Blast your opponents (or roommates) your way with the Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6 ($20). This hardcore toy dart blaster comes with five interchangeable parts that can be taken apart and reassembled in any configuration you want, and features a flip-up sight, a dual-mode red-dot sight for nighttime action, and more. The new champ of intra-office warfare.
She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. In fact, the Star Wars Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon ($160) has it all. The first new Millennium Falcon toy since the original debuted in 1979, this updated rebel spacecraft measures over two-and-a-half feet long (30% percent larger than the old one) and features a light-up cockpit, headlights, hyperdrive engine, and Dejarik table (!), as well as a ton of authentic movie phrases and sounds. It accommodates up to 18 figures (Han and Chewy included) and also has always-handy secret smuggling compartments, working missile launchers, Luke's Jedi training probe, mini-fighter vehicle, and pivoting gunner station. You simply won't find a better Corellian freighter in the whole galaxy. Our Tatooine hands-on photos below.
It's that time of year again. Our first summer toy to get the Uncrate seal of approval is the Super Soaker Bottle Shot ($8). While not a canon, this pump-action water blaster, which guns down poolside terrorists up to 20 feet away, lets you use as many plastic bottles as you can carry for liquid ammo. So screw in that 2 liter of Pepsi, strap on 10 or 12 water bottles and get going, soldier.
While playing cards had nothing to do with David Blaine's amazing breath-holding stunt, we feel like we owe him a little bit of coverage for the 17 minutes and 4 seconds of record-breaking entertainment he provided us yesterday. Designed by Mr. Blaine himself (along with a couple other magic experts), the Split Spade Cards ($7) are as smooth and mysterious as he is with a perfect finish featuring two-way images and hidden text.
Like a Candy Land board made of real candy, Clue Premier Edition ($150) ups the game's realism with nine sunken, three-dimensional rooms, each with precise details including the appropriate furnishings. A non-removable tempered glass lid lets the board function as a display piece between games and keeps curious little hands off the goods inside, while the familiarity of the classic characters lets the grown-ups feel like kids again.