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Mini Wooden Crossbow

Let's face it, it's not safe or practical to be lugging around a full-sized crossbow to practice your zombie-killing skills. So, why not make your own miniature version that fires toothpicks? All you'll need are a handful of popsicle sticks, a filer, glue gun, rotary tool / sandpaper, and some rubber bands. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a McDonalds ad that looks just like a real anime.

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LEGO Architecture New York City

LEGO Architecture New York City features the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, all for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers models suitable for display in the home and office, and has been developed for all with an interest in travel, architectural culture, history and design. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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ThingMaker

You may never have to buy toys again, thanks to Mattel's ThingMaker, a $300 3D printer that connects to iOS and Android devices. Users can sketch out toys directly from the app and send them over to the printer via Wi-Fi. To get you started, Mattel has pre-loaded the app a few basic designs. Seasoned users are able to create toys with multiple parts that connect with ball-and-socket joints. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of all the vertical-landing jets in history.

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ThingMaker

You may never have to buy toys again, thanks to Mattel's ThingMaker, a $300 3D printer that connects to iOS and Android devices. Users can sketch out toys directly from the app and send them over to the printer via Wi-Fi. To get you started, Mattel has pre-loaded the app a few basic designs. Seasoned users are able to create toys with multiple parts that connect with ball-and-socket joints. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of all the vertical-landing jets in history.

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Tesla Model S for Kids

Radio Flyer has partnered with Telsa to bring you a Model S for kids, and just like its full-sized counterpart, this model is also fully-electric. It's powered by Flight Speed lithium-ion removable batteries that can recharged at home in just 3-hours, and hit a top speed of 6mph. Other features include: functional headlamps, a sound system, and a professional paint finish. Continue reading for more pictures, including one showing how it looks next to a real Model S.

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Nerf Khaos

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First announced in January, the Nerf Rival Kahos MXVI-4000 has officially made its debut at Toy Fair 2016. This blaster offers a 40-round magazine, which can be unloaded in 11-seconds, and fire projectiles at up to 68mph. Thanks to its auto-feed mechanism, you'll need to provide six D-sized batteries for power, preferably of the rechargeable variety. It hits stores in September, priced at $69.99. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Traxxas XO-1

The Traxxas XO-1 is currently touted as the "world's fastest RC automobile," and rightfully so. It's capable of achieving speeds in excess of 100mph speeds, and can go from 0-60mph time in a mere 2.3-seconds. Sporting a supercar-like aerodynamic body, a big block brushless motor, an integrated, smartphone-compatible speed / RPM / temperature / voltage telemetry system, and a heavy-duty AWD drivetrain for maximum durability. Get one here now. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Nerf Battle Racer

The Nerf Battle Racer is essentially a manual-powered kart for kids that can be equipped with up to 4 blasters in case of a friendly neighborhood battle. "This is a custom NERF Go Kart with placeholders for the NERF blasters, brackets & darts; ergonomic molded seat is adjustable and equipped with a high backrest - for a comfortable and safe sitting position. Speed can be kept in-check with the easy-to-use handbrake," according to the product description. Unfortunately, you'll have to shell out $600+ for this machine, or at least until it becomes readily available stateside. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of mind-boggling floating cards.

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Arrow Smart Kart

Priced at $599, the Arrow Smart-Kart isn't a toy, but rather a fully-electric kart that has a top speed of 12 mph. Its integrated Wi-Fi module links to a smartphone, enabling you to control things like maximum speed or even setting a perimeter in case you don't want your child terrorizing the neighborhood. Another cool feature is that the app can put the kart in a certain gear, perfect when paired with its collision prevention system. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading to watch a viral video showing why you should never boil a working iPhone 6S in crayons.

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LEGO Shield Helicarrier

A group of friends from Taiwan's Formosa LEGO club - Zio Chao, Dada, Kimura, Kuan-Wei, Stephanie, Tiger and Will - spent 1.5-months recreating the iconic SHIELD helicarrier from The Avengers with 15,000 bricks, along with other random parts. It measures in at 140cm x 80cm, making it twice the size of the official LEGO set. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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