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Facepalm Bust: Bronze Edition

Facepalm Bust: Bronze Edition

A classy new variant on ThinkGeek’s desktop facepalm sculpture. This 6″ bust of Captain Jean-Luc Picard is just the thing for expressing your everyday frustration with the stupidity surrounding you. Made from resin with a bronze patina finish.

Revoltech Optimus Prime Action Figure

Revoltech Optimus Prime Action Figure

The leader of the Autobots becomes the first Transformer to join Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi line. This G1-inspired Optimus Prime action figure stands 5.5″ tall, comes with an axe and a rifle, and is incredibly articulated for lots of posing flexibility.

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NERF Zombie Strike Nailbiter

NERF Zombie Strike Nailbiter

While NERF’s nailgun-inspired weapon is unlikely to take down the undead – or join wood or roofing as well as an actual power nailer, it is a pretty cool looking toy regardless, offering quick firing of up 8 foam projectiles without priming.

NECA x Chia Pets

NECA x Chia Pets

Collectible toy maker NECA recently bought the Chia Pets brand, and with good reason. They’re using their licenses and sculpting skills to produce desktop plants based on Rick and Morty, Gremlins, Predator, Stranger Things, The Golden Girls, Ghostbusters, and more.

LEGO Cycling Wheel

LEGO Cycling Wheel

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.

Hot Toys Iron Man Nano Gauntlet

Hot Toys Iron Man Nano Gauntlet

Hot Toys made a life-size and movie-accurate replica of the Nano Gauntlet that Iron Man used in Avengers: Endgame. It features red and gold metallic painting and two lighting modes: steady and pulsing. Sadly, it’s not wearable.

Endgame Power Gauntlet

Endgame Power Gauntlet

Save the universe with Hasbro Legends Series‘ wearable replica of the power gauntlet that Tony Stark built in Avengers: Endgame. The 19.5″ long gauntlet has articulated fingers that can be locked into a fist for display, and six infinity stones with pulsating lighting effects.

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy

The man we know as Vsauce Michael of the channel formerly known as DONG is shows off a nifty plaything. Designed by Pacific Puzzle Works, this oversize top conceals a smaller top inside that automagically spins when you spin the larger top. Available as a kit or fully-assembled.

Anime-Style Gundam Model Painting

Anime-Style Gundam Model Painting

Seo Gyeong-deok channels his lifelong love for anime by painting Gundam models and other figures in a vibrant two-dimensional cartoon style. Thestory met with Seo to learn more about his craft. He also accepts commissions. You can see more of his work on his Instagram page. Turn captions on.

Darth Vader Speaker Bust

Darth Vader Speaker Bust

Camino Audio’s upcoming Star Wars Bluetooth speaker is a life-size bust of Darth Vader, complete with his chest computer and a clenched fist. Inside are two 2″ tweeters, two 2.75″ full-range drivers, and one 4″ woofer. It also has four 2.1A USB charging ports at the back.

The Witcher Geralt Ronin Statue

The Witcher Geralt Ronin Statue

Beloved game developer CD Projekt Red just launched a merchandise store. Its flagship offering is this limited edition 12″ tall Geralt Ronin Figure. The statue depicts the hero of the Witcher series as a samurai. It’s made from polystone, comes with two heads, and is hand-painted.

Super Soaker Restoration

Super Soaker Restoration

Restoration already takes a lot of care, time and effort. Hand Tool Rescue did that with a Super Soaker from the 90’s and chronicled the whole thing as a stop-motion film, taking over 4000 photos in the process. We love the bit about the last screw.

Spongebob Dissected Figure

Spongebob Dissected Figure

Jason Freeny’s long-running series of dissected vinyl figures are often limited to his art shows. But this dissected Spongebob Squarepants figure is available from Mondo. It’s 10″ tall and has a glow-in-the-dark variant.

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Traxxas TRX-4 Sport RC Crawler

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport RC Crawler

While it’s not quite as awesome looking as the TRX-4 based Ford Bronco, the Sport version of Traxxas’ rugged off-roader still has amazing ground clearance, portal axles, and is ready to take on any terrain. Measures 21.9″ (l) x 9.8″ (w) x 9.5″ (h). It’s also available in kit form for $50 less.

Beast Wars Megatron Action Figure

Beast Wars Megatron Action Figure

Takara Tomy’s Transformers Masterpiece MP-43 action figure features Megatron as he appeared in Beast Wars. The figure can transform between the Predacon’s humanoid and T-Rex forms. It comes with a tiny toothbrush for the T-Rex head.

Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase

Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase

Colin Furze made an airsoft replica of the briefcase machine gun in Kingsman 2. It’s also remote-controlled, but the real trick was figuring out how to cock and trigger the gun with one switch. Believe it or not, there’s actually a lethal version of this setup from decades ago.

One:12 Collective Moon Knight Figure

One:12 Collective Moon Knight Figure

Mezco Toyz’s latest One:12 Collective action figure features the crazy vigilante, Moon Knight. The incredibly detailed collectible comes with two heads, eight hands, a crescent blade, a staff, a pair of nunchucks and a grappling hook baton.

God of War Kratos Action Figure

God of War Kratos Action Figure

Mondo’s sixth-scale Kratos action figure is based on the character’s appearance in the PS4 title God of War. It comes with two heads, six hands, a Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos, Mimir, his shield, and more. The exclusive variant comes with fully upgraded Axe and Blades.

RODA Gyroscope

RODA Gyroscope

Created by Chicago’s Mechanical Design Labs, the RODA is a beautiful and hypnotic desktop object. Spin the brass wheel up to speed with its ripcord, and set it on the aluminum stand, or hold it in your hands and balance it on your fingertip. Bearings allow it to be spun on its vertical axis too.

Nendoroid Dr. Strange Infinity War

Nendoroid Dr. Strange Infinity War

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid action figure of Doctor Strange from Avengers: Infinity War. It comes with a lot of parts and accessories for a ton of posing options. You get three faces, multiple hands including the many arm effect, magic circles and more.

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Pulse Rifle Rubber Band Gun

Pulse Rifle Rubber Band Gun

One of the most iconic weapons in science fiction has to be the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. Parabellum Arms couldn’t get his hands on an actual pulse rifle, he decided to build the next best thing – a wooden replica that fires rubber bands as either a machine gun or shotgun.

Hot Toys Hawkeye Endgame Figure

Hot Toys Hawkeye Endgame Figure

Hot Toys’ Deluxe Avengers: Endgame Hawkeye action figure showcases the new look of Jeremy Renner’s character. The toy comes with a masked head, a removable hooded vest and arm guards, 12 pairs of hands, a bow, a katana, a dagger, 10 arrows, 12 arrowheads, and four shuriken.

DIY Micro Tank

DIY Micro Tank

Want to build a cool little toy for your desktop? Watch this clip by Amr MCI in which he shows us how to construct a tiny battery-powered tank that is powerful enough to climb over obstacles. Making the drive wheels from rolled up tape is a neat hack.

LEGO RC Mustang Hoonicorn

LEGO RC Mustang Hoonicorn

LEGO enthusiast Lachlan Cameron designed and built a remote-controlled Technic scale model of Ken Block’s Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The all-wheel drive toy has working steering and suspension, doors and a hood that open, and lights.

Samurai Outlaw Wolverine Figure

Samurai Outlaw Wolverine Figure

Wolverine joins Bandai’s Manga Realization Marvel-inspired samurai action figures. The toy stands about 7.1″ tall, and is partially made of flexible materials for varied posing options. It comes with two pairs of hands and four sets of ridiculously long claws.

Spongebob Rockpants

Spongebob Rockpants

Kidrobot has Spongebob rocking out below the sea, in studded boots and gauntlets, donning makeup that would make Gene Simmons proud, and using Patrick Star as a doormat. The 8 inch-tall figure is just one of the many from the Kidrobot x Spongebob collection.

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