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Super Soaker

The Super Soaker, invented in 1982 by Air Force and NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson, is basically a water gun that utilizes manually-pressurized air to shoot water with greater power, range, and accuracy than conventional squirt pistols. The prototype combined PVC pipe, acrylic glass, and an empty plastic soda bottle. During that same year, Lonnie Johnson decided to shift his focus from his current scientific career at NASA to the Super Soaker because the Super Soaker could potentially create enough funding for his own research goals. The revenue that Lonnie received from the Super Soaker licensing provided enough money for Lonnie to create Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Radio Flyer may not be synonymous with the Star Wars universe, but that's all about to change, with their latest vehicle. This miniaturized Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder is not just a toy or prop, but something kids can actually ride around the neighborhood. It's powered by a 12V rechargeable battery, has two seats and a maximum load capacity of 130 pounds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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KidStance Lamborghini

KidStance, a unique tuning company founded by Denver Pettigew Jr and his wife Vicktoria, creates miniature versions of real cars, whether it be a Liberty Walk Lamborghini Aventador or Tesla Model S. Since each car is made to order, the sky is the limit when it comes to customizations, especially for customers with deep pockets. Prices start at $1,700 and can go all the way up to $5,000+. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Fidgeteer Fidget Spinner

Fidgeteer's Fidget Spinner not only comes with its own carrying pouch, but it's made from quality materials, and you can get one for $2.25 with coupon code: SBFI9CW9, today only, originally $8.99. With its concave center cap, it sits perfectly on any finger, which makes tricks easier to perform. It will comfortably spin for 2-minutes, and with a really hard spin, even longer. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: SBFI9CW9 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Artist Repaint Action figure

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Artist Noel Cruz specializes in transforming normal action figures into photo-realistic works of art, or at least their celebrity counterparts, like Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. How did he get started? Well, after graduating from college, he was shopping on eBay for his doll-collector wife and discovered the market for lifelike, repainted dolls. Interested, Cruz decided to apply his background as a portrait artist to paint dolls in the likeness of celebrities to see if he could turn a profit, and the rest was history. Click here for a few bonus images.

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LEGO Cats

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You can find LEGO sets for just about anything these days, including life-sized cats. That's right, JEKCA is offering these sets that stand 1.6-feet tall each when completed, and they can be ordered in different positions as well as various colors. Unfortunately, each one will set you back $66, and they don't come assembled. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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LEGO Tracked Racer

LEGO's Technic RC Tracked RC is literally a miniature Ripsaw Tank featured in Fast 8, and it's being offered for just $127.30 shipped, today only. Features a high-speed, fully motorized, remote-controlled vehicle with large tracks. Check out the fresh lime-green, white and black color scheme with cool stickers. Drive forward, backward, left and right, perform turns up to 360° and drive over large obstacles with ease. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Rocket-Powered Fidget Spinner

Fidget spinners are the current craze, but not all are created equal, especially when it comes to quality. Backyard Scientist wanted to create one unlike any other. So, he decided on building a custom rocket-powered version. "I built a custom fidget spinner out of 1/4in aluminum plate and strapped 3 E sized rocket engines. The spinner has a 6 inch radius, so it travels ~37 inches to make a full circle. Its spinning 88 times per second (5200 per minute), so that means the tip is traveling 276 feet per second, or 188.182 MPH," said the inventor. Click here for the first video in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a mysterious force that could annihilate the universe.

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Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen robot vehicle boastsanimated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and an emotive suspension, just like its Pixar movie counterpart. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Bluetooth Smart and WiFi allow for updates and app control, while the main processor controls the eye animations and more. Get one here now. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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XDesign Fidget Spinner

XDesign's Tri-Spinner Fidget Focus Spinner features ceramic alloy bearings for longer-lasting spins, and it's being offered for just $16.99, today only. The high-speed bearings, along with a NANO coating, ensures a smooth, fast and quiet experience during stressful times, while an ABS frame ensures durability. Product page. Continue reading for more professional fidget spinner tricks and information.

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