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Hasbro Upgraded a Classic Star Wars Toy So You Can Learn How to Properly Swing a Lightsaber Hasbro Upgraded a Classic Star Wars Toy So You Can Learn How to Properly Swing a Lightsaber

There are lots of wonderful toys and gadgets in the Star Wars universe, but it’s the lightsaber that most fans would love to get a chance to try in real life.

Watch This Illustration of Pennywise Come to Life Right Before Your Eyes—and Then Run Screaming

Starting with the clown’s creepy eyes, so that Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise menacingly stares you down throughout this entire time lapse, YouTube’s drawholic masterfully uses colored pencils to create a disturbingly detailed tribute to the 2017 big-screen version of Stephen King’s It.

Over 100,000 Lego Bricks Were Used to Recreate the Final Battle of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Assuming you’re bogged down with the responsibilities of adulthood, it’s not uncommon for it to take several days to finish a build of a larger Lego set. But despite being a Jedi with plastic bricks, David Hall started this epic build of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Battle of Crait in November 2017, and only just…

If You Can't Afford a Real 1967 Ford Mustang There's Always This Lego Version If You Can't Afford a Real 1967 Ford Mustang There's Always This Lego Version

Despite the less than subtle messages in the Lego movies, sometimes it’s totally okay to follow your highly-sophisticated interlocking brick system’s building instructions. Case in point: Lego’s new Creator Expert series 1960s-era Ford Mustang model which does a remarkably good job at recreating the curves of a…

Samsung Will Announce the Future of Galaxy Phones Today—How to Watch Live Samsung Will Announce the Future of Galaxy Phones Today—How to Watch Live

Mobile World Congress starts in Barcelona, Spain, next week, and ahead of all the announcements from that show Samsung’s pointing the spotlight at itself today by announcing the Galaxy S10, at least a couple of other variants, and possibly even the company’s much-hyped folding mobile device. Here’s how to watch it all …

One of Solo: A Star Wars Story's Giant Explosions Was Inspired By the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube

Digital tools like 3D animation and motion capture helped revolutionize the visual effects industry, but there’s still plenty of room for practical effects to help bring the impossible to the big screen. Solo: A Star Wars Story’s VFX supervisor Julian Foddy revealed to the BBC that one of the film’s most memorable…

Baby's First Game Boy Teaches Your Kids the Joys of Gaming With Physical Buttons Baby's First Game Boy Teaches Your Kids the Joys of Gaming With Physical Buttons

Unless you’re a staunch advocate for your kids having zero screen time, at some point you’re going to distract them with a mobile device. But instead of putting your expensive, fragile smartphone in their hands, LeapFrog’s new RockIt Twist is like a baby’s first Game Boy that makes gaming more accessible with a bunch…

I Actually Have a Chance of Solving This Motion-Sensing Rubik's Cube Handheld That Gives You Hints

Did the Rubik’s Cube, one of the world’s most deceptively simple puzzle games, need to be turned into a handheld gaming device? I initially thought Super Impulse’s new Rubik’s Tilt game was a gadget the world didn’t need, but it turns out there’s one feature a cube-solving amateur like myself is happy to finally have:…

Everyone Will Fight Over Who Gets to Play the Shark in This New Jaws Board Game Everyone Will Fight Over Who Gets to Play the Shark in This New Jaws Board Game

Is it even possible to go for a swim without at some point humming the two-note Jaws theme in your head as you approach other swimmers? The stalking/hunting mentality of our ancestors is still buried deep in our brains, which means that you and your friends are going to fight over who gets to play the shark in…

That Toilet Paper Spitball Blaster Gets a Much-Needed Rapid-Fire Upgrade

Despite being one of the many poop-themed, gross-out toy reveals at last year’s New York Toy Fair, Jakks Pacific’s toilet-paper shooting Skid Shot turned out to be a fun alternative to traditional toy blasters that just shoot foam ammo. For 2019, Jakks is releasing an improved version called the Sheet Storm that fixes…

Transformers Meets Ghostbusters in This Totally Tubular '80s Toy Mashup  Transformers Meets Ghostbusters in This Totally Tubular '80s Toy Mashup 

Think of the ultimate tool for separating grownup ‘80s kids from their hard-earned cash and it’s hard to imagine it will look any different than what Hasbro’s revealing at the New York Toy Fair this weekend: a Transformers meets Ghostbusters mashup that sees Ecto-1 transforming into a ghost-trapping robot toy. And io9…

Jurassic World's T-Rex Fighting Mecha T-Rex Is the Lego Set of My Childhood Fantasies Jurassic World's T-Rex Fighting Mecha T-Rex Is the Lego Set of My Childhood Fantasies

Lego’s partnering with Universal for a new 13-episode animated mini-series called Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar that takes place before both of the Jurassic World movies. It’s a thinly-veiled attempt to sell more toys, but I’m totally fine with that since one of the sets features Jurassic Park’s…

Christopher Robin's Pooh & Friends Looked So Real Because Puppeteers Played With Real Stuffed Animals on Set

When you’re bringing an imaginary creature to life through CG, you can make it move however you want. But when you’re bringing a toy millions of kids spent their childhoods with to the big screen, you need to use every trick to make them move as believably as possible—including something as simple as just playing with…

This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card

Super Impulse’s Tiny Arcade line—a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets—is a fun way for ‘80s kids to relive their childhoods spent stuffing quarters into arcade machines. But for those times when you’re away from your desk and get the itch for Pac-Man or Missile Command, Super Impulse has created a…

This Animated Lego Fan Film Is as Good as the Official Movies

Has wild winter weather made it difficult for you to pop out to the theater to catch The Lego Movie 2? Eventually the flakes will stop falling, but until they do, Nukazooka’s excellent fan film Lego: The Great Escape will tide you over with characters, animation, and a story that’s just as entertaining as the official…

Hasbro Updated Battleship for the Beer Pong Generation Hasbro Updated Battleship for the Beer Pong Generation

Following up on a bouncing ping-pong ball version of Connect 4 released last year, Hasbro is updating another one of its classic board games to appeal to a generation that spent most of its college years bouncing plastic balls into beer-filled Solo cups. Alcohol isn’t required to play Hasbro’s new Battleship Shots,…

Amazon Eats Eero Amazon Eats Eero

Up until about a few minutes ago, Eero’s mesh networking system was our recommendation for filling a large home with reliable, fast, and easy to use wifi. But now that Amazon has just announced it’s acquiring the company, it might not be a bad idea to put your wi-fi upgrade plans on hold until we see what Bezos has in…

Someone Created an Entire Album Using the Crude Sounds of a Computer’s Motherboard

The range of music that Chiptune artists can squeeze from old video game consoles is unbelievable, but at the same time that’s hardware that was specifically designed to produce a range of sounds to accompany a game. Alexander Semenov, however, managed to create an entire Chiptune album using only the sound…

This Ridiculous Slow-Motion Racing Game Penalizes the Speedy This Ridiculous Slow-Motion Racing Game Penalizes the Speedy

Even awkwardly tripping and stumbling on a throw rug would look super cool when played back in slow motion, as YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys have shown us time and time again. But with Hasbro’s new The Slow-Motion Race Game players don’t need a $100,000 high-speed camera to create a slow-motion effect; just…

Heroes Never Die, and Neither Do the Week's Best Toys Heroes Never Die, and Neither Do the Week's Best Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of our favorite new toys on the internet. This week: Nerf overkill! Overwatch’s Mercy swoops in! Very nice chairs! And much, much more. Check it out!

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