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Any Space geek would love this collection of marbles made to look like the solar system. These glass spheres come in a variety of shapes and coloration to represent ten major celestial objects in the Solar System: the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planet Pluto. The set includes a cardboard mat with relative orbits (not to scale) and ten display rings so your petite planets won’t roll off a display shelf. Buy it here

Go dressed up as the medication superhero Baymax from Big Hero 6 this Halloween. This inflatable costume is made out of polyester that comes in the form of a jumpsuit and romper. They are inflatable and look exactly like the fluffy healthcare provider from the Big Hero 6 movie. Just in case you want to surprise your friends with a special “Bah La La La La” visit from the inflatable superhero, here’s your only chance to do so.

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If you’re a fan of building blocks, then you’ll absolutely love spending time building this Minions model. We received this unit for a review from EverBuying.net

This building set includes over 200 pieces of tiny bricks that form a mini Minion character. Since the blocks are really small in size, the set is more suited towards older kids and adults. It’s also harder to build, making it more enjoyable for ages 9+ and up.

LOZ iBLOCK FUN Instructions
The LOZ building bricks are available in different cartoon characters that you can choose from. Each set comes with instructions on how to build your character, as it would be very hard to do it on your own. At the end, you’ll have a 3D figure of your favorite cartoon character.

This type of building bricks, being very small in size, requires patience and a lot concentration. This makes it a wonderful learning tool for young adults and a relaxing hobby for adults.

EverBuying offers this set of building bricks for a little over $3, a fantastic price that will allow you to buy many sets without breaking the bank.
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JJRC H20 Hexacopter Review
It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or an adult, flying a mini drone is a whole lot of fun! Our review today covers the JJRC H20 Hexacopter, which was provided to us by our friends at Gear Best, the premier retailer of gadgets and electronics with free worldwide shipping.

Features of the H20 Hexacopter:

  • A mini hexacopter with remote control.
  • Charges via USB, cable included.
  • Charge time: about 30 minutes for a full charge.
  • Flying time: up to 6 minutes.
  • Battery operated remote control, requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • Functions: Up / Down, Forward / Backward, 3D rollover, Turn Forward / Backward, Sideward Flight, Headless Mode, Hover, One Press Automatic Return
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What’s In The Box:

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The Hexacopter comes in a well packed package, in the box you’ll find:

  • The Hexacopter.
  • The battery.
  • USB cable for charging.
  • 6x Spare Propellers.
  • A screwdriver.

Setting Up Your Hexacopter:

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Set up process if fairly easy. First thing you’ll have to do is find 2x AA batteries for your remote control, which aren’t included in the box. Once that is sorted out, all you have to do is switch on the remote control and the hexacopter and wait a few seconds till they pair. The controller as well as the hexacopter’s LED light will keep flashing. Until you hear a beep and the flashing stops, you’ll know they’re now paired and ready to fly.

My drone came in charged. But you’ll soon have to charge it again, to do that, you’ll have to pull out the battery, connect the cable and plug it to any USB port to charge. It takes about 30 minutes to fully charge.

Flying the JJRC H20 Hexacopter:

Looking at the small size of this hexacopter, you’ll think it’s easy to fly. But it’s not, it takes some practice and getting used to, but this is all part of the fun!

You are most likely to fly the drone into things, it will pump and crash everywhere, so it’s best to fly it in an open area where there’s nothing to break. To be honest, I didn’t follow my own advice here (or common sense) and I tested flying the drone in my office. It pumped into the walls, fell crashing everywhere, and surprisingly, it held up pretty nicely. The propellers are still intact and the bumpers are all in place, except for a tiny dent on one.

In the included manual, there are many tips you can follow for learning how to fly the hexacopter. You’ll eventually be able to perform many tricks including rollovers, which is the hardest to perform.

The Pros and Cons:

My least favorite part about this hexacopter is the battery. The battery dies rather quickly, you’ll be lucky if you get 10 minutes out of it. Lucky for us, it charges quickly too.  However, the small drone is an absolute fun to play with. It’s fast and light, and it’s LED light make it fun to fly at night. It also makes a great practice toy, in case you want to fly a real drone.

Make sure to check out GearBest’s Easter and 2nd Anniversary sale here.

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ZBox Batman ZBOX-TreatYourself
ZBox is Zavvi’s monthly subscription box that is themed around a geeky interest, may that be superheroes, zombies, retro video games or pop culture. Each ZBox includes £35 (about $50) worth of exclusive and licensed merchandise that you get for the price of about $30. You can subscribe to receive a box monthly or you can order just one, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

If you happen to be a Batman fan, then now is the time to pre-order your Batman ZBox. (Photos above are only an example from previous boxes, each monthly box is a total surprise and there’s no way to find out what’s in it before it ships.) Click here to see previous themed boxes.Buy it here

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If your Valentine is a Star Wars nerd, don’t even bother with a bouquet of roses, it won’t cut it. Lucky for you, there’s a bouquet that was made just for them, a Star Wars bouquet with 9 character plush toys, all wrapped up and ready for you to gift. Each toy comes on a long “stem”, and can be removed or reattached. The bouquet arrives in cellophane overwrap, black and white crepe paper wrap, plus yellow bow.

And if you want an option other than Star Wars, these bouquets are also available in: Kittens, Puppies, Unicorns, and even Dinosaurs! Click here to see them all. Buy it here

MetalMuseum Dock
A spinning top is a classic toy that will forever be entertaining. From the creators of Foreverspin, the luxury spinning tops that have already raised more than HALF A MILLION in funding on Kickstarter, comes a new elegant design that is made to last. MetalMuseum is a collection of elegant spinning tops made from solid metals like Magnesium , Titanium , 24KT Gold, Copper, Tungsten, to name a few. Everyone of these spinning tops has its unique texture and weight that makes it interesting to hold, spin or even just to look at. And most importantly, MetalMuseum spinning tops are made to last a lifetime.

New to the collection is the Dimond like Carbon spinning base which is made for the best possible spins, bringing your level of entertainment to a higher level.
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Cosmos – simple wooden toys that inspire exploration and creative play. Toys that are long-lasting in both meaning and quality, so beautiful that kids and grownups will want to keep forever. Calling all pioneers and adventurers, explore with these magnetic interchangeable pieces! Construct rockets that propel spacecrafts. Or better yet, construct multi-stage rockets to explore far beyond where any human has ever ventured.

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It’s only natural that you reach for the nearest donut when you’re stressed. In an effort to keep your weight in-check, we present you with the Donut stress ball that smells  just like a real donut! Squeeze your stress away instead of eating it away. And no matter what, avoid biting these delicious looking stress balls. Buy it here

Spinning Magnetic Orbs
Each Spinning Magnetic Orb is a pair of strong magnets mounted in a gimbal that allows them to spin while the transparent shell that houses them remains still.” You can perform a lot of tricks using the magnetic orbs: make them roll and steer them without touching them, they can spin and collide, and you can expand the tricks by using the included magnet proxies. Buy it here

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Sphero SPRK Edition- App-Enabled Ball
Sphero SPRK Edition is the same Sphero robot we’ve all come to love but with the ability to inspire you to learn and create. You can use its app to create code using visual block-based programming , the codes you create will be used to control your Sphero robot. You can create commands like flip, roll, spin or change color and learn the basics of programming along the way! Sphero SPRK is a great toy and learning tool suitable for all ages. Buy it here

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Fan of all things geeky? Want awesome gear delivered to your door monthly? A subscription to Loot Crate is want you want then! Every month, you will receive a mystery box full of gear for geeks, gamers and pop culture fans. You can expect things like t-shirts, exclusive collectibles, gadgets and more, with total value of over $45+ for a cost that’s less than half that price! Buy it here

Watch the video below to see an unboxing of November’s Loot Crate:


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Let your kids discover their ability to create and  invent with the littleBits Electronics Gizmos & Gadgets Kit. It includes 15 Electronic building blocks, detailed instructions for 12 projects and all the accessories and tools needed to unleash their inner inventor. Examples of projects that can be created with this kit: BubbleBot Automatic Bubble Blower, BitBot Remote Control Car, BumperBall Game. Buy it here

Hero RC XQ-5 V626 UFO Drone with Camera and LED
The Hero RC V626 Quadcopter is a great drone to test out your flying skills. Made of lightweight and durable materials, the drone is easy to fly and control. The Hero RC is equipped with LED lights to make your night flights more enjoyable. It also includes a camera for recording footage as you fly. Some other compatible accessories include: missile launcher, water cannon, hook & basket, and bubble blower. Buy it here

Ghostbusters Floating Slimer
Here’s the coolest, must-have piece of decoration for your next Halloween party. Ghostbusters floating Slimer goes about spooking your guests on his own… just set up the included 15-foot cord anywhere you like, power on and watch him float along as he glows in the dark. Slimer also plays the theme song as he floats back and forth! Buy it here

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