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This is an entry from our 2009 Holiday Gift Guide. Check it out for suggestions on what to buy your loved, liked, and hated ones this holiday season!

Scene It! Deluxe Simpsons Edition

It’s no secret that Scene It? is one of the most popular game series around, and this holiday we are recommending Scene It? The Simpsons Deluxe Edition. It’s been getting rave reviews as one of the best Scene It? titles to be released, and hey, it’s The Simpsons. The show has been around for 20 years, which means parents can play this with kids and have a good time. The game features material from the show’s first 19 seasons on the air, has hundreds of questions, and has four collectable tokens. You can pick up Scene It? The Simpsons Deluxe Edition for $29.99. Best. Scene It. Ever.

Honorable Mentions:
Scene It? Twilight Edition: Yeah, we know a lot of the ladies out there are on a vampire kick thanks to Twilight. Guys, you may want to consider this one.
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!: Would you rather play scene it on the Xbox 360 rather than using a DVD player? This is the one you’ll want.


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What you see here is a video from the Robo-One humanoid robot competition in Japan, with a real-life transformer.  The Omnizero.9, designed by Takeshi Maeda at Vstone, is a 3.5 foot tall, 55 pound . As you can see from the above video, it can transform into a rolling vehicle, and can even hold a person’s weight on their shoulders.  We’ve got another video of the robot after the jump, where you can watch it beat down another robot. 3.5 foot tall, 55 pound robot beating up another robot. That’s one bad Deceptacon.

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Evoia Robot Toy Breaks Battery Record

The toy robot, Evoia, that you see in the picture here has actually broken two Guinness World Records.  The first was its climb of the Grand Canyon, and the other is the “longest distance covered by a battery-operated remote controlled model car”. 

Yes, you can watch the YouTube video below of Evoia trailing a car going 0.6 miles per hour on the historic Le Mans race track.  It traveled for 24 hours, covering 14.82 miles, on just two EVOLTA AA alkaline batteries. 

I’ll be Evoia is feeling good about itself, and I’m sure the Energizer Bunny wants to kill him.

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Funco Flash Drives

Watch out, mimobots. Funko has their own 2GB flash drives based on the Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. Decapitate your fave to get to the connector. While mimico’s designs are limited edition art, come in differing storage amounts and pre-loaded with content, Funkos have a little more detail and look more like the originals. The quartet will be available this October for $24.99 each.

 

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Security Guard KeyfinderWe are constantly losing our keys to the point that we have to put them on a hook so we always know that they are not in the refrigerator, between cushions or lurking somewhere under the bed. Now there is a solution with the Security Guard Keyfinder. The retro device attaches to your keychain and the next time your keys disappear, just put your lips together and blow. He will let you know where they are hiding after your whistle. Own your own guard for £7.99 (~$13.00.)

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Samurai PedometerWe have seen plenty of pedometers of late, but we think that this one may really encourage you to exercise. Bandai’s latest toy allows you to be a famous samurai warrior from the Sengoku or Warring States Period and take your foot soldiers to battle. The more you walk, the higher up you get in rank. The device also has a calorie counter, will be out mid-July and carries a price of ¥4,725 (~$49.00.)

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Disc-O

Dazzle your relatives at the next family picnic since this is no ordinary Frisbee. Toss this Flying Disc-O around and its LED and fiber optic illumination system goes through 7 different colors. Durable, yet comfortable to handle, the disc has a 10.5-inch diameter and comes with two replaceable lithium coin cell batteries. Not recommended for kids under three or dogs that like to chew their toys, the Disc-O can be yours for $29.98.

 

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All Star Tengus

Our bud Mr. Jones has announced 3 new Tengus that come complete with hideous hair and character stickers. Available in the form of Rotten, Stardust and Woodstock, each All Star bops to the beat like the original Tengu, is compatible with both PC and Mac, and is plug and play from your USB port. The precocious Tengus also come with their own USB cables and have a price of GBP 25.00 (~$41.00) apiece.

(Thanks, Crispin)

 

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Water CannonYou can finally get back at the neighbors’ kids with this Remote Controlled Water Cannon. It can shoot a stream up to 100 ft. Connect it to a hose and use one of three interchangeable nozzles (spray, mist, and stream.) The weapon can rotate 270 degrees and the barrel can be raised 20 degrees and lowered 5 degrees. The cannon needs 4 C batteries and one 9 volt (not included.) Expect a June 22 ship date when you pre-order for $59.99.

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If you are going to buy toys for your little nippers anyway, wouldn’t it be nice not to have to worry about batteries? The UK based Ecotronic has developed a linethat you shake or wind up to create its own energy by dynamo technology. The company has a myriad of products, including eco flashlights, microphone, a robot, radios and a rocket. The toys range in price from $9.99 to $29.99 at International Playthings.

 

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