We've seen portable versions before, hours of frustrating fun, but the inventor ofthe original Superplexus has come up with this monster. Available from US superstore Hammacher this would make an amazing addition to any boardroom, here are the manufacturer stats : Superplexus is a complex network of chicanes, multi-planar hairpin turns, spirals, and staircases--even a vortex. Over 400 hours are involved in its construction. The labyrinth is set inside a 36" diameter acrylic sphere, the entire track laid out in a straight line is longer than a football field. In addition to the track, the ball must travel on a 1/16" diameter stainless steel wire pathway at eight points along the journey. A series of directional arrows indicate the course to follow, and successful completion requires a minimum of 425 turns (plane changes) of the sphere--without letting the marble fall off the track. The price? $30,000 I'm afraid, so it'll be bankers boardrooms only for now.
For decades the Barbie doll has been inspiring girls to undertake all manner of careeer paths, now with the new Video Girl doll they'll be able to debut their film making skills. With an LCD screen at the back and a camera in the front of the doll girls take footage from the perspective of BArbie as she goes about her business. The camera can hold 30 minutes of footage before its back to the PC and play with the software to create individual short films with the editing suite. Due out this summer for about £50
All kids love a farmyard playset, everyone here at Toyology Towers had one, bits of most still lurk at our parents houses. The odd bale of hay, broken tractors, faded cows and three legged pigs in boxes with bits of Meccano and LEGO bricks. This outstanding set of countryside life is a relative steal for all the comonents you get at just over £50. Build a barn, cow shed, grain silo, riding mower and tractor with tilting wagon, there is also a cat, mouse, 2 cows, dog, farmer minifigure, girl minifigure, farmhand minifigure and accessories - Loads of moving parts in the buildings, raise roof panels on the barn, empty the grain silo, use the winch and hook to move the hay bales or tilt the wagon - Yes, we want one too - and HERES yours waiting.
Japanese retailer and Danish brickmaker LEGO have joined forces to bring these superb new kits. Each set comes complete with pieces of coloured paper and a few bricks which combine together (after some hole punching) to create all manner of creations. Alas as yet only available in Japan, but fingers crossed. Thanks Pocket-Lint
Think Robot Wars meets Battlefield 1942, a trusty two-wheeled automaton at your side that you control from your PC with which to compete and
co-operate with other Roboni-i owners around the world over the
internet. Offering loads more than two dimensional console gaming this
Robotic system is the first of its kind, developed by a South African
start-up called Robonica its set to take the world by storm. In addition
to co-operative online play these robots are packed with single player
games, can have their behaviour programmed by the owner and are also
fully customisable with add-on kits for your own "Blinged up" bot. From a
simple kick about in your front room using its 16 sensors to avoid
collisions to exploring online environments with other Roboni-i users
this cWILL herald a new era in interactive gaming. Get the full lowdown and check out the Roboni-i virtual world HERE
One of your own spies has just returned from the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg with some news from Playmobil. An all new range called "Top Agents" is being launched later this year and it looks ideal for junior 007's. Amongst the goodies in the set is an operations centre with a secret room and a prison cell with a trap door, a Robo-Gangster jeep, warship, amphibious vehicle and lots more. There is alsio a camera set that comes with the game and a hand-held monitor so you can even carry out proper surveillance. No word on price as yet folks...
Appearing on the big screen across the nation we've yet to catch Astro Boy's antics but this ten inch action figure has caught our eye prompting us to book some tickets and go along. This posable electronic action figure is feature packed for kids of all ages - flashing cannon arm, rocket boosters that light-up, powervision eyes and an illuminated chest core(??)....It all adds up to one marvellous Manga! £24.99 at FIREBOX
This splendid looking Gallardo is a 1:17 scale 771 piece build complete with opening doors and bonnet and detailed down to the authentic wheel rims. For £49.99 you get instructions on converting it into a coupe Gallardo or Spyder Gallardo. Completed its 26 cm by 11cm and 7cm high, an impressive desktop distraction.
Show your afections this Valentines with a Rose constructed from the iconic block, it is of course the gift that keeps on giving, will never wilt or fade away and is an everlasting token of affection. Well it is ready built, stands at 5 inches and only costs £2.99 so why not?