Showing posts with label toys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label toys. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

You want one, don't you?

Get it here.

(Thanks to @servanti.)

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

You can't win.

(Thanks to BotJunkie.)

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tabletop barista

(Tip of the hat to Nerdcore.)

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spectacularly lifelike giant marionette

(Thanks to @TheDarkEngine.)

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Saturday, April 18, 2009


From the official Tweenbots site:

But of more interest to me was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people's willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone.

(Thanks again to Michael Garrett!)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Epidermits, meet LoveLump.

Scariest Toy Concept Ever: The Epidermits Thing

Oh, this is much worse than you think. The Epidermits toy is the Karten Design firm's bizarro, conceptual end of several current trends in the toy/gadget industry, like personalization, fuel cell engineering, and animatronics. It is the scariest concept design I've ever seen.

The scariest, you say? Obviously, you've never encountered the LoveLump, pictured below.

Monday, February 09, 2009

You know you want this.

Japanese company builds your robotic twin

What you get for your money is a 40cm tall doll fashioned in your image, which can synthesize your voice and recite RSS feeds. It runs on Windows XP and responds to voice commands. The dolls are equipped with a 500MHz processor with 512MB of RAM.

Just what my bachelor pad needs: plush clones of me chattering away in my own voice. I'm sure my cats would positively love it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Top 12 videos of creepy automata

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I just can't decide which I like more: the artistry of Marina Bychkova or the undistilled hilarity of Baby Laugh A-Lot . . .
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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Wow -- take a look:

Oddly obsessed with all things robot, married couple Nicholas and Angela from Kansas City, Missouri, decided on a whim one day to do nothing other than to build one themselves.

After piecing together parts found at their favorite antique and thrift stores, they created their first robot friend. Since that first day, Nicholas and Angela have added many fabulously geeky robots to their beloved robotic collection.

Kansas City, Missouri? That's where I live!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dark Roasted Blend is on the toy robot beat.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Alien Will Kick Your Ass at Chess

It's been a while since I've stolen somebody's queen, but two alien-themed chess sets are putting me in the mood to do it. You can pick between AVP or aliens vs. Ripley.

I suppose I'm a little disturbed at how cool I think this is, especially since I'm an abhorrent chess player.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

World's Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

Talk about bringing solar power to the palm of your hand! The World’s Smallest Solar Racing Car is a tiny, fully-functional solar powered vehicle topped with a minuscule photovoltaic panel.

Add a miniature Martian landscape and -- voila! -- you have a respectable diorama of the Mars Pathfinder mission.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

DIY surrealism at its most inspired:

(Found at you know where.)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kaiju art collection

Kaiju collector/photographer Red Yoda adds a touch of colorful madness to an awesome collection of Japanese vinyl monster figures.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Exclusive: One-of-a-kind official Blade Runner "Spinner" car from LEGO

So here you go: A one-of-a-kind official LEGO version of Mead's "Spinner" flying car from Blade Runner, presented to Syd by LEGO when he attended a design summit in Billund.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Battlebot aficionados might not take to Pleo, but dolphins certainly do.

(Thanks: Reality Carnival.)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I laughed in spite of myself when chuckling videographers set fire to Tickle Me Elmo. But somehow this just feels wrong.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I just realized that Scientology's Xenu bears a decided resemblance to the "Flatwoods Monster."