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Star Wars: Imperial Assault Game

$74.98 from Amazon »

Are you a campaigner or a head-to-head skirmisher? An Imperial overlord or a Rebel hero? Imperial Assault places you and up to 4 friend Corneliuses in the asymmetric board game version of the Star Wars universe, where...

Middle Class Problems

$7.39 from Amazon »

Mo' money, mo' problems, right? Never mind starvation and religious persecution. Homes destroyed by conflict or natural disaster. A paucity of healthcare, education, clean water. We're not talking problems of the have-nots...

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS Robot

$215.20 from Amazon »

Meccano says its supersized, 4-foot-tall Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot is suitable for kids 10 and up. I'm mostly interested in the "and up" part. This dude is sweet! He looks like Number 5 from Short Circuit, and seems...

Experimenting with Babies

$10.41 from Amazon »

Nope, Experimenting with Babies is not a Carps & Angsty Manatee card. Nor is it, to the disappointment of at least one Amazon reviewer, a book of "information about surgical experiments intended to transform the baby...

Carps & Angsty Manatee

$14.95 from Amazon »

I don't know if Carps & Angsty Manatee is the best unofficial expansion set for Cards Against Humanity, but having played with it last weekend, I can attest to its being a damn good one. It's also a loaded deck, with...

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar Building Kit

$54.98 from Amazon »

Geez, and I thought Lindt's chocolate advent calendar was pricey. But I guess no number of dollars is too many dollars when we're talking LEGO, Star Wars, and my present to count down the days to getting even more presents....

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Razor Crazy Cart XL

$699 from Amazon »

Razor made a Crazy Cart. For kids. Guess who wanted to use all the Crazy Carts. Their parents. Guess what happened when parents used their kids' Crazy Carts. Yep. They busted them. So Razor, ever one to solve problems...

R2-D2 Bubble Machine

$49.70 from Amazon »

Bleep Bloop Blop Bleep Boop...Bubble...Bubble. With The Force Awakens on its way there is no better time to introduce your toddler (or your girlfriend who prides herself on never having seen the Star Wars series) to R2-D2....

The Book with No Pictures

$11.68 from Amazon »

Alright, BJ Novak, it took until "BOO BOO BUTT," but you finally got me. While The Book with No Pictures is 100% a kids' book, it's one of those bedtime reads that, like Seuss and Stories for Children You Hate, is kind...

Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Balls

$13.95 from Amazon »

Forget the greens, come first snow me and my friend Cornelius are going to be grabbing some heavy-handed egg nog and driving these glowing globes of golf across the whites. Now I just need to find a footlong tee....

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

$13.99 from Amazon »

While I think Randall Munroe takes things, or, more precisely, thing explaining, too far when he "un-jargons" words such as smartphone ("hand computer"), helicopter ("plane with turning wings"), and microwave ("food-heating...

Electric Shock Puzzle Cube

$6.61 from Amazon »

Sometimes Santa leaves coal. Other times Santa leaves a puzzle cube that electro-shocks the ever-loving misbehavin' out of the naughty boys and girls on his list....

Rearview Hand Mirror

$6.99 from Amazon »

Now here's a footy way for bikers and cyclists to add an extra layer of safety to their rides. Cheaper than a bag of chips, and way cheaper than assuming nothing's there and being wrong, too. CIPA's rearview hand mirror...

Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done

$12.01 from Amazon »

Want to be a culinary MacGyver? It might not be as admirable or lucrative as righting the world's wrongs, but I bet becoming a master of cooking steaks and making vanilla ice cream by hand will at least get you laid just...

Tesla vs. Edison Board Game

$58.45 from Amazon »

It's the War of Currents! Tesla vs. Edison could be the board game of the holidays this year. Nikola Tesla might be more famous now than he was at the height of his living popularity thanks to to cars, coils, and lighters....

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

$13.99 from Amazon »

We've heard what a Navy SEAL has to say about spitting in the face of danger and disaster...or at least walking away from them alive and safe...so I figured we might as well let a CIA officer weigh in on the topic too....

The Gotham Golfcart

$28,500 from Hammacher Schlemmer »

The Gotham Golfcart might be the worst awesome emergence of Batman into real life I've ever seen. A blacked out, mostly enclosed Dark Knight Tumbler wannabe cruising at a snail's pace along the completely open, completely...

Ono Archont Electro Bicycle

Ono's Archont Electro is an easy rider-style electric bicycle. It's black, it's green. It's almost 10' long with a 7Kw motor and a top speed of 50mph. Range is 60 miles per charge. What do you think? O-yeah or O-no?...

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The Winter Survival Handbook: 157 Ways to Beat the Cold

$13.25 from Amazon »

Winter isn't just coming, winter is imminent. Once again, all the joys of turkey and Christmas and ski season are about to clash with all the nuisances (and sometimes horrors, right Boston?) of extended darkness, frigid...

Grow the F*ck Up

$12.57 from Amazon »

Grow the F*ck Up, you had me at "Giggle and shart." John Kyle's approach to teaching teens and young adults how to survive and, more importantly, make something of themselves in the world outside Mama's house is blunt...

Indestructible Foam LED Lightsabers

$172 - $383 from Calimacil »

The secret to surviving a lightsaber duel? Use the Force. Orrr...use a foam lightsaber. I know. It sounds chintzy and fake and generally lame. But Calimacil, purveyor of fine foam weapons for LARPing, swears their new...

Alien Next Door

$12.73 from Amazon »

Here we have the script for the next sequel in the Alien franchise, tentatively titled Alien: Domestication. OK, not quite. It's actually a new satire from artist Joey Spiotto--the kind that's kind of for kids, kind of...

Tetris Link

$17.55 from Amazon »

You could call Tetris Link Tetris IRL. It's like old-school video game meets even-older-school board game. It's like Connect Four with better colors. It's like a puzzle and exercise in intellectual stamina for people...

Grand Portico Mansion Playhouse

$9,670.51 from Amazon »

Who's your Daddy...Warbucks? Better call him if you want the Grand Portico playmansion erected in your back yard, Suzy Q, because this definition of a spoiled child is gonna cost a whole helluva lot more than the Barbie...

Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead & Win

$16.19 from Amazon »

Interesting how Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead & Win has released in the midst of our farcical 2016 election race, and the general political circus that's set up shop in Washington. I bet authors Jocko Willink...

Darth Vader Samurai Warrior Doll

$1,838 from Japan Trend Shop »

Darth Vader as a samurai warrior. Hmmm, a strange mixing of metaphors, but it still fits. Trade the lightsaber for a sword, swap out the E-3778Q-1 mobile life support system and cape for ancient Japanese mobile life support...

Exploding Kittens Card Game - NSFW Edition

$19.99 from Amazon »

Unlike run-of-the-mill kitten explosions, Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition contains content that is not suitable for your workplace or children. And even though no one seems to be saying it, I'm guessing a card game featuring...

Yoga Joes Army Men

$30 from Amazon »

Yoga Joes call themselves "a non-violent toy." Maybe that description makes you smile, in which case you can buy some army men doing yoga as a gift for your kids or to decorate your desktop. Or maybe that description...

Star Wars: Frames

$106.99 from Amazon »

Now that I've finally seen and peed my pants over a full-length teaser of what Episode VII: The Force Awakens has in store, I thought I would spend the rest of the night reflecting on the riveting brilliance of Episodes...

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide

$12.34 from Amazon »

What you will learn from Clint Emerson's new book is 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation. What you will not learn from Clint Emerson's...

Humans of New York: Stories

$18.88 from Amazon »

Brandon Stanton started his blog Humans of New York in the summer of 2010 in an effort to capture a "photographic census of New York City." The strange, the beautiful, the inspiring, the struggling. The people who say...

Book of Things Better Than Boobs

Sold Out from Amazon »

Part of me wants to tell you what's inside the Book of Things Better Than Boobs so you'll get why it's so brilliant, but part of me wants to let you find out for yourself so you'll experience why it's so brilliant. I...

How to Survive Anything

$19.58 from Amazon »

Apparently survival is a hot enough topic these days that there's not only room (read: profit) for publishers to release a thousand books about it, but enough room for them to release at least 4 survival books with the...

How to Survive Anything: A Visual Guide

$19.99 from Amazon »

Survival isn't just about learning to live in a world turned on its head, to build shelter in a sea of sand, or to fish with a bobby pin dangling from a shoelace. As Lonely Planet so expertly depicts in their recent graphic...

The Force Awakens Voice-Changing Masks

$67.34 - $83.80 from Amazon »

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Halloween costumes are rolling in for the kids! And by kids, I mean me. I'll take two enforcer of the First Order voice-changing masks, version Stormtrooper for myself, and Captain Phasma...

The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Helmet

$200 from Anovos »

The good news is this is the first ever Standard Line version of a Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Helmet, and you can have one for $200 ($249.95 if you wait until October 1 to order). That bad news...

Ako Dice

Ako Dice are what happens when an architect gets his hands on the gaming world. Kacha took his architecture background to product design with a trio of Kickstarter campaigns. Here you see his latest and most successful...

Hoverboard

$3,775 from Hoverboard »

"Hoverboard meets Tesla" sounds a lot better than "one-wheeled electric transporter" so inventor Robert Bigler went with it. His Hoverboard Technologies is running a Kickstarter campaign for their personal roller, which...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly

When The Force Awakens on the Monopoly board it's not about getting rich and hoarding real estate, it's about...uh...getting rich and hoarding planets. This newest edition of Star Wars' Monopoly takeover gives players...

AirZooka Air Blaster

$28.99 from Amazon »

Time to start getting all your tricks in a row for Halloween. The AirZooka isn't specifically for Halloween, but it is a nice, harmless way to mess with kids, girlfriends, and co-workers that won't leave a mark, or any...

Infento Constructible Rides

$299 - $599 from Infento »

Want some quality time with your kid that doesn't involve a screen and a controller? Infento is a series of DIY kits and one tool (yep, just one) that allows parents and kids to build 11 or more different, real-life rides....

F*ck Feelings

$15.97 from Amazon »

Don't worry, F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems isn't a bait-and-switch. You know, one of those self-help books that claims it won't go all emo about how your mom...

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

$17.96 from Amazon »

For every Batman there's a Doll Man. For every Spider-Man a Doctor Hormone. And for every Ant-Man, an...Ant-Man. The League of Regrettable Superheroes gives an encyclopedic look into the creation, realization, and complete...

Flytrex Sky Cloud-Connected Delivery Drone

$549 from Amazon »

The Internet of Drones has arrived. It will bring you endless exploratory joy. It will bring you the freedom to travel boundary-free. It will bring you...a Coke....

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

$15.46 from Amazon »

How many actors have not only become icons for multiple roles they've played but also for playing the role of themselves, and also for simply being themselves? And how many have continued working, remained coveted and...

Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid

$120.37 from Amazon »

The Force Awakens...the gears in Sphero's capitalist brain. The company that brought us one of the first app-controlled animated toys (see Sphero OG and Sphero Ollie) has collaborated with the stirring Star Wars mania...

Geek-Art: An Anthology

$31.56 from Amazon »

They may not inspire and move every artist, but icons of the gaming, comic book, and cartoon worlds have touched enough of them in recent decades to create this 400+-page compilation of Geek-Art. The anthology consists...

Star Wars Death Star Perplexus

$29.99 from Amazon »

Frustration, blurred vision, and neck cricks, now with a Star Wars theme! The spherical Mazes of Death that are Perplexus games have produced their own Death Star. If you thought it was tough for Luke and Han to take...