Friday, April 18th, 2014

Geekdad posted about the upcoming Lego releases for the new year on display at the 2009 Toy Fair.  Lots of fun stuff on the way, but my favorite is the Space Police series which will come with alien minifigures.  As much as I love Lego, it is about time for some unique guys to go [...]

Patrick Norton tweeted this photo a couple weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to share.  A photographer captured the best photo of an event I have ever seen.  The final result is actually a combination of photos stitched together to make a 1,474 megapixel photo. I made a panoramic image showing the nearly two million [...]

I came across this wonderful story about Daniel Burd, a Canadian 16 year old that isolated bacteria that can eat a plastic bag in 3 months!  Amazing story and the logic he applied is so wonderful in its simplicity, yet no one else has done this.  Here it is in a nutshell. It takes 1000 [...]

Attention all NY State residents. Starting June 1st, Amazon will start charging 8.375% sales tax on your orders to be compliant with the new internet tax law proposed by former Governor Spitzer and passed by current Governor Patterson. Amazon is suing the state in NY State Supreme court, but until then we will be stuck [...]

Mattel has announced another recall. I think we’re ok again, but we need to check our Sarge to make sure. Review the recall info and make sure your toys are safe. Also keep these recalls in mind when you hit garage sales in the future. Toy maker Mattel Inc. on Tuesday issued a recall for [...]

I just learned from Jumping Monkeys that there is a recall on several Thomas trains manufactured between 2005 and 2007. These trains were painted lead based paint. RC2 Corp has posted the details of which trains have the paint and instruction on how to exchange them.