard to swallow, it’s still less than 1/3rd the price of a real truck.
Threezero presents one of The Walking Dead‘s most badass characters together with her pet walkers. The detailed sixth scale Michonne figure comes with a hood, a katana, a bag and two pairs of swappable hands. The walkers come with a pair of disembodied arms.
Expand your POP! collection with figures based on Elliot Alderson, Mr. Robot, Angela Moss, White Rose, and Darlene rocking her heart sunglasses. Good luck getting Elliot with his hoodie – there’s only a 1-in-6 chance you’ll score one. Maybe we can hack the system.
A fun kit which lets you build your own motorized wooden marble machine. It sends a cascade of spheres spiraling to the bottom, then finding their way back to the top for an perpetual loop of marble madness. Available as a battery-powered or solar version.