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Speks Geode Magnetic Toys

Speks Geode Magnetic Toys

These pentagonal playthings have neodymium magnets along their edges, letting you assemble them into a variety of shapes, including a dodecahedron. Each set comes with 12 pentagons, and the more kits you buy, the more complex the objects can get. They come in Slate, Cobalt, Aqua, and Lava.

Funko Pop! x McDonald’s

Funko Pop! x McDonald’s

Funko presents a collection of Pop! vinyl toys inspired by classic McDonald’s characters from the 1970s and 1980s. The series includes Ronald McDonald, Officer Big Mac, Grimace, Mayor McCheese, Hamburglar, the Fry Guys, Birdie, and a few anthropomorphic McNuggets.

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Rocket & Klein Luxury Toy Cars

Rocket & Klein Luxury Toy Cars

Rocket & Klein’s limited-edition desktop toys are inspired by classic sports cars of the 1940s through the 1980s. They come in five streamlined shapes and are made using automotive-grade materials and coated with three layers of non-toxic, UV-resistant paint. Each car measures appx. 12″ long and rides on rubber tires.

Benny the Astronaut Training

Benny the Astronaut Training

Real world astronauts are subjected to intensive training, including time in a centrifuge that creates intense G-forces. It’s no different for LEGO astronauts, as the Brick Experiment Channel attached the minifig Benny the Astronaut to a motorized rig, then spun him up to 5000+ RPM. A spinning camera monitored his condition.

Hot Toys Princess Leia + Wicket

Hot Toys Princess Leia + Wicket

This 1/6th-scale set includes precision sculpts of Princess Leia and Wicket the Ewok from Return of the Jedi. Accessories include Leia’s camo poncho, helmet, and blaster, and Wicket’s spear. The set comes with an Endor-themed base, and two Imperial helmets and drumsticks so Wicket can bang out some Yub Nub.

Pix Brix

Pix Brix

Pix Brix are interlocking single-stud bricks for creating 2D pixel or 3D voxel art. They not only click together like LEGO, but can be securely locked side-by-side for flat artworks. A special multifunction tool makes the blocks easy to manipulate and disassemble. They’re also compatible with other major brick brands.

Naughty Gnomes

Naughty Gnomes

These tiny garden gnomes will help protect your potted plants through the power of their rude behavior. They look cute enough, but on further examination, one of them is mooning us, another is flipping the bird, the third guy is just a pothead, and well, the fourth gnome has his junk in his hands.

Funko The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Funko The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Here’s a pre-Christmas gift that’s perfect to hand over on Halloween. Based on Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s multi-holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, the set includes 24 Funko Pocket Pop! vinyl figures ready to scare you behind its 24 doors. Though we’re not too sure about a 2″ tall Jack Skellington.

LEGO 1989 Batman Batwing

LEGO 1989 Batman Batwing

LEGO is showing off an awesome set based on the flying Batwing from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. The 2,363-piece advanced set measures 22″ wide and 20″ long once complete, and includes minifigs of Batman, The Joker, and the Boombox Goon. Now you just need a moon lamp to hang it in front of. Drops 11.1.2020.

Rusty Tonka to R/C Tonka

Rusty Tonka to R/C Tonka

Like Odd Tinkering and Rescue & Restore before him, TRG Restoration gave a rusty Tonka truck a new lease on life. But he went one better, and once he cleaned it up and repainted it, he added a 4×4 R/C drivetrain and lifted suspension so it can be driven off-road. The metal body does it no favors in the speed department though.

LEGO The Child

LEGO The Child

Fans of The Mandalorian can soon get their hands on this adorable LEGO version of The Child aka Baby Yoda. The 1073-piece kit builds a 7.8″ tall version of the littlest could-be Jedi, and features a posable head, movable ears, and an adjustable mouth. Drops 10.30.2020. Pre-orders start at 1pm PST on 9.21.2020 on LEGO.com.

LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina

Take your minifigs to a wretched hive of scum and villainy with this official Mos Eisley Cantina set from the LEGO Star Wars collection. The 3187-piece set opens up to reveal the interior of the infamous bar where Han shot first, and includes a whopping 21 figures, a V-35 landspeeder, a new Dewback, and more. Drops 10.1.2020.

3D-Printed Surprise Eggs

3D-Printed Surprise Eggs

Designer agepbiz has been creating a series of fun 3D-printable models which can be stored inside of a matching toy egg. Each one is designed to be printed in place, without the need for support structures. You can download the models to print your own over on Cults.

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LEGO Godzilla

LEGO Godzilla

This fan-built LEGO Godzilla is truly impressive. It took Frenchy Bricks Junky about 4 months to put together this 4,000-piece monster, with its awesome scaly texture. You can purchase the building plans from Rebrickable for about $20 – bricks not included, naturally.

Petoi Bittle Robot Dog

Petoi Bittle Robot Dog

While we’d love to have a Boston Dynamics Spot robot to play with, the $74,500 price tag exceeds our toy budget. The Petoi Bittle may not be as large or sophisticated, but it certainly reminds us of the quadruped. Sold as an easy-to-assemble kit, the tiny robot uses 10 servos and a custom circuit board to control them.

Office Possum

Office Possum

Tired of people wandering into your cubicle and swiping your office supplies? Put a stop to that with Archie McPhee’s Office Possum. With its beady little eyes, gnashing teeth, and tendency to hang out in trash cans, it’s sure to deter anyone who dares to cross the threshold into your personal space.

NERF Halo Infinite MA40

NERF Halo Infinite MA40

Inspired by the MA40 assault rifle in Halo Infinite, this official NERF blaster features motorized dart blasting, and the ability to smoothly fire with sequential trigger squeezes. It includes a 10-dart magazine, 10 NERF Elite darts, and an attachable rail riser for mounting accessories. We wish it had a real ammo counter though.

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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