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John Deere LionChief Steam Train Set

By: on December 05, 2016
$314.21 - $336.96
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How would your kids feel if instead of another dumb first person shooter game you gave them a captivating and robust second person driver game for the holidays this year? Ungrateful and sulky? OK then, guess you'll just have to get the John Deere LionChief Steam Train Set for yourself.

With over a century of experience building toy trains to its name, I'm pretty sure I can believe maker Lionel when they say the John Deere LionChief Steam Set will add "the embodiment of hard-work, dedication, perseverance and resilience" to train hobbyist and enthusiast collections. And if you're a big fan of John Deere then, hey, this 5-car electric choo-choo will look way better under the tree than a trucker hat.

An 0-8-0 electric locomotive with operating headlight and puffing smoke quarterbacks the LionChief Steam Set. Also included are a flatcar with 2 die-cast tractors, a gondola, and a caboose. The train track consists of 8 x curved 036 FasTrack pieces, 2 x 10" FasTrack straight sections, 1 x 10" straight FasTrack Plug-Expand-Play power lock-on section, and a FasTrack terminal section. New to the set is the addition of a 54W wall pack power supply. Lionel also throws in an engineer and fireman figures.

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Elbow Cassette Tape Player

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Elbow recently completed a market test survey on their low-tech, ultra-portable concept that will revolutionize the way you play...uh...mix tapes. A clip-on arm with a pulley system, the Elbow cassette tape player spools...

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Taxidermy Animal Drones

When I first read about, but hadn't yet seen, Copter Company's taxidermy animal drones I though they just sounded kinda goofy. Then I got a look at the Orvillecopter here. A spread-eagle taxidermied quad-cat-ter flying...

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Retro Thick Brick Cell Phone

$56.99 from Amazon »

I smell a gift for the grad comin' in hot! Giving an LBER KR999 classic thick brick cell phone to young whippersnappers is like giving them a piece of history to take with them into the future. It's a reminder of where...

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Playable PONG Coffee Table

$990 - $1,290 from Table PONG Project »

The Atari PONG Table isn't the first example we've seen of an element of the gaming world transformed into a coffee table...that's still fully functional as an element in the gaming world. Remember this Nintendo controller...

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Boeing Jet Powered Go Kart

$10,500 from Craigslist »

Wasn't a DIY jet-powered something the co-star of a Darwin Award several years ago? I guess if you want to take the lead in a sequel, Seth Kettleman from TransTurbine in Maryland has the vehicle for you. The Boeing Boss...

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Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

$49.99 from Amazon »

We've seen electric paper airplanes. And we've seen flights of fancy controlled by smartphones. But never before in the history of mankind's existence on the universe have we seen an electric paper airplane controlled...

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Parrot Disco Drone

$737.99 from Amazon »

The Parrot Disco. Sounds like something fabulous opening in Vegas this fall. Looks like a big, boring black-and-white drone. But what it lacks in physical flash, Parrot's new fixed-wing flyer promises to make up for in...

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75 Years Of DC Comics

$120 - $340.33 from Amazon »

75 Years Of DC Comics is the kind of Batman v. Superman Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill could only dream of making. This collector's book archives rare images and artwork from the major Ages of DC's history into a high-end...

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Adult Hippity Hop Animal Balls

$49.99 - $59.98 from Amazon »

If my girlfriend agreed to Hippity Hop down the aisle on an Anna the Magical Unicorn Ball I might agree to propose to her. Haha, yeah you're right. No I wouldn't. That was a bad example. How about: if my co-workers agreed...

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DJI Spark Gesture-Controlled Mini Drone

$499 - $699 from Amazon »

Try to give the Spark gesture-controlled mini drone a high five and DJI's latest and smallest will take off, leaving you hanging and dejected. And then as you lower your hand, or try to move your fingers all pretending...

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Life-Size RC R2-D2 Refrigerator

$8,240 from Otakumode »

You probably won't be so bummed to hear that this life-size remote control R2-D2 refrigerator is available only in Japan once you hear that Lucasfilm's Far East minions are charging over $8,000 for it. Oh, and the fridge's...

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DJI Mavic Pro Foldable Drone

$955.98 from Amazon »

DJI is sending a new Mavic to Top Gun and he's looking for a Gos. You in? The Mavic Pro is a folding drone powerful enough to fly at 40MPH for 25+ minutes and buzz the tower when permission is denied. Precise enough to...