Google's Helping Turn the View-Master Into a Virtual Reality Headset

When Google introduced its cardboard VR headset, there was an easy point of reference. It's like a View-Master, but with full-on virtual reality. And now, the marriage is official because Mattel and Google are partnering to make just that: A Google Cardboard-powered View-Master. » 2/13/15 11:02am 2/13/15 11:02am

The Best Nerf Gun for Every Kid (At Heart)

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids, while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I’ve carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened earlier this year: I realized my old guns weren’t any good… » 12/18/14 4:56pm 12/18/14 4:56pm

Nobody Takes He-Man Seriously, And That's Why I Love His Mobile Game

In late 1982 Mattel fashioned a generic fantasy barbarian with an even more generic name into a children's media goldmine. First came the toys. Then came the cartoon, with its horribly-limited animation. It got so big that in 1987 Dolph Lundgren starred in a live action Masters of the Universe movie. Glitchsoft's … » 10/25/12 11:30am 10/25/12 11:30am