Someday aliens will look at the fall of the human race and trace it back to the geniuses who decided to sync up the new Furby to your iPhone. More
Guess who’s coming back just in time for the holiday season? Your childhood best friend/tormenter Furby! Maybe the Mayans were right about the end of the world in December 2012… More
If you’ve ever wished you could snap up your favorite pop culture duo and keep it in your pocket, now’s your chance. Artist Andrew Kolb’s series “Two of a Kind” takes well-known characters and turns them into wooden dolls that may be the cutest things I’ve ever seen. The characters run (naturally) in pairs, and of the inspiration for the series, Kolb says, “The idea stems from the recurring theme of pairs comprised of one who is tall and thin and the other who is short and stout.” Each set of figures starts with the same basic templates; then Kolb unleashes his artistic talents, and they turn into unique renderings of pop culture regulars. Like what you see? Check out more of Kolb’s work on his Tumblr. More
The Cabbage Patch Kids, either the most coveted toys of your childhood or the stuff of your adolescent nightmares, are returning to the small screen. THR reports that a production company has bought the rights to the human-like dolls and will be creating an animated TV movie. Already we think this is a terrible, scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel sort of idea since most of the intended audience won’t even know what these dolls are. But as Jesus might have said, “Lord, if this bad movie has to happen, your will be done.” Here are a few general rules to keep the TV special from making us claw our eyes out. More
You’re never too old for a nice cuddle with a friendly plush; all the better if that plush is themed after your favorite nerdy obsession. Looking for a good cuddle buddy? Look no further! Check out our 15 favorite geeky plushes: More
Everyone deserves a break from studying. These games – from portable beer pong to Family Guy Monopoly – are way more fun than Solitaire. More
See this? This is a Hobbit hole. You know, a hole that J. R. R. Tolkien’s furry-footed little creatures live in. You know what’s awesome about this Hobbit hole? It’s a HANDMADE DOLLHOUSE. More
Hey guys. It’s almost Christmas! What does that mean? Presents! Yess. And just in case you were wondering whether you should get toddlers educational gifts to put them on the right path in life, we have this instructional video of a little boy reacting to his parents giving him books for Christmas.
Just to reiterate: Acceptable gifts for toddlers today include: 1) Electronics. 2) Toys. 3) Candy. 4) More TOYS. You know, when we were that age, we were more interested in the boxes we got than what was actually inside them. More
In Mel Brooks‘ Spaceballs, there’s a scene when Lone Star finally comes across Yogurt (the yoda parody played by Brooks himself) and asks him what the power of the universe is. “Merchandising!” Yogurt replies, and proceeds to show him all the toys and apparel that Spaceballs will be able to sell to children after the movie.
It’s a pretty meta-moment in typical Brooks’ style, but one that spoke to me even as a kid. Because obviously, I wanted every crappy piece of plastic that was stamped with the logo of my favorite films, TV shows, and Sega games.
But they weren’t all terrible. Here were some legitimately awesome movie and TV merchandise that I wish my parents’ had bought for me. More
Don’t worry, artist Alex Eylar didn’t recreate his favorite scenes from films using Legos just to take pretty pictures. He’s using the toys to create a feature-length stop-motion movie that’s as sure to be creepy as it is to be chock-full of pop-culture references. (This photo is a combo of The Shining and Inception!) Well, we all need hobbies, right? More
It looks like Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt are pretty much like any other kids out there because they love Toys R Us! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took the girls to Toys R Us in Toulon, France. You can … More
Here is Brad arriving back in NYC (and below, Angelina and the kids shopping in Paris): I am about ready to see Brad in a new outfit, how about you? And here are Angelina and Maddox leaving the toy store … More