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Untrashables: Nine 3D-Printed Projects Inspired by Trash

Tic Tac Toe in an Altoids tin.

Untrashables started off one Sunday morning this summer with an empty egg carton we were about to toss discard. Just for fun, I challenged the kids to think about something that we could design and 3D print that would untrash it.  Lane came up with the egg design for Eggsactly. […]

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0 commentsSeptember 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm3D Printing Make Toys

BluTrack – For the Ultimate Living Room Raceway

BluTrack – For the Ultimate Living Room Raceway

Nothing beats the smooth whoosh of plastic wheels against a track, the satisfying feeling of a successfully landed jump or loop-to-loop. When it comes to toy cars, even the crashes are beautiful. But something happened on the way to the races. Kits from the major manufacturers got very complicated. Even […]

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0 commentsDecember 6, 2011 at 6:33 amToys

Here’s a potential solution to a common problem shared by many iPad toting parents: their kids can’t keep their little fingers away from an object with such shine and color. This Etsy shop has a solution – at least in the short term. Its a little whiteboard with a set […]

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0 commentsJune 20, 2011 at 1:06 pmTech Toys

Remote Controlled Flying Shark And Clown Fish

It’s all fun and games until someone brings a real fishing pole and then – POP! YouTube – Air Swimmers Remote Controlled Flying Shark And Clown Fish.

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0 commentsApril 19, 2011 at 3:42 pmEtc Toys

XYZ Blocks – A Different Take on Alphabet Blocks

XYZ Blocks – A Different Take on Alphabet Blocks

Here’s s funny alternative to alphabet blocks. Though I’m not sure I’m really looking for a reason to have a conversation about dentures with the little ones. Yes, that’s what happens when you have too many sweets. XYZ Blocks.(Via Neatorama)

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0 commentsFebruary 24, 2011 at 10:09 amToys

Old Skateboards Converted into Toys

Old Skateboards Converted into Toys

Portland-based artist Jason Greene makes toys and furniture out of old skateboards. These buses are very cool and he’s only charging $25 a piece (plus shipping)  Only two are available as of this posting. So you gotta move fast!  He also makes chairs, yo-yo’s and tops. This is one of […]

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0 commentsJanuary 5, 2011 at 12:11 pmMake Toys

Can you even call this cubicle a toy?

Can you even call this cubicle a toy?

I totally agree with this Gizmodo review. This might indeed be the most depressing toy in the history of bad toys. And it costs $2,500! Don’t most of us spend enough of our years wasting away at a cubicle? Why start so soon? Babys First Cubicle: The Most Depressing Toy […]

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0 commentsApril 14, 2010 at 10:26 pmToys

American Girl – Magnanimous Victors

American Girl – Magnanimous Victors

A month or so ago, I posted my official letter of surrender to American Girl. It outlined the futility of several year struggle against the juggernaut when they named their Girl of the Year, “Lanie”. Having a daughter named Lane, who we call Laney, meant that all further resistance was […]

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0 commentsMarch 17, 2010 at 12:05 pmToys

An Open Letter of Surrender to American Girl®

An Open Letter of Surrender to American Girl®

Dear American Girl, I have grown to respect you as a worthy and wily foe.  But I have grown battle-weary and the events of last week have convinced me of the hopelessness of further resistance on my part in our four-year struggle This war began shortly after my daughter’s first birthday, […]

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3 commentsJanuary 17, 2010 at 11:12 amToys

WIRED NYC: Pop-up Shop for the Holidays

WIRED NYC: Pop-up Shop for the Holidays

WIRED pop-up shop is going to hit the Meat Market ahead of the holiday season. Looking forward to Geek Dad Saturdays, whatever that means. NewYorkology: A New York Travel Guide has a complete guide about what to expect.

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0 commentsOctober 28, 2009 at 8:49 pmToys