After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.
Who knew that a rolling, beeping garbage can would one day be one of the greatest marketing tools man has ever known? There are more products based on R2-D2 that galaxies far, far away, and now that he’s an oven mitt, the plucky little droid can help you get out of yet another hot mess.
Betrayal at House on the Hill has been an icon of board games for over a decade now. But despite having reprints and new editions, the game has never officially been expanded beyond its original scope. That is until now: a whole new series of horrifying new haunts are on the way, and we have the first look.
As the weather gets nicer, it’s time to finally pause The Force Awakens and head outside for some fresh air and sunshine. That doesn’t mean you have to abandon Star Wars altogether. Not when ThinkGeek’s just revealed a wonderful kite collection full of X-Wings, Death Stars, and Droids.
Your typical Hot Wheels car is 100 percent powered by imagination. But we’re at the point where you can cram a lot of technology into a 1:64-scale toy car, which is what the creators of Pocket Racing have done to bring these tiny rides to life as they interact with a new iPad game.
So this is what collecting action figures has come to? Apparently some Star Wars aficionados aren’t content with 3.75 or even 12-inch figures in their collection. They demand something grander and even more elite, which is why a life-size Boba Fett action figure can now be had for just shy of $8,500.
Your mom always told you to keep your feet off the coffee table, but you’ll finally have good reason to listen to her advice with this wonderfully over-the-top Star Trek pinball machine sitting smack dab in the middle of your living room.
You’re supposed to use them for lazily floating around a pool on a hot summer’s day, but in no time at all those long foam noodles quickly become a sword you can safely swing around like a samurai, ninja, and now a Jedi, thanks to Swim Ways.
An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny …
The newest addition to Lego’s Minecraft collection is also the largest to date. The Village set, which weighs in at 1,600 pieces, now gives Alex, Steve, and other characters plenty of places to hang out including a library, a blacksmith, a butcher, and a marketplace. And there’s no risk of any of those buildings…
Are you a fan of constructing cool things with little plastic bricks? Are you a fan of drinking? Then you’re going to love Gizmodo’s first ever Drink Beer and Build Stuff event on April 21.
The K’NEX Big Ball Factory was so loved by fans of the building toy that the company decided to bring it back last year, 20 years after it first hit toy stores. But with just over 3,000 pieces going into its construction, it doesn’t even begin to come close to Austin Granger’s record-setting K’NEX creation.
At first glance, the last thing you’d assume was that Magnus Walker was a prolific Porsche builder and tuner. Muscle cars? Maybe. Porsches? Unlikely. But maybe that’s why he was the perfect choice to help Hot Wheels customize its new collection of classic 1:64-scale Porsches.
A new Ghostbusters movie enroute is also good news for fans of the original, because it means there’s a renewed interest in the franchise, and in turn, tons of new merchandise. PPW Toys continues to expand its PopTaters line with a couple of new Ghostbusters Mr. Potato Heads, including the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
At just shy of $200 each, these Copycat Art Scratchers are an expensive way for your cat to stay entertained while you’re at work all day. But, relatively speaking, they’re a lot cheaper than your cat destroying an actual priceless piece of artwork like da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Matthew Reinhart and Emiliano Santalucia have created what is easily the most impressively engineered pop-up book you’ll ever see. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Transformers toy line, it not only features pop-up paper versions of Autobots and Decepticons, but many of them also completely transform.
Inspired by the strong steel I-beams used in the construction of towering skyscrapers, Japanese design studio Nendo started with that simple design, but then warped it into one of the most beautiful looking rocking horses you’ve ever seen.
Master toy customizer Sam Kwok has turned Hot Toys’ sixth-scale Starboost Iron Man XXXIX figure into what Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear would almost certainly look like in real life. If Tony Stark ever started doing children’s birthday parties, this is definitely the armor he should wear.
Jedis are supposed to be the wise peacekeepers of the galaxy, eschewing personal belongings and human desires. But they’d surely make an exception for this life-size 32-inch tall Yoda figure from Sideshow Collectibles, even if they had to sell their lightsabers to afford one.