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Board Games Are the Hidden Feature of 280-Character Tweets Board Games Are the Hidden Feature of 280-Character Tweets

Anyone who tells you Twitter is social media’s closest approximation to hell on Earth is utterly, unimpeachably correct. This is, after all, the company that decided to deal with its role in a rising tide of digital fascism by verifying a white supremacist, and doubling the amount of space anyone can use to shout…

R2-D2 Can Get You Out of Yet Another Hot Mess R2-D2 Can Get You Out of Yet Another Hot Mess

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 Is Finally Getting Its First Ever Expansion Betrayal at House on the Hill Is Finally Getting Its First Ever Expansion

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.

You Can Finally Pilot the Millennium Falcon With These Giant Star Wars Kites You Can Finally Pilot the Millennium Falcon With These Giant Star Wars Kites

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.

A Racing Game Makes These Tiny Toy Cars Come to Life

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.

Your Star Wars Collection Isn't Complete Without a Life-Size $8,500 Boba Fett Figure Your Star Wars Collection Isn't Complete Without a Life-Size $8,500 Boba Fett Figure

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.

No Living Room Is Complete Without a Star Trek Pinball Machine Coffee Table No Living Room Is Complete Without a Star Trek Pinball Machine Coffee Table

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.

Has it Really Taken This Long For Lightsaber Pool Noodles to Exist? Has it Really Taken This Long For Lightsaber Pool Noodles to Exist?

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.

A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker

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 World's Largest K'NEX Ball Contraption Was Built From Over 126,000 Pieces

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.

Hot Wheels New Series of Classic Porsches Were Customized by a Famous Tuner Hot Wheels New Series of Classic Porsches Were Customized by a Famous Tuner

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.

Mr. Potato Head Joins Both Sides of the Ghost-Busting Battle Mr. Potato Head Joins Both Sides of the Ghost-Busting Battle

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.

Masterpiece Scratching Posts Let Your Cats Destroy Priceless Works of Art Masterpiece Scratching Posts Let Your Cats Destroy Priceless Works of Art

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.

Transformers Pop-Up Book Features Paper Robots That Actually Transform

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.

Your Kid Will Not Appreciate This Stylish Designer Rocking Horse Your Kid Will Not Appreciate This Stylish Designer Rocking Horse

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.

This Custom Iron Man Figure Is What a Real-Life Buzz Lightyear Would Look Like This Custom Iron Man Figure Is What a Real-Life Buzz Lightyear Would Look Like

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.

A Jedi Master Would Surely Approve of Spending $2,500 on This Life-Size Yoda A Jedi Master Would Surely Approve of Spending $2,500 on This Life-Size Yoda

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.

This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. There’s a relatively simple approach that can give you a slight advantage over the dealer when playing Blackjack, and this site can help you master it.

Not Even Forrest Gump Could Survive This Ping-Pong Ball Gatling Gun Not Even Forrest Gump Could Survive This Ping-Pong Ball Gatling Gun

It seems like the best ping-pong players in the world have a sixth-sense for knowing exactly where the ball is going to be, often without even looking. But put them on the receiving end of slingshot-master Joerg Sprave’s new ping-pong ball gatling gun and they won’t stand a chance.

Fisher-Price's Gorgeous New Wooden Toy Line Will Make You Want to Have Kids Fisher-Price's Gorgeous New Wooden Toy Line Will Make You Want to Have Kids

Yesterday Mattel revealed it had named designer Jonathan Adler as the Creative Director for Fisher-Price. It’s part of a continued effort to breathe new life into the baby-focused brand, and if Fisher-Price’s new wooden toy line is any indication, it’s already on the right track.

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