It's just a few blasters short of battling Jedis, but if you've ever chased a runaway ball down the street you'll appreciate Kåre Halvorsen's MorpHex sphere, which can transform into a six-legged crab and simply walk back to you.
It's funny, when I was a kid there was a huge move away from realistic toy guns — and playing "guns" in general. Now apparently the pendulum has swung back: you can buy your kid a 15-plus-inch toy baton and handcuffs for playing "FBI."
You've probably seen remote controlled dart launchers all over the place, but this updated version transfers launch control from your PC to an iOS device using Bluetooth, letting you play Khrushchev by putting the launcher wherever you like.
With a top speed of over 100 mph and a 0-60 time of just 2.3 seconds, the Traxxas XO-1 just made its way onto countless Christmas lists. Even if it's only recommended for experts racing on a closed course.
I'd imagine this is the sort of thing the Dark Night would use as a last resort. If the Batmobile, Batwing, and even Batpod, were all out of commission, he'd still be able to run down baddies at 20mph using this petrol-powered motorboard.
It's slow, it's pink, and it's piloted by an innocent looking stuffed animal wearing goggles. But that doesn't make YouTube user prallplatte's remote control trike any less badass. Better still: the trike is actually powered by steam, courtesy of a large boiler running down its spine. That's crazy.
Have you made something awesome with Lego Mindstorms NXT? A sweet walking robot, perhaps? Wouldn't it be cool if you could control it from work? Or to have it Tweet when something happens? Well, the future is now!
Emails replaced written letters; texting replaced emails; Twitter replaced texting, and one day these Chuckimals could be the only source of electronic communications we rely on. They're plush toys embedded with electronics, including an accelerometer, that let you record a thirty second message that's automatically played back upon impact when thrown at someone.
Arriving just a few weeks late to be the ultimate movie tie-in for Real Steel, this set of bumper car pugilists can each accomodate a single rider, letting you and a friend duke it out without ever losing a single tooth.
It will probably make the memos in the break room about stealing lunches considerably harder to read, but this unique font made from model railroad layouts is still far more pleasing to the eye than Comic Sans.