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    Power Up Box May 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Power Up Box is one of the newest 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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    Loot Crate May 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Two heads are better than one. There’s strength in numbers. And there is no “i” in ‘Loot Crate’! This month is all about the amazing teams that have united to protect and serve the universe. May’s “UNITE” themed box includes epic items of your favorite teams of butt-kicking heroes. Here’s what we found in our box. Exclusive […]

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    Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs Would be Perfect for Summer

    Alright, we have a problem with Doctor Who merchandise. It’s not that there’s too much of it, although we really might be approaching peak Doctor Who merch. The problem is that the Doctor Who merchandise purveyors of the world, who of all people should know the value of time, are completely blowing the timing of […]

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    The Big Bang Theory Gets the LEGO Treatment

    We’ve had a real LEGO TV breakthrough this year, with more Simpsons sets, Doctor Who sets, and maybe, just maybe, a Golden Girls set. Today, we’re hearing about one that definitely is getting made — the cast of Big Bang Theory is getting the brick treatment, along with Leonard and Sheldon’s living room. Aside from […]

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    Geek Fuel May 2015 Review

    Geek Fuel is among one of the best geeky subscription boxes out there. May’s box included some old and new favorites, including the very first issue of the new Marvel Comics! Our May Mystery Box included some pretty awesome gear: Exclusive Weeping Angels Don’t Blink Tour T-Shirt. This is an awesome take on Doctor Who’s Weeping […]

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    Flatiron Building is Latest to Get LEGO Architecture Treatment

    We’re going to get a full LEGO reconstruction of New York City here pretty soon. The LEGO Architecture line’s newest set is a real New York staple — the Flatiron Building, which has kept watch over Broadway and 5th Avenue for over a hundred years and, thanks to television, is now what many — consciously […]

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    Is Zoonicorn the Next My Little Pony?

    Because unicorns weren’t already fantastical enough, we now have Zoonicorns! Besides, it was time for a new equine to go up against the My Little Pony machine. An imaginary hybrid of the already imaginary unicorn and the zebra, Zoonicorns are here in a zeal of four and ready to make your kid’s bedroom a little […]

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    Nerd Block April 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    This month’s Nerd Block took us for a stroll down memory lane with an awesome box packed full of 80’s goodies. Our April box included the following finds: Exclusive Ghostbusters Ecto-1 4.5″ Vinyl Car. – How excited are you that there is going to finally be a new Ghostbusters Movie? We know that we are! […]

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    LEGO Ferris Wheel is Pretty Epic

    While we’ve been pretty stoked about the deluge of awesome licensed LEGO sets over the past couple of years, a nagging doubt has arisen. In relying increasingly on media properties for inspiration, is LEGO losing its own natural creativity? Is LEGO on the road to being just another merchandise factory? Nah. Summer is coming, and […]

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    Apollo 13 Gets the LEGO Treatment

    This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, the aborted Moon landing famous for the exceptional story of how the astronauts involved managed to make it home alive. The story has been immortalized in newspaper clippings, books, and the gravitas of Ed Harris, and now we can add one more thing to […]

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    8 Amazing LEGO Sets Coming This Summer

    Toy Fair 2015 may have come and gone, but what we saw there was just the tip of the iceberg of what LEGO is going to be offering up this year. While they displayed many sets at Toy Fair, they seem to be announcing new playsets almost weekly, featuring partnerships that continue to catapult LEGO […]

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    Toy Blocks Teach Kids to Be Hipsters Early

    Because everyone knows the ticket to cooltown is being just like your parents, new hipster moms and dads everywhere can now inculcate their kids with a fervent love for yoga, moustaches, and Native American culture biting from day one. The Hipster ABC Matching Tile Set pairs up wooden ABC blocks with corresponding blocks with appropriate(d?) […]

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    Crayola Color Alive Brings Your Drawings To Life

    This post brought to you by Crayola. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick. At the North American International Toy Fair last month, one of our favorites was the Crayola Color Alive Easy Animation Studio, a pretty cool toy that combined a coloring book with a poseable mannequin to turn kids’ […]

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    How to Grow a Cherry Blossom Tree in a NYC Apartment

    It’s about time for cherry blossom season to start in Japan, but maybe you can’t make it over there. It’s a ways away. So, instead of paying for airfare, accommodation and food, you can just buy about 300 Magic Sakura Artificial Cherry Blossom Gardening Kits and put them all around your house. Close enough! The […]

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    Geek Fuel February 2015 Review

    Every month we review Loot Crate and Nerd Block’s geeky subscription boxes, and this month we’re welcoming a newcomer into the geek themed subscription box arena – Geek Fuel. Like Loot Crate, Geek Fuel, also pushes out a themed box each month, and February’s box has certainly impressed us with its “Retro” theme. This is […]