Mattel Intellivision Game Console Cake

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 6th, 2011

This Intellivision cake looks delicious. It looks just like the classic game console. Okay, maybe it looks like a console that has been slightly melted by intense heat, but it still looks yummy. This one comes from Debbie Goard, who makes all kinds of awesome video game cakes and other themed cakes.

This Intellivision cake is a work of art to anyone who grew up playing the actual console. I’d love to dig into it with a nice glass of milk.

Puppy Tweets turns your dog into a Twitter hound

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

Puppy Tweets is a new “toy” from Mattel. Don’t worry, it’s not the dog above whose lack of face is disturbing. It’s a device that attaches to your dog’s collar and monitor’s his or her physical activity all day long. When it detects new activity, or no activity at all, it will send out a tweet from your dog’s Twitter account about what the he/she is up.

This way you will know what your pooch is up to all day long. It’s available in pink or blue. The collar device runs on a wi-fi connection, and a USB receiver needs to be plugged in, and your computer turned on for the device to send out tweets.

Mattel Mindflex Mind Control Game available for Pre-order

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2009

Mattel Mindflex Mind Control Game available for Pre-orderThe hottest new toy trend for 2009 has nothing to do with video games. It’s all about mind control games. The Mattel Mindflex game was introduced at CES 2009 and then got some larger exposure at Toy Fair 2009.

The game turns you into a Jedi, as you levitate a small ball with the power of your mind. The headset contains sensors that measure your brainwave activity, so that when you focus your concentration, a small foam ball starts to levitate as the sensor signal controls an air stream in the Mindflex base.

The history of video game consoles

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

segadreamcastWe love video games around here. Whether we’re playing the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even an old Atari 2600. We thought we would take a look at the history of gaming consoles from 1972 to the present. You grew up with the vintage consoles, you play the new ones, so take a walk down memory lane and revisit all your favorites from the massive list below.

Mattel trains young Jedis with Mindflex

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2009


If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Jedi and having the ability to move objects with your mind, your dreams are about to come true. Mindflex is the new mental acuity game from Mattel, arriving this fall. It may not let you lift an X-Wing out of a Dagobah swamp, but you will be able to move a ball with the power of your mind.

A lightweight headset with sensors measures your brainwave activity. When you focus your concentration, a small foam ball will rise on a gentle stream of air. Relax your mind and the ball will drop. It’s not just mental, there’s also some physical stuff involved as you try to guide the ball through a customizable obstacle course.

Barbie Digital Nail Printer prints on your fingernails

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2009

Barbie Digital Nail Printer prints on your fingernailsSorry guys. This one’s for the girls. The Barbie Digital Nail Printer is part of Mattel’s new line of products called “beautronics”. This Nail Printer is designed to print images directly onto your fingernails using thermal inkjet technology and specially-formulated cosmetic grade ink.

Just insert your finger into the machine and a digital camera inside transmits an image of your fingernail to the computer. With the included Barbie software you can select from 1000’s of image designs and see a preview of the image you choose superimposed on your nail so you see exactly what it would look like on your nail.