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    BB-8 Droid Toy is Why Sphero Was Created

    When Sphero, the app-controlled ball, launched in 2012, we thought it was cool, but also just a ball that rolled around on the floor. It was not the most compelling toy, and we promptly forgot about it. Well, serendipity happened, and Sphero’s true potential has finally been unlocked. BB-8 is the droid Sphero was created […]

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    Windows 3.0 Solitaire Inspired Deck of Cards is Freaking Brilliant

    Maybe we’re feeling nostalgic because Windows 95 just turned 20 years old, but this deck of cards inspired by the classic Windows 3.0 Solitaire game has us gushing over pixelated memories of the 90’s. That said, what took so long to come out with these cards!? Especially when you consider just how popular the game […]

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    PlayMobil Lists Their Luxury Mansion at $6 million. Is Barbie Jealous?

    Does a plastic dollhouse aimed at elementary school-aged children need to be all about luxury amenities, with a working doorbell (batteries required), and modern designer furniture? It’s one thing for Barbie’s Dream House to be estimated at a cool $25 million in real life when Mattel was promoting her toy Dream House back in 2013. […]

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    Power Up Box July 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Power Up Box is one of the newer geek subscription boxes on the market. One of the things that makes Power Up Box unique is that it doesn’t have a set theme for their monthly geek box. As a result, each box is always a surprise, and almost feels like a Christmas morning experience each […]

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    Bluetooth Star Wars Snow Globes Have Us Pumped for Episode VII

    Well, I was thinking more because snow globes are a winter novelty, but yeah, there’s that Episode VII thing to look forward to, too. I don’t know, maybe you’re just tired of sweating all the time. Whatever your reasons for pining for the cold darkness of the latter months, know that this winter will be […]

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    Smart Toy for Dogs Will Keep Pets Entertained for Hours

    Accelerometers are pretty much ubiquitous in human toys now, so it’s time for that technology to go to the dogs. PetSmart is carrying this Move N’ Shake Dog Toy, which doesn’t do much, but should do just enough to provide your dog with some quality entertainment for a few hours. Then again, maybe some of […]

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    Geek Fuel July 2015 Review

    Geek Fuel’s July box focused on several hot trends of the summer. That includes everything from the Ant-Man movie release, to a clever tribute to the Tour De France. This is what we found in July’s Geek Fuel box: Exclusive Le Tour de Geek t-shirt. Hop on board with Le Tour de Geek this month […]

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    Loot Crate July 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    In a world where bad eggs and madmen run amok – where evil bearded doubles hold sway – and boorish wizards will do anything in pursuit of magic and power, you can always count on heroes to save the day. And every awesomely epic undertaking deserves a stunning sequel, and so Loot Crate presents: HEROES […]

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    Nerd Block July 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    This July, Nerd Block’s theme was HUMANITY’S LAST HOPE! So it was very appropriate that we found Mad Max, Iron Man and the Karate Kid fighting for our freedom. Now wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, and let’s check out July’s content: Buffy’s Spike Vinyl Fig – When it comes to vampires, few are […]

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    Viber Fans Will Go Crazy Over This $350 LegCat Doll

    Here at Chip Chick, we’re of the unified opinion that LegCat Viber stickers are superior to all other Viber stickers, to a somewhat staggering degree. We’re big fans of his expressive work. But are we big enough fans to shell out $350 on a LegCat plush? There might not be a LegCat sticker to adequately […]

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    Hello Kitty Robot Revolution Continues with Latest Chogokin Model

    They think they’re being sly about it, but we’re onto them — we’ve been keeping a diligent eye on the proliferation of Hello Kitty robots. Let’s not forget this mechanized war machine from last year, and we definitely haven’t forgotten about the humble progenitor, this Hello Kitty robot mop thing — it was the indignity […]

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    Puzzlets is a Sneaky Toy That Teaches Kids Coding

    Digital Dream Labs isn’t going to create any five-year-old programming prodigies with Puzzlets, but they’re hoping to foster an early affinity for STEAM learning that will lay the groundwork for future Silicon Valley success by helping kids think like a programmer. If you’re wondering, yeah, it’s STEAM now — the A is for arts, which […]

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    StikBot is a Social Media Action Figure

    Social media has a new hero. I don’t know if it needed a new hero, but it certainly deserves Stikbot, a poseable if somewhat featureless robot inexplicably supplied via app with very human sounds. Stikbot is being billed as one of the first social media toys, but that’s a little off. Stikbot itself just kinda […]

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    Power Up Box June 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Power Up Box is one of the newer geek subscription boxes on the market. One of the things that makes Power Up Box unique is that it doesn’t have a set theme for their monthly geek box. As a result, each box is always a surprise, and almost feels like a Christmas morning experience each […]

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    Fish ‘n Splash Water Table: Review

    For those with toddlers, it’s not always easy to keep them entertained for a few hours, or even a few minutes! But the Fish ‘N Splash Water Table from Little Tykes is the perfect toy to keep your young ones easily entertained in the backyard as you catch some rays. Reminiscent of popular boardwalk games […]

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    LEGO Ninjago Takes on American Ninja Warrior, Rocks It

    Because everything can be improved when rendered in LEGO form, LEGO dropped a treat yesterday featuring their Ninjago ninjas. LEGO ninja Kai took on Mt. Midoriyama of American Ninja Warrior, and because this is a LEGO hype blast, he handles it without his ninja mask getting even a smidgen out of place. LEGO turned the […]

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    Nerd Block June 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    The BRITISH INVASION is upon us! To that effect, June’s Nerd Block was focused on several lovely things that hail from the mother land. So find yourself a seat, grab some tea and biscuits, and let’s check out what we found inside of June’s box: Doctor Who Vinyl from Titan Figure! – Get your own 10th Doctor Who companion for whatever […]

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    Geek Fuel June 2015 Review

    Geek Fuel is in our opinion, one of the best geeky subscription boxes out there. June’s Geek Fuel brought back some nostalgic memories with odes to our favorite shows and games from the 90’s. The box also reminded us that the “the truth is out there”, which is perfect timing now that we know that the X-Files […]