The Hoberman Switch Pitch Throwing Ball is a $12 toy that instantiates a dual polyhedron: every time you throw it, it turns inside-out; there’s a wealth of scientific literature that explains how this works, including this open-access paper from the Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. Here’s JWZ’s summary: “TheRead More
I AM IRON MAN!Image: RAYMOND WONG/MASHABLE By Raymond Wong2018-02-18 22:39:32 UTC Every New York Toy Fair is a constant reminder that kids are so friggin’ lucky these days. Take the Avengers: Infinity War Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience role-playing mask (yes, that’s what it’s called) Hasbro just announced. It’s no ordinary mask. Slap aRead More
Two leading European consumer groups — the UK’s Which? and Germany’s Stiftung Warentest — have published an advisory with the results of their lab tests on the security of kids’ connected toys, warning that these toys are insecure and could allow strangers to listen in and talk to your kids over the internet.