Expert LEGO builder Yoshihito Isogawa shows off a really cool plaything he created using Technic parts. The motorized outer wheel provides enough speed to keep a Minifig and her recumbent bicycle upright and rolling without tipping over.
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.
“I’m sorry. You ate my cat.” Funko’s upcoming Supercute Plushie set will let you pet (or kick the crap out of) Dart the demodog without fear. Stranger Things’ ode to Gremlins is depicted as three nesting dolls: a 1″ pollywog, a 2″ slug and a 9″ demodog.
GJS Co’s follow up to Ganker. Like it’s predecessor, the GEIO is a combat robot that’s controlled via a mobile app. But it has sensors that enable first person view, auto-targeting and augmented reality features. It also has conquest, scavenger hunt and race modes.
Mighty Jaxx’s first electronic toy is none other than Adventure Time‘s living video game console, BMO. Designed by anatomical figure specialist Jason Freeny, the Xxray Plus BMO is 6″ tall and has a pulsating light in its heart. Its face also lights up. Limited to 500 pieces.