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Anatomically Correct Hello Kitty... Not What You're Thinking

A ghoulish collaboration between Japan's Sanrio, designer Dr Romanelli and trendy toymaker MediCom has given the first anatomically correct Hello Kitty to a world that really wasn't asking for one.

Clockman, Blood Type Alarm Clock With A Bloody Annoying Personality

Hate your alarm clock? Wanna hate it even more? Clockman has got loads of personality but what it really needs is a digital display - and a Mute button.

The Mono-copter: Unconventional, Ungainly, and the Future of Flight Design?

Flight has always been an obsession with some inventors.  Around 1914 two gentlemen, Alphonse Papin and Didier Rouilly, came up with this crazy flying device with a single blade of 130 square feet in area that rotated around the device's center of gravity.  During initial testing it became unstable and was abandoned in the water.

Yet inventors keep striving for this odd, single bladed flying machine...


Warplane Models Come Cheaper On The Installment Plan

Building an exceedingly complex 1/16 replica of one of Japan's historic World War II warplanes won't cost you an arm and a leg when you buy weekly parts kits on the installment plan.

Spending Big Bucks On The Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster -- And It's Just A TOY!

Supposedly the hottest toy for Christmas will be the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters. Get them now if you want them, or you'll end up in the dog house like my family did the year we couldn't find a Cabbage Patch Doll for the kids' Christmas.   Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are cuter than the Cabbage Patch Doll, but you're going to end up in the poor house if you buy them.

The Perfect Natural/Unnatural Teddy Bear Gift Leads to More Sustainable Toys

In a recent skim through of environmentally friendly e-newsletters in my inbox I came across one headline that I could not skim past. What in the world is a Placenta Teddy Bear? I had to click through.

Loving The Plush Life: 6 Weird Art Stuffed Toys

Weird art plushes When I was a young girl, I competed with my friends to have the largest collection of stuffed animals. Now that I’m an adult, I have noticed that I must not have been alone as there seems to be plenty of artists focusing their work in the realm of plush toys. While some of them are a bit strange, they are always fascinating. Funny enough, now my house is still filled with stuffed toys, only now I only collect weird artistic versions.

Zero-G Remote Controlled Car Tracks Laser Beam

Want a laser-guided wall-climbing R/C car?  If so, here ya go:

Wii Louisville Slugger Gets You Swinging For the Fences

A real Louisville Slugger for your Wii. Well, not really that real, but you can swing it just like a real one.

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!