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Funny Toy Knockoff

Christmas gifts aren't the easiest to find for everyone you know, but there are still some things better left at the store, like these strange toy knockoffs. Above, we have one that is supposedly "Dark Rider Batman", but as everyone knows, that most certainly is not The Dark Knight, but rather a very poor knockoff of Spider-Man, complete with a creepy mask. Continue reading for more knockoffs that nobody wants for Christmas.

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Hubsan X4

Hubsan's X4 H107C RC Quadcopter is currently being offered for just $64.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $130. An incredible quadcopter, so compact it can fit comfortably in your hand and fly on precision controlled exercises into the narrowest of nooks. The X4 features 4 formidable motors, which give you the versatility to perform expert takeoffs and vertical climbs. Product page. Continue reading for another video test and more information.

Notable features:
  • Hubsan X4 H107C RC quadcopter with HD 2MP Camera: Recording module.

  • Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity.

  • Permits super stable flight. With 4 channels.

  • 4-ways flip(left,right,forward,backward).

  • memory card:Micro SDHC.


[via Amazon]

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Wendy Tsao

Photo credit: Child's Own Studio / My Modern Met

You've seen other companies do this before, but Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao is a one-person company who turns children's drawings into handmade plush toys. They're officially called "softies," and can be made from just about any drawing. It all started in 2007, when she transformed her four-year-old son's self-portrait into an original, one-of-a-kind toy. She says: "I loved it because it was his first creative effort to make sense of his world." Current production allows her to make up to 120 toys per year through Child's Own Studio. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lovebird in Japan showering in an unlikely place.

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Children's Drawings Into Stuffed Animals

Children's drawings usually don't make any sense, but one company specializes in turning these crazy ideas into real stuffed toys. Introducing Budsies, a service that allows you to email them your artwork and then have a real artist handcraft a stuffed animal based on the image. To ensure it doesn't fall apart upon arrival, a professional seamstress stitches all the parts together after it's stuffed with high-quality polyester fiber. Continue reading to see some of the creations that have ensued.

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V959 Quadcopter

WL Toys' V959 Quadcopter is currently being offered for only $62.90 shipped, today only, originally priced at $179.99. Its 4 gear-driven rotors are powered by 4 motors protected in plastic housings. This quadcopter handles exceptionally well, thanks to an on board gyro and adjustable control sensitivity, making it perfect for pilots of all ages. Product page. Continue reading for another Batman-themed video featuring the V959, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Camera on Board, can be triggered w/transmitter.

  • Complete ready to fly out of the box.

  • New Arrival.

  • FPV in an affordable package.


[via Amazon]

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UDI 818A Quadcopter

UDI's U818A Quadcopter w/Camera is currently being offered for only $61.30 shipped, today only, originally priced at $499.99. The UDI 818A offers new and experienced pilots both a 6 axis stabilized quadcopter that is capable of loops and high speed flight. 2 flight modes offer enhanced performance. Everything you need for alien missions is included in the box. Just add (4) AA batteries for the transmitter. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • 6 AXIS GYRO with posture control - Integrated design guarantee the precise positioning of the aircraft.

  • 4 CHANNEL function provide stable flying and easy operation. Video Camera FPV.

  • High Capacity Battery And Strong Power Motors Enable The Helicopter To Fly Much Longer And More Efficiently.

  • Modular Design makes it easy to install and repair. Remote Distance is up to 30m.


[via Amazon]

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Syma S107G

Syma's S107G R/C Helicopter is currently being offered for only $16.99, today only, originally priced at $129.99. Great for hobbyists of all skill levels, this helicopter features a coaxial rotor a single rear rotor for precise movement and a gyro for increased stability whether flying or hovering. Product page. Continue reading for a trick video and more information.

Notable features:
  • 2 selectable frequencies lets you fly up to 2 helicopters at once.

  • Amazing technology in the palm of your hand. Syma newest model s107 3ch gyro rtf metal rc helicopter. No assembly required, ready to fly. Equipped with the latest gyroscope technology.

  • Full 3 channels : up, down, left, right, forward and backward.A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to a 8-12 minutes flight. Recharging takes place via the transmitter or usb cable.


[via Amazon]

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Remote Controlled Spy Car

XODO's Wireless Spy Car X1 is currently being offered for just $89 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $229. Capture footage in low light using the built-in night vision system, with camera angles being adjustable from 0-40°. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Wifi-Controlled Spy Rover (played with iPhone/iPad/iTouch/iPod/Android).

  • Real-time video surveillance, camera and video; Bulit-in high capacity rechargeable battery.

  • Camera angle adjustable from 0 to 40 degree; High image & video quality, 640 * 480 screen resolution.

  • Control distance: Indoor 30 meters or open space 100 meters.

  • 2.4GHz IEEE 802b/g wireless technology.


[via Amazon]

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UDI Quadcopter

UDI's U818A 2.4-GHz Quadcopter is currently being offered for just $64.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $499.99. The UDI 818A offers new and experienced pilots both a 6 axis stabilized quadcopter that is capable of loops and high speed flight. 2 flight modes offer enhanced performance. One special feature about this U818A is the onboard camera. You can now film videos and take pictures via controls from the 2.4ghz transmitter. A push of a button allows you to take snapshots or record live footage, media is stored on a microSD card up to 8GB. Product page. Continue reading for a height and camera test video, along with more information.

Notable features:
  1. 6 AXIS GYRO with posture control - Integrated design guarantee the precise positioning of the aircraft.

  2. 4 CHANNEL function provide stable flying and easy operation. Video Camera FPV.

  3. High Capacity Battery And Strong Power Motors Enable The Helicopter To Fly Much Longer And More Efficiently.

  4. Modular Design makes it easy to install and repair. Remote Distance is up to 30m.


[via Amazon]

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LEGO Star Wars France

Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.

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